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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Harbinger #12

Mon, May 13th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Harbinger" #12, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine reveal more of the Toyo Harada's past and take the Renegades to Vegas in the present day, bringing the team closer to the center of the "Harbinger Wars" crossover

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Fri, May 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong" by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is an excellent graphic novel and first collaboration. The story begins with a friendship and culminates with a light-hearted but suspenseful gladiator-style robot competition

Superior Spider-Man #9

Mon, May 6th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Superior Spider-Man" #9 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman is an expanded metaphysical struggle between Peter Parker and Doc Ock for total control of Parker's body and life as Spider-Man.

All-New X-Men #11

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "All-New X-Men" #11 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen, one of the time-displaced original give X-Men decides to join current-day Cyclops' mutant revolution, and the resulting tug-of-war causes more than one character to behave b

Morning Glories #26

Mon, April 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Morning Glories" #26 opens up a new set of questions that spins off from existing mysteries in Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's supernatural suspense ongoing, expanding existing mythology and returning the spotlight to one of the original six

Rachel Rising #16

Fri, April 26th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Rachel Rising" #16 by Terry Moore begins with a cozy scene of Rachel, Jet, Aunt Johnny and Carol drinking coffee but quickly segues into two compact, dramatic scenes of ritual and sacrifice, one awash in fire, the other in blood.

Miniature Jesus #1

Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Miniature Jesus" #1, Ted McKeever, best known for "Metropol" and artwork for many of DC's Vertigo titles, begins a tale about temptation and redemption, saints and demons in a semi-rural, postindustrial landscape.

Sword of Sorcery #7

Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Sword of Sorcery" #7 by Christy Marx, Aaron Lopresti, Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan, Eclipso strikes and seeks to unite the power of House Diamond and House Onyx of Gemworld under his own rule, and Stalker tries to outwit the Devil.

Chew #33

Fri, April 19th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Chew" #33, John Layman and Rob Guillory have Tony Chu assist the US Navy with the pursuit of the church/cult of the Immaculate Ova, in part three of the "Bad Apples" storyline. If that isn't enough, Poyo makes a cameo appearan

Harbinger #11

Mon, April 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Harbinger" #11, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine get the team back on track with the force of a single character's resolve.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #4

Mon, April 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake" #4 by Natasha Allegri at first seems to be a direct followup to the events of preceding issues, but it quickly takes an unexpected turn into the dreams and mishaps of a character obsessed with physical appea

Saga #12

Fri, April 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Saga" #12, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples shine the spotlight on Prince Robot IV. The story opens with a four-page flashback, including the now infamous "postage-stamp"-sized "gay sex scenes."

Locke & Key: Omega #4

Mon, April 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

After three issues of characterization-dense prelude and final preparations, "Locke and Key: Omega" #4 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is the grand opening of the final act, as Dodge moves into the open during Senior Prom.

Snapshot #3

Mon, April 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Snapshot" #3 is the pay-dirt issue that gives readers answers for all the mysteries of the previous issues of Andy Diggle and Jock's techno-thriller, making some sense of the dazzling but bewildering events of previous issues.

The Last of Us: American Dreams #1

Fri, April 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

"The Last of Us: American Dreams" #1 by Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks is a comics spin-off prequel of the yet-to-be-released survival horror/action adventure game "The Last of Us," developed by Naughty Dog Games for PlayStation 3

Relish

Wed, April 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

"Relish" is Lucy Kinsley's book of autographical essay-style pieces about food and family. Foodies and non-fiction readers will be pleased with Kinsley's stories, which are doused heavily with food lore and recipes and lightened with

Aquaman #18

Mon, April 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Aquaman" #18, Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier begin a new story arc, ominously titled "Death of a King," as Arthur uneasily returns to reign in Atlantis, facing threats from at least three different directions.

Young Avengers #3

Sun, March 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Young Avengers" #3 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, the cast comes together more as Miss America Chavez flies into Asgardia and Loki has a new scheme to break Wiccan's spell.

Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1

Mon, March 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray" #1 by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham is a revival of the pulp adventure genre, enriched but also burdened with the weight of its literary and cinematic allusions.

Drew Hayes' Poison Elves #1

Mon, March 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Drew Hayes' Poison Elves" #1 by Robb Horan, Keith Davidsen, Montos and Shannon Ritchie is a revival of the original "Poison Elves," but it's a poor introduction to the Hayes' characters and a dubious extension of the wo

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