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: Layman & Guillory Make "Chew" Richer Than Ever Before in Issue #53

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

John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #53 "maintains its happy zaniness and manic energy throughout."

REVIEW: Morrison & Mora Make "Klaus" #2 a Read for All Seasons

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Grant Morrison and Dan Mora keep the suspense taut throughout 'Klaus' #2 with expert pacing."

REVIEW: Liu & Takeda Make "Monstress" #2 a Clever, Dark Commentary

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

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #2 "rewards [readers] with its luxuriant detail and ambitious breadth."

REVIEW: King & Walta Make "The Vision" #2 a Tale of Suspense

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's 'The Vision' #2 continues to be the big surprise in Marvel's All-New, All-Different relaunch."

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."

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.

Black Magick #2

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's "Black Magick" #2, Detective Rowan Black faces suspicion from the I.A.B., but she's got bigger problems from a much more ancient enemy that seems to have learned new tricks.

Chew #52

Mon, November 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #52, Tony Chu and John Colby are on a new FDA mission that sends them back to Yamapalu and into the orbit of Mason Savoy.

Secret Wars Too #1

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Secrets Wars Too" #1 is an anthology of humorous stories set in Battleworld by various creative teams. Each has its funny moments, but there's one standout.

Ms. Marvel #1

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #1, Kamala Khan has growing pains as she becomes "Super Famous" and confronts changes in her friends, her neighborhood and herself.

Last Sons of America #1

Mon, November 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith's "Last Sons of America" #1, an epidemic of infertility leads to a dangerously high rise in the demand for adoptable kids.

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