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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CBR TV: Oliva & Tucker Go to "War" with the New 52 "Justice League"

Fri, December 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jay Oliva and producer James Tucker spoke with CBR TV about the upcoming "Justice League: War," DC's first New 52 animated feature.

EXCLUSIVE: Kindt Plans A "Star Wars: Rebel Heist" for Dark Horse

Fri, December 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt takes on a Star Wars miniseries featuring a new look at the franchise's biggest names even as he plans his "Suicide Squad" departure.

Frank Miller's "Detective Comics" #27 Cover Revealed

Tue, December 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

On the Christmas Eve installment of "DC All Access," DC co-publisher Dan DiDio unveiled Frank Miller's cover for "Detective Comics" #27.

Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson: "We Want to Be Number One"

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Eric Stephenson speaks with CBR about Image's past year, and promises more announcements at Image Expo 2014 than the last two combined.

Another Comic Book Supervillain Planned for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has announced actor Dylan Minnette will play Donnie Gill in "Agents of SHIELD," the civilian identity of comic book villain Blizzard.

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Sook Covers "Crazy" DC Weekly Series, "New 52: Futures End"

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Ryan Sook discusses drawing covers and character redesigns while sharing exclusive art for DC Comics' era-spanning weekly series.

Marvel Officially Confirms Paul Rudd as "Ant-Man"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel has confirmed that Paul Rudd will play "Ant-Man" in the 2015 film, one day after reports he was in "early talks" for the role.

Shia LaBeouf’s Website "About" Page Copied PictureBox

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The "about" page of Shia LaBeouf's "The Campaign Book" website was found to be a nearly verbatim copy of Dan Nadel’s decription of PictureBox.

DC Entertainment Teams with Madefire for Interactive "Batman: Arkham Origins" & More

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment has partnered with Madefire for an interactive "Batman: Arkham Origins" motion comic and more digital projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Aims for "Fresher" Take on Superheroes with "Project Black Sky"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson says connections between their superhero books will increase - but don't call it a "universe."

Paul Rudd Reportedly Negotiating "Ant-Man" Deal

Wed, December 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following weeks of rumors, "Anchorman" actor Paul Rudd is reportedly in "early talks" for the title role in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man."

Will Plagiarism Affect Shia LaBeouf's Planned BOOM! Project?

Wed, December 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Will the controversy surrounding Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism of Daniel Clowes' work impact the actor's long-gestating BOOM! Studios project?

LaBeouf’s Apology Draws Criticism as Clowes Mulls Legal Options

Tue, December 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Shia LaBeouf's apology for his short film's unlicensed use of a Daniel Clowes comic has drawn scrutiny and further plagiarism accusations.

TV Vet Jeff Kline Pursues Comics Passion with IDW's Darby Pop Imprint

Tue, December 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Kline and David Wohl talk the philosophy behind their freshly launched Darby Pop imprint, and its first series, "Indestructible."

Gordon-Levitt Attached to "Sandman" Film as Producer, Possible Star

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to produce a "Sandman" adaptation with David Goyer, and possibly star in the film.

Charles Soule Replaces Matt Fraction on Marvel's "Inhuman"

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following the move of "Inhuman" #1 from January to April, Marvel has announced Charles Soule as the new writer on the series.

Cullen Bunn Wraps "Fearless Defenders," Sets a "Night Trap"

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The "Sixth Gun" writer discusses the end of Marvel's "Fearless Defenders" and his unconventional video game adaptation for Lion Forge.

Mark Millar's "Starlight" in Negotiations at Fox, Kinberg Writing Adaptation

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Starlight" is the latest Mark Millar comic book that could be headed to the big screen, with Simon Kinberg attached to write and produce.

Dini & Quinones' "Black Canary and Zatanna" Graphic Novel Solicited for May 2014

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

First announced in 2006, the "Black Canary and Zatanna" OGN from Paul Dini and Joe Quinones has an official release date of May 21, 2014.

German "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Trailer Reveals New Footage

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

A German-language trailer for next spring's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" features previously unseen footage, including more Gwen Stacy and Aunt May.