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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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.

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."

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