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: Guggenheim & Greenwood's "Stringers" #1 Blends Humor & High Speed

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood "nail the character introductions" in "Stringers" #1, "a solid debut."

REVIEW: "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 is "an Unusually Strong & Enjoyable Anthology"

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marguerite Bennett, Felipe Smith, Gurihiru, Kris Anka and more make "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 "one of the best extras to come out of Secret Wars."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey Give "Injection" #4 a Taut, Hysterical Atmosphere

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "Injection" #4, "Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's work is ambitious and skillful enough to reward engagement and commitment."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Skroce's "We Stand on Guard" #2 Adds More Suspense

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's "We Stand on Guard" #2 has "effective and powerful storytelling."

REVIEW: Stevenson & Greene Fill "Runaways" #2 with Humor & Dynamism

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The highlights of Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Green's 'Runaways' #2 remain the humor, dialogue and the team dynamic."

REVIEW: Wood & Zezelj Serve Up Intense Emotional Energy in "Starve" #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Like Gavin, Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj's 'Starve' #2 has got a revolutionary bent along with all the swearing and booze."

REVIEW: Pires & Rubin's "The Fiction" #1 is "an Exceptionally Strong Debut"

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Curt Pires and David Rubin's "The Fiction" #1 "has a clear, strong voice" and "ambitious, powerful themes."

ADV. REVIEW: Churchland & Graham Create a Rich World for "8house: Arclight" #1

Wed, June 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Marian Churchland and Brandon Graham's "8house: Arclight" #1 "is another example of jewel box-like world building."

REVIEW: Loveness & Kesinger's "Groot" #1 is "an Overall Fantastic Debut"

Tue, June 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger are delightfully imaginative with the troubles they concoct" in "Groot" #1.

REVIEW: "Fresh Romance" #1 is "a Great Addition to the Shelves"

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle and Sally Jane Thompson's "Fresh Romance" #1 is "a solid debut overall."

REVIEW: "Convergence: The Question" #2 Transcends the Event

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner's "Convergence: The Question" #2 is "a rare creature: an event comic that manages to foreground its own story."

REVIEW: Lemire & Nguyen's "Descender" #3 Has "Plenty of Suspense"

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's "Descender" #3 "is contemplative and a little melancholy but ready for wonder."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #16 is "Ingeniously Constructed & Ambitious"

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #16 "advances the plot, enriches the world-building and provides a quiet beat in the larger arc."

REVIEW: Wilson & Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #14 is "a Joy to Read"

Mon, April 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Romance is very difficult to get right in any medium, but G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa nail it" in "Ms. Marvel" #14.

REVIEW: Hickman & Bodenheim Make "The Dying and the Dead" #2 "Well Worth Reading"

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hickman and Bodenheim's comic timing and panel composition are superb" in "The Dying and the Dead" #2.

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."

Stringers #1

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Stringers" #1 by Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood begins an urban crime story about two freelance reporters who are chasing a piece of news action when they hook a bigger story than they may be able to handle.

Welcome Back #1

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon's "Welcome Back" #1, reincarnated warriors are destined to fight each other to the death in different lives.

Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

Mon, August 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, Katie Cook, Michel Fiffe, Felipe Smith, Jeremy Whitley, Gurihiru and Kris Anka's "Secret Wars: Secret Love" #1 is a comics romance anthology set in Battleworld.

Gotham Academy #9

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Gotham Academy" #9 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, Olive sees her own admissions file and the gang tracks down a werewolf.

Injection #4

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Injection" #4 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Maria talks about best case scenarios with the new Dispatch and Brigid meets with Simeon.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman #1

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

In J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm and Rick Leonardi's "Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman" #1, Bekka crash-lands in 1960s India and makes her way to a hippie commune in America, where she rediscovers her mission.

We Stand on Guard #2

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "We Stand on Guard" #2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce, Amber enters the headquarters of Two-Four and the Americans take more Canadians to the Basement.

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hacktivist Volume 2" #1 by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Marcus To picks up six months after the events of the first "Hacktivist" miniseries, when .sve_urs3lf reemerges.

Lazarus #18

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Lazarus" #18 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Forever and Casey Solomon's fire team fight to keep Carlyle's hold on Duluth, a city that is strategically crucial the war with Hock.

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" #1 by Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah, Boy Meets Girl again in the different time and place, but will their love survive?

C.O.W.L. #11

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis' "C.O.W.L." #11, key members of the team leave by pink slip or by choice, and the Grey Raven's resolute and idealistic speech by night is followed by an ugly deed by night.

Island #1

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Island" #1, the debut issue of a creator-owned anthology of original comics, has stories by Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, Ludroe and a eulogy by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #3 by Charles Soule and John Timms, Black Bolt fights Medusa and the Quiet Room is attacked.

Runaways #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Runaways" #2 by Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene, Team Puce takes the final exam, but their unorthodox survival tactic unveils a terrible secret about the Victor Von Doom Institute.

Starve #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Starve" #2 by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj follows Gavin back into the culinary television arena as he pursues the contradictory but curiously compatible goals of making a comeback and teaching his audience a lesson.

Will Eisner's The Spirit #1

Mon, July 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Will Eisner's The Spirit" #1 by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade brings back the crime-fighting hero 75 years after his first appearance.

Chew #50

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Chew" #50 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is the big one: the epic battle to the death between Tony Chu and his arch-nemesis, the Collector.

E is for Extinction #1

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"E is for Extinction" by Chris Burnham and Ramon Villalobos explores what would have happened if Xavier had died during Grant Morrison's original run on "New X-Men."

Jem and the Holograms #4

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Jem and the Holograms" #4 by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell, Stormer and Kimber meet secretly and Clash goes forward with a sabotage plan.

Ms. Marvel #16

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

In G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #16, Kamran goes looking for Kamala as she tries to protect her family and fellow citizens in the "Last Days" of Jersey City.

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