Kelly Thompson

Contributing Writer
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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VS! - 5/26

Tue, May 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Brett White weigh in on the popular X-Man's propensity for changing her costume, and ask you to pick your favorite from their field of twenty!

She Has No Head: Does "Mad Max: Fury Road" Provide a New Feminist Template?

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Film

Kelly Thompson examines how "Mad Max: Fury Road" can be seen as a feminist template for other films and works of art.

What Does "A Strong Female Character" Mean?

Tue, May 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson examines the definition of what exactly does it mean for a character to be a "strong female character"?

She Has No Head: Print or Digital?

Tue, April 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Digital Comics

Kelly Thompson examines the pros of cons of digital comics versus print, and asks her readers which type they prefer.

She Has No Head - Top Ten Female Movie "Superheroes"

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Film

Kelly Thompson counts down her favorite female movie "superheroes" from across the cinematic spectrum. See if your favorites made it!

Vote for the 50 Greatest Female Comic Book Writers and Artists!

Sun, March 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG needs your votes to determine the all-time favorite female comic book writers and artists. Who will be #1?

Six Sci-Fi Comics That Would Make Better Movies Than "Jupiter Ascending"

Wed, February 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson spotlights six sci-fi comics that might make for better movies than "Jupiter Ascending," from "Saga" to "Bitch Planet" and more.

She Has No Head: Love Has Everything To Do With It

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With Valentine's Day coming up, Kelly Thompson wants to know what you LOVE about your one true love -- collecting comic books!

She Has No Head: Leveling Up in 2015

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson spotlights 10 female comic creators poised to make a big leap in 2015, including Kelly Sue DeConnick and Becky Cloonan.

She Has No Head: Four Comics That Changed My Perspective

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson puts her own unique spin on the #FourComics meme, by looking at four comics that changed her creative perspective.

She Has No Head: New Comics to Look Forward to in 2015

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson picks more than two dozen new comics worth checking out in 2015. See the list and spot some some of your own upcoming favorites!

"Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1: Why Being Criminally Cute is a Good Thing

Sat, January 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson thinks the first issue of Marvel's "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is criminally cute -- and explains why that's a good thing.

She Has No Head: 2014 Year-End Awards

Tue, December 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

It's the end of the year and Kelly Thompson has her year-end awards, like Best Cover, Miniseries, New Character, etc. Come see what earned acclaim!

She Has No Head: How Do You Define the Term "Superhero?"

Sat, December 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson has a question for you all -- where is the line drawn between "action hero" and "superhero?"

"Bitch Planet" #1 and the Power of a Perfect First Issue

Wed, December 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson explains how Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine de Landro's "Bitch Planet" #1 nails being a perfect first issue.

She Has No Head: 2014's Top 25 Female Comic Book Characters

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Every year, Kelly Thompson reveals her current favorite females in fiction. See who made this year's list and see where your favorites landed.

She Has No Head: Women In Comics Holiday Gift List

Tue, December 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Every year, Kelly Thompson spotlights some great women-centric comic book gifts for the holidays. Come see what she suggests this year!

She Has No Head: What Makes a 'Female Friendly' Comic?

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson is often asked what exactly does the term "female friendly" mean when it comes to comic books; here's here answer.

She Has No Head: 14 Comics to Buy on a $50 Budget

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

Kelly Thompson is often asked to recommend female-friendly comic books. Check out this list that you can snag on a $50 monthly comic book budget.

She Has No Head: 10 Actresses Who Could Make a Great Captain Marvel

Tue, November 11th, 2014 | Category: TV, Film

If Marvel Studios bucks popular opinion and doesn't hire Katee Sackhoff, Kelly Thompson has ten options that might make "Captain Marvel" soar.

Saga #24

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

Enemies Prince Robot IV and Marko must team up to find their respective kidnapped families in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #24, the last issue before hiatus.

Starlight #6

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's oversized "Starlight" #6 brings the mini-series to its conclusion in a beautifully illustrated finale unfortunately short on surprises.

In Real Life

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang's "In Real Life" is a ridiculously relevant, charming, and beautiful look at the life of a young girl gamer.

Supreme: Blue Rose #4

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay's stunningly beautiful but largely intractable "Supreme Blue Rose" continues to test readers' staying power.

Copperhead #2

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sheriff Bronson breaks the bad news to Missus Sewell, the lone family member to escape an attack, while her own son Zeke encounters a violent stranger in Jay Farber and Scott Godlewski's "Copperhead" #2.

Sex Criminals #8

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jon and Suzie take a break and Suzie tries to move on, but things don't go as planned in Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #8.

The Walking Dead #132

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

A chilling and brilliant evolution in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132 will leave readers breathless.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

A dark new take on Archie comics' Sabrina proves surprisingly compelling in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's "Sabrina" #1.

Brides of Helheim #1

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, and Nick Filardi's "Brides of Helheim" #1 is fun and pretty but needs to dig a bit deeper.

Cutter #1

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

In Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey and Christian DiBari's "Cutter" #1 an inconsistent execution mars what could be an intriguing weekly horror story.

Men of Wrath #1

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Ron Garney's "Men of Wrath" #1, their first creator owned work together, has a smart dark edge.

Cyclops #5

Mon, September 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Cyclops and Corsair trick the bounty hunters tracking them into rescuing them in Greg Rucka and Carmen Carnero's "Cyclops" #5.

Rachel Rising #28

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

More than two years in, Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" remains a tense and terrifying thriller.

Butterfly #1

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett, and Antonio Fuso's "Butterfly" #1 is a strong start to an intriguing spy mini-series that could use a bit of clarity in execution.

Deadly Class #7

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender and Wes Craig deliver a dangerous issue of "Deadly Class" #7 as the book hums with danger, both danger on the page and danger that threatens its arrival.

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.