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: 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.

She Has No Head: Cringe Like It's 1995!

Tue, February 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson looks back on the choices of female -starring comics from her teen years and is amazed at how much better things are in 2014.

5-STAR REVIEW: Moore & Storms' "EGOs" #1 is "Smart and New"

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stuart Moore & Gus Storms present a strong Image first issue with "EGOs" #1, a "great mix of superheroes and sci-fi that feels smart and new."

She Has No Head: Ten Things to Look Forward to in 2014

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson lists ten comic-related things that she's looking forward to in 2014, including Marvel's Netflix series, the expanded Batman comic universe and more!

She Has No Head: Bests of 2013

Mon, December 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Join CSBG's Kelly Thompson as she details her favorite comics, comic characters, comic book covers, stories and movies of 2013!

SHE HAS NO HEAD: 25 Favorite Comic Book Females of 2013

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As 2013 comes to a close, Kelly Thompson lists her 25 favorite female comic book characters of the year. Did your picks make her list?

REVIEW: Rich & Nourigat's "A Boy and A Girl"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat's "A Boy and A Girl" original graphic novel is "a charming story of love, robots and philosophy."

She Has No Head: The Problem with Wonder Woman's Film Debut

Tue, December 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Kelly Thompson explains her problems with the announcement that Wonder Woman will be making her screen debut in the upcoming "Batman/Superman" film.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Teaming-Up Marvel's Female Powerhouses

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson shares her ideas for some great team-ups she'd like to see from Marvel's female characters.

REVIEW: Bendis & Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #14

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #14, which continues the "consistently funny, charming and stunningly illustrated" series.

REVIEW: Luna & Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #1 is "An Excellent Start"

Thu, November 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's debut issue of "Alex + Ada" is "an excellent start to an exciting new book."

She Has No Head: What Makes You a Fan?

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines "fandom" and turns the question on you, the reader. What do you obsess over? Why do you think that is? What makes you part of "fandom?"

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #15

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Still in rare form, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples present a "strong issue full of good character work" with "Saga" #15.

REVIEW: "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Although "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2 concludes the X-Men crossover event, the issue struggles with the weight of the story for a disappointing bookend.

REVIEW: "Marvel Now What?!" #1 Is "A Shocking Humorous Little Surprise"

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's humorous one-shot "Marvel Now What?!" pokes fun at the publisher and Marvel NOW! in an issue that's "a shocking humorous little surprise."

Captain Marvel #2

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Carol collides with The Guardians of the Galaxy in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #2.

The Walking Dead #125

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #125 brings readers a somewhat unsatisfying penultimate issue of the long gestating "All Out War" arc.

All-New Doop #1

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter Milligan and David Lafuente's "All-New Doop" #1 is charming and fun, but ultimately lacks substance.

Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Things are a near complete mess already in issue #2 of Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar's "Wolverine and the X-Men."

Lazarus #7

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark up the stakes and remind readers that even hope is worthless in "Lazarus" #7.

Ms. Marvel #2

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kamala Khan has to embrace her new powers in order to save a student in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's excellent "Ms. Marvel" #2.

All-New X-Men #24

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Trial of Jean Grey" arc continues as the actual trial begins and quickly falls apart in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #24.

Mighty Avengers #8

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ava vanquishes her Tiger God with surprising ease and sons come back to haunt fathers in Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti's "Mighty Avengers" #8.

Secret Avengers #1

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ales Kot and Michael Walsh bring together an odd assortment of Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for Maria Hill's black-ops team in "Secret Avengers" #1.

Velvet #4

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Velvet continues the hunt to unravel a conspiracy and clear her name in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #4.

Evil Empire #1

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jumping back and forth in time between what looks like a fascist future of some sort and the political climate that got us there, Max Bemis and Ransom Getty's "Evil Empire" #1 has a lot of kinks to work out.

Avengers Assemble #24

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Spider-Girl teams up with Iron Man and then the bulk of the Avengers in her hunt for June Covington in Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis, and Matteo Buffagni's "Avengers Assemble" #24.

Rat Queens #5

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

The Rat Queens finish out their big battle and through an appropriately wild party to celebrate while things for well in Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch's "Rat Queens" #5.

The Wake #6

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

The second half of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" begins here, a fascinating and gorgeous kickoff to the second part of this brilliant maxi-series.

The Midas Flesh #3

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "Midas Flesh" #3 continues to be a charming blend of comedy and high-stakes space adventure.

New Warriors #1

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Christopher Yost and Marcus To do their best to introduce old characters to a new audience in their "New Warriors" #1.

Rachel Rising #23

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Terry Moore continues to saturate readers with finely tuned magnificent tension in his creator-owned horror book "Rachel Rising" #23.

She-Hulk #1

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #1 leans a little too much on the lawyer at the expense of the superhero, but overall it's a strong opening for a character well deserving of the spotlight.

Minimum Wage #2

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

While going through a divorce Rob finally finds a woman worth dating, May, even if she's not a good match for him in Bob Fingerman's "Minimum Wage" #2.

Black Widow #3

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Natasha makes a fatal mistake that she must go to extreme lengths to correct in Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #3.

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