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: Vaughan & Chiang are a Dream Team Combination in "Paper Girls" #1

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan "writes natural-feeling, easily flowing rhythms of speech" and "Cliff Chiang's linework is... very expressive" in "Paper Girls" #1.

REVIEW: Waid & Staples Make "Archie" #3 Delightful & Fresh

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The new 'Archie' continues live up to the hype" in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' "Archie" #3.

REVIEW: Stevenson & Greene Create a Fun, Engrossing Read in "Runaways" #4

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The relationships between the characters drive the energy of the story" in Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Green's "Runaways" #4.

REVIEW: "Black Canary" 'Hits New High Points' in Issue #4

Sun, September 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In DC Comics' "Black Canary" #4, writer Brenden Fletcher and guest artist Pia Guerra tell the origin of singer-turned-villain Bo Maeve.

REVIEW: Clevinger & Wegener's "Atomic Robo & The Ring of Fire" #1 is Tense & Fast-Paced

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

"Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire" #1 "is up to Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener's usual high standard."

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."

Paper Girls #5

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #5, Tiff, Mac and KJ fight a woman on a dinosaur and Erin makes a decision not to listen to her elders.

The Vision #4

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez's "The Vision" #4 answers some of the questions that have boiling since the end of the debut issue.

Mirror #1

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In Emma Rios and Hwei Lim's "Mirror" #1, a young mage who works with talking animals is driven to a breaking point when he must weigh duty and power against love and mercy.

Grayson #16

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Review

In Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #16, Dick and Tony go rogue and partner up to take out Spyral's other agents with hilarious results.

Black Magick #4

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Review

In Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's "Black Magick" #4, an autopsy reveals a lead only Rowan recognizes, while two very different kinds of witch hunters set foot in Portsmouth.

Adventure Time: Ice King #1

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Emily Partridge, Pranas Naujokaitis and Natalie Andrewson's "Adventure Time: Ice King" #1, Gunther is missing and Ice King receives a mysterious ransom note that leads him into Wizard City.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Marc Guggenheim and Germán Peralta's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." #1, Tony Stark party-crashes Project Pegasus to find Agent Coulson after the Pentagon is attacked.

Injection #6

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Injection" #6, Vivek Headland takes a new case that leads to an unwelcome discovery about a recently delivered ham from a butcher in Brooklyn.

The Last Contract #1

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Ed Brisson and Lisandro Estherren's "The Last Contract" #1, a hitman is reluctantly pushed out of retirement when someone leaks a list of his previous kills.

Archie #5

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Veronica Fish's "Archie" #5, Betty and Jughead recruit Reggie Mantle for their plan to rescue Archie from Veronica.

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second #1

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown's "Deadpool & Cable: Split Second" #1 reunites the two titular characters, who first met in the pages of "New Mutants" and "X-Force."

Lazarus #21

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #21, the fortunes of the Carlyle Family take a turn for the better, not once but thrice.

Chew #53

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #53, Tony Chu and Mason Savoy eat and chat, with bizarre and dangerous results.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #2

Thu, December 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos' "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #2, Lunella needs to prevent Devil Dinosaur from taking away her Kree Omni-Wave Projector.

Lucifer #1

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

In Holly Black and Lee Garbett's "Lucifer" #1, the Devil rides into town, but it's not long until an old acquaintance comes after him with a flaming sword.

Klaus #2

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

In Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #2, Klaus defies the Baron and delivers Yuletide gifts to children.

Monstress #2

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #2, Maika is pursued by the ruthless Mother Superior and her Inquisitrixes and gains some allies, even though she'd prefer to operate solo.

Scarlet Witch #1

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

In James Robinson and Vanesa Del Rey's "Scarlet Witch" #1, Wanda makes a new home in New York City and an investigation of some violent deaths leads her to a more alarming discovery.

Mystery Girl #1

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Paul Tobin and Alberto J. Alburquerque's "Mystery Girl" #1, a girl named Trine can solve any mystery without leaving her own sidewalk, but -- for once -- she gets a question so interesting she's willing to leave home to see the answ

The Vision #2

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #2, all of the Visions try to cope with the attack on Viv. Their difficulties are soon compounded by a mystery and a different kind of attack.

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