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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Toby Kebbell Reportedly Near Doctor Doom Role for 2015's "Fantastic Four"

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot appears to have its primarily villain, with a report saying 31-year-old Toby Kebbell is close to a deal.

EXCLUSIVE: Slott & Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 Hits 500k Orders + Preview

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Parker's return has resulted in a reported sales landmark, and CBR has exclusive details and the first look inside issue #1.

Scott Snyder Enters the Third Act of the "Batman" Story that "Terrified" Him

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Snyder discusses the upcoming "Zero Year" finale, overcoming anxiety that came with revisiting Batman's origin and his plan to stay on until Issue #50.

ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Peter Bergting Joins "Baltimore" for "The Witch of Harju"

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Portent" artist Peter Bergting discusses joining "Baltimore" at Dark Horse Comics, and collaborating with one of his artistic idols, Mike Mignola.

ECCC: Marvel: Next Big Thing with David, Rucka, Hopeless and More

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel winds down their Emerald City Comicon programming with a panel featuring Peter David, Greg Rucka, Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour and more.

ECCC: DC Comics: The New 52 with Snyder, Lemire, Nocenti and More

Sat, March 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC turns their focus squarely on the world of The New 52, with an Emerald City Comicon featuring Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Ann Nocenti and more.

ECCC: Marvel: Pint O' CB with Aaron, DeConnick, Soule and More

Sat, March 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Talent scout C.B. Cebulski, executive editor Tom Brevoort and creators including Jason Aaron and Kelly Sue DeConnick talk what's new at Marvel.

ECCC: "Aphrodite IX/Cyber Force" Crossover Coming in July

Sat, March 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Top Cow is set to unite "Aphrodite IX" and "Cyber Force" in July, with a one-shot from writer Matt Hawkins and artist Stjepan Sejic.

ECCC: DC Comics: All Access with Snyder, Higgins, Willingham and More

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Some of DC and Vertigo's biggest names -- including Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, Kyle Higgins and Jimmy Palmiotti-- talk the latest in Seattle.

ECCC: Snyder and More Discuss "The Eternal Batman"

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Batman Eternal" team of Scott Snyder, Dustin Nguyen, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley and Ray Fawkes talk the weekly Bat-series at ECCC.

DiDio Aims for "Fun and Energy" with "Infinity Man and the Forever People"

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The DC Comics co-publisher shares his enthusiasm for the series he's co-writing with Keith Giffen, and the New Gods' increased New 52 presence.

EXCLUSIVE: DiDio Plots Future of "Earth One," Plans "Interconnected" Third Weekly Series

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC co-publisher Dan DiDio details the future of the Earth One OGN line for CBR, and also talks the new third weekly series and the upcoming move to L.A.

"Community" Celebrates Dan Harmon’s Return at PaleyFest

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Community's" fifth consecutive PaleyFest appearance celebrated the return of creator Dan Harmon, and the possibility of "six seasons and a movie."

"Sons of Anarchy" EP Joins "Walking Dead" Spinoff

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Sons of Anarchy" writer and producer Dave Erickson has joined AMC's "The Walking Dead" spinoff as a co-writer and executive producer.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Set Photos Show New Look for Hawkeye

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest "Avengers" sequel set photos show Jeremy Renner sporting a new costume somewhat reminiscent of Hawkeye's traditional comic book look.

"Gotham" Promo Photos Continue with Ben McKenzie as Gordon

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest "Gotham" reveal sees the first official look at Ben McKenzie as the Fox show's lead character, Detective James Gordon.

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" Sets Up Sinister Six, Says Sony Exec

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says the end of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" "probably" sets up some of the film franchise's Sinister Six.

Gregg Says "Agents of SHIELD" is "Building to Something I Don't Think You've Seen Before"

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Stars Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet plus executive producer Jeffrey Bell talk what to expect from the climax of "Agents of SHIELD" season one.

"Young Justice's" Brandon Vietti Pairs Scooby-Doo & WWE, Hints at DC Return

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Brandon Vietti talks "Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery," his own wrestling fandom and his still-under-wraps new DC animated project.

Dan Slott Unveils "Spider-Verse," Featuring "Every Spider-Man Ever"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Slott and editor Nick Lowe reveal the first details of "Spider-Verse," a November-debuting event filled multiple Spider-Men.