Jennifer Cheng

Reviewer

Jen is from Texas, so don’t try to pass off your crappy inferior barbecue from anywhere else on her. She’s got an art and art history background, so she’s more likely than not to bore you by blabbering on about composition and depth of field. Jen been addicted to consuming sequential art since late middle school. Other hobbies include eating, baking and cooking, watching cartoons, being Asian and eagerly anticipating whatever project Joss Whedon does next.

FIRST COMIC: "X-Force" #34

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider Jerusalem and filthy assistants Channon and Yelena from "Transmetropolitan," Thessaly/Larissa in "Sandman," Zoe in "Morning Glories"

Articles By Jennifer Cheng

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REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's Shocking "Chew" #45

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #45 is a strong issue that contains "one of the biggest shocks" in the series' history.

REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting's "Velvet" #8

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting's "Velvet" #8 is "suspenseful from start to finish due to great creative teamwork" from the entire team.

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew" #44

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman & Rob Guillory "still deliver on jokes and characterization, while serving up an unprecedented level of non-comedic carnage" in "Chew" #44.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #9

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #9 continues the series' strong run with "addictively good characterization and dialogue."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #8

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #8 is a "smooth, very enjoyable opening to a new story arc."

REVIEW: David & Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1 is "a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers."

REVIEW: Spurrier, Carey, Gage's "X-Men Legacy" #300

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The milestone issue of "X-Men Legacy" by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey & Christos Gage is appropriately "about what it means to leave a legacy."

REVIEW: The "Afterparty" Begins in "Young Avengers" #14

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a host of guest artists present "Young Avengers" #14, with "a pitch-perfect party moment" for the cast.

REVIEW: Luna & Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #2

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Alex + Ada" creators Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "have followed up on a promising debut with an even better second issue."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #4 Is "Visually Spectacular Survival Horror"

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their deep ocean mystery in "The Wake" #4 from Vertigo Comics, morphing it into "visually spectacular survival horror" in an issue with a fitting cliffhanger.

REVIEW: "Batman: Black and White" #1 is "Unexpectedly Light and Funny"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The debut issue of the "Batman: Black and White" revival is "unexpectedly light and funny" with stories from a diverse roster of creators and featuring characters across the Batman mythos.

REVIEW: Spencer & Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30 continues the series' newest storyarc for a well-plotted and drawn issue with excellent pacing that "will keep the reader guessing" about Irina's past.

NYCC: Gay Marriage In Comics

Wed, October 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At the NYCC Gay Marriage in Comics Panel, Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent, Joan Hilty and Phil Jimenez discussed the controversy and representation, Queer vs. Gay comics and Kevin Keller's high school love life.

NYCC: Adam Kubert Discusses The Kubert School

Sun, October 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Kubert and Anthony Marquez spoke about the Kubert School, its curriculum and the pursuit and rewards of an artistic profession during a panel at New York Comic Con 2012.

NYCC: Editors, Creators Celebrate Women of Marvel

Sat, October 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Women of Marvel panel at NYCC 2012 had a great mix of editors and writers including Editor Jeanine Schaefer, writer Marjorie Liu, colorist Jordie Bellaire and more discussing the contribution of women to comics.

NYCC: Neil Druckman, Faith Erin Hicks & Dark Horse Introduce "The Last of Us"

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics' capped its video game-based comics panel at NYCC with Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks announcing and discussing their upcoming comic adaptation of "The Last of Us."

Copperhead #4

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Copperhead" #4 by Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski, both Clara and Boo hunt down leads, each going into treacherous territory: Clara to the Badlands after dark and Boo into an old memory.

Shutter #7

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Shutter" #7 by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca, Kate and Chris are abducted by their big sister's dragon and Alarm Cat loses his head.

Penny Dora and The Wishing Box #2

Mon, December 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Penny Dora and the Wishing Box" #2 by Michael Stock and Sina Grace, Penny and Elizabeth answer the Wishing Box's call.

Chew #45

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Chew" #45 by John Layman and Rob Guillory, most of the FDA team is under the knife in ER after last issue's disastrous attempt to collect The Collector, and the last page has a jaw-dropping plot twist.

Trees #7

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Trees" #7 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, warfare and murder sprout in the shadows of the Trees.

Sheltered #13

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Sheltered" by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas, the enemy is literally at the gate of Safehaven as the issue begins, as the community is threatened by a Waco-like confrontation with local law enforcement.

Lumberjanes #8

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Lumberjanes" #8 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen, Jen, Mal, April, Ripley and Molly must save Jo and also prevent the selfish and unscrupulous twins from obtaining the power of Zeus.

Punk Mambo #0

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Punk Mambo" #0 by Peter Milligan and Robert Gill, Punk Mambo returns to London to settle old scores that are tied up with the genesis of her magic.

Wytches #2

Mon, November 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Wytches" #2 by Scott Snyder and Jock, Sailor's neck injury leads her to go into the woods to confront the source of her torment.

The Kitchen #1

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "The Kitchen" #1 by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, Kath, Raven and Angie's husbands are in the can and Kath surprises the other two in how far she's willing to go to keep the money coming in.

Velvet #8

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Velvet" #8 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, the agency HQ is emptied for a bomb threat, giving Velvet access to the information she wants, but Sgt. Roberts is onto her plan.

Chew #44

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Chew" #44 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is meaty, but the meat is bloody and raw. Simply put: FDA Vs. The Collector. Many die; few survive.

Vertigo Quarterly: Yellow #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Vertigo Quarterly: Yellow" #1 is the third installment of Vertigo's CMYK anthology, collecting nine stories by Marguerite Bennett, Fabio Moon, Gerard Way, Philip Bond and Bill Sienkiewicz, among others.

Rachel Rising #29

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Rachel Rising" #29, the tables are turned. Zoe stalks Malus while Rachel stalks her original killer.

Oddly Normal #2

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Oddly Normal" #2 by Otis Frampton, Oddly encounters her aunt and tries to get some help about the bizarre disappearance of parents.

Lazarus #12

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Lazarus" #12 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Forever is part of the first couple to take the dance floor, and Jacob Hock has more than one unpleasant surprise up his sleeve.

Ms. Marvel #9

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Ms. Marvel" #9 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, Medusa and Kamala finally meet, and Kamala learns the true origin of her powers.

Deadpool's Art of War #1

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Deadpool's Art of War" #1 by Peter David and Scott Koblish, Deadpool discovers the classic ancient Chinese military treatise and decides to incite world war so that he can write a book too.

Batman Eternal #27

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Batman Eternal" #27 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins and Javier Garron, Killer Croc tries to locate Jade while Batman and Catwoman team up.

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 #1

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014" is another strong issue of the yearly anthology, with contributions from Brian Wood and Audrey Wood, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Jonathan Hickman and Declan Shalvey, among others.

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