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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #16

Mon, December 17th, 2012 | Category: Review

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #16, Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty begin a new storyline with a newly enlarged cast, but the intersection of multiple story foci results in a lack of suspense and direction.

Bloodshot #6

Mon, December 17th, 2012 | Category: Review

In "Bloodshot" #6 by Duane Swiercynski and Manuel Garcia, the supporting cast and dialogue shine as Bloodshot and allies infiltrate Project Rising Spirit's heavily guarded facility in order to get answers about Bloodshot's origin and p

Clone #2

Mon, December 17th, 2012 | Category: Review

Clones! Clones! Clones! Luke Taylor keeps a steady head in a sea of clones and shifts from defense to offense. "Clone" #2 by David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp has the concise, fast-paced action of the debut but with improved sophistication of plo

Atomic Robo and the Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #5

Mon, December 10th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Atomic Robo and the Flying She-Devils of the Pacific" by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener is a smooth landing for Robo's aerial Pacific adventure, with upbeat military action as well as gorgeous visuals by Wegener and colorist Nick Filard

Colder #2

Mon, December 10th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Colder" #2 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra gives readers a longer look into The Hungry World. Nimble Jack continues his spree of parasitic madness while Declan and Reece have an overly expository Q&A session.

All-New X-Men #3

Tue, December 4th, 2012 | Category: Review

"All-New X-Men" #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen is a clunky continuation of a strong debut. As characters struggle with each other, the reader struggles with bad dialogue and prolonged, predictable action.

Bedlam #2

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Category: Review

In "Bedlam" #2, Fillmore Press gives his doctor cause for worry, and Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo succeed in evoking that sick fascination that accompanies a conflicted desire to look more and look away at the same time.

Morning Glories #23

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Category: Review

The Ceremony begins in "Morning Glories" #23 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, but the events that surround it are more than main attraction. Irina leads The Truants to a point of no return, and a sacrifice comes from an unexpected source.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: Review

"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" #1 has strong dialogue, jokes and art by Katie Cook and Andy Price. The evil Queen Chrysalis returns, "filly-napping" the younger ponies, and the Mane Six must wrangle her or be wrangled.

Sword of Sorcery #2

Mon, November 26th, 2012 | Category: Review

In "Amethyst" by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti, the Houses form new allegiances within and without as Amaya chooses her path, while "Beowulf" by Tony Bedard and Jesus Saiz sees Wiglaf choosing sides as Beowulf wages war on Grendel.

Harbinger #6

Mon, November 26th, 2012 | Category: Review

In the dust of the epic battle between Harada and Peter, Kris Hathaway is drawn back into Peter Stanchek's orbit in "Harbinger" #6, in which she makes life-changing choices about revenge, war, power and injustice, and her own future.

Indestructible Hulk #1

Tue, November 20th, 2012 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu's "Indestructible Hulk" #1 begins new era for Bruce Banner as he becomes more accepting of his big green "disease."

Point of Impact #2

Mon, November 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Point of Impact" #2 widens the locus of possible suspects in Jay Faerber and Koray Kuranel's mystery about a woman named Nicole Rafferty who fell to her death, as her boyfriend, husband and friend all work towards getting more information.

Locke & Key: Omega #1

Mon, November 19th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Locke and Key: Omega" #1 begins the final arc of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's superb family-centric, artifact-strewn horror saga. Dodge inches towards her or his ultimate goal while the Lockes look back and open up.

Punk Rock Jesus #5

Fri, November 16th, 2012 | Category: Review

Chris challenges a follower's faith, and Thomas and Slate muse about their god-given talents in "Punk Rock Jesus" #5, continuing Sean Murphy's unconventional epic tale in a way that engages both the reader's heart and mind.

Fairest #9

Mon, November 12th, 2012 | Category: Review

In "Fairest" #9 by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, Rapunzel meets old loves and new threats in The Hidden Kingdom. The imagery and Beukes' allusive world-building are lovely, but flaws in plotting, pacing and characterization mar its beaut

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #1

Fri, November 9th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #1 by Jeff Parker and Brian Ching has fun jokes and pretty art, but the story suffers from a lack of interesting action and a derivative, unimaginative setting.

Colder #1

Wed, November 7th, 2012 | Category: Review

Despite an over-the-top cover, "Colder" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra is not splatter horror, but the beginning of a strange and original psychological thriller with a heart-thumping cliffhanger at issue's end.

Ghosts #1

Mon, November 5th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

CBLDF Liberty Annual #5

Wed, October 31st, 2012 | Category: Review

"CBLDF Liberty Annual" #5 is for a good cause, and there are some gems in it, including a "Walking Dead" story from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, as well as a stunning short piece from James Asmus and Takeshi Miyazawa.

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