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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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Volume 1

Wed, November 14th, 2012 | Category: Review

Volume 1 of Denise Mina, Leonardo Manco, and Andrea Mutti's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" isn't a bad book but it can't live up to the superior source material.

Freelancers #1

Thu, November 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

Created by Matt Gagnon and Felipe Smith, "Freelancers" #1 has a primary story by Ian Brill and Joshua Covey -- it's a lot for $0.99, but ultimately, a disappointing first issue.

Uncanny X-Force #33

Thu, November 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Force" #33 continues Rick Remender and Phil Noto's "Final Execution" with a gruesome showdown between Nightcrawler and Blob.

Deadpool #1

Wed, November 7th, 2012 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore deliver a rollicking adventure chock full of laughs in "Deadpool" #1 as the Merc With A Mouth takes on a cadre of dead presidents.

The New Deadwardians #8

Thu, November 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard's excellent "The New Deadwardians" mini-series comes to a solid conclusion with issue #8.

Lot 13 #1

Thu, November 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry bring an unlikely horror mini-series with lots of potential to DC with "Lot 13" #1.

A+X #1

Thu, November 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

"A+X" #1 tells two very short but mostly satisfying tales -- the first has Dan Slott and Ron Garney pairing up Captain America and Cable, while the second has Jeph Loeb and Dale Keown doubling up on doses of Wolverine and The Hulk.

Gambit #4

Mon, October 29th, 2012 | Category: Review

Gambit and his partner in crime take on godlike creatures as their adventure comes to a close in "Gambit" #4 by James Asmus and Clay Mann.

Captain America & Black Widow #638

Mon, October 29th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Captain America and Black Widow" #638 by Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla continues to explore Kashmir Vennema and the multiverse as our heroes find themselves trapped in a wasteland dimension.

Wolverine MAX #1

Fri, October 26th, 2012 | Category: Review

Wolverine's early years get a darkly appropriate re-imagining by Jason Starr, Roland Boschi and Connor Willumsen in "Wolverine MAX" #1

Captain Marvel #5

Mon, October 22nd, 2012 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Emma Rios deliver a beautiful "Captain Marvel" #5 with a killer cliffhanger ending.

AvX: Consequences #2

Thu, October 18th, 2012 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Steve Kurth bring us the continued aftermath of "AvX," which is to say the fate of Scott Summers, in "AvX: Consequences" #2.

Hawkeye #3

Thu, October 18th, 2012 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and David Aja continue to show the world what superhero comics can and should be with "Hawkeye" #3.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #17

Mon, October 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

War has come to bear in Brian Wood's "Ultimate Comics X-Men" as Kitty's team faces bold successes at war before a cliffhanger that could prove devastating.

X-Men #37

Mon, October 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

Things come to a head within Storm's team, as loyalties and betrayals are revealed in Brian Wood and David López's last issue of their fantastic "X-Men" run.

New York Drawings

Mon, October 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

A lovely collection of Adrian Tomine's "New York Drawings," which includes much of his work from "The New Yorker," a few strips, a new introduction strip and some rare sketchbook work.

Red She-Hulk #58

Mon, October 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

Red She-Hulk gets her own series in the chaos of Marvel NOW! courtesy Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan and, quite appropriately, tears everything up.

Dial H #5

Mon, October 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

Things come to a head in "Dial H" #5 as our heroes band together to fight Abyss and repair their dial.

Defenders #11

Mon, October 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

The Defenders appear to be back home in "Defenders" #11, only to find it being ravaged by a "Death Celestial."

Uncanny X-Men #19

Mon, October 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen gives readers a look inside Scott Summers' head for "Uncanny X-Men" #19 as he morphs from the lone remaining Phoenix into Dark Phoenix and back to himself again.