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: 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."

REVIEW: David & Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1 is "a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers."

REVIEW: Spurrier, Carey, Gage's "X-Men Legacy" #300

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The milestone issue of "X-Men Legacy" by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey & Christos Gage is appropriately "about what it means to leave a legacy."

REVIEW: The "Afterparty" Begins in "Young Avengers" #14

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a host of guest artists present "Young Avengers" #14, with "a pitch-perfect party moment" for the cast.

REVIEW: Luna & Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #2

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Alex + Ada" creators Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "have followed up on a promising debut with an even better second issue."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #4 Is "Visually Spectacular Survival Horror"

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their deep ocean mystery in "The Wake" #4 from Vertigo Comics, morphing it into "visually spectacular survival horror" in an issue with a fitting cliffhanger.

REVIEW: "Batman: Black and White" #1 is "Unexpectedly Light and Funny"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The debut issue of the "Batman: Black and White" revival is "unexpectedly light and funny" with stories from a diverse roster of creators and featuring characters across the Batman mythos.

REVIEW: Spencer & Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30 continues the series' newest storyarc for a well-plotted and drawn issue with excellent pacing that "will keep the reader guessing" about Irina's past.

NYCC: Gay Marriage In Comics

Wed, October 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At the NYCC Gay Marriage in Comics Panel, Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent, Joan Hilty and Phil Jimenez discussed the controversy and representation, Queer vs. Gay comics and Kevin Keller's high school love life.

NYCC: Adam Kubert Discusses The Kubert School

Sun, October 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Kubert and Anthony Marquez spoke about the Kubert School, its curriculum and the pursuit and rewards of an artistic profession during a panel at New York Comic Con 2012.

NYCC: Editors, Creators Celebrate Women of Marvel

Sat, October 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Women of Marvel panel at NYCC 2012 had a great mix of editors and writers including Editor Jeanine Schaefer, writer Marjorie Liu, colorist Jordie Bellaire and more discussing the contribution of women to comics.

NYCC: Neil Druckman, Faith Erin Hicks & Dark Horse Introduce "The Last of Us"

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics' capped its video game-based comics panel at NYCC with Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks announcing and discussing their upcoming comic adaptation of "The Last of Us."

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.

Lazarus #16

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lazarus" #16 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark is an unexpected, self-contained story about a character who is on the sidelines until war breaks out between Hock and Carlyle, activating her sleeper agent status and awakening her doubts.

Convergence: New Teen Titans #1

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Convergence: New Teen Titans" #1 by Marv Wolfman and Nicola Scott, the Teen Titans are pitted against the Doom Patrol to kill or be killed, while Nightwing and Starfire come close to breaking up.

Ms. Marvel #14

Mon, April 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Ms. Marvel" #14 by G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa, Kamala sneaks out at night to hang out with Kamran, but he may not be as perfect as he seems.

Convergence: Aquaman #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Aquaman" #1 by Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards brings back Peter David's Aquaman, an Arthur/Orin who is married to Mera and has a harpoon as his left hand.

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