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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DeMatteis Readies "Justice League Dark" for "Forever Evil: Blight"

Wed, October 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Veteran "Justice League" writer J.M. DeMatteis takes on "Justice League Dark" with this month's #24, and CBR spoke with him about what to expect from the run, starting with "Forever Evil: Blight."

Snyder and Lee's First "Superman Unchained" Arc to Run for Nine Issues

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a recent interview with DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee, he and writer Scott Snyder's "Superman Unchained" is stated to be a nine-issue series, rather than an ongoing. CBR News has more details.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." EP Talks Ratings, Nick Fury Cameo

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

TV veteran Jeffrey Bell talks with CBR about the first two weeks of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," ratings, budgets, last week's Samuel L. Jackson cameo and the newest episode, "The Asset."

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Infiltrate November Marvel Variant Covers

Fri, October 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." now settled into ABC's prime-time lineup, the show's cast has made their way onto comic books, in the form of seven different Marvel variant covers in November.

DC Announces "Forever Evil: Blight," 18-Part Crossover Starting This Month

Fri, October 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Justice League Dark," "Constantine," "Trinity of Sin: Pandora" and "Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger" are crossing over in an 18-part story titled "Forever Evil: Blight," running from October through March.

Jackson Says Olsen is Official for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In an interview following his "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." cameo, Samuel L. Jackson said Elizabeth Olsen has indeed been cast in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," potentially confirming rumors she'll play Scarlet Witch.

Horror Legend Romero Infects Marvel with "Empire of the Dead"

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary director and screenwriter George A. Romero teams up with artist Alex Maleev for the zombie-filled "Empire of the Dead," a 15-issue Marvel Comics miniseries debuting in January.

"Castle" Cast and Creator Celebrate the Challenge of Season 6

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Castle" has returned for a sixth season on ABC, and the stars of the show -- plus series creator Andrew Marlowe -- discussed Castle and Beckett's latest challenges at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.

Lemire & Ramsey Detail John Diggle's "Green Arrow" Comic Book Debut

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Arrow" supporting character John Diggle has made the leap from television to comic books, and CBR spoke with writer Jeff Lemire and actor David Ramsey about the big debut in this week's "Green Arrow" #24.

BOOM! Studios, 20th Century Fox Sign First-Look Deal

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fox and BOOM! Studios (plus imprint Archaia Entertainment) have agreed to a multifaceted deal, set to split a share of potential gross from adapted properties between the publisher and the original creators.

Andy Diggle Says "Captain America: Living Legend" is Worth the Wait

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Andy Diggle discusses "Captain America: Living Legend," the sci-fi-tinged series first announced by Marvel in 2010 as "Astonishing Captain America" as it hits stores starting this week.

Simon Kinberg to Write and Produce Fox's "Fantastic Four" Reboot

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fox's long-gestating "Fantastic Four" reboot has a new writer and producer -- Simon Kinberg, who's worked on "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Sherlock Holmes" and next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Mark Millar's Kid-Friendly "Kindergarten Heroes" in Development at Fox

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Though Mark Millar and Curtis Tiegs' "Kindergarten Heroes" picture book has yet to be released, a film adaptation is in development at Fox, with "Spy Hunter" scribe Carter Blanchard on tap to write the script.

Geoff Johns Talks "Forever Evil" #2, DC Villain Downtime

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

One day before "Forever Evil" #2 hits stores, writer and DC Entertainment chief creative officer discusses the miniseries' latest developments and what Captain Cold likes to do on his day off.

Marvel Brings Zeb Wells and Mike Del Mundo's "Assassin" to NYCC

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Marvel teaser image train keeps rolling, this time with writer Zeb Wells and artist Mike Del Mundo paired on a book involving an "Assassin" of some sort, to be revealed next week at New York Comic Con.

Players Guide a Young Batman's Long Christmas in "Arkham Origins"

Tue, October 1st, 2013 | Category: Video Games

"Batman: Arkham Origins" - the third game in the critically acclaimed, highly successful "Arkham" series - takes place early in Batman's career, and CBR News has a first impression of the soon-to-be-released game.

Marvel Teases Nick Fury Cameo in This Week's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel -- and series star Clark Gregg -- are teasing something big for this week's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and hinting that it could involve a guest appearance from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Hickman, Spencer and Caselli Go "Global" in Latest Marvel NYCC Teaser

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel keeps up the pace with another New York Comic Con teaser, this one promoting an Avengers-related announcement involving Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli.

Marvel Has Something "Rad!" in the Works from Slott & Allred at NYCC

Thu, September 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest Marvel teaser image promotes something "Rad!" from Dan Slott and Mike Allred, with details promised in a little more than two weeks at New York Comic Con.

Retailers React to DC Comics' Villains Month

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics' Villains Month winding down, CBR spoke to a number of retailers across the U.S. for their take on how the initiative -- and those allocated 3D motion covers -- has performed at their stores.