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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UPDATE: Meet the Guardians in New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Clips

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following the "Guardians" trailer, Marvel has released the first (brief) clips featuring Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot & more.

Fox Casts Its "Fantastic Four": Jordan, Bell, Mara and Teller

Wed, February 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The main cast of the 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot looks to be in place: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Miles Teller.

WATCH: Marvel's First "Guardians of the Galaxy" Trailer

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" film showcases Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the team in action.

Robert Kirkman to Produce Sci-Fi Film Starring "Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Film is the latest venture for "The Walking Dead" creator, specifically the sci-fi thriller "Air," starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou.

Grifter Returns in "Futures End" and More from DC's May 2014 Solicitations

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' latest round of solicitations reveal a major "New 52: Futures End" addition, a new Power Ring in "Justice League" and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Ross Goes Old School with "All-New X-Men" #27 Variant

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest Alex Ross-illustrated variant cover sees the painter taking on the original X-Men, plus the "All-New, All-Different" cast.

ReedPOP Plans "Pure Comic-Focused" Show for New York City in June

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Lance Fensterman confirms to CBR News that ReedPOP will bring a new show to the Javits Center this June, titled "Special Edition: NYC."

Gail Simone Aims High with "Completely Badass" "Tomb Raider"

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and avid gamer Gail Simone tells CBR News how much writing Dark Horse's soon-to-debut "Tomb Raider" comic book means to her.

Celebrate Presidents Day with Van Lente & Dunlavey's Take on Thomas Jefferson

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

In honor of the Presidents Day holiday, CBR presents a full story by the "Action Presidents" team, starring America's third head of state.

The Ultimate Universe Mourns a Hero in Bendis & Quinones' "Survive" One-Shot

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following "Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand," Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quinones pick up the pieces in March one-shot "Survive."

EXCLUSIVE: DC Celebrates "Batman '66" in May with Variant Covers by Mike Allred

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' latest variant theme is "Batman '66," with Mike Allred illustrating 19 May-shipping covers in the style of the beloved '60s TV show.

Bendis & Oeming Offer First "United States of Murder Inc." Details

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Powers" duo of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming have a new creator-owned Icon series, and discussed its "Mob rule" premise.

Johns & Romita "Really Want to Create Something Big" with Superman

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The incoming "Superman" team of Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr. talk to CBR News about exploring "unknown territory" with DC's first superhero.

DeConnick Deploys "Captain Marvel" on an Outer Space Journey of Self-Discovery

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Sue DeConnick talks in-depth about the cosmic focus of the new "Captain Marvel" series and the contributions of the Carol Corps. Plus, exclusive art!

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Action Figures Unveiled in Advance of First Trailer

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Guardians of the Galaxy" promotion heats up, with a look at the Marvel Studios movie's upcoming tie-in action figures and a trailer on the way.

EXCLUSIVE: Superman is "Doomed" in May Crossover Event

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writers Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak and Charles Soule team for "Superman: Doomed," a crossover event pitting the Man of Steel vs. Doomsday.

EXCLUSIVE: Greg Rucka Takes "Cyclops" on a Cosmic Road Trip

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The time-displaced Scott Summers goes from "All-New X-Men" to outer space in his new ongoing series, along with an unexpected travel companion.

Donal Logue Joins "Gotham" Cast as Harvey Bullock

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Donal Logue will be part of Fox's "Gotham" series after all, with reports stating he'll play Detective Harvey Bullock, Gordon's partner.

John Wesley Shipp Returns to "The Flash" with "Mysterious" Role in Pilot

Tue, February 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

TV's original Flash, John Wesley Shipp, will guest in The CW's "The Flash" pilot, with an expected recurring role if the show gets picked up.

Four More "Gotham" Roles Cast, Including Penguin and Alfred

Tue, February 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With the lead role of James Gordon in place. Fox's "Gotham" adds its Penguin, Alfred, Captain Essen and Barbara Kean, Gordon's fiancée.