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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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: "Arrow" Star Paul Blackthorne Talks Laurel's Death

Tue, May 10th, 2016 | Category: TV

Paul Blackthorne, who plays Captain Lance on "Arrow," talks how he approached the scene where his character discovered Laurel had died.

Fish Mooney is Back, and In Costume, in New "Gotham" Photos

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: TV

Jada Pinkett Smith will return to "Gotham" next week, and with a new look -- here are images of her in costume on "A Legion of Horribles."

EXCLUSIVE: "Rick and Morty," "Heartthrob" Variants Available at New Con

Sun, May 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press has teamed with Georgia's 2nd & Charles for the Fried Pie Con, and CBR has the first look at two variant covers available at the show.

Seth Rogen Shares Fabry-Inspired "Preacher" TV Posters

Fri, May 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

AMC's soon-to-debut "Preacher" series shows its commitment to the source material with two character posters inspired by Glenn Fabry's covers.

Marvel Announces Two New, Very Classified, "Civil War II" One-Shots

Wed, May 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Civil War II: The Fallen" and "Civil War: The Accused" are both on the way in August from Marvel, but that's about it for details at this point.

EXCLUSIVE: Sears & Marz Emphasize Creative Freedom in Ominous Press Revival

Thu, April 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Bart Sears has revived his comic company Ominous Press, this time with Ron Marz in tow. Both spoke with CBR News about what to expect from the line.

"Wolverine 3" Adds "The Office" Co-Creator Stephen Merchant

Wed, April 27th, 2016 | Category: Film

Stephen Merchant, the star of "Hello Ladies" and co-creator of "The Office," is the latest addition to Fox's third "Wolverine" solo film.

BOOM! Studios Reflects on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" Sales Success, Looks to Future

Tue, April 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios scored a major sales victory in March 2016 with a No. 5 finish, and talked to CBR News about the achievement and what's next.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DC Editor Eddie Berganza Become Public

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Following the announced departure of Shelly Bond from DC Comics, multiple allegations against longtime editor Eddie Berganza have become public.

"Voltron: Legendary Defender" Comes to Comics at Lion Forge

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Voltron" returns to animation this June, and will be back in comics in July with a five-issue miniseries written by two of the show's writers.

Marvel Studios' "Inhumans" Currently Without a Release Date

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 | Category: Film

Confirming suspicions after the next "Indiana Jones" film was announced for a week following "Inhumans," the latter has been pulled from its date.

Marvel's "Luke Cage" Aims to Be 'Completely Different' From "Daredevil" or "Jessica Jones"

Thu, April 21st, 2016 | Category: TV

"Luke Cage" showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and Misty Knight actress Simone Missick tell CBR the show differs from its Netflix predecessors.

DC Comics 'Restructuring' Vertigo Imprint, Announces Shelly Bond's Departure

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC is "restructuring" Vertigo, and with that comes the departure of Executive Editor Shelly Bond, who has been with the imprint since its earliest days.

Greg Pak Reveals "Kickstarter Secrets" with Latest Crowdfunding Campaign

Mon, April 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Following three very successful Kickstarter campaigns, comics writer Greg Pak is now looking to share the lessons he's learned with a new e-book.

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #6 Moves to Late August

Thu, April 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Originally solicited for June 15, DC Comics' "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" is now scheduled for release on Aug. 31.

Initial "Captain America: Civil War" Reviews Are Universally Positive

Wed, April 13th, 2016 | Category: Film

"Captain America: Civil War" is still a few weeks away from release, but the early word is that Marvel Studios' latest lives up to the hype.

REPORT: Michael Keaton in Talks for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Villain Role

Wed, April 13th, 2016 | Category: Film

According to a report, Micheal Keaton is in "early talks" to play an as-yet undisclosed villain role in 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Sony/Marvel's 2017 Spidey Film Officially Titled "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Wed, April 13th, 2016 | Category: Film

The first Tom Holland-starred, solo Spidey film under the Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures deal now has a name: "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

"DC Universe: Rebirth" One-Shot to Feature One Death, At Least Three Returns

Tue, April 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Three resurrections and a funeral? DC Comics has promised the "mysterious death" of a character in the upcoming "Rebirth" one-shot, plus returns.

Gerard Way Aims to "Make Crazy Art" with DC's Young Animal Imprint

Tue, April 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The rock star/comic book writer spoke in-depth with CBR about his plans for experimental, mature readers takes on "Doom Patrol" and more.