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: Alex Ross Channels "Hulk" History in "Savage" Variant Cover

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross's latest Marvel 75th Anniversary variant is for June's "The Savage Hulk" #1, and CBR has the exclusive first look at the cover.

Bendis & McGuinness to Reveal Richard Rider's Fate in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Guardians of the Galaxy" will tie-in to "Original Sin" in August, revealing what happened to the former Nova and Star-Lord in the Cancerverse.

CBR TV: Sana Amanat on TED Talk, "Ms. Marvel" & More

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Ms. Marvel" editor Sana Amanat joined CBR TV at WonderCon 2014 to discuss her Marvel work, her recent TED Talk and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Olivetti, Mooneyham, Reynolds Illustrate Dark Horse's "AvP" Franchise

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ariel Olivetti, Chris Mooneyham and Patric Reynolds are all illustrating "Aliens" and "Predator" projects for Dark Horse, and CBR has an exclusive look at interior pages.

Layman Says Next "Chew" Animation Announcement "Guaranteed to Blow Minds"

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The "Chew" co-creator talks the "pleasant surprise" of the "Chew" animated feature, and details his decision to leave "Batman Eternal."

Tim Blake Nelson Reportedly in "Final Negotiations" to Join "Fantastic Four"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Actor Tim Blake Nelson may be close to the role of Harvey Elder -- better known as the Mole Man -- in Fox's 2015 "Fantastic Four" reboot.

Bendis & Quesada Welcome Marvel Super Heroes to "Disney Infinity 2.0"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Video Games

Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quesada helped unveil "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes," a Marvel-centric new version of the toy/video game franchise.

Blackthorne Says Final Season 2 "Arrow" Eps are "All Hands on Deck"

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Paul Blackthorne, better known as "Arrow's" Officer Quentin Lance, discusses the season so far and hints at what's yet to come.

Richards "Wants Redemption" for Deathlok on "Agents of SHIELD"

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

J. August Richards talks with CBR News about what he'd like to see for Mike Peterson in the final few episodes of "Agents of SHIELD" season one.

Further "Batman Day" Details Revealed, Including Free "Detective Comics" #27

Tue, April 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

This July 23, DC Entertainment celebrates "Batman Day" with masks, capes, a free reimagined "Detective Comics" #27 scripted by Brad Meltzer and more.

C2E2 EXCLUSIVE: Alonso Reloads Marvel's "Young Guns" with New Round of Artists

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News talks to Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso about the six artists picked for the publisher's first "Young Guns" class in years.

"Batman: Assault on Arkham" Trailer Summons the Suicide Squad

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

With "Son of Batman" out on Blu-ray and DVD early next month, Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the next DC-based animated feature.

EXCLUSIVE: Kirkman Talks "Walking Dead" Changes on "The Writers' Room"

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

In an exclusive clip from SundanceTV's "The Writers' Room," Robert Kirkman discusses retaining Rick's hand on AMC's "The Walking Dead."

REPORT: Ray Fisher to Play Cyborg in "Man of Steel" Sequel

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The still-untitled 2016 Batman/Superman film has reportedly added another superhero: Cyborg, to be played by Ray Fisher.

Marvel Teases a Sister for Thor and Loki in "Original Sin"

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The "Original Sin" tie-ins continue, with Marvel suggesting that Thor and Loki have a sister, with more information promised for C2E2 this weekend.

Singer Declines "X-Men" Promotion, Calls Sexual Abuse Claims "Completely False"

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Director Bryan Singer has responded to the sexual abuse allegations against him, calling them "outrageous, vicious and completely false."

"Arrow" EP Kreisberg Details Stunning Character Death

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Executive produce Andrew Kreisberg discusses the major, unexpected character death and the other big developments from this week's "Arrow."

Cartoon Network to Burn Off "Beware the Batman" in Late Night Slot

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

The final 15 episodes of "Beware the Batman" will be aired, at 3 a.m. on Saturday nights as part of Adult Swim's "Toonami" block.

EXCLUSIVE: Van Sciver & Frank Illustrate "Forever Evil" #7 Variants

Wed, April 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ethan Van Sciver and Gary Frank help bring DC Comics' event "Forever Evil" to a close in May with three new variant covers, and CBR has the reveal.

Steven Yeun and Felicia Day to Star in Animated "Chew" Feature

Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

John Layman and Rob Guillory's Image Comics series "Chew" is in motion as an animated feature, with Steven Yeun and Felicia Day voicing lead roles.