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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The Dream Merchant #2

Mon, June 17th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "The Dream Merchant" #2 by Nathan Edmondson and Konstantin Novosadov, the Dream Merchant reveals to Winslow and Anne the existence of a forgotten, ancient world and the role that dreams play as pathways and havens for memory.

Thumbprint #1

Fri, June 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Thumbprint" #1 by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramelia and Vic Malhotra begins a psychological horror story about torture at Abu Ghraib, the long shadow of personal guilt and the complex nature of evil.

Locke & Key: Omega #5

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Locke and Key: Omega" #5 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Tyler Locke has an unusual encounter while on the verge of death in the Keyhouse, and the situation in the Drowning Cave grows more dire as Dodge plays with his victims.

Kick-Ass 3 #1

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Kick-Ass 3" #1 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. begins the final story arc of their ironic epic starring Dave Lizewski, a.k.a Kick-Ass, in a well-plotted but surprisingly low-violence first issue.

The Last of Us: American Dreams #2

Tue, June 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

"The Last of Us: American Dreams" #2 by Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks follows Ellie as she leaves the quarantine zone and her military boarding school and into the decaying urban landscape of Boston, Massachusetts.

Chew #34

Mon, June 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Chew" #34, John Layman and Rob Guillory reveal The Collector's gruesome but fruitful past as it leads up to his present-day face-off with Tony Chu, while Colby and Savoy find some leverage against new character Senator David Eccles.

Adventure Time Annual #1

Fri, May 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Adventure Time Annual" #1 features six short stories by Roger Langridge, Alex Cox, Dustin Nguyen, Jason Ho, Bryce Carlson, Josh Williamson, Derek Fridolfs, Kory Bing and Sfé Monster, many of them new to the "Adventure Time" universe.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #5

Mon, May 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake" #5 by Natasha Allegri, Fionna, Cake and the feral Flame Prince confront the Ice Queen again, and Fionna exercises her "Cootie Power" in the backup story by Lucy Kinsley.

Justice League #20

Mon, May 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #20 by Geoff Johns, Zander Cannon, Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo and Joe Prado, and Gary Frank features two stories: "Secrets," a prologue to the forthcoming Trinity War, and Chapter 12 of the ongoing "Shazam!" ba

Young Avengers #5

Mon, May 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Young Avengers" #5 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton is a partial resolution the opening conflict of the Evil-Parents-spell, and it's also notably the first issue in which the team fights as one unit.

Fatale #14

Mon, May 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Fatale" #14, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips continue the extended flashback exploring Josephine's past, following her through the final years of WWII.

Sword of Sorcery #8

Fri, May 17th, 2013 | Category: Review

Sword of Sorcery" #8 by Christy Marx, Aaron Lopresti, Travis Moore and John Livesay wraps up the final storyline of "Amethyst," in which Eclipso invades Nilaa, the Gemworld, and is determined to unite the power of all houses under his rule.

Archer & Armstrong #0

Mon, May 13th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Archer and Armstrong" #0 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry give is origin story for the Anni-Padda brothers: The Timewalker, Armstrong and The Eternal Warrior, in which they embark on a quest to The Faraway, the source of The Boon.

Harbinger #12

Mon, May 13th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Harbinger" #12, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine reveal more of the Toyo Harada's past and take the Renegades to Vegas in the present day, bringing the team closer to the center of the "Harbinger Wars" crossover

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Fri, May 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong" by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is an excellent graphic novel and first collaboration. The story begins with a friendship and culminates with a light-hearted but suspenseful gladiator-style robot competition

Superior Spider-Man #9

Mon, May 6th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Superior Spider-Man" #9 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman is an expanded metaphysical struggle between Peter Parker and Doc Ock for total control of Parker's body and life as Spider-Man.

All-New X-Men #11

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "All-New X-Men" #11 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen, one of the time-displaced original give X-Men decides to join current-day Cyclops' mutant revolution, and the resulting tug-of-war causes more than one character to behave b

Morning Glories #26

Mon, April 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Morning Glories" #26 opens up a new set of questions that spins off from existing mysteries in Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's supernatural suspense ongoing, expanding existing mythology and returning the spotlight to one of the original six

Rachel Rising #16

Fri, April 26th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Rachel Rising" #16 by Terry Moore begins with a cozy scene of Rachel, Jet, Aunt Johnny and Carol drinking coffee but quickly segues into two compact, dramatic scenes of ritual and sacrifice, one awash in fire, the other in blood.

Miniature Jesus #1

Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Miniature Jesus" #1, Ted McKeever, best known for "Metropol" and artwork for many of DC's Vertigo titles, begins a tale about temptation and redemption, saints and demons in a semi-rural, postindustrial landscape.

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