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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McKelvie & Wilson Get Up Close and Personal with December Image Variants

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson bring "The Wicked + The Divine" aesthetic to six Image Comics variant covers this December.

"Arrow" Unleashes Oliver Queen's Boxing Glove Arrow

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The boxing glove arrow -- once thought of as a relic from a bygone era in comic books -- made its live-action debut on last night's "Arrow."

Jai Courtney Reportedly in Talks for Potential Deadshot Role in "Suicide Squad"

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Terminator: Genisys" actor Jai Courtney is in discussions with Warner Bros. for a major part in "Suicide Squad," according to a report.

"Batman v Superman" Set Pic Sets Stage for Wayne Murders

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Based on a fan photo, it appears that "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" may include a look back at the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents.

Russ Heath’s Lichtenstein Comic: An Overnight Sensation Two Years in the Making

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 explores the history of "Bottle of Wine," Heath's 1-page comic that went viral this week, and traces its origins to a Hero Initiative benefit book.

Katie Cassidy Suits Up as Black Canary on "Arrow"

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) looks to embrace her family legacy as Black Canary in upcoming "Arrow" episode "Left Behind."

EXCLUSIVE: "Deathlok" Stands Triumphant in Mike Deodato's Issue #3 Variant Cover

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel veteran Mike Deodato provides his take on Henry Hayes in the variant cover to Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins' "Deathlok" #3.

EXCLUSIVE: December Variants for "Harley Quinn," "Batgirl," "Justice League United"

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics goes for the hat trick with variant covers for the "Harley Quinn Holiday Special," "Batgirl" #37 and "Justice League United" #7.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" EPs Talk the Show's "Liberating" New Additions

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon discuss "Agents of SHIELD," promising "answers are coming" regarding the mysterious writing.

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Reis Illustrates Eddie Thawne in "The Flash" Profile Card

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Veteran DC Comics artist Ivan Reis provides his take on Rick Cosnett's Eddie Thawne, a major player on The CW's "The Flash" TV series.

Kebbell Talks Major Changes to Doctor Doom in "Fantastic Four" Reboot

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In a new interview, actor Toby Kebbell says the Doctor Doom he plays in "Fantastic Four" is a programmer and blogger named "Victor Domashev."

New "Flash" Images Reveal Plastique, Girder

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

After a a week off, "The Flash" is back with new episodes this Tuesday and next, featuring the introduction of two more DC Comics-based villains.

Jared Leto Reportedly Targeted as Joker in "Suicide Squad"

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Oscar-winner Jared Leto may play Batman's perennial archenemy the Joker in 2016's "Suicide Squad" film, according to a new report.

EXCLUSIVE: "The Auteur's" James Callahan asks, "Why Don’t You Play in Hell?"

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Get the first look at both James Callahan's exceptionally detailed poster for Sion Sono's latest film, and a nine-step peek at his process.

Zimmer and Junkie XL Splitting Heroes, Scoring Duties on "Batman v Superman"

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Promoting "Interstellar," Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer told SPINOFF that he's sharing duties on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Jaxxon Returns in "Star Wars" #1 "Party" Variant Cover

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jaxxon, a character created for Marvel's original "Star Wars" comic book series is back -- sort of -- in a new variant by John Tyler Christopher.

EXCLUSIVE: Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #1 Tops 90K in Sales

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Wytches" #1 passing a reported 90,000 in combined orders, co-creators Scott Snyder and Jock share their reaction to the news with CBR.

EXCLUSIVE: The Rock Gets Catty in His "Hercules" Wardrobe

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Learn about the creation of Dwayne Johnson's distinct lion-centric battle garb in this exclusive clip from the "Hercules" Blu-ray extras.

Image Expo Returns in January 2015

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The latest installment of Image Expo sees the one-day show return to San Francisco with Brian K. Vaughan, Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the (Many) Characters of "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham"

Tue, November 4th, 2014 | Category: Video Games

The third "LEGO Batman" takes the action out of Gotham City and into outer space -- and encompasses more than 150 DC Comics characters.