Kelly Thompson

Reviewer
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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Nightwing #1

Wed, September 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Dick is back in his Nightwing costume, and the results are mostly boring.

Optic Nerve #12

Sun, September 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

The long-awaited next installment in Tomine’s wonderful “Optic Nerve” series focuses on three short stories: “Amber Sweet,” “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as ‘Hortisculpture’,” and a two-page untitled auto-bio story.

Batman & Robin #1

Fri, September 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

Batman and Robin (Bruce and Damian) begin working together as a team for the first time since Bruce’s return from the dead. Also, someone is out to kill the agents of Batman Inc.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

Buffy searches for herself and her place in the world after ridding the world of all its magic.

John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

Stylistically beautiful with energetic and humorous voices, Roger Langridge’s adaption of this Edgar Rice Burroughs story is off to a promising start.

Heroes For Hire #11

Sun, September 11th, 2011 | Category: Review

“Fear Itself” creeps into the “Heroes For Hire” title with a surprisingly effective issue that gives both Misty Knight and Elektra lots of cool moments.

X-23 #14

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

Laura teams up with the FF in an attempt to discover what’s causing havoc in New York City, while Gambit and Cecilia Reyes look for Laura.

Static Shock #1

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

Static Shock’s return to comics comes just as he moves to New York City and becomes an immediately controversial hero.

Angel & Faith #1

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

Angel and Faith, two characters on seriously redemptive paths, team up for this interesting “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” spinoff that is off to a strong start.

Secret Avengers #16

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis and Jamie McKelvie take over "Secret Avengers" and make it a comic to be reckoned with in one single stroke.

Batman: Gates of Gotham #5

Fri, August 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

This epic Bat-Family mini-series exploring the history of Gotham and the families that brought it to greatness comes to an end.

Wonder Woman #614

Fri, August 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

Diana finally overcomes her Odyssey.

New Mutants #30

Fri, August 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

Dani Moonstar goes to Hela for help and finds the goddess’ world Hel in need of its own assist. The rest of her team rushes to her aid and ends up in Hell, bargaining with Mephisto.

Spider Island Spider-Girl #1

Sun, August 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Thanks to “Spider Island,” Anya has spider- powers again and finds herself reinvigorated in her crime fighting. And someone very big is in need of her help.

X-Men: Schism #3

Thu, August 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

The X-Men are attacked by a child genius- led Hellfire Club while attending the opening of a mutant history museum. Cyclops and Wolverine rush to the fight and argue about how to handle the involvement of a young mutant.

X-Men Legacy #253

Sun, August 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

The team finally fights Styx and Endgame, Legion’s final two escaped personalities, and the results of that battle launch them into an entirely new adventure, several thousand light years away.

Batgirl #24

Wed, August 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

An emotional but satisfying and inspiring ending to this good comic book that is departing far too soon.

Detective Comics #881

Tue, August 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

Everything comes to a head in Gotham as Dick and Gordon frantically search for Barbara, kidnapped by her brother James.

Mystic #1

Fri, August 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

Two best friends in unfortunate circumstances have their lives forever changed.

X-23 #13

Fri, August 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

Laura and Gambit travel to Manhattan in search of a boy Laura spared years ago. After dropping Gambit off with an old friend, Laura teams up with Spider-Man to do some big city heroing.

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