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?).


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EXCLUSIVE: "Maleficent" VFX Revealed in Bonus Feature Clip

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Maleficent" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 4, and SPINOFF has the first look at a bonus features clip showcasing the film's visual effects.

Feige Says Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange Not Official, Black Panther 'Big Part' of "Civil War"

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Immediately following the announcement-filled Marvel Studios presentation, Kevin Feige shared further details on Phase Three.

Miller Enjoys "Shades of Grey" as "The Flash's" Captain Cold

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Wentworth Miller talks with CBR about portraying the famous Flash rogue, and reuniting with his "Prison Break" co-star Dominic Purcell.

Marvel Studios Announces "Captain Marvel," "Black Panther," "Avengers: Infinity War"

Tue, October 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Studios has revealed release dates "Doctor Strange" and announced new films & sequels, including "Captain Marvel" and "Black Panther."

Full "Marvel's Agent Carter" Series Synopsis Revealed

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Agent Carter" debuts on ABC in early 2015, and Marvel looks to get fans properly prepared with a detailed summary of the show's premise.

EXCLUSIVE: Finch's Color "Wonder Woman" #36 Pages; Lupacchino's "Supergirl" #36 Interiors

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at colored pages from David Finch's "Wonder Woman" debut, plus a peek inside the first issue from the new "Supergirl" team.

UPDATED: All of Marvel's Mysterious Event-Based Teasers in One Place

Sun, October 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

On nearly each week day over the past three weeks, Marvel has released an unexplained teaser tied to a past event -- here are all 14 so far.

EXCLUSIVE: Video Preview for Comic Book Soundtrack "The C.O.W.L. Sessions"

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis' "C.O.W.L." has its own jazz soundtrack, and CBR has the first look at a trailer previewing the album.

Aguirre-Sacasa: "Riverdale" is "Archie Meets David Lynch," "Afterlife" Specials Planned

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In his first in-depth conversation, the Archie CCO discusses the in-development "Riverdale" TV series & potential "Afterlife" specials.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Blue Costumes are back in Robinson & Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #13

Tue, October 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Fantastic Four" may be ending in 2015, but it's not gone yet, and here's a first look inside James Robinson & Leonard Kirk's issue #13.

Robbie Amell Brings (Nuclear) Power to "Flash," Hopes for Arrow/Firestorm Team-Up

Tue, October 21st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Robbie Amell tells CBR News about his "Flash" debut, playing Firestorm and his hope for scenes with his cousin Stephen, the star of "Arrow."

EXCLUSIVE: Nyssa al Ghul Returns in New "Arrow" Images

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Katrina Law reprises her role as Nyssa al Ghul later this month on "Arrow," and CBR has the first look at her return to Starling City.

Peter Tomasi Reveals Batman's Post-"Robin Rises" Partner

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ahead of the "Robin Rises" finale, Peter Tomasi has revealed the identity of Batman's next partner via the cover of "Batman and Robin" #38.

CBR TV: Russell Dauterman is Worthy of the New "Thor"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Russell Dauterman talks with CBR TV about taking on Marvel's "Thor" reluanch with Jason Aaron and creating the new female Thor.

Vinnie Jones Joins "Arrow" as DC Comics Villain Brick

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" has added another antagonist to its mix, played by someone who has experience playing comic book villains -- Vinnie Jones.

Jena Malone Reportedly in "Batman v Superman," Role Not Confirmed

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

According to a new report, Jena Malone is indeed in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," though whether it's as Robin is less certain.

"The Birthday Boys" Celebrate Season Two with Fabio, Dana Carvey and More

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

IFC's "The Birthday Boys" talk bringing their show from the stage to the screen, working with Fabio and the current state of sketch comedy.

NYCC: Johns Talks Early "Flash" TV Success, Seeing Captain Cold in Live-Action

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

DC's Chief Creative Officer talks with CBR about the big debut for "The Flash" TV series, and seeing one of his favorite villains in the flesh.

Rookie Comic Writer Delivers "Buckets of Blood" in DC Digital's "Mortal Kombat X"

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Shawn Kittelsen talks new digital-first series "Mortal Kombat X," based on the latest installment of the long-running fighting game franchise.

Top Cow Launches Latest Talent Hunt, Releases Submission Details

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hoping to break into comics? Top Cow's Talent Hunt is back, and Matt Hawkins has info for budding writers and artists interested in participating.