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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Affleck & Damon Producing Adaptation of Brubaker & Phillips' "Sleeper"

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. is developing Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Sleeper" for film, with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attached as producers.

Geoff Johns Talks "Forever Evil's" First Act

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With three issues down and four to go, Geoff Johns talks "Forever Evil" with CBR News, and what it's like getting in Lex Luthor's head.

"Thor: The Dark World" Passes $500M in Global Box Office

Thu, November 21st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

After three weeks of international release, "Thor: The Dark World" is the latest Marvel Studios film to gross more than $500 million worldwide.

IDW Developing Michael Chiklis-Created "Pantheon" for TV

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The latest comic book-based TV show in the works is "Pantheon," an adaptation of the 2010 IDW miniseries co-created by actor Michael Chiklis.

DC's "Stormwatch" to End with April's #30

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics series "Stormwatch," the last former Wildstorm property with a New 52 ongoing series, is set to end in April 2014 with issue #30.

Geoff Johns Discusses DC's Busy TV Slate

Tue, November 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns talks five of the DC Comics-based shows in development, including "The Flash," "Gotham" and "Hourman."

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Hitch Creates Some "Real Heroes" with Writing Debut

Mon, November 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Ultimates" artist Bryan Hitch spoke exclusively with CBR News about his new Image series "Real Heroes," which he's both writing and drawing.

Make-A-Wish Transforms SF into Gotham in Honor of "Batkid"

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has turned San Francisco into Gotham City for a day in honor of five-year-old Miles, better known as "Batkid." Updated 6:45 PM

Brian Wood Responds to Misconduct Allegations

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Brian Wood has responded to artist Tess Fowler's allegations of misconduct at Comic-Con International in San Diego several years ago. UPDATED with new comments from Fowler.

Alleged Kutcher & Kunis "Wonder Twins" Movie Poster Surfaces

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

NYC retailer Midtown Comics claim they received a poster from Warner Bros. advertising "Wonder Twins" starring Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis.

"Eagleheart: Paradise Rising" Changes Pace But Remains Weird

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Eagleheart" executive producers Jason Woliner & Andrew Weinberg and stars Chris Elliott & Maria Thayer discuss the show's new serialized format.

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Set to End in February

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The fan-favorite X-Men series comes to a close -- at least for now -- with two issues from Jason Aaron, Pepe Larraz and Nick Bradshaw. UPDATED with comments from Aaron.

EXCLUSIVE: Fialkov & Infurnari's "The Bunker" Sees Print at Oni Press

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed digital comic "The Bunker" joins Oni as a monthly print title. CBR has the exclusive first word from creators Josh Fialkov and Joe Infurnari.

"Twilight's" Rosenberg Reportedly Helming Marvel's "Jessica Jones" for Netflix

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Melissa Rosenberg, long attached to "Jessica Jones," is reported to be writing and executive producing the Netflix series starring the character.

Del Toro Says "Justice League Dark" Part of Shared DC Movie Universe

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Guillermo del Toro confirms the "Justice League Dark" movie is still alive, and that it'll connect to DC's existing live-action plans.

"Fantastic Four" Reboot, "The Secret Service" Move Release Dates

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot is now scheduled for a summer 2015 release, and "The Secret Service" moves from November 2014 to March 2015.

Cornell & Stegman are "Mortal" at Marvel in February

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Wolverine" writer Paul Cornell and "Superior Spider-Man" artist Ryan Stegman are teaming for something at Marvel starting in February 2014.

Lee and DiDio Comment on DC Comics' Move to Burbank, Tease Donna/Wally?

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio addressed DC Comics' 2015 move, promising a "bigger, better and stronger" company. UPDATED with screenshot referencing Donna Troy and Wally West.

EXCLUSIVE: Kindt Puts Character First in Valiant's "Unity"

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Kindt and executive editor Warren Simons discuss how "Unity," Valiant's first team title, took shape, sharing an exclusive look at Issue #2.

UPDATE: Gaiman Explains "Sandman: Overture" #2 Delay

Tue, November 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Sandman: Overture" #2, originally solicited for Dec. 31, is now scheduled to be released in February 2014. UPDATE: Neil Gaiman explains the delay.