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: Alex Ross Pays Homage to Tony DeZuniga in Star Wars Celebration Lithograph

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

CBR has the first look at an Alex Ross-illustrated, Tony DeZuniga-inspired lithograph on sale at April's Star Wars Celebration event.

Gina Carano, T.J. Miller Join "Deadpool" Cast, Colossus Expected to Appear

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Ryan Reynolds has company in Fox's "Deadpool" cast: Gina Carano has been cast as Angel Dust, and T.J. Miller has joined in an unspecified role.

EXCLUSIVE: McKenzie & Logue Talk Scarecrow's Scary Potential in "Gotham" Featurette

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Series stars Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue explain how serious of a threat the Scarecrow is to "Gotham" in a CBR-exclusive video.

"Weird Al" Yankovic Guest Edits April's "MAD Magazine"

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

The multiple Grammy-winning musical parodist will be the first guest editor in the 60-plus year history of "MAD," in April's issue #533.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant Execs Face Forward While Looking Back for 25th Anniversary

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

Dinesh Shamdasani, Fred Pierce and Warren Simons discuss the importance of Valiant's 25th Anniversary, and balancing nostalgia with innovation.

Marvel & Sony's Spider-Man Deal: What We Know So Far

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

CBR untangles the web of reports following Monday's news that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will collaborate on Spider-Man's movie future.

Todd McFarlane Talks Paul Jenkins' "Spawn" Takeover, Latest on Film and Animation

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Todd McFarlane discusses with CBR why Paul Jenkins was the right choice to take over "Spawn," along with updates on film and animation projects.

WATCH: New ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Debuts Latest Look at Branagh-Helmed Adaptation

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Disney has released a new trailer for Kenneth Branagh's live-action take on "Cinderella," due in theaters on March 13.

Hugh Jackman Calls Marvel/Sony Spider-Man Partnership "Really Exciting News"

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The longtime Wolverine actor, who has expressed his desire to mix it up with the wider superhero world, is excited about Spidey's film future.

More Sony/Marvel Fallout: Younger Spider-Man Reportedly Sought, Webb Also Out, Spinoffs Still in Motion

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The latest reports stemming from the Marvel Studios/Sony deal say that an actor "much younger" than Andrew Garfield is sought to play Spidey. UPDATE: A report says "Venom" and a female-centric spinoff film are both still in development.

"Sinister Six" Reportedly Still in Development Post Sony/Marvel Spider-Man Deal

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony's planned "Sinister Six" film is still on track following the Sony/Marvel deal, but will be delayed.

Hopeless & Garrón Revive "Inferno" for "Secret Wars"

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's latest "Warzones" series sees Dennis Hopeless and Javier Garrón explore a new take on the late 1980s X-Men storyline "Infterno."

Guggenheim Talks Oliver's Team "Arrow" Return, Teases Atom Capabilities

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Oliver Queen is back in Starling City, but a lot has changed in his absence. "Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim talks the hero's return, Atom's powers and more.

Marvel/Sony Spider-Man Deal Leads to Four Marvel Studios Films Getting New Dates

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Studios and Sony's new deal has led to new releases dates for "Thor: Ragnarok," "Black Panther," "Captain Marvel" and "Inhumans."

Marvel Studios and Sony to Share Spider-Man in New Collaborative Deal

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A deal has been reached between Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures, with the two now sharing live-action control of Spider-Man. UPDATE: Garfield out as Spidey.

Todd McFarlane Plays by a "Different Set of Rules" in New Series "Savior"

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of "Spawn" talks to CBR News about his hopes to defy expectations with his new superhero-free Image Comics series, "Savior."

Baccarin, Schilling Among Reported Candidates for "Deadpool" Female Lead

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: TV, Film

"Firefly" alum Morena Baccarin and "Orange is the New Black" star Taylor Schilling are said to be on the short list for a role in "Deadpool."

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Lemire Draws "Descender" #1 Variant Cover

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire embraces his artist side for a variant cover to "Descender" #1, the launch of he and Dustin Nguyen's new creator-owned series.

EXCLUSIVE: First Details of New DC Series Including Hitch's "Justice League of America" and More

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

There are 24 new series on the way from DC, and CBR has exclusive early details on "Justice League of America," "Bizarro" and more.

DC Comics Aims to Diversify Lineup Post-"Convergence," Plans 24 New Series

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Moving beyond "the New 52," DC looks towards a "more inclusive and accessible" slate starting in June, with 24 new series joining 25 existing titles.