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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REVIEW: "Ms. Marvel" #4 Has the "Perfect Creative Team"

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #4 is the definition of a well-constructed comic book with the perfect creative team.

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson explains why she's displeased with DC Comics' "Bombshell" variant covers and the crime of omission.

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the way some readers try to silence critical discourse about comics -- and what can be done about it.

REVIEW: Bendis & Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27 brings back the futuristic Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in an exciting issue.

5-STAR REVIEW: Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's "This One Summer"

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's original graphic novel "This One Summer" is "lovely, full of character and expertly restrained."

REVIEW: Bendis & Oeming's "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming deliver a strong issue in "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1, with "legitimate surprises and solid world-building."

She Has No Head: Grading the Comic Book TV Adaptations

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With several comic book adaptations on TV and more than a dozen in the works, Kelly Thompson examines them all and rates her excitement for each.

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #8

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #8 "continues to skirt that fine line between the magnificently epic and undeniably intimate with ease."

She Has No Head! - Five by Five: Looking at Marvel's New Female Ongoings

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines Marvel's five new female-led ongoings launched as a part of All-New Marvel NOW! -- and the prognosis is good.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is "Heroic and Inspiring"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is a strong sophomore issue, adding up to a "heroic and inspiring" final product.

REVIEW: Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #6

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Vertigo's "The Wake," "a great book that demonstrates the passion and drive of its creators," returns for the second half of its run.

REVIEW: Yost & To's "New Warriors" #1

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christopher Yost and Marcus To's "New Warriors" #1 reintroduces the team to the Marvel U for All-New Marvel NOW!

She Has No Head: Women Don't Have to Prove Their Fandom

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

Noelle Stevenson's comic about her poor experiences at comic book shops, caused quite a stir, and Kelly Thompson examines it and her own experiences.

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #1 is "A Smart, Strong Debut"

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido bring Jennifer Walters to All-New Marvel NOW! with "She-Hulk" #1, "a great start to a new series."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #3

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's excellent "Black Widow" #3 is a "finely constructed, utterly engaging comic" with the added bonus of crocodiles.

She Has No Head: Cringe Like It's 1995!

Tue, February 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson looks back on the choices of female -starring comics from her teen years and is amazed at how much better things are in 2014.

5-STAR REVIEW: Moore & Storms' "EGOs" #1 is "Smart and New"

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stuart Moore & Gus Storms present a strong Image first issue with "EGOs" #1, a "great mix of superheroes and sci-fi that feels smart and new."

She Has No Head: Ten Things to Look Forward to in 2014

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson lists ten comic-related things that she's looking forward to in 2014, including Marvel's Netflix series, the expanded Batman comic universe and more!

She Has No Head: Bests of 2013

Mon, December 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Join CSBG's Kelly Thompson as she details her favorite comics, comic characters, comic book covers, stories and movies of 2013!

SHE HAS NO HEAD: 25 Favorite Comic Book Females of 2013

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As 2013 comes to a close, Kelly Thompson lists her 25 favorite female comic book characters of the year. Did your picks make her list?

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Batman/Superman #13

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Jae Lee's "Batman/Superman" #13 starts a new arc off with a bang as an amnesia riddled Batman and Superman try to find their way.

Sisters

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Sisters," a companion piece to Raina Telgemeier's best selling award winning "Smile" is both charming and relatable.

All-New X-Men #31

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 pops with chemistry and humor as the original X-Men (minus Cyclops) head off on a team mission.

Adventure Time #31

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Princess Bubblegum and Marceline become licensed drivers, Finn and Jake try to eat a massive burrito, and The Ice King is super upset that they didn't show up at his birthday party in "Adventure Time" #31.

Elektra #5

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 closes up the first arc for the series and delivers easily its most impressive issue.

Storm #2

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Storm resolves to make a difference in one girl's life but finds surprising answers to her questions in Greg Pak and Victor IbaƱez's second issue of "Storm."

The Walking Dead #130

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

A game-changing development in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #130 is unfortunately bungled in the execution.

Hexed #1

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Michael Alan Nelson's "Hexed" returns to Boom! with a new story and new artist, Dan Mora.

Captain Marvel #6

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez bring the first arc of the new "Captain Marvel" to a close as Carol's attempt to do some good for the people of Torfa comes to a violent conclusion.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter Parker returns in Briand Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #4.

Legendary Star-Lord #2

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter's half-sister plans to turn him over for a handsome bounty before he easily talks her out of it in Sam Humphries and Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #2.

She-Hulk #7

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido deliver the best issue yet of their wonderful new "She-Hulk" series.

Fatale #24

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bring "Fatale" to a close with an oversized and appropriately satisfying issue for the generation spanning saga.

How to Be Happy

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"How To Be Happy" is a stunning collection of some of Eleanor Davis' best work, insightful and moving musings on life, love, death and everything in between.

Low #1

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini may have a good sci-fi story in "Low" but issue #1 suffers in the execution.

Velvet #6

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

Velvet redoubles her efforts by returning home and going to the source in Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser's "Velvet" #6.

The Midas Flesh #8

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

After a strong seven issues, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" #8 wobbles slightly on its dismount.

Saga #21

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

The disintegration of family in both subtle and unsubtle ways takes center stage in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's "Saga" #21.

Elektra #4

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Hayden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo's "Elektra" #4 is another example of absolutely stunning visuals propping up the story that struggles to find its center.

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