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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Jon Bernthal to Play The Punisher on "Daredevil" Season 2

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Walking Dead" alum is the latest actor to take on the role of the Punisher, and will debut on season two of "Daredevil" on Netflix.

DiDio Says Upcoming Stories Bring "Clarity" to the End of "Convergence"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio tells CBR News that there are more stories stemming from "Convergence" on the way, bringing with them a clarification of the event's ending.

DiDio Talks Post-"Convergence" DC: 'We Should Always Be Looking Forward"

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio talks to CBR about DC Comics' new slate of series, the significance of "Convergence" and the importance of having the publisher under one roof.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Unveils Comic-Con Releases, Including New Fiona Staples Cover

Tue, June 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International is less than a month away, and here's a look at what Archie Comics is offering, including a new cover by Fiona Staples.

"Daredevil" Showrunner Added as Final Member of "Transformers" Writers' Room

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Film

Steven S. DeKnight brought "Daredevil" to life on Netflix, and now he's joining forces with other big names to work on the "Transformers" films.

Geoff Johns Talks Waging "Darkseid War" in "Justice League," Falling in Love with Mister Miracle

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC's Chief Creative Officer talks the beginning of "Darkseid War," and how the event story ignited a love for Jack Kirby's Fourth World characters.

"Fun Home" Wins Five Tony Awards, Including Best Musical

Sun, June 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Bendis & Marquez to Relaunch "Invincible Iron Man" Under All-New, All-Different Marvel

Sat, June 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are set to team once again, this time for an "Invincible Iron Man" series, debuting post-"Secret Wars."

Axel Alonso Clarifies "All-New, All-Different Marvel": "This Is Not a Reboot"

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

While the post-"Secret Wars" era looks to shake Marvel up in a major way, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says it's definitely "not a reboot."

Josh Trank Talks "Star Wars" Departure, Denies Previous Reports

Thu, June 4th, 2015 | Category: Film

Director Josh Trank has opened up on his departure from his "Star Wars" film, calling it "the hardest decision he's ever had to make in his life."

James Wan Officially On Board to Direct Both "Aquaman" and "Robotech"

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Following the massive success of "Furious 7," James Wan has reportedly sign on to direct both "Aquaman" for Warner Bros. and "Robotech" for Sony.

Warner Bros. Film Head Talks DC vs. Marvel, Dark Superhero Films

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

In a new interview, WB exec Greg Silverman shares his take on the differences between DC and Marvel's film strategies, "seriousness" and more.

Jackson Not in "Civil War," But Wants Marvel Contract Extension

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Film

Samuel L. Jackson says he's not in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," but he's hoping you haven't seen the last of his Nick Fury.

"All-New, All-Different Marvel Previews" to Reveal Future of Marvel Universe

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel is prepared to announce much of its post-"Secret Wars" lineup in a free "All-New, All-Different Marvel Previews" magazine, out July 1.

Kamala Khan's First Animation Appearance Confirmed for "Avengers: Ultron Revolution"

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

The current Ms. Marvel will have a life outside of comics, as the popular character is set to appear in Disney XD's "Avengers: Ultron Revolution."

Man of Action to Develop "Mega Man" Animated Series

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Animation and comics veterans Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle are teaming for a new "Mega Man" TV series.

EXCLUSIVE: Cassaday, Calafiore & Purcell Contribute to "The Hellboy 100"

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

John Cassaday, Jim Calafiore and Gordon Purcel are contributing to The Hero Initiative's new project, and CBR has the exclusive first look.

Eddie Redmayne to Star in "Harry Potter" Spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne has officially been announced as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.' "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Produce and Star in "Big Trouble in Little China" Remake

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

The Rock is reportedly in negotiations to take on a remake of "Big Trouble in Little China" at Fox, in the role made famous by Kurt Russell.

"Ultimate Spider-Man" and "Avengers" Renewed on Disney XD with New Titles

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

The rechristened "Avengers: Ultron Revolution" and "Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6" are both set to debut on Disney XD in 2016.