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: 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."

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.

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Mon, May 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ben Hatke's engaging superheroic trilogy following Zita the Spacegirl comes to a close with "The Return of Zita The Spacegirl."

The Last Broadcast #1

Mon, May 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Last Broadcast" #1 by André Sirangel and Gabriel Iumazark has a ton of moody potential and is loaded with mysteries waiting to be explored.

All-New X-Men #27

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Brotherhood from the future returns with a bang in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #27.

This One Summer

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's magnificent "This One Summer" is a beautiful and emotional look at one summer in the lives of two young friends slowly growing apart.

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.