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: Francesco Francavilla Illustrates "Ex Machina" Poster

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Film

Upcoming sci-fi film “Ex Machina” boosts its visual promotion with a poster drawn by “Afterlife with Archie” artist Francesco Francavilla.

"Agents of SHIELD" Spinoff Reportedly in Development at ABC

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new report says ABC is eyeing an "Agents of SHIELD" spinoff for as early as this fall, though the cast and concept is not yet known.

Purported Red Netflix "Daredevil" Costume Image Leaks Online

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: TV

An image depicting what looks to be Charlie Cox in a classic red Daredevil costume has surfaced online ahead of the Netflix series' debut.

David Ayer Shares "Suicide Squad" Cast Photo

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Suicide Squad" cast -- with some surprise additions and the noticeable absence of Jared Leto -- assembled for a new photo from a table read.

Poster Revealed for "Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's 'The Fantastic Four'"

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

The unreleased 1994 "Fantastic Four" film has a special place in comic book movie history, and the documentary chronicling it now has a poster.

"Daredevil" Clips Showcase Two Sides of Matt Murdock

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: TV

With the Netflix debut of "Daredevil" imminent, two clips from the series show Matt Murdock as himself and in his costumed identity.

Deadpool Reads "Deadpool" #250 on the Toilet in Ryan Reynolds Tweet

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

Ryan Reynolds keeps the "Deadpool" movie promotion going by acknowledging the newly released issue featuring the character's death.

DC Reveals Lineup for First Week of Eight-Page Previews

Tue, April 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics will preview its June offerings in May -- during the second month of "Convergence" -- and here's what to look forward to in week one.

The Truth Hits Hard for "The Flash" in New Promo

Tue, April 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" returns with new episode "All-Star Team Up" in a week, and The CW has released a tense minute-long promo for the episode.

Comic-Con Addresses WonderCon's Move to LA: 'It Was a Very Difficult Decision to Make'

Tue, April 7th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

Comic-Con PR rep David Glanzer spoke with CBR News in-depth about the reasons WonderCon is moving from Anaheim to Los Angeles in 2016.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Branches Out into Pinball Video Game

Tue, April 7th, 2015 | Category: Video Games, Film

Marvel Pinball fans will soon get the chance to play a table based on Marvel Studios' high-profile upcoming sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Latest "Daredevil" Spot: "It's Time to Stop Taking a Beating and Start Giving One"

Mon, April 6th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Daredevil" arrives on Netflix later this week, and the latest trailer focuses on the title character's training with Stick, played by Scott Glenn.

CBR TV: Tarr & Fletcher on Rising from Obscurity & Stewart's Importance to "Batgirl"

Mon, April 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Batgirl" co-writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Babs Tarr discuss their meteoric rise at DC Comics, how they owe it all to Cameron Stewart and more.

OFFICIAL: WonderCon to Relocate to Los Angeles in 2016

Sun, April 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple reports state that Comic-Con plans to move WonderCon from Anaheim to Los Angeles in 2016, in what's said to be a one-year commitment. UPDATE: The move is now official.

WC15: Cast Members and Kreisberg Talk "The Flash"

Sun, April 5th, 2015 | Category: TV

With only a few episodes left before its season finale, "The Flash" gets the WonderCon spotlight, with Andrew Kreisberg and more facing the fans.

WC15: "Powers" TV Panel with Bendis, Oeming & More

Sun, April 5th, 2015 | Category: TV

On the last day of WonderCon, and Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Charlie Huston and cast members talked the first season of "Powers."

EXCLUSIVE: John Cassaday's "The Spirit" #1 Cover

Sun, April 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite's revival of Will Eisner's classic creation launches in July, and CBR has the exclusive first look at John Cassaday's cover.

WC15 EXCLUSIVE: IDW to Adapt "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott & David Tipton will co-write an adaptation of the Nicholas Meyer mystery novel "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" as a comic for IDW Publishing.

WC15 EXCLUSIVE: IDW Games to Adapt Bendis & Oeming's "Powers"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's creator-owned hit "Powers" is set to be adapted once again -- now as a series of tabletop games.

WC15: IDW and DC Team-Up for "Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War"

Sat, April 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Green Lantern Corps and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will meet for the first time in an upcoming miniseries from IDW and DC Comics.