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: IDW's "Street Fighter X G.I. JOE" Full Tournament Brackets Revealed

Thu, December 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the exclusive first look at the tournament brackets for IDW's fight-tastic "Street Fighter X G.I. JOE" miniseries.

Dark Horse to Adapt Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," "Troll Bridge"

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Two Neil Gaiman-written short stories will be adapted into comic form at Dark Horse by artists Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon and Colleen Doran.

Online Support Grows for Potential "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Romance

Tue, December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Online "shippers" hope the relationship between Finn and Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is more than platonic friendship.

SPOILER-FILLED REVIEW: "The Force Awakens" is the "Star Wars" We Need

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Film

Despite a heavy reliance on familiar story beats, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shines with fun and charm that's impossible to resist.

Captain America Gets 75th Anniversary Special on ABC in January

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Captain America gets the prime time spotlight on ABC this January, with the "Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special.

Axel Alonso Says Ta-Nehisi Coates Not Done with "Black Panther" After 12 Issues

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Though Ta-Nehisi Coates' opening "Black Panther" arc is slated for 12 issues, the plan is for the writer to stay with the series beyond that point.

Katherine Waterston Cast as Lead in "Alien: Covenant"

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

The acclaimed "Inherent Vice" actress has been cast as the lead in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus' sequel, "Alien: Covenant."

EXCLUSIVE: Wonder Woman Tries a New Look in "DC Super Hero Girls" Clip

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "DC Super Hero Girls" hope for a good grade from Super Hero High School teacher Crazy Quilt in this clip from the latest animated short.

Expanded Universe Fans Threaten to Spoil "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Film

Comment trolls are spoiling "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on social media before its release. (Note: This article contains no spoilers!)

The "Con Man" Show-Within-A-Show is Now a Comic Book

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Spectrum," the show-within-a-show in Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion's "Con Man" series, will launch as a comic book on 2016's Free Comic Book Day.

Vin Diesel Enters First-Look TV Deal with Universal, "Riddick" Series Possible

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Vin Diesel looks to turn some of his attention to television, and the plans involve a potential TV series based on the "Riddick" films.

"The Flash" TV Series Adds DC Comics Villain Geomancer

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

Adam Stafford will play Geomancer when "The Flash" returns in the new year, a character created during the Geoff Johns-written run of "JSA."

Vin Diesel Confirms Samuel L. Jackson in "xXx" Sequel, UFC Star a Possibility

Tue, December 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Samuel L. Jackson will return for the "xXx" sequel and UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has reportedly also been offered a role.

DC Releases New "Suicide Squad" Synopsis

Tue, December 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

An official synopsis for Warner Bros.' upcoming "Suicide Squad" film has been released via DC Comics' March 2016 solicitations.

"Supergirl" Shakes Things Up as a Big Secret Gets Discovered

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Supergirl" heads into its midseason finale with a significant change in the dynamic between Kara and another one of the show's main players.

X-Men Unite in Lashley & Woodard's "Apocalypse Wars" Interlocking Cover

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Extraordinary X-Men," "Uncanny X-Men" and "All-New X-Men" come together in interlocking "Apocalypse Wars" covers by Ken Lashley & Nolan Woodard.

EXCLUSIVE: "Archer & Armstrong" #1 Variant Covers by Hairsine, Jimenez & More

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong" is on the way from Valiant Entertainment in March, and CBR has the first look at four variant covers.

Signatures Won't Keep Comic-Con in San Diego

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Responding to a proposed ballot initiative, Comic-Con International has clarified that signatures have no effect on the convention's location.

RUMOR: DC Seeking Creative Talent to Join "Batman" Ongoing Series

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

After more than four years of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo on "Batman," a rumor says DC Comics is looking for a new writer and artist on the book.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Trailer to Debut Next Week

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The first trailer for the upcoming "Harry Potter" spinoff film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is coming on Tuesday, Dec. 15.