Kelly Thompson

Contributing Writer
New York City, NY
Mountainview, CA
Jun 28, 2013

Kelly has a degree in Sequential Art from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Her love of comics and superheroes have compelled her since she first discovered them as a teenager. Currently living in Manhattan with her boyfriend and a pitiful lack of pets, Kelly is the creator of CSBG's She Has No Head! and the 3 Chicks Review Comics Podcast, as well as CBR's VS! column. She's also a former CBR reviewer and a writer of comics and novels.

Kelly writes the "Jem and The Holograms" comic from IDW Publishing, is co-writer of Marvel's "Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps" and writer/creator of the graphic novel "Heart In A Box" from Dark Horse Comics. She's also published two novels -- "The Girl Who Would Be King" and "Storykiller." She's represented by The Irene Goodman Agency and managed by Principato Young.

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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REVIEW: Nelson & Mora's "Hexed" #1

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Michael Alan Nelson and Dan Mora bring back "Hexed" for a new series, presenting "a solid story with a nice hook of an ending."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7 continues the duo's run on the series that is "a book unlike any out there right now."

Who is Marvel's Most Significant Female Movie Character?

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

Kelly Thompson takes a look at the Marvel cinematic universe and ranks the top 11 most significant female characters.

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #24

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips wrap "Fatale" in extra-sized style for "an excellent example of the great modern comic."

REVIEW: Seely, King & Janin's "Grayson" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seely, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #1 is "a solid start to an interesting new book and new direction for DC."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young delivers an impressive debut issue of "Rocket Raccoon," "a nearly perfect book in concept and execution."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #1

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's debut issue of "Outcast" is a high-quality "first installment of something much bigger and more ambitious."

She Has No head: Revisiting "No, It's Not Equal"

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson revisits a 2012 column which broke down the ways women are not given equal visual presentation in comics. Has anything changed?

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 "revels in its nostalgia but also promises to mine new territory in exciting ways."

REVIEW: "Ms. Marvel" #4 Has the "Perfect Creative Team"

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #4 is the definition of a well-constructed comic book with the perfect creative team.

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson explains why she's displeased with DC Comics' "Bombshell" variant covers and the crime of omission.

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the way some readers try to silence critical discourse about comics -- and what can be done about it.

REVIEW: Bendis & Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27 brings back the futuristic Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in an exciting issue.

5-STAR REVIEW: Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's "This One Summer"

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki's original graphic novel "This One Summer" is "lovely, full of character and expertly restrained."

REVIEW: Bendis & Oeming's "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming deliver a strong issue in "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1, with "legitimate surprises and solid world-building."

She Has No Head: Grading the Comic Book TV Adaptations

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With several comic book adaptations on TV and more than a dozen in the works, Kelly Thompson examines them all and rates her excitement for each.

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #8

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #8 "continues to skirt that fine line between the magnificently epic and undeniably intimate with ease."

She Has No Head! - Five by Five: Looking at Marvel's New Female Ongoings

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines Marvel's five new female-led ongoings launched as a part of All-New Marvel NOW! -- and the prognosis is good.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is "Heroic and Inspiring"

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is a strong sophomore issue, adding up to a "heroic and inspiring" final product.

REVIEW: Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #6

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Vertigo's "The Wake," "a great book that demonstrates the passion and drive of its creators," returns for the second half of its run.

Saga #21

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

The disintegration of family in both subtle and unsubtle ways takes center stage in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's "Saga" #21.

Elektra #4

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Hayden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo's "Elektra" #4 is another example of absolutely stunning visuals propping up the story that struggles to find its center.

Rat Queens #7

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

A new villain is afoot and making plans in Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch's "Rat Queens" #7.

The Wicked + The Divine #2

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie deliver a gorgeous and fascinating second issue for their creator-owned "The Wicked + The Divine."

All-New X-Men #29

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

The time travel storyline in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #29 still offers a few surprises, but is beginning to wear a bit thin.

Grayson #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley, Tom King, and Mikel Janin give Dick Grayson a whole new world and mission with issue #1 of DC's new series, "Grayson."

Death Vigil #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Stjepan Sejic's "Death Vigil" #1 may be short on innovative plotting, but it's surprisingly fun and charming -- a solid start for a new series that doesn't take itself too seriously despite the stakes.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy's Most Wanted #1

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Will Corona Pilgrim and Andrea De Vito's "Guardians of the Galaxy: Galaxy's Most Wanted" #1 is a pointless done in one story that feels definitively like a movie-tie-in cash grab.

Rocket Raccoon #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1 is a gorgeous, funny ride that simple revels in having a good time.

Rachel Rising #26

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

In a quieter issue of Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" that is still filled with a fair amount of outright horror, our heroes and villains regroup and reassess.

The Midas Flesh #7

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

The penultimate issue of Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" finds the protagonists up against impossible odds that only become worse by the end.

Outcast #1

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman's creepy new series "Outcast" has a ton of potential largely thanks to gorgeous visuals by Paul Azaceto and Elizabeth Breitweiser that find the perfect blend of humanity and horror.

Uncanny X-Men #22

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

It's the X-Men vs S.H.I.E.L.D., but only sort of, in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #22.

Alex + Ada #7

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #7 finds Alex and Ada facing the real world and the inherent complications of Ada's sentience.

Starlight #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 finds hero Duke McQueen poised to become the leader of real revolution, complete with traitors.

Captain Marvel #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Captain Marvel tries to rise above politics to help save a people from certain death in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #4.

Figment #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

A scientist's mesmonic invention conjures a dragon friend he created as a child and then sends them both through some sort of portal in Jim Zub and Felipe Andrade's "Figment" #1.

Madame Frankenstein #2

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Vincent continues to train and educate Courtney/Gail in disturbing ways in Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens's "Madame Frankenstein" #2.

Vampirella #1

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Vampirella embarks on a dangerous new mission that immediately goes awry in Nancy A. Collins and Patrick Berkenkotter's "Vampirella" #1.

Princess Ugg #1

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ted Naifeh's "Princess Ugg" #1 has rough edges and a lack of clarity that get in the way of an otherwise charming story with lots of potential.

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