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: DC Comics Debuts Darwyn Cooke Variants in December

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

CBR has the first look at Darwyn Cooke-illustrate variant covers for "Action Comics," "Grayson," "Justice League United" and "Supergirl."

BCC: BOOM! Announces Waid/Jones Collaboration, New Cho Project

Sat, September 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios made it official that Mark Waid and JG Jones are working together, along with the announcement of new material from Frank Cho.

CBR TV: Knisley Travels with "An Age of License," Goes DIY in "Something New"

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley makes her upcoming wedding the subject of her upcoming book and talks about how the recipes in "Relish" changed her career.

EXCLUSIVE: Annie Wu Channels '60s Romance in Deadpool Anniversary Variant

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Deadpool continues to parody his way through 75 years of Marvel history, with his latest stop the decidedly non-superhero "Patsy Walker" #121.

Palmiotti Caps Nine-Year Run with "All-Star Western" Finale

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

Jimmy Palimotti talks to CBR News about saying goodbye to Jonah Hex, a character he and Justin Gray have written at DC Comics since 2005.

Matt Nable Cast as Ra's al Ghul on "Arrow"

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

After being discussed throughout "Arrow" season two, Bat-villain Ra's al Ghul will debut four episodes into season three, played by Matt Nable.

CBR TV: Layman Expands "Chew," Returns to Marvel with "Cyclops"

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

"Chew" creator John Layman stays hungry with his hit Image Comics series and discusses his return to Marvel to work on his favorite X-Men character.

The Rock Confirms Black Adam Casting, "Shazam" Screenwriter Hired

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

Following previous teases, Dwayne Johnson has made it clear he's playing Black Adam, with Darren Lemke set to write the "Shazam" film.

Charles Soule Signs Exclusive Contract with Marvel, on DC Titles Until March 2015

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Death of Wolverine" writer Charles Soule, an in-demand writer at a variety of publishers, has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel. UPDATED with comments from Soule and new details from DC Comics.

"Agents of SHIELD" Goes Ghost in Season Two Promo

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

A fan-uploaded commercial for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" features the first footage of the ABC show's forthcoming second season.

Ben Edlund Says "The Tick" Live-Action Return "Being Pursued with Vigor"

Mon, September 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Amid reports that Patrick Warburton will return as The Tick, franchise creator Ben Edlund confirmed that a live-action return is being pursued.

Murray, Gjokaj Added as "Agent Carter" Series Regulars

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Hayley Atwell will have company at the Strategic Scientific Reserve, with Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj both cast in the ABC series.

Atwell and Producers Release Intel on "Agent Carter"

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Though "Agent Carter" info remains scarce, the show's executive producers and star Hayley Atwell discuss the "huge responsibility" of getting it right.

"Arrow" Adds Nolan Funk as Felicity's Hacker Ex-Boyfriend

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The new season of "Arrow" looks to delve into Felicity's past, including a hacker ex-boyfriend from her college days named Cooper Seldon.

Purported Doctor Doom Pics from New "Fantastic Four" Leak Online

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In the second such reported leak from Fox's "Fantastic Four" set, images allegedly depicting the film's Doctor Doom have surfaced online.

Jason Fabok Takes on "Justice League" Starting with November's #36

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has announced that artist Jason Fabok will move on from the Bat-titles to join writer Geoff Johns on "Justice League."

EXCLUSIVE: Archie Andrews Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fictional characters are now getting in on the Ice Bucket Challenge, including Archie -- who throws down the gauntlet to some heavy-hitters.

Marvel to Reprint Dark Horse's "Star Wars" Comics Starting in April 2015

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The first "Star Wars Legends Epic Collection" will include "Star Wars: Dark Times," "Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command" and more.

Henry Cavil, Amy Adams and More Join the Ice Bucket Challenge

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams took a dousing while on the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" set, as the Ice Bucket Challenges keep coming.

Larime Taylor Adds Color to "A Voice in The Dark: Get Your Gun"

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Disabled creator Larime Taylor discusses the new, in-color volume of his Top Cow series, and his both encouraging and frustrating past year.