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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Two Separate Writers Reportedly Working on "Aquaman" Film

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Screenwriters Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are both working -- separately -- on "Aquaman" scripts for Warner Bros., according to a report.

CBR TV: Kermit the Frog on "Muppets Most Wanted" and What's Next

Tue, August 12th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Showbiz legend Kermit the Frog talks with CBR TV about the making of the latest Muppets film, and future projects currently in "development."

Noel Fisher Fulfills Childhood Dream as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'" Michelangelo

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The "Shameless" actor discusses taking on the role of famed party dude Michelangelo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and his "X-Men" past.

Marvel Reveals Fan-Chosen Contents of "75th Anniversary Omnibus"

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel let fans vote on what would be included in its "75th Anniversary Omnibus," and the contents span from the Golden Age to "Hawkeye."

"Guardians of the Galaxy," and Chasing The Diversity Unicorn

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Albert Ching looks at Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and wonders, is "stroking the mane of The Diversity Unicorn" really such a bad thing?

EXCLUSIVE: Mackie Stars in Falcon-Focused "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Featurette

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" headed to home release, take an early peek at an extra profiling Anthony Mackie, the film's Falcon.

TV Vets MacLachlan and Simmons Join "Agents of SHIELD"

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kyle MacLachlan and Henry Simmons have both been cast on "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," with the former reportedly set to play Skye's father.

"Batman v Superman" Moves to March, Dates Announced for Nine More DC Films

Wed, August 6th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

WB has moved the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" release date up from May to March, no longer head-to-head with "Captain America 3."

Johns, Romita & Janson Seek to Inject Optimism Into "Superman"

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Superman" creative team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson discuss their plans to bring a more "human" Man of Steel to DC Comics.

Sony Reportedly Planning Female-Led Marvel Superhero Movie for 2017

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With the Spider-Man film franchise in flux, a report says that a female-led Spidey spinoff movie is under consideration for 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: Tedesco's Space-Faring "Original Sin Annual" Cover

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Announced at Comic-Con, Marvel's "Original Sin Annual" will explore the history of Woodrow McCord. Here's the cover by Julian Totino Tedesco.

EXCLUSIVE: Skottie Young Covers "Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three -- The Prisoner" #1

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young steps outside of the Marvel Universe for a "Stephen King's Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three -- The Prisoner" #1 variant cover.

EXCLUSIVE: Guera, Bisley Help Say Goodbye to "Thor: God of Thunder"

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Thor: God of Thunder" ends in October before the new "Thor" debuts, and CBR has the first look at variants by R.M. Guéra and Simon Bisley.

REVIEW: Risk Meets Reward in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel Studios branches out with "Guardians of the Galaxy," and the unconventional approach by writer/director James Gunn pays off.

Grant Morrison Says "The Multiversity" is a "Culmination" of His DC Comics Work

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Grant Morrison in San Diego to discuss long in-the-works project "The Multiversity," and its place in the comics industry.

EXCLUSIVE: Jurgens Returns to Doomsday for "Superman: Doomed" #2 Variant

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Doomsday creator Dan Jurgens returns to the character to help bring "Superman: Doomed" to a close with a variant cover for August's issue #2.

EXCLUSIVE: "Time Runs Out for The Avengers in Alessio's Variant Covers

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Time Runs Out" for both "Avengers" and "New Avengers" this September, and CBR has the first look at variant covers by Agustin Alessio.

SDCC: Waid Sends the Agents of "SHIELD" on Marvel Universe Missions

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid talks writing a "full-on, in-continuity Marvel Universe version" of Agent Phil Coulson and crew in the newly announced "S.H.I.E.L.D." ongoing series.

SDCC: Soule Follows "Death of Wolverine" with "The Weapon X Program"

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule isn't done with Wolverine's world after his death -- he's exploring the further ramifications with a new "Weapon X Program" miniseries.

SDCC: Marvel Comics' 75th and Daredevil's 50th

Sun, July 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid, Dan Slott and Joe Quesada discuss the 75th anniversary of Marvel and the 50th anniversary of Daredevil on Sunday at Comic-Con.