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: 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.

NYCC: Editors, Creators Celebrate Women of Marvel

Sat, October 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Women of Marvel panel at NYCC 2012 had a great mix of editors and writers including Editor Jeanine Schaefer, writer Marjorie Liu, colorist Jordie Bellaire and more discussing the contribution of women to comics.

NYCC: Neil Druckman, Faith Erin Hicks & Dark Horse Introduce "The Last of Us"

Sat, October 13th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics' capped its video game-based comics panel at NYCC with Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks announcing and discussing their upcoming comic adaptation of "The Last of Us."

Thunderbolts #24

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Thunderbolts" #24 by Charles Soule and Paco Diaz begins another mission that will take the team to a remote part of Honduras on a search for three missing people and an ancient power.

Shutter #1

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Shutter" #1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, Kate Kristopher, retired explorer and now a commercial photographer in NYC, is attacked by ninja ghosts at her father's grave on her birthday.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #3

Mon, April 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Loki: Agent of Asgard" #3 by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett, Old Loki rewrites Asgardian history, culminating in actions that will affect the Loki of the present day.

The Field #1

Fri, April 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Field" #1 by Ed Brisson and Simon Roy begins with a setup that is rare in real-life, but popular in fiction for its instant suspense: the main character wakes up with no memory of who he is and is pursued by sinister forces.

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

Mon, March 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Undertaking of Lily Chen" by Danica Novgorodoff is a dark but often funny "boy meets girl" story about the intersection of two families and a grave robber due to the demands created by a rural Chinese custom of "corpse brides

Sandman: Overture #2

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Sandman Overture" #2 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, Daniel meets with Mad Hettie and Morpheus learns of alarming news through a council with all his counterparts in different worlds.

A Voice in the Dark #5

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"A Voice in the Dark" #5 by Larime Taylor brings readers closer to two more kills, showing readers what may lead Zoey to kill again while dropping more details about the other killer at large.

Rocket Girl #4

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Rocket Girl" #4 by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, DaYoung Johansson in 1983 struggles to evade Quintim goons, while one of her co-workers back in 2013 questions why the NYPTD is fighting Quintim at all.

Hawkeye #17

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Hawkeye" #17 by Matt Fraction and Chris Eliopoulos shows readers what Clint missed when he slept through the "Winter Friends" holiday cartoon special.

X-Men Legacy #300

Fri, March 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"X-Men Legacy" #300 by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey, Christos Gage, Tan Eng Huat, Steve Kurth and Rafa Sandoval is the meaning of a legacy, and reveals one of the smaller, heretofore unseen effects of the death of Professor X.

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3

Tue, March 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Adventure Time: The Flip Side" #3 by Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Wook Jin Clark, Finn, Jake and Marceline the Vampire Queen brave the dangers of the Post-Apocalyptic World, culminating in a fight with Princess Skyblade Harbinger.

She-Hulk #2

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"She-Hulk" #2 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido follows Jennifer Walters' first day in her newly established solo law practice in Brooklyn, followed by a night out on the town with Hellcat.

Sheltered #7

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Sheltered" #7 by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas, Murphy's Law bites budding young cult leader Lucas in the butt as one wrong move results in a domino effect of consequences.

Deadly Class #2

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Deadly Class" #2 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig follows Marcus around during his first couple of days in Kings Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, AKA the high school for assassins.

Morning Glories #37

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #37 puts on the spotlight on Akiko while she is in a coma, giving readers glimpses of her childhood as well as weaving in new players and old friends and foes.

Alex + Ada #4

Fri, February 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Alex + Ada" #4 by Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna, Alex struggling with a game-changing decision when he comes into information about Ada and other X5 androids.

Fatale #20

Tue, February 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Fatale" #20, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips gives readers another dark glimpse into Jo's past and uncertain future as she tracks down Nick Lash.

The Bunker #1

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

The fast-paced plot of "The Bunker" by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari hinges on time travel, but its mechanics and general shape belong solidly to the horror genre.

Lazarus #6

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lazarus" #6 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark continues the second storyline, "Lift," which gives a reader a glimpse of Forever's unusual childhood and also a look at how the non-Family 99% live.

Batman: Black and White #6

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman Black and White" #6 wraps up the anthology with five stories showcasing excellent art by Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan and Adam Hughes, among others.

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