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: 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.

REVIEW: Yost & To's "New Warriors" #1

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

Christopher Yost and Marcus To's "New Warriors" #1 reintroduces the team to the Marvel U for All-New Marvel NOW!

She Has No Head: Women Don't Have to Prove Their Fandom

Wed, February 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson's comic about her poor experiences at comic book shops, caused quite a stir, and Kelly Thompson examines it and her own experiences.

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #1 is "A Smart, Strong Debut"

Thu, February 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido bring Jennifer Walters to All-New Marvel NOW! with "She-Hulk" #1, "a great start to a new series."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #3

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's excellent "Black Widow" #3 is a "finely constructed, utterly engaging comic" with the added bonus of crocodiles.

She Has No Head: Cringe Like It's 1995!

Tue, February 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson looks back on the choices of female -starring comics from her teen years and is amazed at how much better things are in 2014.

5-STAR REVIEW: Moore & Storms' "EGOs" #1 is "Smart and New"

Fri, January 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stuart Moore & Gus Storms present a strong Image first issue with "EGOs" #1, a "great mix of superheroes and sci-fi that feels smart and new."

She Has No Head: Ten Things to Look Forward to in 2014

Tue, January 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson lists ten comic-related things that she's looking forward to in 2014, including Marvel's Netflix series, the expanded Batman comic universe and more!

She Has No Head: Bests of 2013

Mon, December 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Join CSBG's Kelly Thompson as she details her favorite comics, comic characters, comic book covers, stories and movies of 2013!

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.

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.