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: Cliff Chiang Joins "Hellbreak" #1 for Variant Cover

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

After a delay, Cullen Bunn & Brian Churilla's "Hellbreak" is slated to debut in March, and here's the first look at Cliff Chiang's variant to #1.

"Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners on the Midseason Finale's Marvel "Gamechanger"

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

EPs Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon tell CBR about "Agents of SHIELD's" midseason finale, and the turn of events that will affect the MCU as a whole.

EXCLUSIVE: Aguirre-Sacasa Talks "Afterlife with Archie" Return, Previews #7

Tue, December 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Afterlife with Archie" is back this week after a nearly five-month hiatus, and here's a preview, plus words from series writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Johns Says "Titans" Pilot Shooting Next Year

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With the slate of DC Comics-based TV shows growing, Geoff Johns stated that a pilot for TNT's "Titans" will be produced in 2015.

Action Figures Star in Latest "Star Wars" #1 Variant Cover

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The long history of "Star Wars" action figures is celebrated in a "Previews" exclusive variant cover from the soon-to-debut new Marvel series.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet (The Full) Crew from Palmiotti's New BOOM! Studios Series

Sun, December 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady have a new series at BOOM! Studios, and here's the first look at the cast lineup -- now revealed in full.

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Ultron Forever" #1, "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #2

Sun, December 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Take a look at new black-and-white pages by Alan Davis from "Ultron Forever" #1, and a glimpse inside "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #2.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Soundtrack Receives Grammy Nomination

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The highly lauded "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" could take home the Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Visual Media" this February.

"Earth to Echo" Director Reportedly in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" Talks

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

David Green, who directed this summer's family film "Earth to Echo," is reportedly Paramount's choice for the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel.

"Pan" Writer Reportedly in Talks for "Wonder Woman" Screenplay

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Jason Fuchs, writer of the upcoming film "Pan," is reportedly in negotiations to write the "Wonder Woman" screenplay.

EXCLUSIVE: Santa Has a Moral Dilemma in "Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays" Clip

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In a clip from Sunday's "Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays Special," Santa Claus has some trouble putting together his naughty and nice list.

Nick Spencer Talks "Ant-Man," Reveals Cassie Lang's Return

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In Marvel's latest "Next Big Thing" conference with comics press, Nick Spencer, Axel Alonso and Wil Moss talked the new "Ant-Man" series.

"Dark Knight Returns" Sequel In Talks with Miller & Snyder

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has confirmed previous reports of a potential Frank Miller and Scott Snyder co-written sequel to DC's celebrated "Dark Knight Returns."

AMC Orders "Preacher" Pilot

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin's adaptation of acclaimed Vertigo series "Preacher" has a pilot order at AMC.

"The Flash" Runs Towards "The Man in the Yellow Suit" in Latest Photos

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The next "Flash" episode is titled "The Man in the Yellow Suit," and the Reverse Flash isn't far behind -- here are images from the midseason finale.

Oliver Queen, Ra's al Ghul Face Off Shirtless in the Snow in New "Arrow" Pics

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

"Arrow" heads to a midseason halt next week, but not before Stephen Amell and Matt Nable battle it out with swords in the snow.

"Arrow" and "Flash" EPs on Channeling Comic Book Crossovers, Future Team-Ups

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenehim tell CBR how this week's crossover hearkens back to their comic fan roots, and when they might do it again.

Cullen Bunn Takes "Army of Darkness" on a Groovy Trip to the Final Frontier

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The prolific writer discusses sending Ash to outer space in his new Dynamite series, and how to avoid jumping the shark in the process.

"The Flash" & "Arrow" Casts Talk Pushing Each Other's Buttons in Crossover

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Stars Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Emily Bett Rickards and more talk with CBR about this week's two-part "Flash" and "Arrow" crossover.

Enjoy a Feast of Thanksgiving-Themed Comic Book Covers!

Thu, November 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Turns out, comic book characters like eating Thanksgiving dinner just as much as real people do, as evidenced by multiple covers over the years.