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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Salt Lake Comic Con Claims Trademark Victory, SDCC Says Litigation Still Ongoing

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Salt Lake Comic Con has claimed victory in its dispute with Comic-Con International, but SDCC says the issue is far from settled.

Latest "Arrow" Casting: J. R. Bourne Joins as Flash Villain

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

"Teen Wolf" and "Stargate" actor J. R. Bourne will play Double Down on "Arrow," a villain primarily associated with The Flash.

"Jurassic World" Sequel Gets a Release Date

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 | Category: Film

A "Jurassic World" sequel is official for 2018, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard both scheduled to return to the franchise.

Does LeBron James’ Warner Bros. Deal Mean a "Space Jam" Sequel?

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

LeBron James has a new deal with Warner Bros., leading to renewed speculation that a rumored “Space Jam” sequel may be a possibility.

"Wynonna Earp" TV Series Lands at Syfy

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Syfy has landed the rights to a TV series based on the "Wynonna Earp" comic book, most recently published by IDW.

First Promo for "Guardians of the Galaxy" Animated Series Arrives

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: TV

The first look at the "Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series promises a team that's "a little good, a little bad and a little bit of both."

"Jurassic World" Passes "Avengers" for #3 in All-Time Global Box Office

Wed, July 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

Dinosaurs continue to dominate the box office, as "Jurassic World" now has a worldwide total of $1.522 -- good for #3 on the all-time list.

Wonder Woman and Batgirl 'Chair Capes' Set to Make Office Work More Super

Tue, July 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Wonder Woman and Batgirl join the chair capes lineup in two new DC Comics-themed offerings from Entertainment Earth.

Sony Acquires Rights to "Emoji" Movie

Tue, July 21st, 2015 | Category: Film

An animated film based on Emojis -- yes, the varied emoticons that have become a staple of mobile communication -- is now in the works at Sony.

D23 to Preview "Captain America: Civil War," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and More

Tue, July 21st, 2015 | Category: Film

Disney's biennial D23 Expo returns next month, and here are new details on the upcoming films that will get the spotlight at the Anaheim event.

Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose to Appear on "X-Files" Revival

Tue, July 21st, 2015 | Category: TV

Fresh from "The Flash," Robbie Amell is slated to appear on an episode of Fox's six-part "X-Files" revival, along with Lauren Ambrose.

Damion Scott's "Uncanny Inhumans" Hip-Hop Variant Revealed

Tue, July 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Axel Alonso has unveiled a new hip-hop variant for "Uncanny Inhumans" #1, with Damion Scott paying homage to Outkast's "Aquemini."

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" Reportedly Close to Adding Benicio del Toro

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

Benicio del Toro reportedly has been offered the villain role for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," though a deal isn’t yet official.

Waid Responds to "Strange Fruit" Controversy: "What I Say About This is Not What's Important"

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

J.G. Jones and Mark Waid's "Strange Fruit" attracted criticism following the release of its first issue, and Waid responded in a CBR TV interview.

"The Flash" Full Season 2 Costume Revealed

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

"The Flash" will return this fall with a modified costume, and here's the first official look at Grant Gustin inside the new outfit.

Live-Action "Sword in the Stone" in the Works, "Game of Thrones" TV Writer Attached

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

Disney's next live-action adaptation looks to be "The Sword in the Stone," with "Game of Thrones" TV writer Bryan Cogman on board.

Bendis Says New "Guardians of the Galaxy" is Something Fans Won't Get on Screen

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis spoke in-depth about the new volume of "Guardians of the Galaxy," featuring Kitty Pryde and Ben Grimm added to the team.

Hot Toys to Debut 18-Foot Long Millennium Falcon

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

High-end collectible production company Hot Toys is thinking big for a new exhibition -- a 1:6 scale, 18-foot long Millennium Falcon.

"Ant-Man" Opens Slightly Below Projections, Still Hits No. 1

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

Though "Ant-Man" didn't hit the heights of recent Marvel Studios releases, it outperformed "Minions" to open at No. 1 for the weekend.

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Manager Has a Secret Identity: Comic Book Store Owner

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Weaver, owner of Victory Comics in Falls Church, Virginia, has a new gig: managing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.