Kelly Thompson

Contributing Writer
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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Scratch9: Cat Tails #1

Mon, August 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Four short tales focusing on different aspects of Scratch9 make up this first issue of "Scratch9: Cat Tails #1" by creator Rob M. Worley and a variety of talented artists.

Daredevil #29

Mon, August 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez deliver an effortless tale that is quintessentially Matt Murdoch and Daredevil in "Daredevil" #29.

Collider #1

Thu, August 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

A strong and gorgeous start to Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi's new Vertigo series "Collider."

Young Avengers #8

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" #8 finds the team split, both parts stranded in very dangerous dimensions.

Uncanny Avengers #10

Mon, July 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

In Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Avengers" #8 the team officially splits off on their own investigations. It can't end well.

The Hunger #1

Thu, July 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk deliver a comic both intimate and epic with "Hunger" #1.

Justice League Dark #22

Thu, July 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

Poor "Justice League Dark" #22 by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin -- still floundering and trying desperately to become the great book it so wants to be -- gets drawn into the latest company crossover.

Avengers Assemble #17

Mon, July 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matteo Buffagni and Pepe Larraz's "Avengers Assemble" #17 drives "The Enemy Within" storyline toward its final conclusion.

Batman and Robin #22

Sun, July 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason get so much right in "Batman and Catwoman" #22 that it's enough to wish for an ongoing title featuring the pair.

Uncanny X-Force #8

Thu, July 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

Sam Humphries "Uncanny X-Force" #8 has been stumbling badly almost since the beginning, this month it falls flat on its face.

Hawkeye #12

Fri, July 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction's "Hawkeye" rolls on as one of the best books around, even with guest artists -- of course when Francesco Francavilla is the guest artist, it's an easy feat to accomplish.

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.