Kelly Thompson

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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ADV. REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting Head Back Into Noir With "Velvet" #1

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting return to the noir thriller comic with "Velvet" #1, "a fantastic new book for Image Comics."

REVIEW: Fraction & Aja's "Hawkeye" #13 is "A Quiet Revelation"

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and David Aja beautifully illustrate grief in "Hawkeye" #13, an issue with "finely tuned and nuanced work" from the creative team.

She Has No Head: NYCC Dreams Coming True

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG writer Kelly Thompson is impressed with all the female-centric comic announcements that came out of New York Comic Con.

5-STAR REVIEW: Rucka & Lark Wrap Up "Lazarus" First Arc

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #4 5 stars, calling the issue "emotional and resonant, beautiful and smart" and "a pitch perfect ending to a stand out new series."

She Has No Head: How to Make a Superheroine Movie

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the nine different ways that a movie starring a superheroine could be made. Just in case anyone in Hollywood was considering the idea...

REVIEW: "Battle of the Atom" Spills Into "Uncanny X-Men" #12

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson calls Brian Michal Bendis and Chris Bachalo's latest contribution to the X-Men-centric crossover "Battle of the Atom" "a delight to read," giving the issue 4 stars.

She Has No Head: Batwoman's Fate Redux

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, CSBG's Kelly Thompson examines her concerns with J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman's departure from DC Comics "Batwoman."

REVIEW: Bendis & Irving's "Uncanny X-Men" #10

Mon, August 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Uncanny X-Men" #10 by Brian Michael Bendis and Frazier Irving 4.5 stars, calling the series "consistently smart and beautiful, while pushing a consistent and intriguing agenda."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples Return With "Saga" #13

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples' "Saga" #13 4.5 stars, calling the series "easily one of the best ongoing comics around."

REVIEW: Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #1

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives Jeff Lemire's latest Vertigo debut, "Trillium" #1, 4 stars, calling the sci-fi series' opening chapter "a strong, if not perfect, start with a killer hook."

The Adventures of Apocalypse AI #1

Fri, February 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

J. Michael Straczynski and Sid Kotian's "The Adventures of Apocalypse Al" #1 serves as an uneven start to what could be a promising and quirky mini-series.

Saga #18

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples close out their third arc in "Saga" #18 with the same emotionally resonant and beautiful storytelling that has defined the series.

Avengers Assemble #23.INH

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Sharp, funny writing from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Warren Ellis, along with slick pretty art from Matteo Buffagni and Noland Woodard makes for a surprisingly fun "Avengers Assemble" #23.INH

Li'l Sonja #1

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jim Zub, Joel Carroll and Andrew Elder deliver a "Li'l Sonja" #1 that is charming and kid-friendly but without layers.

All-New X-Factor #2

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Polaris and crew rescue some mutants from a power hungry doctor-scientist-type in Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico's "All-New X-Factor" #2.

All-New X-Men #22.NOW

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen deliver an issue of "All-New X-Men" that is surprisingly enjoyable despite clearly trying to cover a lot of angles.

Umbral #3

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Umbral find what they're looking for, in more ways that one as Rascal and Dalone find themselves faced with exactly what they were running from in Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's "Umbral" #3.

Alex + Ada #3

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Alex's friends find out about Ada and have mixed reactions while Alex tries to figure out if there's anything more to Ada than a robotic shell in Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #3.

EGOs #1

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"EGOs" is the new sci-fi superhero book by Stuart Moore and Gus Storms that feels unlike any sci-fi or superhero book you're reading -- and that's a great thing.

Uncanny X-Men #16

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Magneto takes center stage as he heads to Madripoor on a tip from S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Dazzler in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #16.

Li'l Vampi #1

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Both a "Li'l Vampi" story by Eric Trautmann and Agnes Garbowska and "Pantha" stories by Garbowska and writers Brandon and Orion Jerwa are strong but undermined by a poor layout in "Li'l Vampi" #1.

Young Avengers #15

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a handful of rockstar guest artists ring in the final issue of "Young Avengers" for an incredibly strong finale.

Catwoman #26

Mon, January 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #26 suffers, overwhelmed by too many characters and a plot treated as particularly complex, even though it's decidedly simple.

Revelations #1

Fri, January 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos' 2005 six-issue Dark Horse six-mini-series "Revelations" returns as a serial in 2014 as a re-print from BOOM!

The Saviors #1

Fri, December 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

"The Saviors" #1 from James Robinson and J. Bone is beautiful and has promise but the beginning is a slog of exposition.

Uncanny Avengers #15

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

With a whole lot of emotionally charged death on their hands, Rick Remender and Steve McNiven head into the penultimate battle of "Uncanny Avengers" #15.

Harley Quinn #1

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: Review

Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Chad Hardin's "Harley Quinn" #1 doesn't quite seem to know yet what it wants to be, and by trying to be everything, doesn't leave an impression.

A Boy and A Girl

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Review

Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat deliver a charming graphic novel about love, robots and philosophy in "A Boy and a Girl" from Oni Press.

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #6

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Review

Adam gets a new partner and it's not exactly perfect chemistry in Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi's "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #6.

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #2

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Review

Jamie S. Rich and George Kambadais' "The Double Life of Miranda Turner" #2 begins part one of "If You Have Ghosts" a story where Miranda's superhero life collides very directly with her acting career.