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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Worlds' Finest #0

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Review

A disconnect between the writing and art keeps Paul Levitz and Kevin Maguire's "Worlds' Finest" #0 from fulfilling its potential.

Animal Man #0

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Review

Buddy Baker gets a revised origin that makes a good deal of sense in Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh's "Animal Man" #0.

National Comics: Looker #1

Thu, August 30th, 2012 | Category: Review

Looker, formerly of the Outsiders, gets a second chance in "National Comics: Looker #1." Unfortunately, the one-shot doesn't give enough to let her shine.

Adventure Time #7

Mon, August 27th, 2012 | Category: Review

Three short stories set in the "Adventure Time" world prove funny, sweet, and in perfect tonal synch with the cartoon, making it a great companion for the show.

Uncanny X-Men #17

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

It's Sinister vs. The Phoenix Force in "Uncanny X-Men" #17 as Sinister defends himself from a small crew of X-Men trying to rescue the Phoenix Five who've lost their power to six clones of Madelyn Pryor.

Rachel Rising #10

Sat, August 25th, 2012 | Category: Review

Mysteries are revealed in "Rachel Rising" #10 as Rachel finally has a conversation with the blonde woman that has been following her since the first issue and Jet's path takes a dark turn.

Avengers Academy #35

Mon, August 20th, 2012 | Category: Review

Christos Gage and Andrea Di Vito bring a moment of heart to this issue of "Avengers Academy," which only serves to make the ending all the more heart wrenching.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #10

Mon, August 20th, 2012 | Category: Review

With Namor, Colossus, and Magik out of the picture, the Phoenix Force rests solely with Emma and Scott just as Hope's promise begins to show in "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #10.

X-Men #34

Mon, August 20th, 2012 | Category: Review

Brian Wood's "X-Men" #34 delivers on story and character, but badly misses David Lopez's art as our heroes continue their search for their mutant ancestors.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #5

Mon, August 13th, 2012 | Category: Review

David Peterson's "Mouse Guard: The Black Axe" #5 takes a sad dark turn in this issue as Celanawe finds himself losing everything he has come to care about.

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.