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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5-STAR REVIEW: King & Walsh's "The Vision" #7 is a Masterful Piece of Work

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Michael Walsh "enlarge the stakes and add tension to a rapidly accelerating tragedy" in "The Vision" #7.

REVIEW: King & Gerads Build a Tense Atmosphere in "The Sheriff of Babylon" #6

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Mitch Gerads create "a sick feeling as the wrongs pile up" in "The Sheriff of Babylon" #6.

REVIEW: Allison & Sarin Take "Giant Days" to New Heights in Issue #14

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

John Allison and Max Sarin make "Giant Days" #14 "funny through their characters' appalled reactions and also with small, absurd details."

REVIEW: Wilson & Leon Fill "Ms. Marvel" #6 with Humor & Spectacle

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "sincerity and light touch are able to make mundane Hallmark-like sentiments feel meaningful again" in "Ms. Marvel" #6.

REVIEW: Thompson & Campbell Fill "Jem and the Holograms" #13 with Energy & Originality

Mon, April 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell capitalize on opportunities that bind the music and the story more closely" in "Jem and the Holograms" #13.

REVIEW: Liu & Takeda's "Monstress" #4 Continues to Build a Sprawling Fantasy Epic

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "approach in 'Monstress' #4 has already hit a great balance between the personal and the political."

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew" #55 is a Delicious Helping of Brilliant Plot Twists

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #55 "is a delicious dish that has gotten even better with age."

REVIEW: Wilson & Leon's Memorable "Ms. Marvel" #4 is a Delight to Read

Mon, February 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nico Leon's "page compositions and transitions complement G. Willow Wilson's dialogue with perfect timing" in "Ms. Marvel" #4.

REVIEW: King & Walta's "The Vision" #4 is a Superb Tragedy

Mon, February 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #4 "never loses its slow-motion-car-wreck suspense and admirably resists easy answers."

REVIEW: Rucka & Scott's "Black Magick" #4 Has Strong Narrative Complexity

Mon, February 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott pull readers into "Black Magick" #4 with "salty dialogue" and "deft use of perspective and shading."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Injection" #6 is Undeniably a Blast to Read

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "world building blithely demands the reader eat and run at the same time" in "Injection" #6.

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in "Archie" #5

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Veronica Fish and Mark Waid's creative teamwork is exceptionally concise and eloquent" in "Archie" #5.

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #21 Has a Satisfying, Emotional Payoff

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Greg Rucka and Michael Lark save their biggest plot twist in 'Lazarus' #21 for the last scene, and it's a game changer."

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."

Karnak #4

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Roland Boschi's "Karnak" #4, Karnak infiltrates the Chapel of the Single Shadow.

Archangel #1

Mon, May 23rd, 2016 | Category: Review

William Gibson and Butch Guice's "Archangel" #1 successfully launches a tightly plotted, fast-paced science fiction thriller about a corrupt politician going back in time.

Archie #8

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Veronica Fish's "Archie" #8, Archie fights a powerful enemy: Hiram Lodge, Veronica's dad.

The Vision #7

Mon, May 16th, 2016 | Category: Review

In "The Vision" #7, Tom King and Michael Walsh retell the history of the Vision's romance with the Scarlet Witch, showing how what's past is prologue.

The Sheriff of Babylon #6

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Tom King and Mitch Gerads' "The Sheriff of Babylon" #6, another unarmed civilian dies after things go wrong.

Giant Days #14

Mon, May 9th, 2016 | Category: Review

John Allison and Max Sarin's "Giant Days" #14 takes a collegiate rite of passage -- apartment-hunting -- and turns it into a manic caper.

Velvet #14

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #14, Velvet pursues a meeting with with the President of the United States, who is one of the only men still alive who can answer her questions about X-14's death.

Ms. Marvel #6

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #6, Kamala must save Jersey City from her own clones.

Karnak #3

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Warren Ellis and Roland Boschi's "Karnak" #3, Karnak guesses the reason why the Inhuman boy was kidnapped and forces S.H.I.E.L.D. take a trip to the Chapel of the Single Shadow.

Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Review

John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo" #1 reveals what Poyo has been up to since his death in the "Chicken Tenders" arc.

Jackpot #1

Mon, April 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla's "Jackpot" #1, a sting gone wrong turns out to have bigger, stranger stakes.

Goldie Vance #1

Mon, April 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

Hope Larson and Brittney Williams' "Goldie Vance" #1 introduces a new girl detective who solves mysteries when she's not working as a hotel valet.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations #1

Mon, April 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations" #1 by Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz, Zach Howard, Cory Smith and Joylon Yates has an elevator pitch that's hard to resist: what if the Turtles worked for Shredder instead of Splinter?

Jem and the Holograms #13

Mon, April 4th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #13, Blaze makes her debut with the Misfits while Jem and the Holograms struggle to break free of Dark Jem's spell.

Klaus #4

Mon, March 28th, 2016 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #4 reveals Klaus' childhood and how a lost love links him to Magnus, the villain.

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.

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