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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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."

The United States of Murder, Inc. #1

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's new creator-owned venture "The United States of Murder, Inc." #1 starts strong and has some nice surprises, but it may be hard to top the excellent "Powers" series.

The Wake #8

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy amp things up emotionally and physically in "The Wake #8.

Black Widow #6

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Natasha brings an old nemesis into S.H.I.E.L.D. as a prisoner, but all goes horribly wrong in Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #6.

Nailbiter #1

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

There's a really good idea buried in Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson's "Nailbiter" #1, unfortunately, it's buried really deep.

Deadly Class #4

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Our anti-heroes go on a road trip, do some drugs, and it all, naturally, goes horribly wrong, or is about to, in Rick Remender and Wes Craig's "Deadly Class" #4.

Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt present "Adventure Time: 2014 Annual" #1 in which they wind back the clock to show us one of Fionna and Cake's first adventures.

Powers: The Bureau #9

Mon, April 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's "Powers: The Bureau" #9 continues with Detectives Walker and Pilgrim on their new case -- the death of the superhero team The Circle.

Guardians of the Galaxy #14

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Bradshaw's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #14 is a double-sized anniversary issue which includes short stories by creative teams Andy Lanning and Phil Jimenez and Dan Abnett and Gerardo Sandoval.

Herobear and the Kid: Saving Time #1

Thu, April 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mike Kunkel's Eisner-winning and much beloved heroes return in "Herobear and the Kid: Saving Time" #1.

Uncanny X-Men #20

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's story for "Uncanny X-Men" #20 flounders but the issue still looks gorgeous.

Translucid #1

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert and Daniel Bayliss' "Translucid" #1 has some good ideas but an awkward and confusing execution.

Captain Marvel #2

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Carol collides with The Guardians of the Galaxy in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #2.

The Walking Dead #125

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #125 brings readers a somewhat unsatisfying penultimate issue of the long gestating "All Out War" arc.

All-New Doop #1

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter Milligan and David Lafuente's "All-New Doop" #1 is charming and fun, but ultimately lacks substance.

Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Things are a near complete mess already in issue #2 of Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar's "Wolverine and the X-Men."

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.