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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Hulk to Smash "Thor: Ragnarok": Marvel Studios Reportedly Near Deal

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios is reportedly "near a deal" for Mark Ruffalo to reprise his role as the Hulk in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok."

First Image, Episode Description Released for "Supergirl" Episode 2

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Supergirl" pilot has been screened at conventions for months, but now fans can get an idea of what's in store for the second episode.

It's Darth Vader-Turned-Tiki in Artist's Māori-Style Mask

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Artist Mike "Nemo" Mendez has taken the instantly recognizable Darth Vader helmet and translated it into a Māori-style Tiki mask.

PREVIEW: "All-New Hawkeye" Returns with New #1 From Lemire & Pérez

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire & Ramón Pérez are back for their second "All-New Hawkeye" #1 of 2015, but this time the series features a time-jump twist.

Two X-Men TV Shows in Development: "Legion" at FX, "Hellfire" at Fox

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

Two X-Men-inspired TV series are currently in development: "Legion" at FX, featuring Charles Xavier's son, and a Hellfire Club-based series at Fox.

CBR TV @ NYCC: Fletcher & Wu Keep Rock Alive with DC's "Black Canary"

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Black Canary" writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Annie Wu spoke with CBR TV at NYCC to discuss their new hard rock take on Dinah Lance.

Azzarello and Doe Unleash "American Monster" at AfterShock

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Azzarello and Juan Doe are the two latest high-profile creators to join AfterShock Comics, with a new series titled "American Monster."

Ronda Rousey Hopes to Be 'Seriously Considered' for "Captain Marvel"

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Lest you think Ronda Rousey was only kidding around about playing Captain Marvel, she's making it known she's serious about taking on the role.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Out Gender Inequality in Hollywood

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

In a new essay, Jennifer Lawrence speaks out against being paid less than "the lucky people with dicks" in 2013's "American Hustle."

"Walking Dead" Ratings Down From Last Season's Premiere, Still Impressive

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Walking Dead" season six premiere didn't reach quite the audience of last season's premiere, but it still attracted 14.6 million viewers.

CBS Asks Viewers to Pick Their Own Personal "Supergirl"

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

With the show set to debut later this month, the latest CBS promotional campaign sees the cast and viewers pick a "Supergirl" in their own lives.

Rogen & Goldberg Reportedly Developing "The Boys" for TV

Tue, October 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke are shopping Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson's "The Boys," according to a report.

NYCC: DC Super Hero Girls Make Their Convention Debut

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Several of the creative forces behind "DC Super Hero Girls" took the NYCC stage to talk the "fierce, strong and powerful" new takes on DC heroes.

"Walking Dead" Director/EP Explains Black-and-White Sequences in Season Premiere

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Walking Dead" executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed Sunday night's season six premiere, talks going black and white for flashbacks.

NYCC: WBTV Takeover: "Gotham," "Legends of Tomorrow," "Blindspot," "Supergirl" and "Person of Interest"

Sun, October 11th, 2015 | Category: TV

NYCC concludes with a massive panel featuring five WBTV series, including DC Comics-based shows "Gotham," "Supergirl" and "Legends of Tomorrow."

NYCC: Marvel: Cup O' Joe (Quesada) with Slott, Soule, Gillen and More

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada returns to New York Comic Con for his famed Cup O' Joe panel, featuring announcements and more.

NYCC: Batman: The Bat-Universe with Snyder, Capullo and More

Sat, October 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Some of the biggest creators on DC's Bat-books -- including Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Peter Tomasi -- talk the Gotham family at NYCC.

NYCC: Greg Capullo to Take a Break from "Batman" for Project with Mark Millar

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman" writer Scott Snyder revealed that Greg Capullo will take a "very short" break from the series to work on a project with Mark Millar.

NYCC: Frank Miller Reveals He's Working on New "Sin City" Story

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

While discussing "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" with reporters, Frank Miller told CBR News his next comic story will be a "Sin City" yarn.

NYCC: The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary with Frank Miller and More

Fri, October 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Jim Lee talk "The Dark Knight" legacy and "The Dark Knight III: The Master Race."