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: Pires & Rubin's "The Fiction" #1 is "an Exceptionally Strong Debut"

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Curt Pires and David Rubin's "The Fiction" #1 "has a clear, strong voice" and "ambitious, powerful themes."

ADV. REVIEW: Churchland & Graham Create a Rich World for "8house: Arclight" #1

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marian Churchland and Brandon Graham's "8house: Arclight" #1 "is another example of jewel box-like world building."

REVIEW: Loveness & Kesinger's "Groot" #1 is "an Overall Fantastic Debut"

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger are delightfully imaginative with the troubles they concoct" in "Groot" #1.

REVIEW: "Fresh Romance" #1 is "a Great Addition to the Shelves"

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle and Sally Jane Thompson's "Fresh Romance" #1 is "a solid debut overall."

REVIEW: "Convergence: The Question" #2 Transcends the Event

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner's "Convergence: The Question" #2 is "a rare creature: an event comic that manages to foreground its own story."

REVIEW: Lemire & Nguyen's "Descender" #3 Has "Plenty of Suspense"

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's "Descender" #3 "is contemplative and a little melancholy but ready for wonder."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #16 is "Ingeniously Constructed & Ambitious"

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #16 "advances the plot, enriches the world-building and provides a quiet beat in the larger arc."

REVIEW: Wilson & Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #14 is "a Joy to Read"

Mon, April 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Romance is very difficult to get right in any medium, but G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa nail it" in "Ms. Marvel" #14.

REVIEW: Hickman & Bodenheim Make "The Dying and the Dead" #2 "Well Worth Reading"

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hickman and Bodenheim's comic timing and panel composition are superb" in "The Dying and the Dead" #2.

REVIEW: "Gotham Academy" #6 Establishes "a Wonderful New Corner of Gotham"

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Mingue Helen Chen's "Gotham Academy" #6 is "light, bright and full of mischievous promise."

REVIEW: Allison & Treiman's "Giant Days" #1 is "a Fantastic Start"

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

John Allison and Lissa Treiman "create a fresh start for this new miniseries" in "Giant Days" #1.

REVIEW: Stewart, Fletcher & Bengal's "Batgirl: Endgame" #1 is "a Pleasant Surprise"

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

"The excellence of the visual storytelling makes Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Bengal's 'Batgirl: Endgame' #1 worth checking out."

REVIEW: Soule and Pulido's "She-Hulk" #12 is "Wonderful"

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

As Soule and Pulido's "She-Hulk" concludes with its 12th issue, the series' ending is "saccharine, but not bad words to live by, like most classic morals."

REVIEW: Thompson and Lee's "Silk" #1 has "Strong Humor"

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

Despite some hit-or-miss execution, Thompson and Lee's "Silk" #1 "has strong humor and unusually fine attention to psychological realism."

REVIEW: Scott McCloud's "The Sculptor" is "Hard to Put Down"

Mon, February 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The Sculptor," which marks Scott McCloud's long-awaited return to comics, is "unpredictable and enjoyably complex."

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."

Chew #50

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Chew" #50 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is the big one: the epic battle to the death between Tony Chu and his arch-nemesis, the Collector.

E is for Extinction #1

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"E is for Extinction" by Chris Burnham and Ramon Villalobos explores what would have happened if Xavier had died during Grant Morrison's original run on "New X-Men."

Jem and the Holograms #4

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Jem and the Holograms" #4 by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell, Stormer and Kimber meet secretly and Clash goes forward with a sabotage plan.

Ms. Marvel #16

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #16, Kamran goes looking for Kamala as she tries to protect her family and fellow citizens in the "Last Days" of Jersey City.

The Fiction #1

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "The Fiction" #1 by Curt Pires and David Rubín, a book is a portal to both magic and horror when one person in a group of four friends disappears in childhood and, fifteen years later, another one also vanishes.

Injection #2

Mon, June 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Injection" #2 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Maria asks for a sandwich, Vivek declines a sandwich and Simeon breaks some heads, but it's still not clear what the Injection is.

Long Distance #1

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Long Distance" #1 by Thom Zahler, a hyper kid in a Batman costume makes it possible for ad agency artist Carter Blue and scientist Lee Smith to fall in love.

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians" #1 by Ricardo Delgado is a wordless story that follows the adventures of a lonely but cunning Spinosaurus in prehistoric Egypt.

8house: Arclight #1

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In "8house: Arclight" #1 by Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland, a noble lady has switched bodies with an alien monster and hides in the borderlands of her kingdom.

Groot #1

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Groot" #1 by Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger, Groot and Rocket Raccoon try to hitchhike to Earth with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Secret Wars 2099 #1

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Secret Wars 2099" #1 by Peter David and Will Sliney is a "Secret Wars" event tie-in, but it reads like a regular debut comic, one that is devoted to introducing a new team: Avengers 2099.

Fresh Romance #1

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Fresh Romance" #1 by Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn and Sally Jane Thompson has three stories featuring high school rivalry, a reluctant marriage and a magical matchmaker.

Kaptara #2

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's "Kaptara" #2, Keith Kanga tries to settle into his new life on Kaptara, but politics and guilt interfere with his plan to ignore his home planet.

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli's "Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars" #1 humorously retcons the original 1984 event by giving the Merc With A Mouth a starring role.

Lady Killer #5

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lady Killer" #5 by Joelle Jones and Jamie Rich wraps up the story with nonstop action as Josie and Ruby attend the Seattle World's Fair to match wits and weapons with fellow assassins.

The Mantle #1

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Mantle" #1 by Ed Brisson and Brian Level has a well-executed last-page twist that will upend readers' expectations about superhero stories.

Convergence: The Question #2

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Convergence: The Question" #2 by Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner, the better man wins the battle, and Renee Montoya makes her peace with her father.

Descender #3

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's "Descender" #3, Tim-21 has a near-death experience and meets his maker.

Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters" by Simon Oliver and John McCrea explores New York after it is taken over by Nazis while the city is under the Dome.

Morning Glories #45

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Morning Glories" #45 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma reveals what Jade's deal is and why so she's special, even among all the extraordinary kids at Morning Glories Academy.

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