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: Rucka & Scott Make "Black Magick" #2 Suspenseful & Compelling

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"If the rest of the opening arc is just as strong, Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's 'Black Magick' will easily be one of the best new titles of 2015."

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory Build Suspense in "Chew" #52

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Even after the big boss battle, there's no dip in quality from this remarkably reliable creative team" in John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #52.

REVIEW: Wilson, Miyazawa & Alphona Make "Ms. Marvel" #1 Delightful

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

G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #1 "is still one of the best reads on the stands."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting's "Velvet" #12 Keeps Up the Tension

Mon, November 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Stev Epting's "Velvet" #12 "is a satisfying issue, up to the usual high standards of the creative team and well worth the wait."

REVIEW: Simone & Davis-Hunt Fill "Clean Room" #1 with Suspense & Unease

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt's "Clean Room" #1 has "a killer hook" with "efficient, expert pacing and tight structure."

REVIEW: Ellis & Zaffino Deliver a Brilliant Introduction in "Karnak" #1

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino's "Karnak" #1 "is a must-read for its art and sharp wit."

REVIEW: Hicks & Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1 Feels Natural

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1 "is a fast read, but its emotional depth makes it memorable."

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."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations #1

Mon, April 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations" #1 by Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz, Zach Howard, Cory Smith and Joylon Yates has an elevator pitch that's hard to resist: what if the Turtles worked for Shredder instead of Splinter?

Jem and the Holograms #13

Mon, April 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #13, Blaze makes her debut with the Misfits while Jem and the Holograms struggle to break free of Dark Jem's spell.

Klaus #4

Mon, March 28th, 2016 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #4 reveals Klaus' childhood and how a lost love links him to Magnus, the villain.

The Shadow Glass #1

Mon, March 28th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Aly Fell's "The Shadow Glass" #1, Rosalind hears two pieces of upsetting news that end up drawing her deeper into the secrets of Dr. John Dee, an occultist and an adviser to Queen Elizabeth.

Injection #8

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Injection" #8, Vivek reflects on a portion of his education, and Maria offers Robin another job.

Monstress #4

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Review

In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #4, the Monstrum inside Maika becomes hungry for flesh, and the Queen of Wolves must decide on a response to the machinations of the Cumaea.

Adventure Time #50

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: Review

Christopher Hastings and Ian McGinty's "Adventure Time" #50 is a big one-shot story that focuses on Finn as a hero.

Haunted Mansion #1

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho's "Haunted Mansion" #1, Danny is drawn into a creepy mansion not to seek thrills, but to help his grandfather.

Lucky Penny

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Lucky Penny" collects a complete story arc from Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota's webcomic into print and follows the unlucky but spirited Penny Brighton, who finds herself without a job or a home at the beginning of the story.

Another Castle #1

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau's "Another Castle" #1, Princess Misty learns of her mother's fate and decides her own future when she stumbles upon a castle in Grimoire, the land of her family's greatest enemy.

All-New, All-Different Avengers #6

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #6, the first story arc concludes with a betrayal by a teammate.

Chew #55

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Review

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #55, a major character dies and Tony gets some unexpected answers when he goes looking for Savoy.

The Mighty Thor #4

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "The Mighty Thor" #4, Aelsa makes a misstep in the war against Malekith while Freyja stands trial in Asgard.

Snowfall #1

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo's "Snowfall" #1, an eco-terrorist strikes back against a corrupt government in the aftermath of catastrophic climate change.

James Bond #4

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #4, Bond avoids falling into one trap only to be caught by another.

Ms. Marvel #4

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #4, Kamala's workload gets so bad she admits that she can't do it all, but -- instead of cutting back -- she reaches for a solution that is destined to fail spectacularly.

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.

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