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

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

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

"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, Comic Book Reviews

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, Comic Book Reviews

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner's "Convergence: The Question" #2 is "a rare creature: an event comic that manages to foreground its own story."

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.

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.

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