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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Singer Declines "X-Men" Promotion, Calls Sexual Abuse Claims "Completely False"

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Bryan Singer has responded to the sexual abuse allegations against him, calling them "outrageous, vicious and completely false."

"Arrow" EP Kreisberg Details Stunning Character Death

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Executive produce Andrew Kreisberg discusses the major, unexpected character death and the other big developments from this week's "Arrow."

Cartoon Network to Burn Off "Beware the Batman" in Late Night Slot

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The final 15 episodes of "Beware the Batman" will be aired, at 3 a.m. on Saturday nights as part of Adult Swim's "Toonami" block.

EXCLUSIVE: Van Sciver & Frank Illustrate "Forever Evil" #7 Variants

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ethan Van Sciver and Gary Frank help bring DC Comics' event "Forever Evil" to a close in May with three new variant covers, and CBR has the reveal.

Steven Yeun and Felicia Day to Star in Animated "Chew" Feature

Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

John Layman and Rob Guillory's Image Comics series "Chew" is in motion as an animated feature, with Steven Yeun and Felicia Day voicing lead roles.

Dark Horse Unveils C2E2-Exclusive "Buffy" and "Tomb Raider" Variant Covers

Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse will offer convention-specific variant covers by Aly Fell and Andy Park this weekend in Chicago, and CBR has the exclusive first look.

DiDio Says All Three Weekly DC Series Will End in March 2015

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Looking into the future, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio has clarified that "Batman Eternal," "Futures End" and "Worlds End" will all end in March 2015.

WC14: IDW Highlights Kids' Comics with "My Little Pony," "TMNT" and More

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

On the last day of WonderCon, IDW celebrated Easter by focusing squarely on their multiple all-ages comics, including their Cartoon Network slate.

WC14: Inside Dark Horse's "Whedonversity" with "Buffy" and "Serenity"

Sun, April 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy Season 10" writer Christos Gage and the "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" team of Zack Whedon & Georges Jeanty talk Whedonverse at WonderCon.

WC14 EXCLUSIVE: Buscema's "Silver Surfer," Simonson's "Manhunter" Get IDW's Artist's Edition Treatment

Sat, April 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing adds John Buscema's "Silver Surfer" and Walter Simonson's "Manhunter" to their Artist's Edition line, and CBR has the details.

WC 14: "Son of Batman" Cast, Director Talk Latest DC Animated Adaptation

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following its world premiere, the voice cast, director and producers behind DC Comics animated feature "Son of Batman" meet the WonderCon fans.

WC14: DC Comics Spotlights Batman with Simone, Manapul and More

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Bat-talent convene in Anaheim to discuss the recently launched "Batman Eternal" weekly series and the Dark Knight's monthly adventures.

"Arrow" EP Kreisberg On the "Flash"-Tinged Latest Episode

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg details the big revelations of the latest "Arrow," including the debut of two members of "The Flash" cast.

DC's Third Weekly Series Revealed: "Earth 2: World’s End"

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics had made a third weekly official, announcing "Earth 2: World's End" with Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz and Marguerite Bennett and more contributing.

DC Previews Darwyn Cooke's "Batman Beyond" Short

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Acclaimed writer and artist Darywn Cooke returns to animation with a new "Batman Beyond" short debuting this weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim.

WATCH: Final "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Trailer

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The third and final trailer for next month's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has arrived -- with plenty of Sentinels, Magneto vs. a stadium and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Arthur Adams' Variant Covers Connect "Original Sin"

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

All eight issues of "Original Sin" will ship with an interconnecting variants by Arthur Adams, and CBR has the exclusive look at his cover to #1.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Meets Mondo in Upcoming Exhibition

Tue, April 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Austin-based gallery spotlights Mike Mitchell’s Marvel character portraits this month, and CBR has the exclusive first look at three pieces.

Dick Grayson Turns Secret Agent in New DC Series

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Grayson," from the creative team of Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janín, places the former Nightwing in a new role: superspy.

"Scalped" TV Adaptation in Development at WGN America

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra's acclaimed Vertigo series is reportedly in the works as a TV show at WGN America.