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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"Community" Celebrates Dan Harmon’s Return at PaleyFest

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Community's" fifth consecutive PaleyFest appearance celebrated the return of creator Dan Harmon, and the possibility of "six seasons and a movie."

"Sons of Anarchy" EP Joins "Walking Dead" Spinoff

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Sons of Anarchy" writer and producer Dave Erickson has joined AMC's "The Walking Dead" spinoff as a co-writer and executive producer.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Set Photos Show New Look for Hawkeye

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest "Avengers" sequel set photos show Jeremy Renner sporting a new costume somewhat reminiscent of Hawkeye's traditional comic book look.

"Gotham" Promo Photos Continue with Ben McKenzie as Gordon

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest "Gotham" reveal sees the first official look at Ben McKenzie as the Fox show's lead character, Detective James Gordon.

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" Sets Up Sinister Six, Says Sony Exec

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says the end of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" "probably" sets up some of the film franchise's Sinister Six.

Gregg Says "Agents of SHIELD" is "Building to Something I Don't Think You've Seen Before"

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Stars Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet plus executive producer Jeffrey Bell talk what to expect from the climax of "Agents of SHIELD" season one.

"Young Justice's" Brandon Vietti Pairs Scooby-Doo & WWE, Hints at DC Return

Tue, March 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Brandon Vietti talks "Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery," his own wrestling fandom and his still-under-wraps new DC animated project.

Dan Slott Unveils "Spider-Verse," Featuring "Every Spider-Man Ever"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Dan Slott and editor Nick Lowe reveal the first details of "Spider-Verse," a November-debuting event filled multiple Spider-Men.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Tie-In Coming to "Agents of SHIELD"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Agents of SHIELD" cast and executive producers gathered at PaleyFest to discuss "Winter Soldier's" effect on the show, and the "hope" for a second season.

Marvel Teases "Every Single One" Will Join Spider-Man

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel teaser shows Spider-Man among numerous web-silhouetted characters, many of whom appear to be spider-y in nature.

Oni Announces "Sixth Gun" Prequel, "Stumptown" and "Helheim" Return, More

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press has revealed much of their upcoming publishing slate, including new work from Greg Rucka, Jeff Parker and Joe & Anthony Russo.

Official "Gotham" Reveals Continue with Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

One day following a look at Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Fox releases the first official image of Camren Bicondova as "Gotham's" Selina Kyle.

Shalvey's Deadpool Family Photo Hints at an "Original Sin"

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's third "Original Sin" tie-in teaser of the week, illustrated by Declan Shalvey, shows Wade Wilson in his pre-Merc with a Mouth days.

"Arrow" EP Guggenheim: "You Haven't Seen the Last of the Suicide Squad"

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim details this week's "Suicide Squad" episode, and whether "Gotham" will have an affect on The CW series.

WB Releases First Official Image of Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock on "Gotham"

Thu, March 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Following set pics surfacing earlier this week, Warner Bros. TV has released an official Logue-as-Bullock promo photo for Fox's "Gotham."

Sony's "Powers" TV Series a Go on PlayStation

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's creator-owned series "Powers" is coming to screens, as PlayStation's first original series.

Stan Lee Tells "Playboy" He Doesn't Know Who Ultron Is, Among Other Revelations

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In an in-depth interview with the magazine, Stan Lee discussed his former artistic collaborators, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," his net worth and more.

Anthony Mackie Talks "Captain America 2," Pitches his "Cap 3" Idea

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel's big-screen Falcon spoke with CBR about his pride in playing the character, and what he'd like to see next for Sam Wilson. (Hint: red spandex)

DiDio, Harras and More Planning to Move West with DC Editorial

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has learned Dan DiDio, Bob Harras, Shelly Bond and Eddie Berganza are planning to move to Burbank with DC Comics' editorial operations in 2015.

Palmiotti Shares the Secrets of "Harley Quinn's" Success

Wed, March 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Harley Quinn" co-writer Jimmy Palmiotti discusses collaborating with Amanda Conner and Chad Hardin, and the series' impressive early performance.