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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"Totally Awesome Hulk" Introduces New Hulkbuster Armor - And It's Not Tony Stark's

Fri, July 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Iron Man isn't the only Marvel superhero prepared to bust a Hulk, as Greg Pak and Mike del Mundo's "Totally Awesome Hulk" #9 shows.

DiDio & Lee Say Early "Rebirth" Response is 'Uncharted Territory' for DC Comics

Thu, July 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio & Jim Lee discuss the fan reaction to the "Rebirth" era, and shifting philosophies over the years.

EXCLUSIVE: "Howard the Duck" Finale Gets Painted and Action Figure Variants

Wed, July 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the debut of two variants for September's "Howard the Duck" #11, one painted by series writer Chip Zdarsky and an action figure variant.

DiDio & Lee Says DC Will Take the Time to Do "Watchmen"/Rebirth Story 'Right'

Tue, July 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio & Jim Lee tell CBR that it'll be a while before the story of "Watchmen" involvement in the DC Universe continues.

SDCC: G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel and the Women of Marvel

Sun, July 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Ms. Marvel" writer G. Willow Wilson, Marvel content development director Sana Amanat and more Women of Marvel gather Sunday at Comic-Con.

SDCC: Marvel: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Panel

Sun, July 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Spider-Man swings into the spotlight on the final day of Comic-Con, with Peter David, Robbie Thompson and more talking the extended Spidey family.

SDCC: New Marvel Studios Logo and Opening Fanfare Revealed

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios films will open up in a whole new way starting with "Doctor Strange," with a new logo and a new opening fanfare.

SDCC: New "Captain Marvel" Movie Logo Unveiled

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

With Brie Larson officially on board as the title character of "Captain Marvel," Marvel Studios also introduced a new logo for the film.

SDCC: Marvel Studios Reveals Latest Phase 3 Secrets

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios took the stage Saturday at Hall H, with a panel sure to be filled with surprises and previews of "Doctor Strange" and more.

SDCC: New "Star Trek" Series Gets Full Title, First Teaser Released

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: TV

The Bryan Fuller-executive produced Star Trek series is officially titled "Star Trek Discovery," as revealed Saturday at Comic-Con.

SDCC: Warner Bros. Film with "Suicide Squad," "Wonder Woman" and More

Sat, July 23rd, 2016 | Category: Film

Warner Bros. has the spotlight midday Saturday in Hall H, giving new looks at "Suicide Squad,"" Wonder Woman," "The Lego Batman Movie" and more.

SDCC: DC's Young Animal with Gerard Way

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Young Animal imprint looks to make DC Comics a little weirder, and Gerard Way, Jim Lee and more discussed what to expect from the line.

SDCC: Conversations with Joss Whedon

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Film

The creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and the director of "Avengers" addresses his (many) Comic-Con fans in a panel presented by Dark Horse.

SDCC: Roxane Gay Joins Marvel for "Black Panther: World of Wakanda"

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Noted writer Roxane Gay is set to make her comic book debut, writing the newly announced "Black Panther: World of Wakanda" with Ta-Nehisi Coates.

WATCH: First "Iron Fist" Teaser Trailer

Thu, July 21st, 2016 | Category: TV

After its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the first teaser trailer for Marvel and Netflix's "Iron Fist" series has arrived online.

SDCC: Spotlight on DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee

Thu, July 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Co-Publisher -- and veteran superstar comic book artist -- Jim Lee talks to the Thursday crowd at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

SDCC: DC Comics' Milestone Update: "Still Moving Forward'"

Thu, July 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

A year after DC Comics announced plans to bring back the Milestone characters, Co-Publisher Jim Lee confirms the revival is still in motion.

Pennywise the Clown Revealed in Creepy First Image from "Stephen King's It"

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: TV

The first image of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in the film adaptation of King's classic novel proves that clowns are still scary.

EXCLUSIVE: Max Bemis Puts Fools on Notice in Marvel's "Foolkiller"

Tue, July 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Max Bemis tells CBR about getting weird, dark and funny with the Dalibor Talajić-illustrated "Foolkiller" series, part of the Marvel NOW! lineup.

EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Doom is Marvel's "Infamous Iron Man," from Bendis & Maleev

Fri, July 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev's latest collaboration puts Doctor Doom in the Iron Man armor, looking to succeed where Tony Stark failed.