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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"Black Canary" and "Batgirl" Teams Talk Converting New Readers, Future Butt-Kicking

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr tell CBR News about the launch of "Black Canary" and upcoming "Batgirl" plans.

Lee & DiDio Call June Launches "First of Many Steps" in Building the "New" DC Comics

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC Co-Publishers Jim Lee & Dan DiDio detail the inspiration behind the 24 new launches arriving in June, and responding to a changing readership.

Doyle & Tynion Aim to Restore "Constantine: The Hellblazer" as a "Young, Sexy, Dangerous, Bad Dude"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Constantine: The Hellblazer" co-writers Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV discuss their plans for John Constantine when his book relaunches in June.

Snyder Promises "Boldest, Weirdest" Status Quo Change Coming to "Batman" Post-"Endgame"

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder tells CBR News about the major change coming to "Batman" following "Endgame," and his enthusiasm for DC Comics' new lineup.

BOOM! Studios Responds to "Push #ComicsForward" Criticism

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Some have interpreted BOOM! Studios' current initiative as hypocritical or misplaced. Those involved respond in an interview with CBR News.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: New Art From "Uncanny Avengers," "Guardians Team-Up" and More

Sun, March 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

End your weekend with fresh Marvel art from various series, illustrated by Daniel Acuña, Otto Schmidt, Nik Virella and Steve Epting.

"Gotham" Adds Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Gotham" continues to dive into the Batman mythology, with actor Chris Chalk added to the cast as long-running supporting character Lucius Fox.

First Photos of Melissa Benoist as "Supergirl" Reveal Full Costume

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

CBS' "Supergirl" pilot has entered production, and WBTV marks the occasion with the first two photos of Melissa Benoist in full costume.

'UnionAllied' Looking to Improve Hell's Kitchen in "Daredevil"

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

With nearly a month to go before the debut on Netflix, the latest "Daredevil" tease shows a corporation seeking to "improve the neighborhood."

New "Furious 7" Preview Delivers Two and a Half Minutes of Parachuting Cars

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The latest "Furious 7" teaser provides a tantalizing prelude to the April film: nearly three minutes of cars skydiving out of planes.

Harrison Ford Hospitalized Following Plane Crash

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Harrison Ford was hospitalized with serious injuries Thursday afternoon, after crash-landing a small plane he was piloting.

Sif Returns to "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" in New Photos

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Jaimie Alexander makes her TV return next week on "Agents of SHIELD," and here are 13 new photos from the episode, "Who You Really Are."

Johns & Romita Talk In-Depth About Superman's New Power and New Costume

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr. chat with CBR about high-profile changes, the importance of The Daily Planet and Johns' decision to leave the series.

Eddie Izzard Devours the "Poetic Darkness" of His "Powers" Role

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The veteran actor and comedian talks bringing ancient villain Wolfe to life in the "Powers" adaptation, set to debut next week on PlayStation Network.

John Barrowman Attached to "Heavy Metal" TV Adaptation

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

He’s been Malcolm Merlyn and Captain Jack Harkness, and John Barrowman’s next move may be bringing "The 49th Key" to TV.

The New Weather Wizard Debuts in "Flash" Return Episode Photos

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"The Flash" will return March 17 with its first new episode in a month, featuring the debut of Liam McIntyre as the Weather Wizard.

18 New Photos Released from "Arrow" Return Episode, "The Offer"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" returns in two weeks to The CW, and here's an early look at "The Offer," which features the debut of DC Comics villain Murmur.

Lina Esco Joins Fox's "Lucifer" Pilot as "Maze"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The cast of Fox's "Lucifer" pilot continues to grow, with Lina Esco joining as Maze, based on the comic book character Mazikeen.

First "Selfless" Trailer Warns "Immortality Has Some Side Effects"

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The first trailer for new sci-fi film "Selfless" sees Ben Kingsley's mind in Ryan Reynolds' body, and it doesn't go completely smoothly.

Mike Colter Says Netflix's "Luke Cage" Series Aiming for "Adult Audience"

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Television's Luke Cage says that the upcoming Netflix series will be "geared towards a more adult audience" than Marvel's movies.