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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NYCC: Todd McFarlane Talks "Spawn," Toys and More

Thu, October 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of "Spawn" talks the latest changes to the series, updates on McFarlane Toys and more on the opening day of New York Comic Con.

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Erik Larsen Joins Todd McFarlane on "Spawn"

Thu, October 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics founders unite as Erik Larsen joins Todd McFarlane on the "Spawn" creative team, and CBR has exclusive details from McFarlane.

"Arrow" EPs on the Season 4 Premiere's Surprise Ending: 'It's Not a Fake Out'

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: TV

"Arrow" showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle talk the major events of the season four premiere, including some insight into that ending.

Leaked "Batman and Robin Eternal" #3 Cover Spoils Major Character Return

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A major character from the Bat-past is back in "Batman and Robin Eternal," and fron and center on the cover of the series' third issue.

NYCC: Joe Quesada's "Daredevil" Production Art Available as Poster

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Quesada returns to Daredevil once again for production art for season two of the Netflix series, available at New York Comic Con as a poster.

EXCLUSIVE: "Deadpool Secret Comic" Plays Out Over 20 Variant Covers

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel puts its variant covers to work, with a 20-page "Deadpool" story by Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish unfolding over 20 variants.

David Walker Returns to "Shaft" with New Miniseries and Novel

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David F. Walker will return to "Shaft" at Dynamite Entertainment with the comics miniseries "Imitation of Life" and a new prose novel.

Frank Miller's First "Dark Knight III" Cover Revealed

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Superman and the Atom are the focus of Frank Miller's first "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" cover, for the minicomic inside issue #1.

Marvel Teases "Civil War" Sequel for Spring 2016

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics looks to be on the verge of another "Civil War," this one arriving around the same time as the "Captain America: Civil War" film.

EXCLUSIVE: "Frank Miller’s Sin City" Gets 'Curator's Collection' from Dark Horse

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller's first "Sin City" story, "The Hard Goodbye," will get the "Curator's Collection" treatment, with the original artwork reproduced.

"Arrow" EPs on Transition to 'Green Arrow' and Damien Darhk's Pure Evil

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: TV

Showrunners Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle talk to CBR about the implications of Oliver becoming the Green Arrow and new villain Damien Darhk.

"The Flash of Two Worlds": 9 New Images from "The Flash" Season 2, Episode 2

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

There's lots of Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick in these new photos from "The Flash of Two Worlds," the second episode of "The Flash's" second season.

Anarky Debuts in New "Arrow" Photos from Season 4, Episode 2, "The Candidate"

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

The CW has released 13 new photos from the second episode of "Arrow" season four, including a look at Alexander Calvert at Anarky from DC Comics.

"MacGyver" Reboot Planned at CBS, James Wan Attached

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Hide your household items -- "MacGyver" may return to TV, with a reboot in the works at CBS and James Wan on board to direct the potential pilot

"Marvel's Damage Control" in Development as Comedy Series at ABC

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV

Marvel's first live-action comedy series is in the works at ABC, an adaptation of the "Damage Control" miniseries developed by Ben Karlin.

"Ghostbusters" Animated Feature Reportedly in the Works

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Ghostbusters" may return to animation, this time as a feature film reportedly currently in development at Sony.

REPORT: Zack Snyder Meeting with HBO on "Watchmen" TV Series

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: TV

Though details are scarce at this point, Zack Snyder has reportedly met with HBO about a potential "Watchmen" TV series.

Hitch Promises "Justice League of America" Sequence on a Scale "Never Seen Before"

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Bryan Hitch talks potential additions to the JLA roster, the story behind Rao's creation and the even bigger stuff yet to come.

INTERVIEW: Bryan Hitch Stays Put at DC with "Justice League of America"

Wed, September 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of a 2-part interview, Bryan Hitch tells CBR News he's "having the best time" writing and drawing "Justice League of America."

Teddy Sears Shares New Look of Jay Garrick in Costume on "The Flash"

Tue, September 29th, 2015 | Category: TV

With one week before "The Flash" season two premiere, here's a look at Teddy Sears in costume as Jay Garrick, DC Comics' original Flash.