Albert Ching

Senior Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, senior 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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Remender and Boschi Team For "Winter Soldier: The Bitter March"

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Before his upcoming feature film debut, the Winter Soldier will star in a new Marvel Comics miniseries from Rick Remender and Roland Boschi.

"The Secret Service" Film Adds Dancer as Lead Female Villain

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Sofia Boutella, a dancer and actress who has performed on tour with Madonna, joins the adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' miniseries.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant's "Unity" #1 Sells 68,500 Copies, Execs Talk Numbers

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant execs discuss what 68,500 orders for "Unity" #1 means to the publisher, distinguishing themselves from the competition and their Gold Key thoughts.

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Hitch Teases "Real Heroes" Coming to Image in 2014

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The "Ultimates" and "Authority" artist has a new creator-owned series set to debut next year, and CBR News has the exclusive first teaser.

Thor's "Treasures of Asgard" Arrive at Disneyland

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel brings a little bit of Asgard - and the God of Thunder himself - to Disneyland with the new "Thor: Treasures of Asgard" experience.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Gets Six-Second Teaser

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In advance of the first full trailer reveal on Oct. 29, Fox has released a brief, quick-cut teaser previewing 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"Bridesmaids" Director Paul Feig to Produce "Peanuts" Feature Film

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Paul Feig will help bring Charlie Brown and the gang to the big screen, as producer of the 2015 "Peanuts" film from Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

Rob Corddry Promises a "Shocking" "Childrens Hospital" Season Finale

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Series creator and star Rob Corddry teases that Thursday's season finale of Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" will be "shocking in sort of every way."

"Firefly" Alum Joins "Arrow" Cast as DC's Shrapnel

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Sean Maher, best known as Simon Tam on "Firefly," is set to play DC Comics villain Shrapnel on The CW's "Arrow" later this season.

NYCC: Palmiotti, Richie & Richardson Talk Comics and Hollywood

Sun, October 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Three veterans of the comic book business - Jimmy Palmiotti, Ross Richie and Mike Richardson - talked the ups and downs of TV and movie deals at NYCC.

"Thor: The Dark World" to Have Two Post-Credits Scenes

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Like "Avengers" before it, Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World" reportedly has both a mid-credits scene and one at the very end of the film.

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Lee Covers "The Sandman: Overture" #1 for CBLDF

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"The Sandman: Overture" #1 will include a CBLDF-specific variant cover illustrated by Jim Lee. CBR News has the exclusive first look at the image.

Dan DiDio to Hear Whoopi Goldberg’s Pitch on "The View"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio is set to appear on "The View" Friday, to hear co-host Whoopi Goldberg's idea for a comic book series.

Marvel Reveals "Cable & X-Force"/"Uncanny X-Force" Crossover Covers

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Cable & X-Force" and "Uncanny X-Force" will cross over in January, and Marvel Comics has released all four covers to the "Vendetta" event.

Layman Builds Batman a Brighter Gotham City in "Gothtopia"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Gothtopia" creator writer John Layman spoke with CBR News about crafting a shinier, happier Gotham City in the January-launching Bat-book crossover.

"Arrow" Ratings Up, Hit Highest Demo Number Since February

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following disappointing season premiere ratings, Tuesday's "Arrow" was up in total viewers, with the best number since February in the 18-49 demo.

George Pérez Gives Health Update, Says Eye Surgery Imminent

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Providing an update on his ongoing eye struggles, celebrated artist George Pérez says he will likely have conventional surgery in the immediate future.

Romero Explains Why "Empire of the Dead" Had to Be a Comic Book

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary director George A. Romero brings his signature zombie mayhem to Marvel and New York in "Empire of the Dead." Plus, exclusive art.

Snyder's Superman/Batman Movie to Film at College Football Game

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The untitled "Man of Steel" sequel is set to film in Los Angeles this weekend, during halftime of an East Los Angeles College football game.

Malekith Rises in "Thor: The Dark World" Clip

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With only a few weeks before "Thor: The Dark World" debuts in theaters, a new clip focuses on the film's villain, Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston.