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: 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.

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."

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.

Supreme Blue Rose #6

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Supreme Blue Rose" by Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay, Darius Dax makes a decision, the two doctors make their way to the Supremacy and Diana Dane finally meets Judith Jordan.

BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

The "BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape" #1 anthology contains short stories from the creative teams of "Lumberjanes" and "Midas Flesh" among others and introduces some brand new characters.

SIP Kids #1

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "SIP Kids" #2, Terry Moore moves the six-year-old versions of Katchoo, Francine, David, Freddie, Darcy and Tambi up the mountain for a ski resort vacation.

X-Men #23

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"X-Men" #23 begins a new arc, "The Burning World" by G. Willow Wilson and Roland Boschi, as the team goes to Utah to investigate a mysterious lightning storm.

Batman Eternal #39

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Batman finally tracks the Riddler down while new havoc is unleashed on Gotham in "Batman Eternal" #39

She-Hulk #11

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "She-Hulk" #11 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido, Titania breaks into She-Hulk's and moves their epic rematch into the Palisades, where an unforeseen intervention both rescues Jennifer and gives her crucial insight into the Blue File.

Alex + Ada #11

Mon, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Alex + Ada" #11 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, Alex and Ada's relationship is on firmer ground but friendships get messier. One of Alex's friends has an android-related meltdown at a party and another becomes a threat.

The Sandman: Overture #4

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

After a delay of several months, "Sandman Overture" #4 by Neil Gaiman and J. H. Williams picks up the prequel where it left off, with Dream arriving in the City of the Stars, on a quest to undo an earlier mercy-fueled mistake.

Copperhead #4

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Copperhead" #4 by Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski, both Clara and Boo hunt down leads, each going into treacherous territory: Clara to the Badlands after dark and Boo into an old memory.

Shutter #7

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

In "Shutter" #7 by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca, Kate and Chris are abducted by their big sister's dragon and Alarm Cat loses his head.

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