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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New "Captain America: Civil War" Set Photos Show Cap vs. Crossbones

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Civil War" set photos continue to pour in, this time with Captain America (Chris Evan) taking on Crossbones (Frank Grillo).

Marvel Teases "Secret Wars" Endings & "Manga Artist" Variants

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's August releases come with a new variant cover theme, the rise of Peter Parker's daughter and Thanos vs everyone.

Rubén Blades Joins "Fear The Walking Dead" as Series Regular

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Actor and singer Rubén Blades is officially on board "Fear The Walking Dead," as the father of Mercedes Mason's character.

EXCLUSIVE: Drew Johnson Joins Dark Circle's "The Shield"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Williams has stepped away from art duties on upcoming Archie/Dark Circle series "The Shield," with Drew Johnson taking over with issue #1.

"Uncanny X-Men" #600 Delayed Until After "Secret Wars"

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that the finale to his X-Men run has been moved to October, due to " editorial and commercial reasons."

David Lynch Says "Twin Peaks" Back On at Showtime

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: TV

David Lynch says that the "Twin Peaks" revival is once again happening at Showtime, following the director leaving the project last month.

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Comics Cancels Kickstarter, Says Comics Delayed but Still Planned

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has the exclusive first word from Archie Comics Publisher Jon Goldwater on the decision to pull its Kickstarter, and what's next.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Passes $1 Billion in Global Box Office

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Film

The latest Marvel Studios release is the third to gross more than $1 billion in worldwide box office.

Kate Beckinsale to Return for Fifth "Underworld" Film

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

Kate Beckinsale is set to once again portray the vampire Selene in a new installment of the "Underworld" franchise, with Anna Foerster directing.

Asa Butterfield Reportedly in Negotiations for Spider-Man Role

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

New unconfirmed reports say the "Ender's Game" star is currently in negotiations to be Sony and Marvel's next big-screen Spider-Man.

DC Comics Unveils Promotional Items for June Launches

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

DC looks to get behind its new series and story arcs with multiple promotional items available at comic shops, including a "Starfire" postcard.

Vandal Savage Announced as "Legends of Tomorrow" Villain

Thu, May 14th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW's upcoming "Flash" and "Arrow" spinoff has its first major villain: Vandal Savage, who has more than 70 years of history at DC Comics.

"Officer Downe" is Ready to Fire in First Film Image

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

The first image of actor Kim Coates in the title role of "Officer Downe," based on the comic by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, has been released.

Bradley Cooper Guests in CBS' First "Limitless" Trailer

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

Bradley Cooper meets Jake McDorman in the first trailer for CBS' "Limitless" series, based on the 2011 film of the same name.

WATCH: CBS Unveils First "Supergirl" Trailer

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The "Supergirl" TV series is official for fall, and CBS has debuted the first trailer from the show, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role.

"Agents of SHIELD" Season Finale Overnight Ratings Hit Series Low

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" has been renewed for a third season, but the two-hour second season finale drew a series-low overnight rating.

"X-Men" Spinoff Film "New Mutants" Official at Fox

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

Fox's X-Men film franchise looks to expand with "The New Mutants," to be directed and co-written by Josh Boone of "The Fault in Our Stars."

"The Flash" Runs Towards First Season Finale in 20 New Photos

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW has released images from next week's season finale of "The Flash," titled "Fast Enough" and guest starring Robbie Amell and Victor Garber.

Diego Luna Reportedly Cast in "Star Wars: Rogue One" Lead Role

Wed, May 13th, 2015 | Category: Film

The acclaimed actor has reportedly joined the cast of the first Star Wars "Anthology" film, out in 2016 and directed by Gareth Edwards.

Oliver Talks 'Rebirth' in "Arrow" Season Finale Clip

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: TV

The third season finale of "Arrow" is right around the corner, and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) talks becoming the next Ra's al Ghul in this clip.