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: Phil Noto's Moody "Moon Knight" #2 Variant Cover

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive reveal of "Black Widow" artist Phil Noto's pulp-tinged variant cover for April's "Moon Knight" #2.

Warren Ellis Confirms New Image Series, "Trees"

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis has shared the first details of his latest Image Comics project, a sci-fi series illustrated by Jason Howard titled "Trees."

The CW's "iZombie" Adaptation Casts First Roles

Tue, February 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney & David Anders have been cast in the Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-written pilot based on the Vertigo series.

Marc Webb to Direct "Amazing Spider-Man 3"

Tue, February 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Marc Webb will return to the Spidey franchise for a third film, "Amazing Spider-Man 3," scheduled for release on June 10, 2016.

Eastman & Laird Reunite for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Anniversary Cover

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"TMNT" creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird have teamed for the first time in years for a 30th anniversary cover, out from IDW in May.

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Waller Unleashes the Suicide Squad on "Arrow"

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The Suicide Squad arrives on "Arrow" on March 19 and CBR has the exclusive first look at two photos showcasing the full team.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: Interview the "Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners!

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Got a question for Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen? CBR offers you another chance to interact with the "Agents of SHIELD" executive producers.

AMC Responds to Frank Darabont's "Walking Dead" Lawsuit

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

In a response filed Thursday, AMC has categorically denied former "The Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont's legal allegations.

Marvel Studios Reportedly Considering Potential "Doctor Strange" Directors

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Four directors look to be in the mix for "Doctor Strange" -- Mark Andrews, Nikolaj Arcel, Dean Israelite and Jonathan Levine.

First "Guardians of the Galaxy" Poster States, "You're Welcome"

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following five character-focused teaser videos, Marvel Studios has released the first movie poster for August's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

IDW Publisher Ted Adams is "Obsessed" with Expanding Comic Industry's Audience

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In the second part of CBR's interview with Ted Adams, the IDW co-founder discusses his goals for the future, and what he's excited about in 2014.

UPDATE: Meet the Guardians in New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Clips

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following the "Guardians" trailer, Marvel has released the first (brief) clips featuring Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot & more.

Fox Casts Its "Fantastic Four": Jordan, Bell, Mara and Teller

Wed, February 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The main cast of the 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot looks to be in place: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Miles Teller.

WATCH: Marvel's First "Guardians of the Galaxy" Trailer

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" film showcases Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the team in action.

Robert Kirkman to Produce Sci-Fi Film Starring "Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Film is the latest venture for "The Walking Dead" creator, specifically the sci-fi thriller "Air," starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou.

Grifter Returns in "Futures End" and More from DC's May 2014 Solicitations

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' latest round of solicitations reveal a major "New 52: Futures End" addition, a new Power Ring in "Justice League" and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Goes Old School with "All-New X-Men" #27 Variant

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest Alex Ross-illustrated variant cover sees the painter taking on the original X-Men, plus the "All-New, All-Different" cast.

ReedPOP Plans "Pure Comic-Focused" Show for New York City in June

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Lance Fensterman confirms to CBR News that ReedPOP will bring a new show to the Javits Center this June, titled "Special Edition: NYC."

Gail Simone Aims High with "Completely Badass" "Tomb Raider"

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and avid gamer Gail Simone tells CBR News how much writing Dark Horse's soon-to-debut "Tomb Raider" comic book means to her.

Celebrate Presidents Day with Van Lente & Dunlavey's Take on Thomas Jefferson

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

In honor of the Presidents Day holiday, CBR presents a full story by the "Action Presidents" team, starring America's third head of state.