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: "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.

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew" #44

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman & Rob Guillory "still deliver on jokes and characterization, while serving up an unprecedented level of non-comedic carnage" in "Chew" #44.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #9

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #9 continues the series' strong run with "addictively good characterization and dialogue."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #8

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #8 is a "smooth, very enjoyable opening to a new story arc."

REVIEW: David & Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1 is "a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers."

REVIEW: Spurrier, Carey, Gage's "X-Men Legacy" #300

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The milestone issue of "X-Men Legacy" by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey & Christos Gage is appropriately "about what it means to leave a legacy."

REVIEW: The "Afterparty" Begins in "Young Avengers" #14

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a host of guest artists present "Young Avengers" #14, with "a pitch-perfect party moment" for the cast.

REVIEW: Luna & Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #2

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Alex + Ada" creators Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "have followed up on a promising debut with an even better second issue."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #4 Is "Visually Spectacular Survival Horror"

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their deep ocean mystery in "The Wake" #4 from Vertigo Comics, morphing it into "visually spectacular survival horror" in an issue with a fitting cliffhanger.

REVIEW: "Batman: Black and White" #1 is "Unexpectedly Light and Funny"

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The debut issue of the "Batman: Black and White" revival is "unexpectedly light and funny" with stories from a diverse roster of creators and featuring characters across the Batman mythos.

REVIEW: Spencer & Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30 continues the series' newest storyarc for a well-plotted and drawn issue with excellent pacing that "will keep the reader guessing" about Irina's past.

NYCC: Gay Marriage In Comics

Wed, October 24th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

At the NYCC Gay Marriage in Comics Panel, Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent, Joan Hilty and Phil Jimenez discussed the controversy and representation, Queer vs. Gay comics and Kevin Keller's high school love life.

NYCC: Adam Kubert Discusses The Kubert School

Sun, October 21st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Adam Kubert and Anthony Marquez spoke about the Kubert School, its curriculum and the pursuit and rewards of an artistic profession during a panel at New York Comic Con 2012.

Gotham Academy #6

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Gotham Academy" #6 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Mingue Helen Chen, Olive chooses sides when Batman fights Croc and another link between the Academy and Arkham Asylum is revealed.

Legendary Star-Lord #10

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Legendary Star-Lord" #10 by Sam Humphries, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco, Star-Lord realizes his mistake as Mister Knife gets revenge on Spartax and begins his plans to build an empire in one move.

Giant Days #1

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Giant Days" #1, Esther tries to stay drama-free for three days, Susan gets an unwelcome blast from the past and Daisy tells her friends a funny secret.

Batgirl: Endgame #1

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Batgirl: Endgame" #1 by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Bengal is a small battle in the larger war but worth picking up for the near-silent visual storytelling.

Spider-Gwen #2

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Spider-Gwen" #2 by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, Gwen keeps company with Spider-Ham while she tries to get her phone back and Matt Murdock gets information out of Vulture.

Amazing Spider-Man Special #1

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Amazing Spider-Man Special" #1 by Jeff Loveness and Luca Pizzari, Spider-Man's breakfast is interrupted by an attack on New York, until Medusa reveals to him that New Attilan is the real target.

Palmiotti & Brady's The Big Con Job #1

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

The title says it all: "Palmiotti and Brady's The Big Con Job" #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Brady and Dominike Stanton introduces the major players in a heist on San Diego Comic-Con.

Nameless #2

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Nameless" #2 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, Nameless goes into outer space to join a crew who are on a mission to save the world from Xibalba, an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Chew #46

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Chew" #46 by John Layman and Rob Guillory, the FDA marches on after last issue's bloody battle. Tony is assigned yet another new partner, and readers find out what Colby's big plan is.

Curb Stomp #1

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Curb Stomp" #1 by Ryan Ferrier and Devaki Neogi, an all-female gang known as The Fever are forced to engage in a turf war with neighboring gangs The Wrath and the Bayside Five.

She-Hulk #12

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"She-Hulk" #12 is the final issue of Charles Soule, Javier Pulido and Muntsa Vicente's critically acclaimed run and, finally, readers get the who, what, where, why and how of the Blue File.

Silk #1

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Silk" #1 by Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee, Cindy Moon gets a rocky start on her new life in New York after those ten years in a bunker.

Help Us! Great Warrior #1

Mon, February 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Help Us! Great Warrior" #1 by Madeleine Flores, Great Warrior is given a mission by Hadiyah the High Chancellor to save the world from demons, but who wants to do that when there's still cake to eat?

The Sculptor

Mon, February 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "The Sculptor" by Scott McCloud, David -- a struggling artist -- makes a deal with Death to be given the ability to mold anything in return for a drastically shortened lifespan.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #2 by Ryan North and Erica Henderson, Squirrel Girl searches for a club to join at her college's extracurricular fair, only to be thwarted by Galactus' impending arrival!

Velvet #9

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Velvet" #9 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, Velvet gets answers, but also more trouble than she planned for in the aftermath of her successful abduction of Damian Lake.

Vertigo Quarterly: Black #1

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Vertigo Quarterly: Black" #1 has nine dark stories about death and evil, with the standout being Tom King and John Paul Leon's biographical piece about a WWI war hero.

Casanova: Acedia #1

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Casanova: Acedia" #1 by Matt Fraction, Fábio Moon, Michael Chabon and Gabriel Bá, Casanova Quinn is working in California with no memory of who he is just as the end of the world approaches.

Moon Knight #11

Mon, January 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Moon Knight" #11 by Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood, Marc Spector is held as a prisoner in a mysterious undisclosed location after his god has forsaken him for another.

Reyn #1

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Reyn" #1 by Kel Symons and Nate Stockman begins a Sword and Sorcery series set in the land of Fate, where a Warden returns and encounters a Follower of Tek.

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