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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Yvonne Craig, TV's '60s Batgirl, Dead at 78

Wed, August 19th, 2015 | Category: TV

Yvonne Craig, who famously portrayed Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the third season of the 1960s "Batman" TV series, has passed way at age 78.

Stephen Amell & WWE Team Up for Fundraiser Before "SummerSlam" Match

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

With Stephen Amell poised to make his pro wrestling debut this weekend, the "Arrow" star has unveiled a new t-shirt to raise money for charity.

EXCLUSIVE: "Jughead" #2 Covers by Henderson, Francavilla and More

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The relaunched "Jughead" continues in November, and CBR has the first look at all five covers from the issue, by Erica Henderson and more.

Spider-Man Takes Over the Fantastic Four's HQ and More from Marvel in November

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's November 2015 solicitations included a further glimpse into Spidey's future, the start of the "Vader Down" Star Wars crossover and more.

"Agent Carter" Writer Joins Simone Bianchi for "Amazing Spider-Man" Story

Tue, August 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jose Molina and artist Simone Bianchi bring back the Santerians in a new story starting with November’s "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.1.

Chris Hemsworth Suits Up for "Ghostbusters" in New Photo

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Film

Chris Hemsworth has been spotted in full "Ghostbusters" uniform, riding a motorcycle surely designed for more than just transportation.

'Super' Death Coming in "Justice League 3001" and More From DC in November

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Several series -- including "American Vampire: Second Cycle" come to an end at DC in November, as "Dark Knight II" and several more begin.

CBR TV: Marjorie Liu on "Monstress," "Astonishing X-Men's" Gay Marriage & More

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marjorie Liu spoke with CBR TV at Comic-Con about making her creator-owned debut at Image Comics, X-23 as Marvel's new Wolverine and more.

D23: "Star Wars: Season of the Force" Comes to Disney Parks in Early 2016

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Star Wars: Season of the Force" is coming to Disney Parks, along with "Toy Story Land" in Disney World and "Iron Man Experience" in Hong Kong.

D23: Drew Struzan's New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan returns to the Star Wars franchise with a noteworthy new poster for "The Force Awakens."

D23: Star Wars-Themed Lands Official for Disneyland and Disney World

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Two 14-acre Star Wars lands -- one at Disneyland and one at Walt Disney World -- are officially in the works, as revealed at D23.

D23: "Star Wars: Rogue One" Cast Announced, First Photo Debuts

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and more are official for the "Star Wars: Rogue One" cast, with the first group photo revealed.

D23: Disney Live Action Presentation, Featuring Marvel Studios, Star Wars & More

Sat, August 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Captain America: Civil War" and more get the spotlight at D23, with plenty of stars and surprises in store.

D23: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Featuring "Toy Story 4" and More

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

Upcoming animated features including "The Good Dinosaur," "Finding Dory," "Zootopia" and "Moana" get the spotlight Friday at Disney's D23 Expo.

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Pope's Variant Cover for "Carver" #1

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Z2 Comics' periodical line continues with Chris Hunt's "Carver" #1, and CBR has an exclusive look at a variant cover by Paul Pope.

EXCLUSIVE: "Star Wars: Shattered Empire" #1 Gets New Phil Noto Variant

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Phil Noto brings his distinct style to a variant cover for "Star Wars: Shattered Empire" #1, available as a Long Beach Comic Con exclusive.

Patrick Stewart Confirms Role in Next "Wolverine" Film

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Professor Xavier will make "more than an appearance" in Hugh Jackman's final "Wolverine" film, according to Patrick Stewart himself.

INTERVIEW: WWE's Stardust Talks Getting in the Ring with "Arrow" Star Stephen Amell

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

WWE Superstar Stardust talks about his rivalry with Stephen Amell -- or as he sees him, the Green Arrow -- and his plans to take over the "Arrow" series.

"Think Tank" Returns to Unleash "Creative Destruction" in New Series

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Matt Hawkins talks to CBR about the return of Top Cow series "Think Tank," and artist Rahsan Ekedal moving from black-and-white to color.

POLL: What Should Fox Do Next with "Fantastic Four"?

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Film

With the future of the "Fantastic Four" film franchise now in question, what would you like to see Fox do next with Marvel's First Family?