Kelly Thompson

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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Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1

Fri, July 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Even with bit players as the key focus to this new mini-series, "Adventure Time: Candy Capers" #1 by Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota, and Ian McGinty still manages to be a whole lot of fun.

Quantum and Woody #1

Thu, July 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

Valiant scores again with another great first issue: "Quantum and Woody" #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler.

Daredevil: Dark Nights #2

Fri, July 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Lee Weeks' "Daredevil: Dark Nights" #2 unveils a superhero truth rarely explored so honestly in most superhero comics.

Suicide Risk #3

Fri, July 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Leo calls on his brother to help him go after the insanely dangerous Memento Mori in Mike Carey and Elena Casagrande's "Suicide Risk" #3.

The Wake #2

Fri, June 28th, 2013 | Category: Review

Spanning millions of years and with a fascinating and disturbing mystery at its center, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #2 is a force to be reckoned with in comics storytelling.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1

Thu, June 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

Three short tales from the world of "Mouse Guard," by three talented creators, in this second volume of "Legend of the Guard" tales from Archaia.

Revival #11

Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton turn it up a notch in "Revival" #11 and give readers a good long look at the supernatural element(s) roaming the woods.


Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

Though it stands easily on its own, "Demeter" is the third story in a trilogy of stunningly haunting black and white comics by Becky Cloonan where nothing is quite what it seems.

A+X #9

Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

"A+X" #9 features two stories about rescuing Doctor Strange. First up is a Wolverine/Captain America team up in the Congo by Nathan Edmondson and Humberto Ramos; followed by a David Lapham romp starring Pixie, Eye Boy, and Quentin Quire.

Captain Marvel #13

Thu, June 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Captain Marvel" #13 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Scott Hepburn has Carol hunting old enemy Yon-Rogg (now The Magnitron) as he begins to make big moves.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #27

Mon, June 17th, 2013 | Category: Review

Utopia is officially under siege, and with it come a ton of surprises in Brian Wood and Mahmud Asrar's latest installment of "Ultimate Comics X-Men."

Aphrodite IX #2

Mon, June 17th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Aphrodite IX" #2 by Matt Hawkins and Stjepan Sejic's is bizarrely boring even though it's technically packed with action.

American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell #1

Fri, June 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

An oversized one shot by Rafael Albuquerque and Scott Snyder introduces new characters and brings back old for "American Vampire: The Long Road To Hell."

Fearless Defenders #5

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney's "Fearless Defenders" #12 features a dream guest cast, but the art fails the book badly and it stumbles as a result.

Rachel Rising #17

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

Terry Moore delivers another solid issue in his horror series "Rachel Rising" as the town continues "getting mean" and the violence spreads.

All-New X-Men #12

Mon, June 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

As if things weren't confusing enough, the original X-Men get to meet the Uncanny Avengers -- including of their greatest enemies -- The Scarlet Witch -- in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All New X-Men" #12.

Wolverine & the X-Men #30

Mon, June 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Pasqual Ferry's "Wolverine & The X-Men" #30 is a prologue of sorts to the next major Hellfire arc, and in that capacity it sets that stage nicely.

Deathmatch #6

Mon, June 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno's "Deathmatch" #6 finds clever ways to keep the battles interesting and reminds readers, painfully, that no one is safe.

X-Men #1

Wed, May 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

Packed with character development and superhero action, Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" #1 is the best of all worlds when it comes great to superhero comics.

Savage Hawkman #20

Mon, May 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Savage Hawkman" comes to a lifeless conclusion, in the hands of Tom DeFalco and Joe Bennett, one fitting for the title's underwhelming twenty-issue run.