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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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.

Marvel, Gary Friedrich Agree to Ghost Rider Settlement

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

The years-long legal battle between Marvel Comics and Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich may be nearing the finish line, with both parties reportedly agreeing to a settlement ahead of the December 16 trial date.

Week of Marvel Teasers Leads to Reveal of New "Inhumanity" Art

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A week of vague Marvel teaser images culminated with the reveal of "Inhumanity" art by Olivier Coipel, promoting the post-"Infinity" status quo starting in December.

"Teen Titans Go!" Goes Monthly with Digital-First Comic

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Starting in December, DC Comics will release a monthly digital comic based on Cartoon Network's "Teen Titans Go!" animated series, with the stories later reprinted in a bimonthly print edition.

BCC EXCLUSIVE: Moriarty Plays Hero in Dynamite's Latest "Sherlock Holmes"

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Liss puts the focus on one of literature's most famous villains in Dynamite Entertainment's "Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives," and CBR News has the exclusive first interview on the miniseries.

Impending "Crisis" Signals Changes for Digital-First "Smallville" Comic

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Though "Smallville Season 11" is coming to a close, the DC Comics digital-first series will continue on, transitioning into a series of miniseries, starting in November with "Smallville: Alien."

BCC EXCLUSIVE: Glass Brings "Furious" New Project to Dark Horse

Fri, September 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Mice Templar" writer Bryan J.L. Glass spoke exclusively with CBR News about "Furious," his upcoming Dark Horse Comics miniseries starring a "repugnant" female superhero.

Waid Announces Comic Book Store Partnership with Franco & Baltazar

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following the news of his co-ownership of Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana, Mark Waid reveals his store has struck a business partnership with Art Baltazar and Franco's Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, Illinois.

Zenescope President Not Worried About "Comic Snobs"

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Zenescope president and co-founder Joe Brusha spoke in-depth with CBR about the niche "Grimm Fairy Tales" fills in the comics industry, and why he's OK with not being able to please everyone. UPDATED with exclusive art.

Digital Comics Advocate Mark Waid Discusses Becoming a Comic Book Retailer

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Daredevil" and "Indestructible Hulk" writer Mark Waid spoke with CBR about becoming a co-owner of Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana, and how it fits in with his passion for digital comics.

Wonder Woman Has A New Look in "Justice League War"

Fri, August 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The latest peek at 2014's "Justice League War" shows a new look for Wonder Woman, who's sporting a different costume than in the animated feature's New 52 source material.

Bradley Cooper Officially Voicing Rocket Raccoon in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Fri, August 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

It's now official that "The Hangover" and "Silver Linings Playbook" actor Bradley Cooper will voice fan-favorite character Rocket Raccoon in Marvel Studios' 2014 "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.

Who Would Make the Perfect Lex Luthor for "Superman/Batman"?

Fri, August 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With the Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor rumors still unsubstantiated, CBR looks at the casting situation and wonders what actor would be the perfect antagonist for Zack Snyder's "Superman/Batman."

Zack Snyder Explains "Man of Steel's" "Mythological" Destruction

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With "Man of Steel" set to debut in Japan, director Zack Snyder discussed what motivated the controversial destruction in the film's climactic battle between Superman and Zod.

Batman/Superman Film to Shoot in Michigan, Likely in Early 2014

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The "Man of Steel" sequel pairing DC Comics' Batman and Superman has its first shooting location, as the Michigan Film Office announced the feature will film early next year in Detroit and throughout the state.

"Wilfred" Cast Members on the Season 3 Episodes That ‘"Change Everything"

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With two episodes left to go before the "Wilfred" season finale, cast members Fiona Gubelmann and Chris Klein discuss tonight's episode of the FX comedy, which promises to be pivotal to the series.

Vin Diesel Says "Guardians of the Galaxy" Deal Could be Close

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Speaking in detail about the prospect of playing Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy," Vin Diesel said it's now "up to his reps" to make a deal with Marvel Studios happen.

Burnham, Keatinge Celebrate "Batman Incorporated" in One-Shot Special

Tue, August 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison's epic run on "Batman" has come to a close, and Chris Burnham and Joe Keatinge are both adding to its legacy with stories in the one-shot "Batman Incorporated Special." Plus, exclusive Burnham art!

Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire Near the "Trinity War" Finish Line

Mon, August 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With only one issue of "Trinity War" to go, writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire discuss the Justice League-centric story and how it leads to the impending DC Comics event "Forever Evil."

Twitter Reacts Loudly to Ben Affleck Casting in Batman/Superman Film

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Ben Affleck's casting as DC Comics hero Batman has struck a serious chord with observers, with fans and industry professionals alike making their opinions clear on Twitter.