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 & 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."

REVIEW: Wilson & Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #14 is "a Joy to Read"

Mon, April 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Romance is very difficult to get right in any medium, but G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa nail it" in "Ms. Marvel" #14.

REVIEW: Hickman & Bodenheim Make "The Dying and the Dead" #2 "Well Worth Reading"

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hickman and Bodenheim's comic timing and panel composition are superb" in "The Dying and the Dead" #2.

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.

Unfollow #1

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rob Williams and Mike Dowling's "Unfollow" #1 finds the inheritance of a vast fortune divided up through social media.

Clean Room #1

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt's "Clean Room" #1 begins a horror story about the perils of faith combined with a cult of personality.

Karnak #1

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino's "Karnak" #1, Agent Coulson persuades Karnak to assist two parents whose son had been exposed to the Terrigan Mists.

Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf #1

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1, the girls encounter a ghost-like pony and a woman who thinks she can offer a deal they can't turn down.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #1, Sam leaves S.H.I.E.L.D. and strikes out on his own.

Paper Girls #1

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #1, four paper girls on their regular delivery route encounter thugs, a hostile cop and a machine that may be from outer space.

The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Jody Houser and Luke Ross' "The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, Melinda May takes a batch of new recruits onto the Sickle training grounds, where a fake hostage situation turns into a real crisis.

Archie #3

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' "Archie" #3, Veronica Lodge makes her debut at Riverdale High, much to the dismay of Jughead, who promptly enlists Betty in a scheme to save Archie from himself.

Nameless #5

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #5, Nameless learns about his past and discovers why and how he lost his name.

Runaways #4

Mon, September 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene's "Runaways" #4, the Runaways return to the Institute to deliver a message to all the other students and Sanna must face the teammates she betrayed.

The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum #1

Wed, September 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In Marc Guggenheim and Freddie Williams II's "The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum" #1, a hero smart enough to cure death meets his match in a villain smart enough to steal that knowledge.

Black Canary #4

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Black Canary" #4 by Brenden Fletcher and Pia Guerra, Dinah goes after Ditto's kidnapper and a high-stakes chase turns into a moving origin story.

Atomic Robo & The Ring of Fire #1

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Atomic Robo and The Ring of Fire" #1 by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the Action Scientists regroup to find Robo, who has been missing for the last two years.

Ms. Marvel #18

Mon, September 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #18, Kamala and Captain Marvel try to save Aamir from the clutches of Kamran and the end of the world draws nearer.

Deadpool vs. Thanos #1

Mon, September 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Deadpool vs. Thanos" #1 by Tim Seeley and Elmo Bondoc, Thanos threatens to take his gift of immortality away from the Merc With a Mouth.

The Dying and the Dead #3

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim's "The Dying and the Dead" #3, Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito eat a pig together in Germany as the origin of Bah al'Sharur is revealed.

Drive #1

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

Michael Benedetto, Antonio Fuso and Emilio Lecce's "Drive" #1 is a comics adaptation of James Sallis' cult novel of the same name, in which the main character, known only as the Driver, copes with the fallout of a heist gone wrong.

Stringers #1

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Stringers" #1 by Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood begins an urban crime story about two freelance reporters who are chasing a piece of news action when they hook a bigger story than they may be able to handle.

Welcome Back #1

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon's "Welcome Back" #1, reincarnated warriors are destined to fight each other to the death in different lives.

Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, Katie Cook, Michel Fiffe, Felipe Smith, Jeremy Whitley, Gurihiru and Kris Anka's "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 is a comics romance anthology set in Battleworld.

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