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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DC Comics Aims to Diversify Lineup Post-"Convergence," Plans 24 New Series

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Moving beyond "the New 52," DC looks towards a "more inclusive and accessible" slate starting in June, with 24 new series joining 25 existing titles.

EXCLUSIVE: Hayden Christensen Swings a Sword in "Outcast" Clip

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The former Anakin Skywalker trades a lightsaber for a considerably more old-fashioned blade in this fast-paced exclusive scene from Outcast.

Marvel's "Secret Wars Journal" Set to Chronicle Shorter Battleworld Tales

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has added another "Secret Wars" tie-in to the mix: Anthology series "Secret Wars Journal," set to feature the X-Men, Night Nurse and more.

Milo Ventimiglia Joins "Gotham" for Multiple-Episode Arc

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Gotham" has added the "Heroes" veteran as the Ogre -- a new antagonist that shares a name with a DC Comics character.

Marvel Announces New Exclusive Agreement with Brian Michael Bendis

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Following news of his departure from the X-titles, Marvel has announced that Brian Michael Bendis has renewed his exclusive deal with the company.

TV's Original Barry Allen Takes his "Flash" Character to the Next Level

Tue, February 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

John Wesley Shipp talks with CBR News about returning to the world of "The Flash," and Henry Allen's key role in tonight's episode.

PHOTO: First Look at Brandon Routh in Costume as The Atom on "Arrow"

Tue, February 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

It's been teased on the show for weeks, and The CW has released the first image of Brandon Routh in the full Atom suit on "Arrow."

"Superman" #38 Debuts New Power, New Costume for the Man of Steel

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. look to add a new power to Superman's list of abilities, along with a slightly redesigned costume.

REPORT: Alleged Live-Action "Titans" Cast Revealed, Includes Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon and More

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A new report states TNT's live-action "Titans" series will feature DC Comics characters including Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon and Raven.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Uncanny Avengers" #2, "Ultimate Spider-Man" #10, "Inhuman" #12

Sun, February 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Take a timeout from the big game to enjoy new Marvel art by Daniel Acuña, David Marquez & Justin Ponsor and Ryan Stegman & Richard Isanove.

Cross-Dimensional Marvel Heroes Fight in "Secret Wars: Battleworld"

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Secret Wars" tie-in promises "the craziest, most bizarre fights" with characters from across Marvel's multiverse pitted against each other.

Jason Momoa on Playing "Aquaman," Increasing Superhero Diversity

Thu, January 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The actor set to play Aquaman in multiple DC Comics-based films has opened up about the role, and the connect he sees to his Hawaiian heritage.

"A.K.A. Jessica Jones" Adds Rachael Taylor as Long-Running Marvel Character

Thu, January 29th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The world of "A.K.A. Jessica Jones" continues to grow, with Rachael Taylor set to play the character best known as the superhero Hellcat.

CM Punk on "Thor Annual," Potential Future Comics Work

Thu, January 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The pro wrestler-turned-UFC fighter has discussed new details of his "Thor Annual" story, and finding the time to write more comic book stories.

Mehcad Brooks Cast as Jimmy Olsen in CBS' "Supergirl"

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The "Supergirl" cast continues to grow, with actor Mehcad Brooks cast as long-running DC Comics supporting character Jimmy Olsen.

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal Assists Black Canary in New "Arrow" Clip

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) gets a helping hand from Arsenal (Colton Haynes) in an exclusive clip from tonight's "Arrow."

Suicide Squad Set to Return to "Arrow" with New Addition

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A "Suicide Squad" feature film won't stop the group from returning to "Arrow" later this season on The CW, this time with Cupid part of the crew.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Reportedly Up for Key "Doctor Strange" Role

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is eyed for an "unspecified role" in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, a new report says.

RUMOR: Karl Urban Potentially Up for "Aquaman" Role, Director Candidates Named

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

An unconfirmed rumor has surfaced naming Karl Urban as potentially playing a role in "Aquaman," along with two frontrunners to direct.

Hudlin & Cowan on Why a Live-Action "Static Shock" is "More Timely Than Ever"

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan update CBR on the new "Static Shock" series, and why the time is right for greater superhero diversity.