Kelly Thompson

Reviewer
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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Punk Rock Jesus #2

Mon, August 13th, 2012 | Category: Review

Sean Murphy's "Punk Rock Jesus" continues to impress from stunning black and white visuals to a savvy story deconstructing everything from religion to reality television.

Gambit #1

Tue, August 7th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Gambit" by James Asmus and Clay Mann takes off in a disappointingly predictable direction -- hopefully, the creative team has some surprises in store eventually.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13

Mon, August 6th, 2012 | Category: Review

This is the first time Brian Michael Bendis' "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" feels like it belongs to the Ultimate Universe, but Bendis but ties it together effortlessly, keeping the soul of Miles Morales' book intact.

Daredevil #16

Mon, August 6th, 2012 | Category: Review

In Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #16, the Avengers try to save Matt Murdock's life after his kidnapping. As Ant-Man tries to rescue Daredevil from the inside, he experiences what few have: what it's like to be the Man W

Hawkeye #1

Tue, July 31st, 2012 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and David Aja team up for a home run of a first issue, something completely beautiful and nearly unique in superhero comics, with "Hawkeye" #1

Justice League Dark #11

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Review

A few issues into their "Justice League Dark" run, Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin have an excellent game plan as they layer mysteries and betrayal effortlessly.

X-Treme X-Men #1

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Review

"X-Treme X-Men" #1 by Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia has an interesting universe hopping adventure idea that's sadly buried in sloppy writing and art.

X-Men Legacy #270

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Review

"X-Men Legacy" continues to flounder under Christos Gage and David Baldeon, even as they try their best to tell smaller more personal stories related, but not critical, to "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Batwoman #11

Mon, July 23rd, 2012 | Category: Review

J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy wrap up the second arc of "Batwoman" with a disappointing whimper instead of a bang.

Rachel Rising #9

Mon, July 23rd, 2012 | Category: Review

Terry Moore finally begins to unlock some of the mysteries of his intriguing horror story "Rachel Rising," which reveals Zoe as something unexpected and Jett is spared death (sort of) only to be subjected to something much darker.

Defenders #8

Mon, July 16th, 2012 | Category: Review

"The Defenders" continues to be a solid superhero book for those that like big personalities, and big adventures.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #14

Mon, July 16th, 2012 | Category: Review

Brian Wood continues to turn "Ultimate Comics X-Men" into the book he wants it to be by focusing on compelling world building and character development through main character Kitty Pryde.

The New Deadwardians #4

Fri, June 29th, 2012 | Category: Review

Suttle continues his investigation on the outside and pairing up with his driver Bowles is headed into the country and beyond all the gates to ask some questions.

Wolverine & The X-Men #12

Thu, June 28th, 2012 | Category: Review

Another tie-in issue to the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" event that drags down an otherwise solid book.

Supergirl #10

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

Trapped inside Black Banshee's mind, or essence or something, Supergirl battles her way free with apparent ease in "Supergirl" #10.

Dark Avengers #176

Mon, June 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

The Thunderbolts get a new title, but no new numbering, with "Dark Avengers." It's a decent jump on point for any new reader with some compelling characters and time travel fun.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #13

Fri, June 15th, 2012 | Category: Review

Brian Wood takes over as writer for "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #13, where the team changes strategy and takes a more offensive tact, heading out of the city to visit the front lines and see what good they can do.

X-Men #30

Thu, June 14th, 2012 | Category: Review

Brian Wood's first issue of "X-Men" begins with a bang as he weaves character moments and exciting action together effortlessly.

Animal Man #10

Mon, June 11th, 2012 | Category: Review

Buddy takes a tour through "The Red" in an attempt to get his body back, while Constantine, Zatanna and Madame Xanadu blame Ellen for the end of the world.

Harbinger #1

Fri, June 8th, 2012 | Category: Review

"Harbinger" is back at Valiant with a new first issue, a re-imagining of the story and talented writer Joshua Dysart at the helm.

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