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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"Batgirl" Variant Cover Cancellation Sparks Further Debate Among Comic Pros and Fans

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The discussion of the "Batgirl" #41 Joker-themed variant didn't end with DC Comics' decision to not publish the cover.

Stuart Immonen is Marvel's New "Star Wars" Artist

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Following the recently announced exit of John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen has been named as the second artist on Marvel's flagship "Star Wars" book.

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Celebrates Disneyland's 60th Anniversary with Variant Covers

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Disneyland turns 60 this year, and three new variant covers for "Uncle Scrooge," Mickey Mouse" and "Donald Duck" will mark the occasion.

Marvel Announces "Gwen" Variant Covers in June, Bill Willingham Writes "Guardians Team-Up"

Tue, March 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Amid a steady stream of new "Secret Wars" series making their due, Marvel's June 2015 offerings include Gwen Stacy-centric variants and more.

Kreisberg Hopes for Full-Fledged Rogues Episode on "The Flash"

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

With Liam McIntyre in place as the show's new Weather Wizard, EP Andrew Kreisberg says he's hoping for a "real Rogues episode" in the future.

DC Comics Cancels "Batgirl" Joker Variant Cover at Artist's Request

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The highly criticized Joker-themed variant cover for "Batgirl" #41 will not be published, at the request of the image's artist, Rafael Albuquerque.

Daniel Way & Soska Twins Seek to Unleash "Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack"

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

The former "Deadpool" writer has teamed with a horror director duo to seek funding on a project he's been working on for more than a decade.

Wells Promises "The Flash" Will Die In New Trailer For Upcoming Episodes

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: TV

With the first season of "The Flash" nearing its close, a two-minute clip contains plenty of enticing teases, including a threat from Harrison Wells.

Wilson Readies a More "Hopeful" Tone in DC's "Earth 2: Society"

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Daniel H. Wilson talks the Justice Society characters' new mission: Colonizing a new planet in the June-debuting "Earth 2: Society."

EXCL. PREVIEWS: New Art From "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Darth Vader" and More

Sun, March 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Lazy Sunday? Make the most of it by perusing art from comics including "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #12 and "Howard the Duck" #2.

Alonso Confirms "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" On the Way, Part of "Secret Wars"

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

First teased by Marvel in late October, a married-with-child Spider-Man and Mary Jane appear set for the "Secret Wars" spotlight.

Marvel's Road to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Begins with "Shattered Empire" #1

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's next "Star Wars" comic has been revealed via a cover by Phil Noto: "Journey to the Force Awakens - Shattered Empire," starting in September.

'90s Animated X-Men Return in Digital-First "X-Men '92"

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The X-Men of the 1990s animated series will return in a new Infinite Comic during "Secret Wars," from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Scott Koblish.

EXCLUSIVE: The Joker Stars in June Variants for "Superman," "Batgirl" and More

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Clown Prince of Crime takes center stage in DC Comics' latest variant cover theme month, in covers by David Finch, Rafael Albuquerque and more.

EXCLUSIVE: DC's "Mad Max: Fury Road - Furiosa" #1 Cover and Solicitation

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Director George Miller and collaborators continue the "Fury Road" comics prequel in June, with a one-shot starring Charlize Theron's character.

Dominic Cooper Rumored to Be "Preacher" Frontrunner

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

A newly surfaced, unconfirmed rumor states that Dominic Cooper is the early frontrunner to play Jesse Custer in AMC's "Preacher" adaptation.

Steven Seagle Working on "American Virgin" Pilot

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle revealed to CBR that he's working on a TV adaptation of the Vertigo series he co-created with Becky Cloonan.

Rogues Rule in Latest Photos from "The Flash"

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Captain Cold, Heat Wave and Lisa Snart take center stage in newly released images from upcoming "Flash" episode "Rogue Time."

Diggle Gets Married, Oliver and The Atom Face Off in New "Arrow" Photos

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The CW has released 19 new images from upcoming "Arrow" episode "Suicidal Tendencies," including Oliver and the Atom going head to head.

Jurgens & Chang Send "Batman Beyond" into a "Grittier" Version of DC's Future

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang talk to CBR News about the key differences between their "Batman Beyond" comic book and original animated series.