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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Manara Responds to Criticism of His "Spider-Woman" #1 Cover

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following rampant criticism from mainstream media outlets, Milo Manara shared his thoughts on his controversial "Spider-Woman" #1 variant cover.

EXCLUSIVE: Starfox gets "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" Redesign from Jerome Opeña

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The upcoming "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" original graphic novel will include some new duds for former Avengers, Starfox -- here's an early look.

Bendis, Snyder and More Comic Pros Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As the ALS awareness-raising Ice Bucket Challenge continues to captivate social media, multiple comics industry pros have gotten involved.

"Agents of SHIELD" Season Premiere to Introduce the Absorbing Man

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Agents of SHIELD" will introduce a major Marvel villain, with Brian Patrick Wade playing Crusher Creel -- better known as the Absorbing Man.

BOOM! Studios, 20th Century Fox Extend Relationship to TV

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox TV have signed a first-look deal, similar to the publisher's existing relationship with Fox's film division.

Milo Manara's "Spider-Woman" #1 Variant Cover Draws Criticism, Brevoort Responds

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple outlets have criticized Marvel's recently released "Spider-Woman" cover by Milo Manara, for an argued sexualization of the character. UPDATED with response from Tom Brevoort.

Rosemann Details the "Guardians of the Galaxy" Comic Book Origin

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel editor Bill Rosemann discusses the early days of the 2008 "Guardians of the Galaxy" comic book series that inspired the hit film.

"Agents of SHIELD" Looks to Rebuild in Season Two

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon and star Clark Gregg talk the new challenges facing "Agents of SHIELD."

Johnson & Perkins Take on "Supergirl" Following Bedard

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As of November's "Supergirl" #36, writer Tony Bedard is off the series, with Mike Johnson returning alongside new co-writer Kate Perkins.

"Powers" Casts Copley in Lead Role, Forbes as Retro Girl

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Sony's live-action "Powers" series has its Christian Walker: "District 9" star Sharlto Copley. Plus, Michelle Forbes joins as Retro Girl.

Comics Legend John Romita Sr. Makes "Superman" Cover Debut

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With his son's art in the interiors, legendary artist John Romita Sr. has drawn a "Superman" #34 variant cover, his first DC work in decades.

"Flash" Cast & Producers Talk Villains, "Arrow" Connections, Brighter Tone

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Showrunners Andrew Kreisberg & Greg Berlanti plus "Flash" stars discuss how the show will connect to - and distinguish itself from - "Arrow."

EXCLUSIVE: John Layman Makes Valiant Debut in "Archer & Armstrong" #25

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Chew" co-creator John Layman has written a short story for October's "Archer & Armstrong" #25, one of many creators contributing to the issue.

Two Separate Writers Reportedly Working on "Aquaman" Film

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Screenwriters Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are both working -- separately -- on "Aquaman" scripts for Warner Bros., according to a report.

CBR TV: Kermit the Frog on "Muppets Most Wanted" and What's Next

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Showbiz legend Kermit the Frog talks with CBR TV about the making of the latest Muppets film, and future projects currently in "development."

Noel Fisher Fulfills Childhood Dream as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'" Michelangelo

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The "Shameless" actor discusses taking on the role of famed party dude Michelangelo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and his "X-Men" past.

Marvel Reveals Fan-Chosen Contents of "75th Anniversary Omnibus"

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel let fans vote on what would be included in its "75th Anniversary Omnibus," and the contents span from the Golden Age to "Hawkeye."

"Guardians of the Galaxy," and Chasing The Diversity Unicorn

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Albert Ching looks at Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and wonders, is "stroking the mane of The Diversity Unicorn" really such a bad thing?

EXCLUSIVE: Mackie Stars in Falcon-Focused "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Featurette

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" headed to home release, take an early peek at an extra profiling Anthony Mackie, the film's Falcon.

TV Vets MacLachlan and Simmons Join "Agents of SHIELD"

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kyle MacLachlan and Henry Simmons have both been cast on "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," with the former reportedly set to play Skye's father.