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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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.

"Injustice" Ends, Killer Croc Debuts in "Batman '66" and More from DC in October

Tue, July 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Take a deeper look into DC Comics' October 2015 solicitations, which reveal the imminent end of "Injustice: Year Four" and plenty more.

Marvel Kicks It Old School with Classic Hip-Hop Album Variant Covers

Tue, July 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' latest variant promotion features artists paying homage to classic rap album covers, from Wu-Tang Clan to De La Soul and beyond!

Ant-Man Fist Bumps Michael Douglas at the New York Stock Exchange

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In advance of the Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man and Michael Douglas shared a moment while ringing the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell.

Marvel Asks "What If?" the "Infinity" Event Went Down Differently

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Green Goblin wielding an Infinity Gauntlet? Marvel's latest return to "What If?" takes an alternate look at 2013's "Infinity" event.

SDCC: Marvel Announces All-Ages, In-Continuity "Spidey"

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' new all-ages, in-continuity "Spidey" will star a teenage Peter Parker.

SDCC: Spider-Man Panel with Alonso, Zdarsky and More

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Axel Alonso, Chip Zdarsky, Robbie Thompson and more gather at Comic-Con to talk the latest developments in the Spider-Man books and related series.

SDCC: Joe Kelly & Ed McGuinness Reunite for "Spider-Man/Deadpool"

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The '90s "Deadpool" team of Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness are back in action at Marvel, this time bringing Spider-Man along for the ride.

SDCC: "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" Joins "All-New, All-Different Marvel" Lineup

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Have no fear, Squirrel Girl fans: Ryan North and Erica Henderson are returning for a new #1 in October, as part of the wider Marvel relaunch.

SDCC: Spotlight on Jonathan Hickman

Sun, July 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Marvel's "Secret Wars" currently unfolding, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman addresses fans in a solo spotlight panel at Comic-Con.

SDCC: Peter Facinelli Cast as Maxwell Lord on "Supergirl"

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

Best known as a Justice League International supporting character, Maxwell Lord is official for CBS' "Supergirl," as played by Peter Facinelli.

SDCC: "The Flash" Reveals "Zoom" as Season Two Villain, Comic-Con Reel Released

Sat, July 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

The main villain of "The Flash" season two was made official Saturday night at Comic-Con -- Zoom -- along with the release of a new highlight reel.