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Kelly Thompson is a novelist and comic book creator best known for her work on IDW's Jem and the Holograms (IDW) alongside Sophie Campbell, as well as writing for Kate Bishop and Deadpool. She is currently writing Captain Marvel and Black Widow for Marvel Comics, and two new series, Black Cloak (with co-creator Meredith McClaren) and The Cull (with co-creator Matteo de Iulis) for Substack.

Thompson graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Sequential Art and got a job at Comic Book Resources. From 2009 to 2015, she wrote a column at CBR called "She Has No Head!" centered around women in comics. In 2012, she Kickstarted her first novel, The Girl Who Would Be King, and in 2014, she published her second novel, Storykiller.

    Comics written for Marvel 
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    Comics written for other companies 


Tropes found in her works:

  • Author Appeal:
    • She loves using Elsa Bloodstone in her books. So far, Elsa has appeared in A-Force, Jessica Jones, and Deadpool.
    • She also loves writing for Rogue and Gambit together — she wrote both the Rogue & Gambit mini-series and Mr. and Mrs X, which was about them after they impulsively got married. Rogue also showed up in the first arc of Thompson's Captain Marvel.
  • Author Catchphrase: Usually when shit hits the fan and they are faced with a situation they could not possibly have accounted for, her characters will default to what they call "plan F".
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: She co-created Jeff the Land Shark in the pages of West Coast Avengers and the cute baby land shark has followed her to the pages of Deadpool, too.
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