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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She Has No Head: What Makes a 'Female Friendly' Comic?

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson is often asked what exactly does the term "female friendly" mean when it comes to comic books; here's here answer.

She Has No Head: 14 Comics to Buy on a $50 Budget

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

Kelly Thompson is often asked to recommend female-friendly comic books. Check out this list that you can snag on a $50 monthly comic book budget.

She Has No Head: 10 Actresses Who Could Make a Great Captain Marvel

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

If Marvel Studios bucks popular opinion and doesn't hire Katee Sackhoff, Kelly Thompson has ten options that might make "Captain Marvel" soar.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #24.

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue their "flawless and consistent vision" with "Saga" #24, the last issue before the planned hiatus.

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #6

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's closing chapter of "Starlight" is a "beautifully illustrated" conclusion to "a really fun adventure mini-series."

REVIEW: Doctorow & Wang's "In Real Life"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's "In Real Life" OGN is a "heartfelt and emotionally engaging story" that explores the experience of an online girl gamer.

She Has No Head's Top Stories of NYCC

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple female character-driven ongoing announcements, a focus on women creators and more made this a show to remember.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132 is a great issue that contains a "masterful execution of a fantastic and terrifying new idea."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Hack's "Sabrina" #1

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack reimagine Riverdale's Teenage Witch with "Sabrina" #1, "a great start to a nice little surprise of a book."

She Has No Head: The October Five

Sun, October 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As October begins, Kelly Thompson has a list of five comics she's most looking forward to, including "Gotham Academy" and the new "Thor!"

REVIEW: Aaron & Garney's "Men of Wrath" #1

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron & Ron Garney's "Men of War" #1 is a strong debut with "a dark edge and an ending that defies you to ignore the next issue."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #11

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark deliver "another pitch-perfect, phenomenal issue" with "Lazarus" #11, "a joy and a terror to read."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #10

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 is "a fantastic example of the smart, understated work" inherent in the series' run.

REVIEW: Bendis & Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 delivers an impressive issue filled with "chemistry and humor" between characters.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: The Manara "Spider-Woman" Variant Isn't The Problem

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson explores the real disappointment behind the reveal of the MIlo Manara "Spider-Woman" #1 variant, and what it could mean for the series.

REVIEW: Blackman & Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 has an "energy and precisions" that elevates it to one of the best issues yet of the series.

She Has No Head: Who Should Star in Sony's Spider-Man Spinoff?

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony has announced that they're spinning off a female Spider-Man character into a film, and Kelly Thompson reveals who she thinks it should be.

REVIEW: Nelson & Mora's "Hexed" #1

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Michael Alan Nelson and Dan Mora bring back "Hexed" for a new series, presenting "a solid story with a nice hook of an ending."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7 continues the duo's run on the series that is "a book unlike any out there right now."

Who is Marvel's Most Significant Female Movie Character?

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Kelly Thompson takes a look at the Marvel cinematic universe and ranks the top 11 most significant female characters.

Saga #24

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

Enemies Prince Robot IV and Marko must team up to find their respective kidnapped families in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #24, the last issue before hiatus.

Starlight #6

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's oversized "Starlight" #6 brings the mini-series to its conclusion in a beautifully illustrated finale unfortunately short on surprises.

In Real Life

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's "In Real Life" is a ridiculously relevant, charming, and beautiful look at the life of a young girl gamer.

Supreme: Blue Rose #4

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay's stunningly beautiful but largely intractable "Supreme Blue Rose" continues to test readers' staying power.

Copperhead #2

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sheriff Bronson breaks the bad news to Missus Sewell, the lone family member to escape an attack, while her own son Zeke encounters a violent stranger in Jay Farber and Scott Godlewski's "Copperhead" #2.

Sex Criminals #8

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jon and Suzie take a break and Suzie tries to move on, but things don't go as planned in Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #8.

The Walking Dead #132

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

A chilling and brilliant evolution in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132 will leave readers breathless.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

A dark new take on Archie comics' Sabrina proves surprisingly compelling in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's "Sabrina" #1.

Brides of Helheim #1

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, and Nick Filardi's "Brides of Helheim" #1 is fun and pretty but needs to dig a bit deeper.

Cutter #1

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

In Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey and Christian DiBari's "Cutter" #1 an inconsistent execution mars what could be an intriguing weekly horror story.

Men of Wrath #1

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Ron Garney's "Men of Wrath" #1, their first creator owned work together, has a smart dark edge.

Cyclops #5

Mon, September 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Cyclops and Corsair trick the bounty hunters tracking them into rescuing them in Greg Rucka and Carmen Carnero's "Cyclops" #5.

Rachel Rising #28

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

More than two years in, Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" remains a tense and terrifying thriller.

Butterfly #1

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett, and Antonio Fuso's "Butterfly" #1 is a strong start to an intriguing spy mini-series that could use a bit of clarity in execution.

Deadly Class #7

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Wes Craig deliver a dangerous issue of "Deadly Class" #7 as the book hums with danger, both danger on the page and danger that threatens its arrival.

Uncanny Avengers #24

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Salvador Larroca's uneven "Uncanny Avengers" #24 is a decidedly unrewarding start to the heroes' new arc.

Sugar Skull

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Sugar Skull" is the final heart-wrenching and surreal conclusion to Charles Burns' "X'ed Out" and "The Hive."

Julia's House For Lost Creatures

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke is charming and adorable but barely qualifies as a comic book.

Ms. Marvel #8

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ms. Marvel gets a different kind of superhero team up in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #8.

Lazarus #11

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark continue the brilliant world building and devastating emotional gut punches that have come to define "Lazarus" with part two of their "Conclave" arc.

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