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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"Doctor Who" Season Premiere Scheduled, Teaser Released

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest season of "Doctor Who" -- the first starring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor -- is set to debut in August.

Marvel and IMAX Offer One-Night-Only "Guardians of the Galaxy" 3D Preview

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Can't wait until Aug. 1? Seventeen minutes of "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown to fans on July 7 at IMAX theaters in the US and Canada.

Jim Lee Reflects on Dark Knight's Legacy, Teases New Batman Gig

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The DC Comics co-publisher spoke with CBR about his time on Batman, credit for Bill Finger and a Dark Knight return after "Superman Unchained."

"Pacific Rim" Sequel Set for 2017, Animated Series Also in the Works

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Pacific Rim" appears to have blossomed into a full-fledged franchise, with a sequel, animated series and comic books all in development.

SLG Publishing Seeking $85K Through Crowdfunding

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The publisher originally known as Slave Labor Graphics has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help get the company "back on its feet."

Gerard Way Discusses His Marvel Debut with "Edge of Spider-Verse"

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Umbrella Academy" writer and rock singer Gerard Way talks with CBR News about the new, female Spider-Man he's introducing in "Spider-Verse."

"The Flash" Series Premiere, "Arrow" Third Season Premiere Both Set for October

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The CW has scheduled premiere dates for two of its DC Comics-based series, the debuting "The Flash" and the third season of "Arrow."

Geoff Johns Teases "Cyborg" Series, "All-Star Batgirl," "Justice League's" Future

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and DC CCO Geoff Johns' Reddit AMA revealed hints of potential new series, the return of Hal Jordan to the Justice League and more.

BREAKING: DC Comics Implements New Creator Payment Plan

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced a new payment plan for its creators, with expanded consideration for digital sales and colorists included in royalties.

New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Showcases Splinter, Shredder

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The longest look yet at the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot unleashes Splinter, Shredder and much of the (human) supporting cast.

EXCLUSIVE: Warren Simons Named Valiant Editor-in-Chief

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first interview with Warren Simons about his new position as the fourth EIC in Valiant history, and a hint at what fans can expect at SDCC.

EXCLUSIVE: McNiven Brings Closure to "Death of Wolverine" with Final Three Covers

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at Steve McNiven's covers for issues #2, #3 and #4 of September's weekly "Death of Wolverine" series.

Matt Brady Returns to Comics with "Warlord of Mars" One-Shot

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Former comic book journalist Matt Brady talks with CBR News about returning to the other side of the industry, scripting "Warlord of Mars" #0.

Bendis Debuts Dazzler's New "Uncanny X-Men" Design

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fan-favorite X-Men character Dazzler looks to be getting an extreme makeover from Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka in "Uncanny X-Men."

Rosario Dawson Joins "Daredevil" Cast

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Sin City" veteran Rosario Dawson has been cast in the Netflix "Daredevil" series, but Marvel hasn't announced what role she'll be playing.

Ed McGuinness Illustrates "Death of Wolverine" #1 "Mortal Variant"

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Announced last December, Marvel has released the "Mortal Variant" cover for "Death of Wolverine" #1, part of a retailer exchangeability program.

"Prometheus" Writer Circles "Doctor Strange"; Hardy, Cumberbatch & Leto Still Rumored

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Latest "Doctor Strange" news sees Jon Spaihts in talks to write, and Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto on the short list to star.

Latest "Gotham" Clip Spotlights Budding Supervillains

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham" promotion continues with a 30-second clip spotlighting the show's young versions of Catwoman and Penguin, plus gang boss Fish Mooney.

Karen Traviss to Write Relaunched "G.I. Joe" at IDW

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

IDW will relaunch its main "G.I. Joe" series in September, written by science-fiction author Karen Traviss and illustrated by Steve Kurth.

Marvel's "Ultimate FF" to End in August with #6

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has confirmed that Marvel's "Ultimate FF" will end in August with issue #6. UPDATED with comment from Joshua Hale Fialkov.