Jennifer Cheng


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: "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."

REVIEW: Soule and Pulido's "She-Hulk" #12 is "Wonderful"

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As Soule and Pulido's "She-Hulk" concludes with its 12th issue, the series' ending is "saccharine, but not bad words to live by, like most classic morals."

REVIEW: Thompson and Lee's "Silk" #1 has "Strong Humor"

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite some hit-or-miss execution, Thompson and Lee's "Silk" #1 "has strong humor and unusually fine attention to psychological realism."

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.

C.O.W.L. #11

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis' "C.O.W.L." #11, key members of the team leave by pink slip or by choice, and the Grey Raven's resolute and idealistic speech by night is followed by an ugly deed by night.

Island #1

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Island" #1, the debut issue of a creator-owned anthology of original comics, has stories by Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, Ludroe and a eulogy by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #3 by Charles Soule and John Timms, Black Bolt fights Medusa and the Quiet Room is attacked.

Runaways #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Runaways" #2 by Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene, Team Puce takes the final exam, but their unorthodox survival tactic unveils a terrible secret about the Victor Von Doom Institute.

Starve #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Starve" #2 by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj follows Gavin back into the culinary television arena as he pursues the contradictory but curiously compatible goals of making a comeback and teaching his audience a lesson.

Will Eisner's The Spirit #1

Mon, July 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Will Eisner's The Spirit" #1 by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade brings back the crime-fighting hero 75 years after his first appearance.

Chew #50

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Chew" #50 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is the big one: the epic battle to the death between Tony Chu and his arch-nemesis, the Collector.

E is for Extinction #1

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"E is for Extinction" by Chris Burnham and Ramon Villalobos explores what would have happened if Xavier had died during Grant Morrison's original run on "New X-Men."

Jem and the Holograms #4

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Jem and the Holograms" #4 by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell, Stormer and Kimber meet secretly and Clash goes forward with a sabotage plan.

Ms. Marvel #16

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #16, Kamran goes looking for Kamala as she tries to protect her family and fellow citizens in the "Last Days" of Jersey City.

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.