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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"Doctor Strange" Starts Production, Main Cast Confirmed

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: Film

Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is officially in production, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and more on board.

Jeph Loeb Embraces 'Grounded Stories' of Marvel's Netflix Series

Tue, November 24th, 2015 | Category: TV

The Head of Marvel TV talks with CBR about the real-life stakes of Marvel TV's Netflix series, progress on "Iron Fist," and a "Defenders" update.

INTERVIEW: Jeph Loeb Sees "Jessica Jones" as 'Extremely Relatable' and 'Very Aspirational'

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: TV

"Jessica Jones" may be Marvel's darkest live-action adaptation yet, but Jeph Loeb tells CBR that at its core, it's a classic Marvel story.

"Batkid Begins" Filmmaker Thinks Miles' Story is More Than a Viral Sensation

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Film

Filmmaker Dana Nachman discusses her documentary about Miles Scott's dream of becoming Batman and the people who made it a reality.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Enter "The Analog Man" in Lemire & LaRosa's "Bloodshot Reborn" #10

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Lewis LaRosa's next "Bloodshot Reborn" story arc also features the return of Valiant's "Valiant Prestige" format.

Finn & Rey on the Run in First "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Clip

Sun, November 22nd, 2015 | Category: Film

In a newly released 15-second clip from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Rey, Finn and BB-8 look to flee an attack on Jakku.

Goldsman to Lead "G.I. Joe" and "Micronauts" Writers Rooms to Generate Potential Films

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Film

Following the model of the "Transformers" writers room, the screenwriter will supervise similar creative sessions for "G.I. Joe" and "Micronauts."

"Lost in Space" Remake in Development at Netflix

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

A new version of '60s sci-fi series "Lost in Space" looks to be headed to television, with a remake in the works at Netflix.

Jeph Loeb Says There's 'Never Been Any Change' on "Iron Fist"

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb dismissed rumors that an "Iron Fist" Netflix series may no longer be happening, and told CBR news is on the way.

Extended "Flash"/"Arrow" Crossover Trailer Released

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: TV

It's one full minute of The Flash, Green Arrow and the future Legends of Tomorrow in a new, extended trailer for the upcoming two-part crossover.

EXCLUSIVE: Mondo Teams with Marvel for New Gallery Show

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mondo closes out 2015 with a Marvel-inspired show featuring Becky Cloonan, Mike Mitchell, Matthew Woodson and more, and we've got a first look.

Superman Says 'Lend a Friendly Hand' to Refugees

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Superman advises compassion and understanding towards refugees in a 1960 public service announcement comic by Jack Schiff and Curt Swan.

"Invader Zim" Comic Adds Dave Crosland as New Series Artist

Thu, November 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dave Crosland, whose credits include "Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time!" and "Amazing Joy Buzzards," has joined Oni's "Invader Zim" series.

"Jessica Jones" Showrunner Gives "Defenders" Update

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

Melissa Rosenberg talks how "Defenders" influenced the "Jessica Jones" plotting, and what she's thinking for a potential second season.

"Arrow" Targets HIVE in Plot Synopsis for Midseason Finale "Dark Waters"

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: TV

It looks like the holidays won't be a happy time for Team Arrow, as Damien Darhk attacks Oliver's holiday party on the Dec. 9 episode of "Arrow."

New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" TV Spot Asks, 'Sure You're Up For This?'

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

Han Solo asks Finn, "Sure you're up for this?" in the latest, new footage-filled TV spot from next month's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Chris Hemsworth in Talks for Potential "Allan Quatermain" Film Franchise

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

The "Thor" star may be coming on board a potential film franchise based on Allan Quatermain, the star of the novel "King Solomon’s Mines."

EXCL. PREVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" #2, Plus Character Sketches

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Mark Millar & Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #1 in stores today, here's a look inside issue #2, plus character sketches from the new series.

Phil Noto's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster Isn't Official, But It Should Be

Wed, November 18th, 2015 | Category: Film

Comics artist Phil Noto has illustrated his own "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" poster, an illustration he says was done just "for fun."

io9 to Become Part of Gizmodo

Tue, November 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gawker's io9, a popular blog that covers science fiction, fantasy and comic books, will be folded into Gizmodo as part of a larger restructuring.