Kelly Thompson

Contributing Writer
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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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.

Uncanny X-Men #4

Fri, April 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #4 could easily be subtitled "Ripped From The Gutters of "All-New X-Men" #10" -- and it's exceedingly clever.

Polarity #1

Mon, April 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

Suffering from bi-polar disorder, artist Tim has found that living "sane" is pretty unbearable, but when he takes matters into his own hands he finds that there may be more to his insanity than originally thought in "Polarity" #1.

All-New X-Men #10

Fri, April 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Cyclops and Co. create a New Xavier School and come looking for their student body at Wolverine's Jean Grey School in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #10.

Glory #34

Fri, April 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Utterly unlike any superhero comic to come before it, Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell's final issue of "Glory" is as stunningly unexpected as nearly the entire groundbreaking run.

Justice League Dark #18

Sun, March 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

Magic proves too unwieldy and obscure to feel like a satisfying story in the latest "Justice League Dark" by Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire, and Mikel Janin.

Rachel RIsing #15

Sat, March 30th, 2013 | Category: Review

The town of Manson and its citizens begin to suffer horrible penance for past crimes in the form of literal vermin in Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" #15.

Birds of Prey #18

Fri, March 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

The Birds of Prey, their roster hardly recognizable from its relaunch, also gets a new writer in the form of Christy Marx in "Birds of Prey" #18.

Saga #11

Fri, March 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Reader responses will rocket from hilarity to relief to heartbreak and back again as Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples deliver an emotionally powerful "Saga" #11.

Fearless Defenders #2

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

Dani Moonstar kicks some bad guy butt but gets captured anyway, while Valkyrie, Misty Knight and Dr. Annabelle Riggs head to Asgardia in Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney's "The Fearless Defenders" #2.

Katana #2

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

An uneven issue by Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez continues to explore Katana's revenge mission and awkwardly jams in her recruitment to "Justice League of America."

Ultimate Comics X-Men #24

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and "Supergirl" artist Mahmud Asrar team up for "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #24, as secret plans are revealed and an old character reasserts her dominance.

Red She-Hulk #63

Fri, March 8th, 2013 | Category: Review

Aaron Stack and Red She-Hulk are on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. only to find themselves faced with a new threat underground in Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan, and Wellinton Alves "Red She-Hulk" #63.

A+X #5

Thu, March 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

Two short stories, one by Kathryn Immonen and David LaFuente featuring Iron Fist and Doop; and the second by Kieron Gillen and Joe Bennett staring Kid Loki and Mr. Sinister both prove to be a damn good time in the fifth issue of Marvel's "A+X.&q

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #4

Thu, March 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

Katie Cook and Andy Price bring the ponies' epic quest to a close as they face off with Queen Chrysalis in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" #4.

FF #4

Fri, March 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

"The Jen" goes out on a date and Mik, Korr, Turg, and Tong try to ruin it with maniacal help from Bentley-23, but the reveal of Bentley's mentor is what will blow your mind in Matt Fraction and Michael Allred's "FF" #4.

Uncanny X-Force #2

Fri, March 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

An old friend surprises the team and Spiral with her young mutant charge in tow, and everything is decidedly not as it seems in Sam Humphries and Ron Garney's "Uncanny X-Force" #2.

Deathmatch #3

Fri, March 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno continue to pit superhero against superhero as the characters struggle to uncover what is behind "Deathmatch"