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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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."

Lazarus #7

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark up the stakes and remind readers that even hope is worthless in "Lazarus" #7.

Ms. Marvel #2

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kamala Khan has to embrace her new powers in order to save a student in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's excellent "Ms. Marvel" #2.

All-New X-Men #24

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Trial of Jean Grey" arc continues as the actual trial begins and quickly falls apart in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #24.

Mighty Avengers #8

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ava vanquishes her Tiger God with surprising ease and sons come back to haunt fathers in Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti's "Mighty Avengers" #8.

Secret Avengers #1

Thu, March 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ales Kot and Michael Walsh bring together an odd assortment of Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for Maria Hill's black-ops team in "Secret Avengers" #1.

Velvet #4

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Velvet continues the hunt to unravel a conspiracy and clear her name in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #4.

Evil Empire #1

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jumping back and forth in time between what looks like a fascist future of some sort and the political climate that got us there, Max Bemis and Ransom Getty's "Evil Empire" #1 has a lot of kinks to work out.

Avengers Assemble #24

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Spider-Girl teams up with Iron Man and then the bulk of the Avengers in her hunt for June Covington in Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis, and Matteo Buffagni's "Avengers Assemble" #24.

Rat Queens #5

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

The Rat Queens finish out their big battle and through an appropriately wild party to celebrate while things for well in Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch's "Rat Queens" #5.

The Wake #6

Thu, February 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

The second half of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" begins here, a fascinating and gorgeous kickoff to the second part of this brilliant maxi-series.

The Midas Flesh #3

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "Midas Flesh" #3 continues to be a charming blend of comedy and high-stakes space adventure.

New Warriors #1

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Christopher Yost and Marcus To do their best to introduce old characters to a new audience in their "New Warriors" #1.

Rachel Rising #23

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Terry Moore continues to saturate readers with finely tuned magnificent tension in his creator-owned horror book "Rachel Rising" #23.

She-Hulk #1

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #1 leans a little too much on the lawyer at the expense of the superhero, but overall it's a strong opening for a character well deserving of the spotlight.

Minimum Wage #2

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

While going through a divorce Rob finally finds a woman worth dating, May, even if she's not a good match for him in Bob Fingerman's "Minimum Wage" #2.

Black Widow #3

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Natasha makes a fatal mistake that she must go to extreme lengths to correct in Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #3.

The Adventures of Apocalypse AI #1

Fri, February 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

J. Michael Straczynski and Sid Kotian's "The Adventures of Apocalypse Al" #1 serves as an uneven start to what could be a promising and quirky mini-series.

Saga #18

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples close out their third arc in "Saga" #18 with the same emotionally resonant and beautiful storytelling that has defined the series.

Avengers Assemble #23.INH

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Sharp, funny writing from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Warren Ellis, along with slick pretty art from Matteo Buffagni and Noland Woodard makes for a surprisingly fun "Avengers Assemble" #23.INH

Li'l Sonja #1

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jim Zub, Joel Carroll and Andrew Elder deliver a "Li'l Sonja" #1 that is charming and kid-friendly but without layers.