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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SHE HAS NO HEAD: 25 Favorite Comic Book Females of 2013

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

As 2013 comes to a close, Kelly Thompson lists her 25 favorite female comic book characters of the year. Did your picks make her list?

REVIEW: Rich & Nourigat's "A Boy and A Girl"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat's "A Boy and A Girl" original graphic novel is "a charming story of love, robots and philosophy."

She Has No Head: The Problem with Wonder Woman's Film Debut

Tue, December 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's Kelly Thompson explains her problems with the announcement that Wonder Woman will be making her screen debut in the upcoming "Batman/Superman" film.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: Teaming-Up Marvel's Female Powerhouses

Wed, November 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson shares her ideas for some great team-ups she'd like to see from Marvel's female characters.

REVIEW: Bendis & Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #14

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #14, which continues the "consistently funny, charming and stunningly illustrated" series.

REVIEW: Luna & Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #1 is "An Excellent Start"

Thu, November 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's debut issue of "Alex + Ada" is "an excellent start to an exciting new book."

She Has No Head: What Makes You a Fan?

Tue, November 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines "fandom" and turns the question on you, the reader. What do you obsess over? Why do you think that is? What makes you part of "fandom?"

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #15

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Still in rare form, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples present a "strong issue full of good character work" with "Saga" #15.

REVIEW: "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Although "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2 concludes the X-Men crossover event, the issue struggles with the weight of the story for a disappointing bookend.

REVIEW: "Marvel Now What?!" #1 Is "A Shocking Humorous Little Surprise"

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's humorous one-shot "Marvel Now What?!" pokes fun at the publisher and Marvel NOW! in an issue that's "a shocking humorous little surprise."

ADV. REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting Head Back Into Noir With "Velvet" #1

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting return to the noir thriller comic with "Velvet" #1, "a fantastic new book for Image Comics."

REVIEW: Fraction & Aja's "Hawkeye" #13 is "A Quiet Revelation"

Fri, October 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and David Aja beautifully illustrate grief in "Hawkeye" #13, an issue with "finely tuned and nuanced work" from the creative team.

She Has No Head: NYCC Dreams Coming True

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG writer Kelly Thompson is impressed with all the female-centric comic announcements that came out of New York Comic Con.

5-STAR REVIEW: Rucka & Lark Wrap Up "Lazarus" First Arc

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #4 5 stars, calling the issue "emotional and resonant, beautiful and smart" and "a pitch perfect ending to a stand out new series."

She Has No Head: How to Make a Superheroine Movie

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the nine different ways that a movie starring a superheroine could be made. Just in case anyone in Hollywood was considering the idea...

REVIEW: "Battle of the Atom" Spills Into "Uncanny X-Men" #12

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson calls Brian Michal Bendis and Chris Bachalo's latest contribution to the X-Men-centric crossover "Battle of the Atom" "a delight to read," giving the issue 4 stars.

She Has No Head: Batwoman's Fate Redux

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, CSBG's Kelly Thompson examines her concerns with J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman's departure from DC Comics "Batwoman."

REVIEW: Bendis & Irving's "Uncanny X-Men" #10

Mon, August 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives "Uncanny X-Men" #10 by Brian Michael Bendis and Frazier Irving 4.5 stars, calling the series "consistently smart and beautiful, while pushing a consistent and intriguing agenda."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples Return With "Saga" #13

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples' "Saga" #13 4.5 stars, calling the series "easily one of the best ongoing comics around."

REVIEW: Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #1

Fri, August 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson gives Jeff Lemire's latest Vertigo debut, "Trillium" #1, 4 stars, calling the sci-fi series' opening chapter "a strong, if not perfect, start with a killer hook."

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.

Ms. Marvel #4

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Kamala develops her powers further and finds some limitations as she's forced to let her best friend Bruno in on her superhero secret

Elektra #2

Mon, May 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo's visually stunning "Elektra" picks up the pace in the second issue as our anti-hero finally finds an active voice.

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