Kelly Thompson

Reviewer
New York City, NY
Mountainview, CA
Jun 28, 2013

My younger brother brought home "Uncanny X-Men" #290 one day from the mall after recognizing Storm from the X-Men cartoon we'd stumbled across. And with that, I had discovered comics, or rather my brother had, but whatever. Love of comics eventually led me to the Savannah College of Art & Design where I got a degree in Sequential Art. Love of comics more recently drove a lot of my blogging, which led Brian Cronin to me and the creation of She Has No Head! and from there the 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast, reviews for CBR, and a comics columnist gig on Lit Reactor. In other words, comics have led me a lot of good places.

I'm the author of the superhero novel The Girl Who Would Be King and the novel Storykiller. I'm represented by The Irene Goodman Agency and managed by Principato Young. I live in Manhattan and love it, but constantly fantasize about returning to Los Angeles so that I can go to Target whenever I want and have less frizzy hair.

FIRST COMIC: "Uncanny X-Men" #290

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Batman and a smorgasbord of female runner ups? Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Cass Cain/Batgirl, Rogue, Emma Frost, Michonne, Agent 355, Big Barda...the list goes on and on.

Articles By Kelly Thompson

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REVIEW: Seely, King & Janin's "Grayson" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seely, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #1 is "a solid start to an interesting new book and new direction for DC."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young delivers an impressive debut issue of "Rocket Raccoon," "a nearly perfect book in concept and execution."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #1

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's debut issue of "Outcast" is a high-quality "first installment of something much bigger and more ambitious."

She Has No head: Revisiting "No, It's Not Equal"

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson revisits a 2012 column which broke down the ways women are not given equal visual presentation in comics. Has anything changed?

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 "revels in its nostalgia but also promises to mine new territory in exciting ways."

REVIEW: "Ms. Marvel" #4 Has the "Perfect Creative Team"

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #4 is the definition of a well-constructed comic book with the perfect creative team.

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson explains why she's displeased with DC Comics' "Bombshell" variant covers and the crime of omission.

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the way some readers try to silence critical discourse about comics -- and what can be done about it.

REVIEW: Bendis & Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27 brings back the futuristic Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in an exciting issue.

5-STAR REVIEW: Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's "This One Summer"

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's original graphic novel "This One Summer" is "lovely, full of character and expertly restrained."

REVIEW: Bendis & Oeming's "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming deliver a strong issue in "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1, with "legitimate surprises and solid world-building."

She Has No Head: Grading the Comic Book TV Adaptations

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With several comic book adaptations on TV and more than a dozen in the works, Kelly Thompson examines them all and rates her excitement for each.

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #8

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #8 "continues to skirt that fine line between the magnificently epic and undeniably intimate with ease."

She Has No Head! - Five by Five: Looking at Marvel's New Female Ongoings

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines Marvel's five new female-led ongoings launched as a part of All-New Marvel NOW! -- and the prognosis is good.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is "Heroic and Inspiring"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is a strong sophomore issue, adding up to a "heroic and inspiring" final product.

REVIEW: Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #6

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Vertigo's "The Wake," "a great book that demonstrates the passion and drive of its creators," returns for the second half of its run.

REVIEW: Yost & To's "New Warriors" #1

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christopher Yost and Marcus To's "New Warriors" #1 reintroduces the team to the Marvel U for All-New Marvel NOW!

She Has No Head: Women Don't Have to Prove Their Fandom

Wed, February 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson's comic about her poor experiences at comic book shops, caused quite a stir, and Kelly Thompson examines it and her own experiences.

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #1 is "A Smart, Strong Debut"

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido bring Jennifer Walters to All-New Marvel NOW! with "She-Hulk" #1, "a great start to a new series."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #3

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's excellent "Black Widow" #3 is a "finely constructed, utterly engaging comic" with the added bonus of crocodiles.

Velvet #6

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

Velvet redoubles her efforts by returning home and going to the source in Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser's "Velvet" #6.

The Midas Flesh #8

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

After a strong seven issues, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" #8 wobbles slightly on its dismount.

Saga #21

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

The disintegration of family in both subtle and unsubtle ways takes center stage in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's "Saga" #21.

Elektra #4

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Hayden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo's "Elektra" #4 is another example of absolutely stunning visuals propping up the story that struggles to find its center.

Rat Queens #7

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

A new villain is afoot and making plans in Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch's "Rat Queens" #7.

The Wicked + The Divine #2

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie deliver a gorgeous and fascinating second issue for their creator-owned "The Wicked + The Divine."

All-New X-Men #29

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

The time travel storyline in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #29 still offers a few surprises, but is beginning to wear a bit thin.

Grayson #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin give Dick Grayson a whole new world and mission with issue #1 of DC's new series, "Grayson."

Death Vigil #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Stjepan Sejic's "Death Vigil" #1 may be short on innovative plotting, but it's surprisingly fun and charming -- a solid start for a new series that doesn't take itself too seriously despite the stakes.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy's Most Wanted #1

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Will Corona Pilgrim and Andrea De Vito's "Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy's Most Wanted" #1 is a pointless done in one story that feels definitively like a movie-tie-in cash grab.

Rocket Raccoon #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1 is a gorgeous, funny ride that simple revels in having a good time.

Rachel Rising #26

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

In a quieter issue of Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" that is still filled with a fair amount of outright horror, our heroes and villains regroup and reassess.

The Midas Flesh #7

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

The penultimate issue of Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" finds the protagonists up against impossible odds that only become worse by the end.

Outcast #1

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman's creepy new series "Outcast" has a ton of potential largely thanks to gorgeous visuals by Paul Azaceto and Elizabeth Breitweiser that find the perfect blend of humanity and horror.

Uncanny X-Men #22

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

It's the X-Men vs S.H.I.E.L.D., but only sort of, in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #22.

Alex + Ada #7

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #7 finds Alex and Ada facing the real world and the inherent complications of Ada's sentience.

Starlight #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 finds hero Duke McQueen poised to become the leader of real revolution, complete with traitors.

Captain Marvel #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Captain Marvel tries to rise above politics to help save a people from certain death in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #4.

Figment #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

A scientist's mesmonic invention conjures a dragon friend he created as a child and then sends them both through some sort of portal in Jim Zub and Felipe Andrade's "Figment" #1.

Madame Frankenstein #2

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Vincent continues to train and educate Courtney/Gail in disturbing ways in Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens's "Madame Frankenstein" #2.

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