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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"Grumpy Cat" Writer Promises "Laugh-Loaded Shenanigans" in Comic Series

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ben McCool talks adapting an Internet phenomenon to comic books, and CBR has an exclusive look at Steve Uy's art from issue #1.

Latest "Jem and the Holograms" Trailer Shifts Gears, Slightly

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest "Jem and the Holograms" trailer moves closer to the '80s animated source material, thanks to a hologram-projecting robot.

"Arrow" Star Stephen Amell Confronts Stardust on "WWE Raw," "SummerSlam" Match Official

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: TV

Following weeks of teases and back-and-forth taunting, "Arrow" star Stephen Amell confronted WWE pro wrestler Stardust live in the ring on "Raw."

"Millar & McNiven's Nemesis" Film Adaptation Moves Studios

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest news on a potential film adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" sees the film moving from Fox to Warner Bros.

"Fantastic Four" Box Office Estimates Lower with Poor Word of Mouth

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

Current estimates show "Fantastic Four" struggling to hit the $30 million mark, following nearly universally poor reviews for the film.

"Fantastic Four" On Track to Debut at #1 Despite Poor Reviews

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Fantastic Four" grossed $2.7 million in Thursday night showings, though the film currently has a 9 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

FX Renews "The Strain" for Season 3

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

With season two currently unfolding, FX has already renewed Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's "The Strain" TV series.

"Doctor Strange" to Look 'Dark' and 'Psychedelic,' According to Cinematographer

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

Veteran Marvel Studios cinematographer Ben Davis has said that the upcoming "Doctor Strange" is "not your typical Marvel action movie."

"The Flash" Casts Wally West

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: TV

Wally West -- the main Flash of DC Comics for many years -- will join the cast of "The Flash" season two, as played by Keiynan Lonsdale.

Sony Sets Release Dates for "The Dark Tower," "Bad Boys" Sequels and More

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Film

Sony has set release dates for 16 films, including "The Dark Tower," new "Bad Boys" and "Underworld" installments and a new "Ghostbusters" date.

"Archie" Broadway Musical in the Works, Written by Adam McKay

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Anchorman" writer/director is teaming with Archie Comics for a "slightly demented" Broadway musical based on the Riverdale gang.

Frank Darabont Files New Lawsuit Against AMC Over "The Walking Dead"

Tue, August 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

Frank Darabont and Creative Artists Agency are once again seeking millions in damages from AMC over profits from "The Walking Dead."

EXCLUSIVE: New Details for Valiant's "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" #1

Tue, August 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti & Raul Allen launch "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" in November, and CBR has all seven covers and new details for issue #1.

Blake Griffin Has His Own Space Jam Session with Marvin the Martian

Tue, August 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

LA Clippers all-star Blake Griffin believes he can fly in a new "Space Jam"-inspired Nike commercial.

Vandal Savage Cast for "Flash," "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow"

Tue, August 4th, 2015 | Category: TV

Vandal Savage is set to plague The CW's DC Comics-based series, and Danish actor Casper Crump will bring the immortal villain to life.

"Supergirl" Casts its Lucy Lane

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: TV

Jenna Dewan Tatum has joined the cast of CBS' "Supergirl" in the recurring role of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.

Frank Grillo Set to Return for "The Purge 3"

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Frank Grillo (Marvel Studios' Crossbones ) once again has "The Purge" franchise in his sights, as he's reportedly on board for the third film.

COMIC REEL: "Batman v Superman" Casting Rumor, "Crow" Remake in Question

Sat, August 1st, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Actor Scoot McNairy has once again been connected to the role of Jimmy Olsen, and the "Crow" remake has reportedly suspended production.

Ian McShane Joins "Game of Thrones" Season 6

Sat, August 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

HBO veteran Ian McShane is returning to the network for what's said to be a small yet vital "Game of Thrones" role.

REPORT: Channing Tatum Official for "Gambit"

Sat, August 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

Despite earlier reports that he was planning to leave the film, Channing Tatum appears to have closed his deal for the X-Men spinoff "Gambit."