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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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.

Batman: Li'l Gotham #2

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 | Category: Review

Two adorable holiday tales are the focus in this second print issue of Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs' nearly perfect "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #2.

Uncanny X-Men #6

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 | Category: Review

The team is in trouble as they find themselves transported to Limbo where they face the vengeance of Lord Dormammu in a gorgeous issue by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Frazer Irving.

Batwoman #20

Mon, May 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

Kate Kane can get her sister back from Director Bones, but only if she agrees to deliver Batman in J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy's "Batwoman" #20.

Gambit #12

Thu, May 16th, 2013 | Category: Review

Gambit and Rogue go up against Tombstone (sorta) as Joelle's story comes to an end in James Asmus and Clay Mann's "Gambit" #12.

The Dream Merchant #1

Thu, May 16th, 2013 | Category: Review

Newcomer Konstantin Novosadov delivers stunning visuals in "The Dream Merchant" #1 a not-quite-great first issue in a new mini-series written by Nathan Edmonson.

Uncanny X-Force #4

Fri, May 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

Things come to a head as the thing possessing Bishop finally makes its move on Ginny and the X-Men fail to stop it in Sam Humphries and Ron Garney's "Uncanny X-Force" #4.

Uncanny Avengers #8

Fri, May 10th, 2013 | Category: Review

Archangel's twins Eimin and Uriel use their devastating power to destroy an entire city, and proclaim the Avengers and X-Men incapable of stopping them, since they can't even get along in Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Aven

Avengers Assemble #15AU

Thu, May 9th, 2013 | Category: Review

Captains Marvel and Britain, plus a handful of magical and British heroes team up to stop Ultron from completing its takeover of England in Al Ewing and Butch Guice's "Avengers Assemble" #15AU.

Suicide Risk #1

Mon, May 6th, 2013 | Category: Review

Superpowered people have made a mess of everything in Mike Carey and Elena Casagrande's "Suicide Risk" #1 and it's up to good cops like Leo to even the playing field even if that means becoming superpowered himself.

Ten Grand #1

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith's "Ten Grand" #1 offers up an interesting spin on an old tale, but wades too heavily in clichés to feel entirely successful.

FF #6

Mon, April 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Joe Quinones bring another fun-filled but disappointingly slight issue of "FF."

A+X #7

Mon, April 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

Two short stories, one by Zeb Wells and Dale Keown pairing up dueling geniuses Iron Man and Beast; and the second by Christopher Yost, R'John Bernales and Chris Turcotte starring Thor and Iceman, are entertaining but slight in "A+X" #7.

Journey Into Mystery #651

Mon, April 29th, 2013 | Category: Review

Kathryn Immonen and guest artist Pepe Larraz pen "Journey Into Mystery" #651, a standalone tale, with Sif as a minor guest star, but featuring a lot of great Asgardian characters.

Revival #9

Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Things are coming to a head as people begin to take advantage of the "Revivers Situation" in different ways and Dana's son finds himself in mortal danger in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" #9.

Mara #4

Fri, April 19th, 2013 | Category: Review

Mara finally comes to terms with both what she can do and the peace that can bring her as she breaks free of everything -- including Earth -- in Brian Wood and Ming Doyle's "Mara" #4.

Danger Girl: Trinity #1

Thu, April 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

The latest "Danger Girl" mini-series "Trinity" #1 by writer Andy Hartnell features three artists for each of the ladies stories: John Royle, Harvey Tolibao, and Stephen Molnar.

The Walking Dead #109

Fri, April 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Maggie settles into her new life, but finds she's not as far from Rick's plans as she may have suspected in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #109.

Avengers Arena #7

Fri, April 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Dennis Hopeless and Alessandro Vitti's "Avengers Arena" #7 takes a side trip (and a step back in time) to discover how Arcade came up with his idea and a bit more detail as to what the Arena is. Hint: it's an arena.

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