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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"Lazarus" #22 Poses a Few Intriguing Questions about Johanna Carlyle's Allegiances

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #22 "marks a solid beginning for a new story arc."

Tense "Sheriff of Babylon" #7 Asks Hard Questions about Cruelty

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Sheriff of Babylon" #7's "precise structure feels artificial, but everything Tom King and Mitch Gerads put inside is fluid and naturalistic."

Lemire & Smallwood Address Marc Spector's Sanity in Dream-Like "Moon Knight" #3

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood and Jordie Bellaire "have made a very strong impression in only three issues" of "Moon Knight."

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."

Tales From the Darkside #1

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Review

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's "Tales From the Darkside" #1 kicks off a new horror anthology series with a story about a lifeguard and an accidental death.

Lazarus #22

Mon, June 20th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #22, Johanna Carlyle plans the next moves in the War against Hock, and Malcolm Carlyle speaks from his sickbed.

The Sheriff of Babylon #7

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Tom King and Mitch Gerads' "The Sheriff of Babylon" #7, all the antagonism and tension that has built up over the last few issues is released in an ugly scene of "enhanced interrogation."

Merry Men #1

Mon, June 13th, 2016 | Category: Review

Robert Rodi and Jackie Lewis' "Merry Men" #1 kicks off a retelling of the legend of Robin Hood with an LGBT twist.

Moon Knight #3

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood's "Moon Knight" #3, Marc Spector succeeds in leading an asylum breakout, but not all of his friends make it into New York City with him.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1

Mon, June 6th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson and Daniele Di Nicuolo's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink" #1, Kimberly Hart suits up again after her parents and the other residents of a sleepy French village mysteriously disappear.

Daredevil #7

Mon, May 30th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Charles Soule and Matteo Buffagni's Daredevil #7, Matt Murdock discovers the truth about Elektra's daughter.

Jem and The Holograms #15

Mon, May 30th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and The Holograms" #15, the band must find a way to stop Silica, and they both give and receive help from an unlikely ally: the Misfits.

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.

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