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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Waid Responds to "Strange Fruit" Controversy: "What I Say About This is Not What's Important"

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

J.G. Jones and Mark Waid's "Strange Fruit" attracted criticism following the release of its first issue, and Waid responded in a CBR TV interview.

"The Flash" Full Season 2 Costume Revealed

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" will return this fall with a modified costume, and here's the first official look at Grant Gustin inside the new outfit.

Live-Action "Sword in the Stone" in the Works, "Game of Thrones" TV Writer Attached

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

Disney's next live-action adaptation looks to be "The Sword in the Stone," with "Game of Thrones" TV writer Bryan Cogman on board.

Bendis Says New "Guardians of the Galaxy" is Something Fans Won't Get on Screen

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke in-depth about the new volume of "Guardians of the Galaxy," featuring Kitty Pryde and Ben Grimm added to the team.

Hot Toys to Debut 18-Foot Long Millennium Falcon

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

High-end collectible production company Hot Toys is thinking big for a new exhibition -- a 1:6 scale, 18-foot long Millennium Falcon.

"Ant-Man" Opens Slightly Below Projections, Still Hits No. 1

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

Though "Ant-Man" didn't hit the heights of recent Marvel Studios releases, it outperformed "Minions" to open at No. 1 for the weekend.

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Manager Has a Secret Identity: Comic Book Store Owner

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Weaver, owner of Victory Comics in Falls Church, Virginia, has a new gig: managing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

Comics-Flavored WWE Feud Erupts, Amell Teases Continue

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

WWE has heavily used comic book imagery in its new feud between Stardust and Neville -- could "Arrow" star Stephen Amell get involved?

Lucasfilm Calls Star Wars-Themed Amy Schumer Photos Unapproved & 'Inappropriate'

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Lucasfilm is not happy with Amy Schumer's new GQ photoshoot depicting, among other things, her topless in bed with C-3PO and R2-D2.

Paul Rudd Keeps Tradition Alive While Promoting "Ant-Man" on "Conan"

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Even while promoting Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" on "Conan," Paul Rudd didn't let go of his proclivity for a certain "Mac and Me" clip.

EXCLUSIVE: "Arrow" Casts its Anarky for Season 4

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

CBR has the exclusive first details on the addition of Anarky to "Arrow," to be played by "The Returned" actor Alexander Calvert.

EXCL. PREVIEW: The New Howling Commandos Form in "SHIELD" #9

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dum Dum Dugan and his team of monstrous Howling Commandos get an origin story in next month's "SHIELD" #9, before headlining their own series.

REPORT: "Spider-Man" Reboot Webs Up Screenwriting Duo

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, the duo behind "Vacation," are reportedly Marvel and Sony's choices to write "Spider-Man."

New "X-Men: Apocalypse" Photos Focus on Young Mutants

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Get an up-close look at the new live-action Storm, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, Jean Grey and Cyclops from 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse."

Former WWE Champion Joins "The Flash" for Season 2

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Adam Copeland -- better known as retired professional wrestler Edge -- will play a villainous Atom-Smasher on season two of "The Flash."

Michael Cera Cast as Robin in "LEGO Batman"

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

2017's "LEGO Batman" film will reunite "Arrested Development" cast members, with Michael Cera joining the returning Will Arnett, the voice of Batman.

First Official Look at Apocalypse, Psylocke and Magneto in "X-Men: Apocalypse"

Thu, July 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn and Michael Fassbender are in full costume on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, promoting 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse."

"Fantastic Four" and "X-Men" Film Stars Gather for Group Photo

Wed, July 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael B, Jordan, Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum and more united for a 20th Century Fox superhero group photo at Comic-Con.

Infographic Charts 25 Years of Stan Lee's Marvel Cameos

Wed, July 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Look back on Stan Lee's 25 years of Marvel movie cameos in a new infographic, ranging from "Trial of the Incredible Hulk" to "Age of Ultron."

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Manga Variants for "Ant-Man," "Guardians" and "Silk"

Wed, July 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

August brings manga artists to Marvel for a series of variants, and CBR has the exclusive look at "Guardians of Knowhere," "Silk" and more.