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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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

Batwoman #18

Fri, March 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

What happens after "Marry Me, Mags?" Plenty, it turns out, but little in the way of romance. In "Batwoman" #18, J.H. Williams, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy shine on spotlight on crime instead of giving Kate and Maggie the stag

Supurbia #5

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

Grace Randolph and Russell Dauterman's "Supurbia" #5 plays catch-up with lives and loves of superheroes who live in the same 'burb. Several major characters awkwardly reshape their lives, and the ending promises a twist from a differen

Alpha: Big Time #2

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Alpha: Big Time" #2, Joshua Hale Fiakov and Nuno Plati show how Alpha is coping as the re-empowered teenage superhero frantically and humorously engages in damage control after his big mistake.

Archer and Armstrong #8

Fri, March 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Archer and Armstrong" #8, Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino pit the new Geomancer, The Eternal Warrior, Archer and Armstrong in a race against time as they try to thwart the cult-like doomsday plans of the The Null and its leader Zorn.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #3

Mon, March 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake" #3 continues the duo's adventures after Fionna has succeeded in beating back the evil Ice Queen and rescuing the feral "fire booger." Allegri's story and art continues to be addictively s

Shadowman #5

Mon, March 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Shadowman" #5 by Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano and Roberto Delatorre continues young Jack Boniface's initiation-by-fire as Shadowman and also widens the mythology of the Valiant Universe.

Mara #3

Fri, March 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Mara" #3 continues Brian Wood and Ming Doyle's realist fantasy about an athlete who develops superpowers and must face the backlash and dangers that come with her level of celebrity.

Uncanny Skullkickers #1

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Uncanny Skullkickers" #1 begins a new adventure for Kusia and Rex as Jim Zub and Edwin Huang strand them on a deserted island and thus expanding the parody scope of "Skullkickers" into jungle survival as well as pirates and epic fanta

Uncanny X-Men #2

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo delves into the mind and motivations of Emma Frost, before moving the plot towards the new student recruits and the dangers that Cyclops' team must face to keep them.

Courtney Crumrin #10

Mon, March 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Courtney Crumrin" #10 by Ted Naifeh is a pitch-perfect ending to the first major story arc of the series, containing a mythic-feeling resolution as well as a twist about the narrator that is both surprising and poignant.

Sword of Sorcery #5

Mon, February 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Sword of Sorcery" #5, Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti reveal new facets of palace intrigue and family history in "Vyrian's Tomb" and Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan have Stalker foolishly making a deal with the devil in "

Superior Spider-Man #4

Mon, February 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Superior Spider-Man" #4, Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli nudge Doc Ock towards more moral crossroads, as the Superior Spider-Man faces threats to his ego and the unceremonious arrival of other big-time villains into his town.

Justice League #17

Fri, February 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Justice League" #17, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Paul Pelletier conclude the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with strong emotional punches and serious consequences for the Justice League's roster.

Bedlam #4

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Bedlam" #4 takes Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo's philosophical crime procedural series from good to great. The focus shifts from characterization to action as the real killer's deeper motivations are revealed.

The New Ghostbusters #1

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

The regular Ghostbusters have abducted, so in "Ghostbusters" #1 by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening, the supporting female characters are front and center as they must deal with ghost-busting and negotiating with City Hill on their own.

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