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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CBR REVIEW: "Thor: The Dark World" Aims High

Wed, November 6th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The latest Marvel Studios film aims high with more fantasy and increased stakes, but a mediocre villain prevents it from reaching the next level.

Wilson Looks to Defy Expectations with "Risky" New "Ms. Marvel" Series

Wed, November 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson talks in-depth with CBR News about the new "Ms. Marvel" series, featuring a teenage Muslim girl taking on the mantle.

Apple Blocks "Sex Criminals" #2 on comiXology iOS App

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction reports Apple has officially blocked the sale of "Sex Criminals" #2 via comiXology on iOS devices, due to "objectionable" content. UPDATED with comment from Image Comics.

Wilson Writes the New Ms. Marvel, a Teenage Muslim Shape-Shifter

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has unveiled a new Ms. Marvel, a teenage Muslim girl named Kamala Khan, who will star in a series written by G. Willow Wilson. UPDATED with cover and more info.

EXCLUSIVE: Wood & Anka's "X-Men" Face Ghosts in New Story Arc

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The next arc of the Brian Wood-written "X-Men" features the all-new Sisterhood, in a story arc illustrated by Kris Anka titled "Ghosts."

One-Word Marvel Teasers Return with Wood & Anka's "Resurrection"

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest All-New Marvel NOW! teaser image promotes a "Resurrection" from the creative team of writer Brian Wood and artist Kris Anka.

Marvel's "Inhumanity" Teaser Advises, "Be Vigiliant"

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics promotes their forthcoming "Inhumanity" status quo with a new, Juan Doe-illustrated teaser image proclaiming "Be Vigilant."

Is The Annual Making a Comic Book Comeback?

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News explores the resurgence of the comic book annual in recent years, recovering from its status as a relic of the newsstand era.

"Teen Titans," "Aquaman" Artist Nick Cardy Passes Away at Age 93

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Cardy, an influential comic book artist best known for his work on DC Comics titles during the Silver Age, has passed away. UPDATED with DC's statement.

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" to Tie In to "Thor: The Dark World"

Fri, November 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The Nov. 19 episode of ABC's "Agents of SHIELD" takes place in the aftermath of "Thor: The Dark World," in theaters 11 days earlier.

Willingham Announces "Fables" to End with Issue #150

Fri, November 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Bill Willingham has announced "Fables" will end with issue #150, as part of his "retirement" from much of his comic book work.

Alex Ross Back at Marvel for 75th Anniversary Covers

Fri, November 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The "Marvels" painter returns to Marvel Comics for a series of variant covers in 2014 celebrating the publisher's 75th anniversary.

Waid & Krause Map Out Daredevil's Digital Road Trip

Fri, November 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Peter Krause's latest collaboration is "Daredevil: Road Warrior," a Marvel Infinite Comic taking the title character cross country.

Antiquated California Law Singles Out Horror Comic Books

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Everyone loves Halloween, but horror comic books were once targeted by California state legislature in a still-on-the-books law.

CBR TV: O'Mara & Romano Bring Batman into "Justice League: War"

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Jason O'Mara and voice director Andrea Romano discuss the upcoming "Justice League: War" animated film and O'Mara's turn as Batman.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Reportedly Official for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Wed, October 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Kick-Ass" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is officially on board as Quicksilver for the 2015 Marvel Studios sequel, according to a report.

Nelson Announces DC Comics Move to Burbank from NYC

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has distributed an e-mail to staff confirming that all operations will move to Burbank. UPDATED.

Remender and Boschi Team For "Winter Soldier: The Bitter March"

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Before his upcoming feature film debut, the Winter Soldier will star in a new Marvel Comics miniseries from Rick Remender and Roland Boschi.

"The Secret Service" Film Adds Dancer as Lead Female Villain

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Sofia Boutella, a dancer and actress who has performed on tour with Madonna, joins the adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' miniseries.

EXCLUSIVE: Valiant's "Unity" #1 Sells 68,500 Copies, Execs Talk Numbers

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant execs discuss what 68,500 orders for "Unity" #1 means to the publisher, distinguishing themselves from the competition and their Gold Key thoughts.