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?).


Articles By Albert Ching

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Bendis Promises "Last Will and Testament" Leads to "Completely Different" X-Men Franchise

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis talks in-depth with CBR News about the major X-Men secrets to be revealed in "The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier."

EXCLUSIVE: IDW Adds "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters," "Edward Scissorhands"

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This October at IDW, Egon, Peter, Ray and Winston meet the TMNT, and Edward Scissorhands gets his own miniseries. CBR has the first details.

Comic-Con Introduces "Toucan Tracker" Wristbands for Hall H

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In an attempt to improve the line situation in the always-in-demand Hall H, Comic-Con International has introduced a new wristband system.

"Death of Wolverine" Aftermath Explored Via "The Logan Legacy"

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Death of Wolverine" fallout will stretch until at least December, with a miniseries set to examine the event's effect on multiple characters.

Co-Star Lucy Griffiths Off "Constantine"

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Lucy Griffiths, who plays "Liz" in the "Constantine" pilot, is off the show, and the character will be replaced by one from the comics.

Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera Team for New Valiant Series

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has learned that Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt will co-write an upcoming Paolo Rivera-illustrated project for Valiant Entertainment.

Marguerite Bennett and Andy Smith Join "Earth 2"

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' "Earth 2" shakes things up with Marguerite Bennett joining Tom Taylor as a co-writer, and Andy Smith taking over from Nicola Scott.

EXCLUSIVE: Aguirre-Sacasa Previews "Sabrina," New "Afterlife with Archie" Story

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics writer and chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa narrates the first look at "Afterlife with Archie" #6 and "Sabrina" #1.

"Hannibal" Director David Slade Joins "Powers" for First Two Episodes

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The director of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and several episodes of "Hannibal" will helm the first two installments of Sony's "Powers" TV show.

Mignola, Arcudi and Maleev Team for "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D."

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.'s "lost" years are chronicled in a new series from franchise creator Mike Mignola, plus John Arcudi and Alex Maleev. UPDATED with comment from Mike Richardson.

"Catwoman" Gets New Job, New Creative Team in October

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

New-to-comics writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Garry Brown take on "Catwoman" this fall, with Selina Kyle joining the family business.

Image Expo Comes to San Diego on Comic-Con Eve

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics' annual showcase is set to make its debut in San Diego, partnering with Comic-Con for a pre-Preview Night event.

"Sin City" Vet Devon Aoki Joins "Arrow" as Katana

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" will add another established DC Comics character in its upcoming third season: Katana, played by Devon Aoki.

David Finch Clarifies His "Wonder Woman" "Feminist" Stance

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Following a controversial comment stating he did not want to call Wonder Woman a feminist, David Finch took to Twitter to clarify his stance.

Meredith & David Finch Take Over "Wonder Woman" in November

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' ongoing "Wonder Woman" series gets a new creative team this fall: Writer Meredith Finch and her husband, artist David Finch.

EXCLUSIVE: Skybound Offers New "Walking Dead" Merch and More at Comic-Con

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first look at Skybound's offerings at Comic-Con International: San Diego -- including a replica of Negan's barbed wire bat, Lucille.

"Doctor Who" Season Premiere Scheduled, Teaser Released

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The latest season of "Doctor Who" -- the first starring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor -- is set to debut in August.

Marvel and IMAX Offer One-Night-Only "Guardians of the Galaxy" 3D Preview

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Can't wait until Aug. 1? Seventeen minutes of "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown to fans on July 7 at IMAX theaters in the US and Canada.

Jim Lee Reflects on Dark Knight's Legacy, Teases New Batman Gig

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The DC Comics co-publisher spoke with CBR about his time on Batman, credit for Bill Finger and a Dark Knight return after "Superman Unchained."

"Pacific Rim" Sequel Set for 2017, Animated Series Also in the Works

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Pacific Rim" appears to have blossomed into a full-fledged franchise, with a sequel, animated series and comic books all in development.