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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REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #11

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark deliver "another pitch-perfect, phenomenal issue" with "Lazarus" #11, "a joy and a terror to read."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Noto's "Black Widow" #10

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 is "a fantastic example of the smart, understated work" inherent in the series' run.

REVIEW: Bendis & Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 delivers an impressive issue filled with "chemistry and humor" between characters.

SHE HAS NO HEAD: The Manara "Spider-Woman" Variant Isn't The Problem

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson explores the real disappointment behind the reveal of the MIlo Manara "Spider-Woman" #1 variant, and what it could mean for the series.

REVIEW: Blackman & Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 has an "energy and precisions" that elevates it to one of the best issues yet of the series.

She Has No Head: Who Should Star in Sony's Spider-Man Spinoff?

Sat, August 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Sony has announced that they're spinning off a female Spider-Man character into a film, and Kelly Thompson reveals who she thinks it should be.

REVIEW: Nelson & Mora's "Hexed" #1

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Michael Alan Nelson and Dan Mora bring back "Hexed" for a new series, presenting "a solid story with a nice hook of an ending."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7 continues the duo's run on the series that is "a book unlike any out there right now."

Who is Marvel's Most Significant Female Movie Character?

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Kelly Thompson takes a look at the Marvel cinematic universe and ranks the top 11 most significant female characters.

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #24

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips wrap "Fatale" in extra-sized style for "an excellent example of the great modern comic."

REVIEW: Seely, King & Janin's "Grayson" #1

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Seely, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #1 is "a solid start to an interesting new book and new direction for DC."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Skottie Young delivers an impressive debut issue of "Rocket Raccoon," "a nearly perfect book in concept and execution."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #1

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's debut issue of "Outcast" is a high-quality "first installment of something much bigger and more ambitious."

She Has No head: Revisiting "No, It's Not Equal"

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson revisits a 2012 column which broke down the ways women are not given equal visual presentation in comics. Has anything changed?

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #4

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 "revels in its nostalgia but also promises to mine new territory in exciting ways."

REVIEW: "Ms. Marvel" #4 Has the "Perfect Creative Team"

Mon, June 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #4 is the definition of a well-constructed comic book with the perfect creative team.

She Has No Head: The Trouble with DC's Bombshell Variants

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson explains why she's displeased with DC Comics' "Bombshell" variant covers and the crime of omission.

She Has No Head: The Art of Silencing Criticism

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In her latest column, Kelly Thompson examines the way some readers try to silence critical discourse about comics -- and what can be done about it.

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."

Uncanny Avengers #24

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Salvador Larroca's uneven "Uncanny Avengers" #24 is a decidedly unrewarding start to the heroes' new arc.

Sugar Skull

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Sugar Skull" is the final heart-wrenching and surreal conclusion to Charles Burns' "X'ed Out" and "The Hive."

Julia's House For Lost Creatures

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke is charming and adorable but barely qualifies as a comic book.

Ms. Marvel #8

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ms. Marvel gets a different kind of superhero team up in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #8.

Lazarus #11

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark continue the brilliant world building and devastating emotional gut punches that have come to define "Lazarus" with part two of their "Conclave" arc.

Black Widow #10

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 finds Natasha remembering her attempt to get an "old friend" out of Islamabad against Hawkeye's wishes, now that the same "old friend" has kidnapped Isaiah.

Uncanny X-Men #25

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

An absolutely massive cast fills the pages of Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #25 as the X-Men come home for the reading of Professor Xavier's will.

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Tue, September 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Batman/Superman #13

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Jae Lee's "Batman/Superman" #13 starts a new arc off with a bang as an amnesia riddled Batman and Superman try to find their way.

Sisters

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Sisters," a companion piece to Raina Telgemeier's best selling award winning "Smile" is both charming and relatable.

All-New X-Men #31

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 pops with chemistry and humor as the original X-Men (minus Cyclops) head off on a team mission.

Adventure Time #31

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Princess Bubblegum and Marceline become licensed drivers, Finn and Jake try to eat a massive burrito, and The Ice King is super upset that they didn't show up at his birthday party in "Adventure Time" #31.

Elektra #5

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 closes up the first arc for the series and delivers easily its most impressive issue.

Storm #2

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Storm resolves to make a difference in one girl's life but finds surprising answers to her questions in Greg Pak and Victor IbaƱez's second issue of "Storm."

The Walking Dead #130

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

A game-changing development in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #130 is unfortunately bungled in the execution.

Hexed #1

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Michael Alan Nelson's "Hexed" returns to Boom! with a new story and new artist, Dan Mora.

Captain Marvel #6

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez bring the first arc of the new "Captain Marvel" to a close as Carol's attempt to do some good for the people of Torfa comes to a violent conclusion.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter Parker returns in Briand Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #4.

Legendary Star-Lord #2

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Peter's half-sister plans to turn him over for a handsome bounty before he easily talks her out of it in Sam Humphries and Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #2.

She-Hulk #7

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido deliver the best issue yet of their wonderful new "She-Hulk" series.

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