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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"Thor: Ragnarok" Gets New Screenwriter

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Screenwriter Stephany Folsom has been hired to work on the script for Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," scheduled for release in 2017.

Team "Arrow" Enters "Dark Waters" in 19 New Photos from Midseason Finale

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Before "Arrow" takes a midseason hiatus, expect plenty of big developments in next week's episode -- and here are images to help fuel speculation.

Pak & Cho Have Fun, Break Stereotypes with "Totally Awesome Hulk"

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak & Frank Cho talk to CBR in-depth about "Totally Awesome Hulk," and the importance of Asian-American representation in superhero comics.

Entertainment Weekly's Insulting Black Panther Cover Shows There's Still a Long Way to Go

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: Film

The first Black superhero in mainstream American comics got introduced to the public with a "meow" and "Real Housewives" joke, and that's not OK.

"Robin War" #1 Teases Major Status Quo Change for Dick Grayson

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Court of Owls are pulling the strings in the "Robin War," and their machinations may have repercussions for the original Boy Wonder.

"The Flash"/"Arrow" Crossover: The Six Biggest Moments from the First Half

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" half of this season's crossover brought twists and unexpected moments, and here's a look at six major developments from the episode.

Teddy Sears and "The Flash" EP Talk Crossover Fallout and 'Velocity 6'

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

Following major developments in the first half of the "Flash"/"Arrow" crossover, CBR has insight from Teddy Sears (Jay Garrick) and Andrew Kreisberg. SPOILERS!

With James Bond in Canadian Public Domain, Filmmakers Hope to Remake "For Your Eyes Only"

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

Canadian filmmakers Lee Demarbre & Ian Driscoll are working on a new adaptation of "For Your Eyes Only" -- just don't expect to see it in the US.

New Artists Join Dark Circle's "The Black Hood"

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Sabrina" artist Robert Hack will guest illustrate "The Black Hood" #8, before Greg Scott takes over as new series artist with issue #9.

Hawkman Takes Flight, Looks For Love in "Flash"/"Arrow" Crossover

Tue, December 1st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

EPs Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim, and Hawkman actor Falk Hentschel discuss the challenges in making a true 2-hour superhero epic.

WATCH: Batman Unmasked in New "Batman v Superman" Footage

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Film

Bat-synergy: Take a look at a new scene from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which aired during the midseason finale of "Gotham."

INTERVIEW: Gail Simone Guides 'Blockbuster Update' of Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Gail Simone talks to CBR about Dynamite's update of three major female heroes, and how it was "never about taking away the sex appeal."

Updated "Captain America: Civil War" Synopsis Revealed

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Along with a trailer and a poster, Marvel Studios has released a slightly updated plot synopsis for May's "Captain America: Civil War."

Zoe Saldana Gets Green for "Guardians of the Galaxy" Sequel

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Film

Zoe Saldana tweeted a picture of her getting Gamora-fied for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which is scheduled for release in May 2017.

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #1 Reveals Major Status Quo Shift

Wed, November 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The first issue of DC Comics' "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" reveals a significant change to Frank Miller's famous take on Batman. SPOILERS!

"Doctor Strange" Starts Production, Main Cast Confirmed

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is officially in production, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and more on board.

Jeph Loeb Embraces 'Grounded Stories' of Marvel's Netflix Series

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

The Head of Marvel TV talks with CBR about the real-life stakes of Marvel TV's Netflix series, progress on "Iron Fist," and a "Defenders" update.

INTERVIEW: Jeph Loeb Sees "Jessica Jones" as 'Extremely Relatable' and 'Very Aspirational'

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

"Jessica Jones" may be Marvel's darkest live-action adaptation yet, but Jeph Loeb tells CBR that at its core, it's a classic Marvel story.

"Batkid Begins" Filmmaker Thinks Miles' Story is More Than a Viral Sensation

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Filmmaker Dana Nachman discusses her documentary about Miles Scott's dream of becoming Batman and the people who made it a reality.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Enter "The Analog Man" in Lemire & LaRosa's "Bloodshot Reborn" #10

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa's next "Bloodshot Reborn" story arc also features the return of Valiant's "Valiant Prestige" format.