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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EXCLUSIVE: Simone and Calafiore Bring "Leaving Megalopolis" to Dark Horse

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

Dark Horse Comics will publish Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore's Kickstarter-funded "Leaving Megalopolis," with a chance of a future sequel.

EXCLUSIVE: Art Adams' "Deadpool" #27 Variant Cover Channels The Dark Knight

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

The variant cover of April's "Deadpool" #27, illustrated by Art Adams, pays homage to the most famous issue #27 in comic book history.

First "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" Trailer Arrives

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Power is a fragile thing," warns the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," due out Aug. 22.

Perrineau, Griffiths and Halford Join NBC's "Constantine" Pilot

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Three more actors have been added to the "Constantine" pilot in main cast roles: Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford.

Guggenheim Says This Week's "Arrow" is the Biggest Episode in Show History

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells CBR News why he's so excited about this week's flashback-heavy episode, "The Promise."

First Full "Transformers: Age of Extinction" Trailer: "We Don’t Need You Anymore"

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Things look bleak for the Autobots in the first full trailer for the Mark Wahlberg-starred "Transformers: Age of Extinction," out June 27.

"Gotham" Rounds Out Casting with Young Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The final "Gotham" series regular roles have been cast, with David Mazouz set to play Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova on board as Selina Kyle.

Whedon & Tancharoen Answer Your "Agents of SHIELD" Questions

Tue, March 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For the second time this season, showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen answer questions submitted by "Agents of SHIELD" viewers.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners on Paxton, Deathlok, Sif & More Surprises to Come

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon tell CBR News "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" "is only going to get better" in the remainder of its opening season.

An "Afterlife with Archie" Movie is Possible, Execs Say

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater and CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa say they're still figuring out the "Archie" movie -- and it may have zombies.

Aguirre-Sacasa Ready to Take Risks as Archie's First Chief Creative Officer

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Afterlife with Archie" writer and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater talk with CBR about Hollywood opportunities and challenging expectations.

"Girls" Star Lena Dunham to Write Four-Part "Archie" Story in 2015

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" will make her comic book writing debut in 2015, with a four-issue story in the main "Archie" series.

BREAKING: WB Reveals First Photo of Grant Gustin as "The Flash"

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. Television has released the first photo of star Grant Gustin in his costume as Barry Allen's superheroic alter ego, "The Flash."

BOOM! Adds Levitz to Board of Directors, Confirms Powell on "Big Trouble in Little China"

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! adds Paul Levitz to its board of directors, shares "Big Trouble in Little China" details and reveals a "first look" adaptation deal with Cartoon Network.

DC Announces Line-Wide Flash-Forwards in September 2014, More Lenticular Covers

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC aims to keep September a big month for them, with the return of motion covers and each ongoing series tying-in to weekly series "Futures End." UPDATED with confirmation of new weekly series.

EXCLUSIVE: Miller & Jones Buckle Up for "Space Mountain" Graphic Novel

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Bryan Q. Miller and Kelley Jones didn't let their fear of roller coasters stop them from bringing the long-running Disney ride to comics.

"Girls" Actor Adam Driver In Talks for "Star Wars" Villain Role

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

Adam Driver is reportedly close to joining 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII" as the J.J. Abrams-directed film's villain.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Brings Back Chromium Covers for "Armor Hunters"

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

Valiant will pay tribute to its '90s roots this summer with five "Armor Hunters" chromium covers, and CBR has the exclusive first details.

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Noto's Moody "Moon Knight" #2 Variant Cover

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

CBR has the exclusive reveal of "Black Widow" artist Phil Noto's pulp-tinged variant cover for April's "Moon Knight" #2.

Warren Ellis Confirms New Image Series, "Trees"

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

Warren Ellis has shared the first details of his latest Image Comics project, a sci-fi series illustrated by Jason Howard titled "Trees."