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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Marvel Creative Director Bill Rosemann Conjures Unique Corporate Pairings

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Bill Rosemann discusses balancing his new job as Marvel's Creative Director with editing books like "Avengers Undercover." Plus, exclusive art!

"Agents of SHIELD" Crew Opens Up on Criticism, Expectations & the Remainder of Season One

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Stars Clark Gregg & Chloe Bennet, and exec. producers Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discuss the future of "SHIELD."

Two More Added to "The Flash" Pilot in Comics-Inspired Roles

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker have been cast in "The Flash" pilot, in the comic book-based roles of Eddie Thawne and Caitlin Snow.

"Agents of SHIELD" Ups Comics Cred with Deathlok, Lorelei

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb confirmed that long-running comic book character Deathlok will appear later this season on "Agents of SHIELD."

Latest "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Tease Offers Quick Glimpse at New Footage

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" approaches, Fox has released another quick-cut teaser with new footage from the film.

Gadot's Three-Picture WB Deal Reportedly Includes "Wonder Woman" Solo Film

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A new report says Gal Gadot has a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., including a "Justice League" movie and a solo "Wonder Woman" film.

Animated "JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time" Gets "Stealth Release"

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With little in the way of advance hype, a new DC Comics-based direct-to-video animated feature arrived at Target stores this week.

Jesse L. Martin Added to "Flash" Pilot as "Detective West"

Tue, January 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Law & Order" vet is the first actor to join Grant Gustin on the potential series, co-starring in "The Flash" pilot as "Detective West."

Six DC Series to End in April, Including "Superman Unchained" and "Nightwing" [UPDATED]

Tue, January 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple DC Comics series, including "Superman Unchained," "Nightwing" and "Justice League of America" are scheduled to wrap this April. UPDATED with comments from Scott Snyder.

Trailer, Voice Cast Revealed for Animated "Son of Batman"

Mon, January 20th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jason O'Mara returns to voice The Dark Knight in the animated "Son of Batman," based on Grant Morrison & Andy Kubert's story "Batman & Son."

IMAGE EXPO: Artists of Image Comics

Sun, January 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

At Image Expo, Jamie McKelvie, Chris Burnham, Paul Azaceta, Wesley Craig and Nick Dragotta discussed artistic methods with Image co-founder Erik Larsen.

"Man of Steel" Sequel Moved to 2016

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Viewers will have to wait longer for the big-screen team-up of Superman and Batman, with the release date moved from July 2015 to May 2016.

Wonder Woman Embraces "True Responsibility" in "Justice League: War" Clip

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

It's Wonder Woman vs. a Parademon horde in a new clip from the soon-to-be-released animated feature "Justice League: War."

Sif Moves From "Thor" to "Agents of SHIELD" in Upcoming Episode

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Jaimie Alexander will bring her "Thor" character to the small screen, with Sif set to guest star on episode 15 of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

Geoff Johns Employs Lex Luthor to Disrupt "Justice League"

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns discusses what Lex Luthor brings as the surprising new leader of the Justice League, and comments on DC's busy TV slate.

IMAGE EXPO: Fraction Prepares for Gender-Swapped "Ody-C," Muses Marvel Future

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Matt Fraction about his upcoming Image Comics series "Ody-C," the success of "Sex Criminals" and what his future might hold at Marvel.

Brett Booth Says You've Already Seen "The Flash's" New 52 Wally West

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Brett Booth has revealed more details on the soon-to-debut New 52 Wally West, including that he appears on an already released cover.

New "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Photos Features Electro, Depantsed Rhino

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The latest peek at this spring's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" includes new looks at Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, Electro and Rhino losing his pants.

CW Confirms Wonder Woman Prequel Series Not Going Forward

Wed, January 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Amazon," first announced in 2012, was confirmed to be officially dead by The CW at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Complete '60s "Batman" TV Series to Get Long-Awaited Home Release

Wed, January 15th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

As first announced by Conan O'Brien via Twitter, the live-action '60s "Batman" series will finally get a home release, at some point this year.