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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EXCLUSIVE: Writing Team Ready to "Blow Things Up" in DC's Weekly "Futures End"

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

CBR spoke exclusively with Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jeff Lemire in their first roundtable interview on "The New 52: Futures End."

Jason Aaron Puts Marvel's Secrets Up for Grabs in "Original Sin"

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

Writer Jason Aaron discusses Marvel's next event series with CBR, where the murder of The Watcher sets off a crime story played out on a cosmic scale.

Marvel's 2014 Event Announced: Aaron and Deodato's "Original Sin"

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

As teased last fall, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato are teaming for "Original Sin," Marvel's 2014 event centered around the death of The Watcher.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners Whedon & Tancharoen Answer the Fans

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" returns from midseason hiatus, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen answer YOUR questions about the series.

"Star Wars" Comics Move to Marvel in 2015 [UPDATED]

Fri, January 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that it will begin publishing new "Star Wars" comics in 2015, following the expiration of Dark Horse Comics' licensing contract. UPDATED with statement from Dark Horse.

McCann & Lee Acquire "Dapper Men" Rights from Archaia [UPDATED]

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

The "Return of the Dapper Men" creative team of Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee have acquired the rights of the property from BOOM! and Archaia. UPDATED with a statement from BOOM! Studios.

Carl Takes Center Stage in New "Walking Dead" Poster

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "The Walking Dead" returning with new episodes on Feb. 9, a new poster featuring Carl and Rick Grimes advises "Don't Look Back."

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Debuts First Official Photo

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney has released the first official still image from Marvel Studios'"Guardians of the Galaxy," along with a plot synopsis.

The Rock Tweets About "Big" DC-Related Meeting with Warner Bros.

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The Rock revealed on Twitter that he's recently had a meeting with Warner Bros., regarding something DC Comics related for 2014.

Disney's "Big Hero 6" Film Adds Chris Williams as Co-Director

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Disney's "Big Hero 6" animated film, based on Marvel characters, has added Chris Williams as co-director and Roy Conli as producer.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: Interview the "Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners!

Tue, December 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With new episodes on the horizon, CBR offers you the chance to help interview "Agents of SHIELD" producers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.

CBR TV: Oliva & Tucker Go to "War" with the New 52 "Justice League"

Fri, December 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jay Oliva and producer James Tucker spoke with CBR TV about the upcoming "Justice League: War," DC's first New 52 animated feature.

EXCLUSIVE: Kindt Plans A "Star Wars: Rebel Heist" for Dark Horse

Fri, December 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt takes on a Star Wars miniseries featuring a new look at the franchise's biggest names even as he plans his "Suicide Squad" departure.

Frank Miller's "Detective Comics" #27 Cover Revealed

Tue, December 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

On the Christmas Eve installment of "DC All Access," DC co-publisher Dan DiDio unveiled Frank Miller's cover for "Detective Comics" #27.

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson: "We Want to Be Number One"

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Eric Stephenson speaks with CBR about Image's past year, and promises more announcements at Image Expo 2014 than the last two combined.

Another Comic Book Supervillain Planned for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has announced actor Dylan Minnette will play Donnie Gill in "Agents of SHIELD," the civilian identity of comic book villain Blizzard.

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Sook Covers "Crazy" DC Weekly Series, "New 52: Futures End"

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ryan Sook discusses drawing covers and character redesigns while sharing exclusive art for DC Comics' era-spanning weekly series.

Marvel Officially Confirms Paul Rudd as "Ant-Man"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has confirmed that Paul Rudd will play "Ant-Man" in the 2015 film, one day after reports he was in "early talks" for the role.

Shia LaBeouf’s Website "About" Page Copied PictureBox

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The "about" page of Shia LaBeouf's "The Campaign Book" website was found to be a nearly verbatim copy of Dan Nadel’s decription of PictureBox.

DC Entertainment Teams with Madefire for Interactive "Batman: Arkham Origins" & More

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment has partnered with Madefire for an interactive "Batman: Arkham Origins" motion comic and more digital projects.