Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).


Articles By Albert Ching

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Marvel to Preview "Civil War II" and Introduce All-New Wasp in FCBD Issue

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Readers will get the first taste of "Civil War II" with a Free Comic Book Day by Brian Michael Bendis & Jim Cheung, plus meet an All-New Wasp.

EXCLUSIVE: John Romita Jr. Illustrates the DC Universe in April Variant Month Theme

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Superstar artist John Romita Jr. has drawn 26 variant covers for DC Comics, and CBR has the exclusive first look at five of them.

"Street Fighter X G.I. Joe" Writer Previews Round 1 of Crossover Tournament

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Aubrey Sitterson provides CBR with a tale of the tape for the initial bouts of IDW's upcoming "Street Fighter X G.I. Joe" miniseries.

"Jessica Jones" Averaged 4.8 Million Viewers Per Episode, According to NBC Exec

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: TV

Netflix viewing statistics are hard to come by, but according to an NBC executive, "Jessica Jones" averaged 4.8 million viewers on the service.

Image's "Sexcastle" in Development at Fox with Russo Brothers Producing

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Film

Image Comics graphic novel "Sexcastle" is in development as a feature, with "Workaholics" vets Kyle Newacheck and Blake Anderson both attached.

"Arrow" EP Unveils Oliver Queen Campaign Poster

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: TV

Oliver Queen is running for mayor of Star City on "Arrow," and Marc Guggenheim has shared a campaign poster featuring series star Oliver Amell.

Latest "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Promo Puts Magnifying Glass on the Atom

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: TV

The Atom is one of the main "Legends of Tomorrow" stars, and Brandon Routh's lovable billionaire inventor is at the center of this new video.

Amber Heard in Talks to Join "Aquaman" as Female Lead

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Film

The "Aquaman" could have its Mera: A new report says Amber Heard is in negotiations to join the DC-based film opposite Jason Momoa's Aquaman.

Marvel Proclaims "Dead No More" in New Teaser

Tue, January 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Someone at Marvel is "Dead No More" according to a new teaser released by the publisher, so get ready to start speculating.

Anarky Rules in 16 New Images from "Arrow" Midseason Return, "Blood Debts"

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

Those going through "Arrow" withdrawal can take solace in these new photos from next week's episode, the first new installment of 2016.

Guillermo del Toro Not Giving Up on "Pacific Rim 2"

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Film

Reports of "Pacific Rim 2's" demise are greatly exaggerated, according to no less of a source than director Guillermo del Toro himself.

Rick Grimes Faces Reality in New "The Walking Dead" Promo Images

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

"The Walking Dead" returns with new episodes on Feb. 14, but from the look on Rick Grimes' face, it won't be a Happy Valentine's Day.

"Supergirl" to Adapt Classic Superman Story by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

CBS' "Supergirl" series will present a new take on "For the Man Who Has Everything," the classic 1985 Superman story by the "Watchmen" team.

"Smallville" Alum Laura Vandervoort Joins "Supergirl"

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: TV

Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on "Smallville," will play Indigo on the CBS series, and Jeff Branson has been cast as Master Jailer.

White Canary Kicks '70s Butt in New "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Clip

Sun, January 10th, 2016 | Category: TV

The time-traveling "Legends of Tomorrow" get into trouble at a '70s dive, but the barflies are no match for White Canary, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.

"Fear The Walking Dead" Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

The second season of Los Angeles-set "Walking Dead" spinoff "Fear The Walking Dead" will start April 10 on AMC.

Warren Ellis & Gerardo Zaffino's Delayed "Karnak" #2 Coming in February

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso informed CBR that the "Karnak" creative team is working to get the next issue out "as quickly as possible."

EXCLUSIVE: Neal Adams Brings Doom to "Invincible Iron Man" #6 Variant

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Comics legend Neal Adams illustrates the main players of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato's "Invincible Iron Man" #6 in a new variant cover.

Plot Synopsis for "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Pilot Part 2 Promises Stein vs. Stein

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: TV

Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) enlists the help of his younger self (Graeme McComb) in part two of the "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" pilot.

Eisenberg Says His "Batman v Superman" Luthor is 'Troubled, Competitive and Vengeful'

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Film

Jesse Eisenberg sees his Lex Luthor as a definite villain, but with a "core of reality" and a "tragic" back story adding reality to the character.