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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EXCLUSIVE: The Red Hood Gang Arrives in New "Gotham" Clip

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Masks come to the world of "Gotham" in a big way as the Red Hood Gang -- who play a pivotal role in Batman comics lore -- make their presence felt.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: New Art From "All-New Captain America," "Silk," "Squirrel Girl"

Sun, February 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kick back on Oscar Sunday with new Marvel art by Stuart Immonen, W. Scott Forbes, Kris Anka, Jill Thompson and Erica Henderson.

Spielberg Reportedly 'Hopes' to Direct Pratt-Starred "Indiana Jones" Reboot

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

If an "Indiana Jones" reboot starring Chris Pratt does indeed happen, a new report says Steven Spielberg wants another turn as director.

EXCLUSIVE: First Details and New Art From Mark Waid and JG Jones' "Strange Fruit"

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and J.G. Jones are teaming for "Strange Fruit" at BOOM! Studios, and CBR has an exclusive look inside the project.

Jhonen Vasquez's "Invader Zim" Lands at Oni Press in July

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The cult-favorite Nickelodeon series has a new life -- as an ongoing comic book series from Oni Press, set to debut in July.

Netflix's "Daredevil" Teases Possible Absorbing Man Appearance

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A new piece of "Daredevil" promo art positions Carl "Crusher" Creel as a boxing opponent for "Battlin'" Jack Murdock, Daredevil's father.

EXCLUSIVE: Gaydos' New "The Black Hood" #1 Variant

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comics retailer conference ComicsPRO has given Archie Comics the opportunity to unveil a new "Black Hood" cover, and CBR has the reveal.

Waid to Write Pulp Series "Justice, Inc.: The Avenger" for Dynamite

Thu, February 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Ronilson Freire will team for a new series starring pulp hero the Avenger, scheduled to debut from Dynamite in June.

Neill Blomkamp Indicates That His "Alien" Film is Official

Wed, February 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A new "Alien" film from "Chappie" director Neill Blomkamp may indeed be a go, according to a post on his Instagram account.

Fark Founder Auctions "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Original Art

Wed, February 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Fark founder Drew Curtis, who is running for governor of Kentucky, is selling art from the DC Comics classic by George Perez & Dick Giordano.

Sony Picks Up Film Rights to Scott McCloud's "The Sculptor"

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Just released earlier this month, Scott McCloud's new graphic novel "The Sculptor" is in the works at Sony, with Scott Rudin attached to produce.

Simone Leads a Crew of Women Writers in Dynamite's "Swords of Sorrow"

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writers including Gail Simone, G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett will take on Vampirella and more in Dynamite's "Swords of Sorrow."

EXCLUSIVE: "Archie" Ends Its 70-Plus Year Run with Issue #666

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With a highly publicized relaunch on the way, CBR has the exclusive first details of "Archie" #666, the final issue of the book's original run.

EXCLUSIVE: Barry and Wells Talk Time Travel in New "The Flash" Clip

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

In a CBR-exclusive clip from tonight's episode, Barry Allen, Harrison Wells, Detective West and Cisco Ramon ponder the possibility of time travel.

Marvel Promises the Reveal of Thor's Secret Identity and More in May

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The month where "Secret Wars" begins also brings plenty more unexpected developments from Marvel, including the "Superior Iron Woman."

EXCL. PREVIEWS: New Pages from "Ms. Marvel," "Superior Iron Man," "Nova"

Sun, February 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peek into Marvel's future with art from "Ms. Marvel" #13 by Takeshi Miyazawa, "Superior Iron Man" #6 by Laura Braga and "Nova Annual" by David Baldeon.

New "Flash" Teaser Warns "Grodd Is Coming"

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Gorilla Grodd has been teased for months on "The Flash," and the latest promo clip fro, the show teases he's about to make a major arrival.

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Pays Homage to Tony DeZuniga in Star Wars Celebration Lithograph

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at an Alex Ross-illustrated, Tony DeZuniga-inspired lithograph on sale at April's Star Wars Celebration event.

Gina Carano, T.J. Miller Join "Deadpool" Cast, Colossus Expected to Appear

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Ryan Reynolds has company in Fox's "Deadpool" cast: Gina Carano has been cast as Angel Dust, and T.J. Miller has joined in an unspecified role.

EXCLUSIVE: McKenzie & Logue Talk Scarecrow's Scary Potential in "Gotham" Featurette

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Series stars Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue explain how serious of a threat the Scarecrow is to "Gotham" in a CBR-exclusive video.