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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Lazarus #5

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #5 provides a peek at Forever's early years, giving context to her current situation, and raises the stakes on just about everything.

Fearless Defenders #12

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney's "Fearless Defenders" #12 wraps up the series with Valkyrie and Misty Knight's Shieldmaidens/Defenders going head to head with Caroline LeFay and her Doom Maidens.

The Fox #2

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: Review

The Fox is trapped in a diamond world by the "Queen of Diamonds" to do some hero-ing against his will in Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid's "The Fox" #2.

Marvel Knights: X-Men #2

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Things heat up as Rogue, Kitty and Wolverine find a powerful mutant with out of control and dangerous powers that could get all of them killed.

Powers: The Bureau #8

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Review

The Circle is dead and Walker and Pilgrim are on the case, but back home, something is very wrong with Retro Girl in an exciting new arc of "Powers: The Bureau" by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Wolverine and the X-Men Annual #1

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Review

"Wolverine & The X-Men: Annual" #1 by Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw is the cute, if insignificant, story of what Kid Gladiator has been up to while away from The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning.

Daredevil #33

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

Daredevil faces unholy terror that would drive any sighted man insane to get to the Darkhold book in Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Jason Copland's "Daredevil" #33.

Young Avengers #12

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Our young heroes begin the ultimate battle with "Mother" and the ramifications are nothing less than world ending in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" #12.

Uncanny X-Men #14

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo deliver a blessedly small character story of a new mutant in "Cyclops' army" in "Uncanny X-Men" #14.

Deathmatch #11

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno's "Deathmatch" #11 continues to hurtle into the unknown as our heroes are whittled down to two.

Batman: Li'l Gotham #8

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Review

Some heroes take a holiday while others step in to pick up the slack in two tales by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs in "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #8.

X-Men: Gold #1

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Gold" #1 is a collection of five meandering and insignificant stories heavy on nostalgia and with little else to offer by some classic and revered creators.

Trillium #4

Mon, November 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

Worlds (and times) collide with devastating results in Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #4.

Painkiller Jane: The Price of Freedom #1

Thu, November 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

Jimmy Palmiotti brings back Painkiller Jane in "Painkiller Jane: The Price of Freedom" a four-issue mini-series with Juan Santacruz and Sam Lotfi illustrating.

Alex + Ada #1

Thu, November 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Alex + Ada" #1 is an intriguing start to an all-new series by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn.

Saga #15

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #15 is a typically strong issue full of good character work and steadily advancing plot, but it's the cliffhanger ending that will leave readers aching for the next installment.

My Little Pony Annual #1

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

Friends are made and lessons are learned, while one "Pony" makes nefarious plans in the "My Little Pony Annual" #1.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Battle of the Atom" comes to a stumbling awkward end, including a few impotent deaths in "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2.

Uncanny Avengers #13

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Review

As pieces of the Apocalypse Twins' plan come to light, other pieces become more muddled to a team divided in Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Avengers" #13.

Marvel Now What?! #1

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Marvel Now What?!" turns out to be a charming collection of humorous shorts from a variety of artists and writers, all ready and willing to poke fun at Marvel (and specifically Marvel NOW!).