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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Darabont Blasts AMC Execs in "Walking Dead" Testimony, Network Responds

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: TV

Strongly worded testimony from the former "Walking Dead" showrunner has been released, conducted as part of his ongoing litigation against AMC.

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" Variant Cover Homages Morrissey & The Smiths

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books

The variant is an homage to the inside cover of 1986's "The Queen Is Dead" album by Morrissey's former band, The Smiths.

Disney's "Zootopia" International Trailer Unveils New Footage

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Film

The latest "Zootopia" trailer may not be in English, but it's still filled with new footage from the upcoming Disney animated feature.

Latest TV Spot Calls "Deadpool" a 'Love Story'

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Film

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool claims the upcoming Fox film is a love story, not a superhero movie, in a spot that aired during "The Bachelor."

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Series Premiere Plot Synopsis Revealed

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: TV

The synopsis for the first "Legends of Tomorrow" episode has been released, featuring Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) leading a time-traveling team.

REPORT: "Daredevil" Season 2 to Debut Same Day as "Batman v Superman"

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: TV, Film

An unconfirmed report states that "Daredevil" season 2 will debut on March 25, the same date as the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" release.

EXCLUSIVE: Tuffnut Chats with Chicken in New "Dragons: Race to the Edge" Clip

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: TV

"DreamWorks: Dragons: Race to the Edge" returns on Friday, and in this clip, Tuffnut gains the ability to talk with Chicken after a mysterious bite.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2015: The Master List

Fri, January 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

From "A Silent Voice" to "Zodiac Starforce," here's the full list of the wide range of comics and graphic novels that made 2015's CBR's Top 100!

George Lucas Apologizes for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Comments

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Film

George Lucas has apologized for recents comments regarding "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," where he jokingly compared Disney to "white slavers."

George Lucas Talks "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": 'They Wanted to Do a Retro Movie'

Wed, December 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

George Lucas told Charlie Rose that he wasn't interested in a "retro" direction for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Tim Duncan Raises $60K for Charity with Custom Punisher Car

Tue, December 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

NBA star Tim Duncan raffled his custom "Punisher"-themed Dodge Challenger for charity, raising $60,000 for a charity for child abuse victims.

WATCH: "Deadpool" Delivers Two Christmas Day Trailers

Fri, December 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Ryan Reynolds brings some holiday cheer in the form of a new red and green band trailer for 20th Centuy Fox's February-debuting "Deadpool" movie.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW's "Street Fighter X G.I. JOE" Full Tournament Brackets Revealed

Thu, December 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at the tournament brackets for IDW's fight-tastic "Street Fighter X G.I. JOE" miniseries.

Dark Horse to Adapt Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," "Troll Bridge"

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Two Neil Gaiman-written short stories will be adapted into comic form at Dark Horse by artists Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon and Colleen Doran.

Online Support Grows for Potential "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Romance

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Online "shippers" hope the relationship between Finn and Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is more than platonic friendship.

SPOILER-FILLED REVIEW: "The Force Awakens" is the "Star Wars" We Need

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Film

Despite a heavy reliance on familiar story beats, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shines with fun and charm that's impossible to resist.

Captain America Gets 75th Anniversary Special on ABC in January

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Captain America gets the prime time spotlight on ABC this January, with the "Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special.

Axel Alonso Says Ta-Nehisi Coates Not Done with "Black Panther" After 12 Issues

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Though Ta-Nehisi Coates' opening "Black Panther" arc is slated for 12 issues, the plan is for the writer to stay with the series beyond that point.

Katherine Waterston Cast as Lead in "Alien: Covenant"

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

The acclaimed "Inherent Vice" actress has been cast as the lead in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus' sequel, "Alien: Covenant."

EXCLUSIVE: Wonder Woman Tries a New Look in "DC Super Hero Girls" Clip

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "DC Super Hero Girls" hope for a good grade from Super Hero High School teacher Crazy Quilt in this clip from the latest animated short.