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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Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Ralph's "Daybreak" is an intimate and engrossing art-house take on the traditional zombie story.

Rachel Rising #14

Mon, February 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" continues to impress as characters stand their ground, others escape only to be found again, and Jet's fate remains unsure.

Journey Into Mystery #648

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti's "Journey Into Mystery" #648 launches Sif into "our world" for her continued adventures, sure to be filled with glorious violence.

Justice League Dark #16

Fri, February 1st, 2013 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes and Mikel Janin's "Justice League: Dark" #16 finds the team unraveling as everything they are begins to fail them.

Batwoman #16

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

Stunning visuals raise J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #16 up to epic fantastical heights, but too many characters and too much narration drags it back down into flawed reality.

Gambit #8

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

James Asmus and a massive team of artists chip in to bring readers "Gambit" #8, but the art team drops the ball and a slew of errors and inconsistencies drag things down.

Catwoman #16

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #16 gets some things right but also continues to get far too much wrong four issues into their creative pairing.

Wolverine and the X-Men #24

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

It's "date night" at the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, which in Jason Aaron and David López's "Wolverine & The X-Men" #24 apparently means a surprising amount of making out (and attempted making out).

Young Avengers #1

Thu, January 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" #1 is pure superhero fun mixed with bold comics innovation in a perfect debut for the Marvel NOW! series.

Captain Marvel #9

Mon, January 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Filipe Andrade pair up on "Captain Marvel" #9 to deliver an emotional and action-packed issue that may change everything for Carol.

Avengers Assemble #11

Fri, January 18th, 2013 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli wrap up a fun, high-stakes arc with The Avengers in "Avengers Assemble" #11.

Batman #16

Tue, January 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

The Joker finally catches his King as "Death of The Family" continues in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #16.

Dial H #8

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

The Centipede makes his move on Nelson and Roxie in China Miéville's wildly creative "Dial H" #8.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #21

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

Too many creators muddles both the idea and the execution in the latest installment of Brian Wood's otherwise engaging "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #21.


Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Richard Sala's "Delphine" is an extremely loose (and fittingly dark) retelling of "Snow White" that bears little resemblance to the original tale, but is entirely engrossing in its own way.

Punk Rock Jesus #6

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Sean Murphy's awesome "Punk Rock Jesus" series comes crashing to a close with the appropriate bang in issue #6.

All-New X-Men #5

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #5 begins to explore what this book is really going to be about and how it's going to work -- and it's pretty damn intriguing.

Deathmatch #1

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Deathmatch" #1 is a cool and surprisingly substantial first issue combining "Battle Royale" concepts and superheroes by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno.

Batwoman #15

Fri, December 21st, 2012 | Category: Review

Batwoman and Wonder Woman get a breather in "Batwoman" #15 as readers experience this ongoing story from Maggie Sawyer’s point of view, courtesy of J.H. Williams III, Hayden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy.

X-Men Legacy #3

Fri, December 21st, 2012 | Category: Review

Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat's "X-Men Legacy" continues to search for its own schizophrenic voice, even as Spurrier has found a great one for Legion himself.