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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New Photo, Episode Details Revealed for Red Tornado's "Supergirl" Debut

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The Red Tornado blows into "Supergirl" on Nov. 30, and CBS has released a new photo of Iddo Goldberg in character as the DC Comics android.

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Showrunner Feels at Home with Flawed Heroes

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

Executive Producer Phil Klemmer discusses how Vandal Savage drives the show's structure, and the underdog heroes of the "Arrow"-verse spinoff.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Skips Early Award Season to Preserve Plot Details

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

As further evidence of the lengths Disney will go to avoid "Star Wars" spoilers surfacing, the film will skip the first round of year-end award shows.

EXCLUSIVE: Pets Go to Prison in BOOM! Studios' "Kennel Block Blues"

Wed, November 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A pooch named Oliver goes from the doghouse to the big house in BOOM! Studios' "Kennel Block Blues," and CBR has the exclusive first details.

Fox Acquires Kazu Kibuishi's "Amulet" Series, with Film Franchise Hopes

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Kazu Kibuishi's graphic novel series "Amulet," with hopes of turning it into a film franchise.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Hopes You'll Say 'Be Mine' to Valentine's Day Variant Covers

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

CBR has the exclusive first look at IDW Publishing's Valentine's Day variants for "Ghostbusters International" #2 and "Wynonna Earp" #1.

Simon Pegg Praises "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Still Doesn't Like Prequels

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Simon Pegg thinks the "Star Wars" prequels were a "monumental misunderstanding," but he's full of enthusiasm for "The Force Awakens."

"Jessica Jones" Stars are "Just Trying to Survive" Marvel's Darkest TV Show Yet

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty and Wil Traval spoke with CBR about the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series and taking on its dark source material head on.

Oni Starts Oni Entertainment for Film, TV, Digital and Video Game Projects

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Film

Oni Press has reorganized its entertainment division, creating a new in-house company called Oni Entertainment to develop Hollywood projects.

EXCLUSIVE: New "Wynonna Earp" Comic on the Way from IDW in Advance of TV Series

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

With "Wynonna Earp" headed to television next spring on Syfy, IDW brings the character back to comics with a new series starting in February.

First "Wynonna Earp" Promotional Images Released

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: TV

IDW Publishing's "Wynonna Earp" is headed to Syfy as a live-action TV series, and the first two promotional images have been released online.

DC Entertainment Issues Statement on Batmobile Designer's Death

Thu, November 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

DC Entertainment has released a statement on the death of George Barris, the designer of the Batmobile from the '60s "Batman" TV series.

"Riverdale" Looks to Cast 'Pumped' Archie, Adderall-Using Betty and Emo Jughead

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

The "Riverdale" TV series, from Greg Berlanti and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will bring significant changes to the classic Archie Comics characters.

"Arrow" Reveals Secret From Constantine's Past

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

Matt Ryan's high-profile return to the role of John Constantine contained a surprise about how the character fits into the "Arrow"-verse. SPOILERS!

Michael Cho Balances Shadow and Light in Striking New Marvel Variant Covers

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The artist of the acclaimed graphic novel "Shoplifter" comes to Marvel Comics for a new series of 20 variant covers -- check out 12 right here.

CBS CEO Explains Why New "Star Trek" Will Air on Paid Streaming Service

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Fans may not be happy paying $5.99 a month for the new "Star Trek" series, but CBS CEO Leslie Moonves believes "the risk is small."

"Flash" Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg Signs Overall Deal with Warner Bros. TV

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV

WBTV has locked down Andrew Kreisberg, who's already an executive producer on four of the studio's DC Comics-based television series.

Nicole Kidman Reportedly in Talks to Join "Wonder Woman"

Mon, November 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" film could be adding an Oscar winner, as Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to join the film, according to a new report.

"Doctor Strange" Looks to Add Michael Stuhlbarg

Mon, November 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Michael Stuhlbarg, best known for his role on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," is "in negotiations" to join Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange."

WATCH: First "Preacher" Trailer Debuts on AMC

Sun, November 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

The first trailer for "Preacher," starring Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, debuted during Sunday night's 90-minute episode of "The Walking Dead."