Kelly Thompson

Contributing Writer
New York City, NY
Mountainview, CA
Jun 28, 2013

Kelly has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager. Currently living in Manhattan with her boyfriend and a pitiful lack of pets, Kelly is the creator of CSBG's She Has No Head! and the 3 Chicks Review Comics Podcast, as well as CBR's VS! column. She's also a former CBR reviewer and a writer of comics and novels.

Kelly writes the "Jem and The Holograms" comic from IDW Publishing, is co-writer of Marvel's "Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps" and writer/creator of the graphic novel "Heart In A Box" from Dark Horse Comics. She's also published two novels -- "The Girl Who Would Be King" and "Storykiller." She's represented by The Irene Goodman Agency and managed by Principato Young.

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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"Bitch Planet" #1 and the Power of a Perfect First Issue

Wed, December 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson explains how Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine de Landro's "Bitch Planet" #1 nails being a perfect first issue.

She Has No Head: 2014's Top 25 Female Comic Book Characters

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Every year, Kelly Thompson reveals her current favorite females in fiction. See who made this year's list and see where your favorites landed.

She Has No Head: Women In Comics Holiday Gift List

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Every year, Kelly Thompson spotlights some great women-centric comic book gifts for the holidays. Come see what she suggests this year!

She Has No Head: What Makes a 'Female Friendly' Comic?

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson is often asked what exactly does the term "female friendly" mean when it comes to comic books; here's here answer.

She Has No Head: 14 Comics to Buy on a $50 Budget

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

Kelly Thompson is often asked to recommend female-friendly comic books. Check out this list that you can snag on a $50 monthly comic book budget.

She Has No Head: 10 Actresses Who Could Make a Great Captain Marvel

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

If Marvel Studios bucks popular opinion and doesn't hire Katee Sackhoff, Kelly Thompson has ten options that might make "Captain Marvel" soar.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #24.

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue their "flawless and consistent vision" with "Saga" #24, the last issue before the planned hiatus.

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #6

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's closing chapter of "Starlight" is a "beautifully illustrated" conclusion to "a really fun adventure mini-series."

REVIEW: Doctorow & Wang's "In Real Life"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's "In Real Life" OGN is a "heartfelt and emotionally engaging story" that explores the experience of an online girl gamer.

She Has No Head's Top Stories of NYCC

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Multiple female character-driven ongoing announcements, a focus on women creators and more made this a show to remember.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132 is a great issue that contains a "masterful execution of a fantastic and terrifying new idea."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Hack's "Sabrina" #1

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack reimagine Riverdale's Teenage Witch with "Sabrina" #1, "a great start to a nice little surprise of a book."

She Has No Head: The October Five

Sun, October 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

As October begins, Kelly Thompson has a list of five comics she's most looking forward to, including "Gotham Academy" and the new "Thor!"

REVIEW: Aaron & Garney's "Men of Wrath" #1

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron & Ron Garney's "Men of War" #1 is a strong debut with "a dark edge and an ending that defies you to ignore the next issue."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #11

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark deliver "another pitch-perfect, phenomenal issue" with "Lazarus" #11, "a joy and a terror to read."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #10

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 is "a fantastic example of the smart, understated work" inherent in the series' run.

REVIEW: Bendis & Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 delivers an impressive issue filled with "chemistry and humor" between characters.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: The Manara "Spider-Woman" Variant Isn't The Problem

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson explores the real disappointment behind the reveal of the MIlo Manara "Spider-Woman" #1 variant, and what it could mean for the series.

REVIEW: Blackman & Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 has an "energy and precisions" that elevates it to one of the best issues yet of the series.

She Has No Head: Who Should Star in Sony's Spider-Man Spinoff?

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Sony has announced that they're spinning off a female Spider-Man character into a film, and Kelly Thompson reveals who she thinks it should be.

Black Widow #10

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 finds Natasha remembering her attempt to get an "old friend" out of Islamabad against Hawkeye's wishes, now that the same "old friend" has kidnapped Isaiah.

Uncanny X-Men #25

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

An absolutely massive cast fills the pages of Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #25 as the X-Men come home for the reading of Professor Xavier's will.

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 Ibañez'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.

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