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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Justice League Dark #0

Mon, October 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire takes a look at John Constantine's past and gives some insight into his early relationship with Zatanna in "Justice League Dark" #0.

I, Vampire #0

Mon, October 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino give readers the long awaited origin story of our anti-hero Andrew Bennett in "I, Vampire" #0.

X-Men #36

Mon, October 1st, 2012 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and David López continue their excellent X-Men run that effortlessly blends big ideas and more intimate character work into good solid superhero comics.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15

Mon, September 24th, 2012 | Category: Review

In times of real trouble for the United States, "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" sees Miles considering joining the biggest heroes around: The Ultimates.

Batwoman #0

Mon, September 24th, 2012 | Category: Review

Batwoman #0 is full of beautiful art and one well-considered moment that makes it all well worth reading.

Catwoman #0

Mon, September 24th, 2012 | Category: Review

Selina Kyle gets another new origin story for Zero Month, courtesy of Ann Nocenti and Adriana Melo in "Catwoman" #0 -- sort of -- and it's a mess.

Captain America & Black Widow #636

Mon, September 17th, 2012 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla bring readers part one of a compelling mystery staring Captain America and Black Widow, potentially on opposite sides in "Captain America and Black Widow" #636.

Wolverine & the X-Men #16

Fri, September 14th, 2012 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo bring an odd tale about (and from the perspective of) Kade Kilgore, King of the Hellfire Club, and in one way or another, a future player in the lives of the X-Men.

Batman #0

Thu, September 13th, 2012 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring a rare look at Bruce Wayne before he became Batman in "Batman" #0.

Road to Oz #1

Mon, September 10th, 2012 | Category: Review

Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's latest Oz adaptation "Road to Oz" #1 is off to a beautiful but slow start.

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.

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