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: "Bravest Warriors" Variant Comes to Loot Crate

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Loot Crate's latest variant is for BOOM! Studios' "Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John" one-shot. CBR has the first look at the cover art.

New "The Muppets" Trailer Previews ABC's 'Sort of An Adult Muppet Show'

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The first trailer for "The Muppets" has arrived, with slightly more "adult" situations -- like Fozzie meeting his (human) girlfriend's parents.

Final "Flash" and "Arrow" 'Fight Club' Posters Showcase Ra's, Firestorm and Rogues

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

The final round of promotional posters for this season of "The Flash" and "Arrow' have debuted, starring Matt Nable, Wentworth Miller and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Kindt's "MIND MGMT" Under "NEW MGMT" in August

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has details of Dark Horse's one-shot finale to Matt Kindt's "MIND MGMT," along with the first look at a variant cover by Geof Darrow.

Dark Horse Readies "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomics Collection"

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Masters of the Universe" minicomics are back -- this time as part of a 1,232-page hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics.

Archie Launches Kickstarter to "Go All In" On Three New Series

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics Publisher Jon Goldwater talks with CBR about its campaign to fund new "Jughead," "Betty and Veronica" and "Life with Kevin" series.

"Secret Wars" #1 Marvel's Best-Selling Single-Day Digital Comic

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Months of build seem to be paying off for "Secret Wars," as the first issue of the event series has already set digital sales records for Marvel.

Tynion & Doyle Depart DC's "Dark Universe"

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV & Ming Doyle have departed yet-to-debut DC Comics' series "Dark Universe," but the duo remain on "Constantine: The Hellblazer."

"Flash"/"Arrow" Spinoff Gets Series Order, Official Title

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW's untitled "Flash"/"Arrow" spinoff now has a title -- "Legends of Tomorrow" -- and a series order, along with the first plot details.

"Captain America" Scribes Markus & McFeely to Write "Avengers: Infinity War"

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

Screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely will take on the biggest Marvel Studios adventure yet, the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War."

John Noble, Jonathan Banks & More Join "Batman: Arkham Knight" Voice Cast

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

A new video reveals the rest of Kevin Conroy's co-stars, as John Noble, Jonathan Banks, Ashley Greene and more arrive in Gotham City.

"Captain America: Civil War" Starts Production, Adds Rudd and More to Cast

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

Production on the Marvel Studios sequel is now underway, with Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), William Hurt (Thunderbolt Ross) and more confirmed for its cast.

Emily VanCamp Returning in "Captain America: Civil War"

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: Film

With "Revenge" ending this month, Emily VanCamp will reportedly return as Agent 13/Sharon Carter in 2016's "Captain America Civil War."

Showrunner Charlie Huston Leaves Sony's "Powers"

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: TV

Though "Powers" will get a second season on the PlayStation Network, it'll be without Charlie Huston, due to reported "creative differences."

"iZombie" Renewed for Second Season on The CW

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW's adaptation of DC/Vertigo series "iZombie" will live on, as the network has renewed it for a second season ahead of upfronts.

Johns & Frank Aim for 'Surprising and New' in Latest "Batman: Earth One" Volume

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and Gary Frank talk with CBR about reshaping the Bat-mythos and introducing new takes on the Riddler and Killer Croc.

Berlanti to Produce Duggan & Noto's "Infinite Horizon" for Warner Bros.

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Arrow" and "Flash" executive producer now has his sights set on "Infinite Horizon," an Image Comics miniseries by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto.

Sony & Marvel Reportedly Narrow "Spider-Man" Director Choices to Five

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

A report states that serious contenders to direct the next "Spider-Man" include Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Jason Moore ("Pitch Perfect").

Quote of the Day | James Gunn on Joss Whedon’s Twitter Departure

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

When it comes to angry fans on Twitter, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn urges for responding with compassion rather than more anger.

"Star Wars"-Centric "Disney Infinity 3.0" Officially Announced

Tue, May 5th, 2015 | Category: Video Games

The next installment of "Disney Infinity" will, as predicted, focus on all eras of "Star Wars," along with new Marvel additions and more.