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: Wilson & Alphona Pack "Ms. Marvel" #18 with Poignancy & Tenderness

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The ending of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's 'Ms. Marvel' #18 is splendid, surpassing most cliffhangers in its narrative power."

REVIEW: Hickman & Bodenheim Make "The Dying & the Dead" #3 a Gripping Read

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim's "The Dying & the Dead" #3 "has a great combination of old tropes and new twists, wild daring and earnest outlook."

REVIEW: Guggenheim & Greenwood's "Stringers" #1 Blends Humor & High Speed

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood "nail the character introductions" in "Stringers" #1, "a solid debut."

REVIEW: "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 is "an Unusually Strong & Enjoyable Anthology"

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marguerite Bennett, Felipe Smith, Gurihiru, Kris Anka and more make "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 "one of the best extras to come out of Secret Wars."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey Give "Injection" #4 a Taut, Hysterical Atmosphere

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "Injection" #4, "Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's work is ambitious and skillful enough to reward engagement and commitment."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Skroce's "We Stand on Guard" #2 Adds More Suspense

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's "We Stand on Guard" #2 has "effective and powerful storytelling."

REVIEW: Stevenson & Greene Fill "Runaways" #2 with Humor & Dynamism

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The highlights of Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Green's 'Runaways' #2 remain the humor, dialogue and the team dynamic."

REVIEW: Wood & Zezelj Serve Up Intense Emotional Energy in "Starve" #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Like Gavin, Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj's 'Starve' #2 has got a revolutionary bent along with all the swearing and booze."

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."

Secret Wars Too #1

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Secrets Wars Too" #1 is an anthology of humorous stories set in Battleworld by various creative teams. Each has its funny moments, but there's one standout.

Ms. Marvel #1

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #1, Kamala Khan has growing pains as she becomes "Super Famous" and confronts changes in her friends, her neighborhood and herself.

Last Sons of America #1

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith's "Last Sons of America" #1, an epidemic of infertility leads to a dangerously high rise in the demand for adoptable kids.

The Twilight Children #2

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #2, Tito's wandering eye and choice of men has newer, more dangerous consequences, while Bundo and Felix's investigation of the orbs lead to more supernatural occurre

Velvet #12

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #12, Velvet and her former colleagues at ARC-7 match wits as with each side tries to play the other.

Unfollow #1

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rob Williams and Mike Dowling's "Unfollow" #1 finds the inheritance of a vast fortune divided up through social media.

Clean Room #1

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt's "Clean Room" #1 begins a horror story about the perils of faith combined with a cult of personality.

Karnak #1

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino's "Karnak" #1, Agent Coulson persuades Karnak to assist two parents whose son had been exposed to the Terrigan Mists.

Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf #1

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1, the girls encounter a ghost-like pony and a woman who thinks she can offer a deal they can't turn down.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #1, Sam leaves S.H.I.E.L.D. and strikes out on his own.

Paper Girls #1

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #1, four paper girls on their regular delivery route encounter thugs, a hostile cop and a machine that may be from outer space.

The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Jody Houser and Luke Ross' "The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, Melinda May takes a batch of new recruits onto the Sickle training grounds, where a fake hostage situation turns into a real crisis.

Archie #3

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' "Archie" #3, Veronica Lodge makes her debut at Riverdale High, much to the dismay of Jughead, who promptly enlists Betty in a scheme to save Archie from himself.

Nameless #5

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #5, Nameless learns about his past and discovers why and how he lost his name.

Runaways #4

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene's "Runaways" #4, the Runaways return to the Institute to deliver a message to all the other students and Sanna must face the teammates she betrayed.

The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum #1

Wed, September 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Marc Guggenheim and Freddie Williams II's "The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum" #1, a hero smart enough to cure death meets his match in a villain smart enough to steal that knowledge.

Black Canary #4

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Black Canary" #4 by Brenden Fletcher and Pia Guerra, Dinah goes after Ditto's kidnapper and a high-stakes chase turns into a moving origin story.

Atomic Robo & The Ring of Fire #1

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire" #1 by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the Action Scientists regroup to find Robo, who has been missing for the last two years.

Ms. Marvel #18

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #18, Kamala and Captain Marvel try to save Aamir from the clutches of Kamran and the end of the world draws nearer.

Deadpool vs. Thanos #1

Mon, September 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Deadpool vs. Thanos" #1 by Tim Seeley and Elmo Bondoc, Thanos threatens to take his gift of immortality away from the Merc With a Mouth.

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