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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NYCC: Batman 75th Anniversary Panel with Snyder, Lee, Johns and More

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman's year-long 75th Anniversary celebration continued Saturday at New York Comic Con, with DC Entertainment spotlighting the Caped Crusdaer.

NYCC: Marvel Cup O' Joe Panel with Joe Quesada

Sat, October 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada returned to NYCC for his convention staple (and typically announcement-filled) Cup O' Joe panel.

NYCC: "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" Panel

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" cast and crew gather at NYC to preview the new, Aquaman-centric DC Comics-based animated film.

NYCC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" Panel with Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg

Fri, October 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Just weeks into the new season of "Agents of SHIELD," head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb takes the NYCC stage to talk the latest and debut a new episode.

NYCC: Marvel Announces New "Secret Wars" By Hickman & Ribic in 2015

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has revealed what "Time Runs Out" has been leading to: a new "Secret Wars" event by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic.

NYCC: Skybound's "The Walking Dead" Panel with Robert Kirkman

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Walking Dead" franchise creator Robert Kirkman returns to New York Comic Con to talk the latest in the comic book that started it all.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Bunn's Favorite Character Takes Center Stage in "The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust"

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn expands the world of "The Sixth Gun" with a new miniseries starring Billjohn O'Henry, illustrated by Tyler Crook.

Guggenheim Talks the "Arrow" Season Premiere, and That Shocking Last Scene

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim details the happenings of the third season premiere -- including the major surprise at the end.

NYCC: "Archie Meets Predator" in "Completely Insane" Crossover

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fox's lethal hunter from outer space arrives in Riverdale when "Archie Meets Predator" in 2015.

Snyder Explains "Batman's" "Endgame" and #35's Major Last-Page Reveal

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder tells CBR about the big return in "Batman #35" -- the first chapter of "Endgame" -- and how it'll shape the arc going forward.

Sonic and Mega Man's "Worlds Unite" in 2015 Archie Action Crossover

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man reunite -- and this time their worlds are uniting rather than colliding, in an event written by Ian Flynn.

"The Flash" Team Promises "The Most Comic Book Show That's Ever Been Made"

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The cast and crew of "The Flash" hint at what's to come in Season 1, including more super-powered character like Firestorm and maybe even Booster Gold.

Dusty Higgins Covers "Miles Taylor," Robert Venditti's Debut Novel

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Green Lantern" and "X-O Manowar" scribe Robert Venditti has written a "hybrid" novel, with illustrations by fellow comics vet Dusty Higgins.

Dynamite Acquires James Bond License, Plans Origin Comic in 2015

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Days before NYCC, Dynamite has announced plans to publish James Bond comic books starting next year, both new stories and adaptations.

"Thrilling Adventure Hour" Spawns Two New Image Comics Series

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker's popular podcast/stage show has birthed two comic book series: "Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars" and "Beyond Belief."

Final Issue of "Fantastic Four" Listed for 2015

Sun, October 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A "Fantastic Four" collection titled "The End is Fourever" has been listed for release in June 2015 by bookstore distributor Hachette.

EXCLUSIVE: Mignola, Campbell Cover New "BPRD" Collections

Sat, October 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With Mike Mignola slated to appear on Jonah Weiland's KFI talk show, CBR has the first look at two new covers -- plus a tease of what's to come.

Kreisberg & Sokolowski Talk Bringing Felicity and More TV Touches to "Green Arrow"

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Andrew Kreisberg & Ben Sokolowski discuss introducing "Arrow" elements to the DC Universe in their run on the "Green Arrow" comic book.

"We Agree": DC Comics Responds to Sexist T-Shirt Criticism

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC has responded to an outcry from licensed apparel widely deemed sexist, saying it agrees the shirts are offensive and changes may be made.

"Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim Says Oliver Will Get "New Toys" in Season 3

Sat, September 27th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marc Guggenheim previewed "Arrow" season three on Jonah Weiland's talk radio show, discussing Oliver Queen's new bow, Ra's al Ghul and more.