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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Jane Foster & Sif Prepare for Battle in New "Thor: The Dark World" Posters

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The "Thor: The Dark World" promotional campaign continues, this time with character posters focused on Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Asgardian warrior Sif (Jaimie Alexander).

"China, IL" Producers Talk Season 2, Working with Hulk Hogan

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Brad Neely brings the Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes back to Adult Swim for a second season of "China, IL," and SPINOFF spoke with him and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld about what viewers can expect.

Shane Black, Drew Pearce Look Back at Billion-Dollar "Iron Man 3"

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

At a screening to promote the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray release, director Shane Black and his co-screenwriter Drew Pearce discussed this year's biggest box office success, and the movie it could have been.

Chloe Bennet Hacks Her Way Into "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Chloe Bennet spoke with CBR about the soon-to-debut "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," discussing her turn in the Marvel Universe as Skye and whether her past as a Chinese pop singer might come in handy.

Brett Dalton Joins "Physical Comic Book World" in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Tue, September 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Brett Dalton discusses playing the prickly Agent Grant Ward in ABC's soon-to-debut "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," his comic book fandom and how Yale acting school prepared him for working with Joss Whedon.

BOOM! Studios Series 'Unthinkable' in Development as Fox TV Series

Mon, September 16th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The next BOOM! Studios property to get the live-action treatment may be Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco's "Unthinkable," now in development as an hour-long drama at Fox.

"Glee" Actor Cast as The Flash for "Arrow," Potential Spinoff

Fri, September 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Grant Gustin, who has appeared on "Glee" and "90210," has been cast as The Flash for both a three-episode stint on "Arrow," and the potential spinoff starring the character.

WB Exec Says Affleck's Batman Will Be "Tired, Weary and Seasoned"

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

According to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the Batman played by Ben Affleck in the 2015 "Man of Steel" sequel will be "tired and weary and seasoned," and "perfect for the vision" of the film.

Marvel Reveals "Origin II" Acetate Cover, Interior Art

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine miniseries "Origin II" starts in December, and Marvel previews the project with black-and-white interior art by Adam Kubert, plus news of a double-layer acetate cover to issue #1.

"Scarlet Spider" Ends in December, Ales Kot Joins "Secret Avengers"

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' December 2013 solicitations reveals that "Scarlet Spider" is ending its 25-issue run and recent "Suicide Squad" writer Ales Kot joins Nick Spencer as co-writer on "Secret Avengers."

Kirkman Declares "All Out War" in "The Walking Dead"

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"The Walking Dead" heads towards "All Out War" starting in October at Image Comics, and franchise creator Robert Kirkman discusses what to expect from the 12-issue arc.

"The League" Co-Creator Aims For Full-Blown Comedy in Fifth Season

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With a new season under way, "The League" co-creator Jeff Schaffer spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about the move to FXX, Andre's wedding and the lengths to which the show will go to get a laugh.

Warren Ellis Joins "Avengers Assemble" for "Inhumanity" Tie-In

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This winter, Warren Ellis joins regular series writer Kelly Sue DeConnick on "Avengers Assemble" in December, for an arc tying-in to Marvel's upcoming "Inhumanity" event.

CBR TV Goes 3D With DC Comics' Villains Month Lenticular Covers

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Albert Ching shares a look at the motion covers for two of this week's DC Comics' Villains Month one-shots starring Killer Frost and the Court of Owls.

EXCLUSIVE: Ronin Has a Breakthrough on "Mighty Avengers" #4.INH Cover

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive peek at Greg Land's Ronin-centric cover for "Mighty Avengers" #4.INH, an "Inhumanity" tie-in scheduled for release in December.

"Ant-Man" Release Date Moves to Summer 2015

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios' upcoming "Ant-Man" film is now a summer release, with the Edgar Wright-directed film moving from November 2015 to July of that year, a few months following "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Buccellato and Manapul Confirm Exit from "The Flash"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Long-running "The Flash" creative team Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul have announced their departure from the DC Comics series, following November's issue #25.

Williams/Blackman Originally Solicited for "Batwoman;" Gage on "Flash"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Notable news items in DC Comics' December 2013 solicitations include J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman originally listed as the writers of "Batwoman" #26. UPDATED with the new solicitation text.

Ellen Page in Talks to Star in "Queen & Country" Film

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following her return as Kitty Pryde in "X-Men: Day of Future Past," Ellen Page is in negotiations to star in "Queen & Country," based on the Greg Rucka-written Oni Press spy series.

Marvel Studios' Short Films Get Bigger with "Agent Carter"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios co-president and "Agent Carter" director Louis D'Esposito discusses the Marvel One-Shot short film paired with the "Iron Man 3" home release and where the program might be headed in the future.