Kelly Sue DeConnick

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick, comic writer.jpg
Kelly Sue DeConnick at HeroesCon 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Born (1970-07-15) July 15, 1970 (age 44)
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly
Spouse(s) Matt Fraction

Kelly Sue DeConnick (born July 15, 1970)[1] is an American comic book writer and editor and English-language adapter of manga. She is writing the series Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble for Marvel Comics,[2] as well as Ghost for Dark Horse Comics and her creator owned Pretty Deadly for Image Comics.[3]


Kelly Sue DeConnick's first published comic book story was a five-page text story published in CSI: Crime Scene Investigations - Dominos #5 (Dec. 2004).[4] She wrote the Osborn limited series in 2011 which was drawn by Emma Ríos.[5]

She was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Writer in 2014 for her Pretty Deadly series.[6] In response to the announcement of a Captain Marvel movie, DeConnick said "I feel so proud of her, like Carol is this person who lives in my head, and 'look what you did, girl!'" and "It feels like a friend just got a promotion."[7]

Personal life[edit]

Kelly Sue DeConnick was raised on various United States Air Force bases and first became interested in comic books and feminism due to her mother.[8] DeConnick is married to fellow comic book writer Matt Fraction with whom she has two children, Henry Leo and Tallulah Louise.[9][10][11] She has stated that she is a recovering alcoholic, with fifteen years sober as of May 2015.[12]

DeConnick was to be a guest at Dundrum International Comics Expo in 2012. An associated Irish comic news site published a report which referred to her only in relation to her partner. This became the subject of an internet meme, largely on Twitter, with fans and celebrities proclaiming they were "not the wife of Matt Fraction". Following the attention, the website amended their listings.[13]

At a 2013 convention panel, she stated that "I am willing to make people uncomfortable so that my daughter doesn’t have to!"[14] Following up in a 2014 interview, she explained "I don't think it's a goal to make other people uncomfortable. It's something I'm willing to do. I do purposefully try to push myself out of my comfort zone. Which is fairly cliché, but one of those clichés that got there for a reason."[8]



Image Comics[edit]

  • Bitch Planet (series with Valentine De Landro, 2014–present)
  • 24Seven Volume 1 (graphic novel, along with other artists, tpb, 225 pages, August 2006, ISBN 1-58240-636-7)
  • 24Seven Volume 2 (graphic novel, along with other artists, tpb, 240 pages, August 2007, ISBN 1-58240-846-7)
  • Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos (graphic novel, along with other artists, hc, 480 pages, July 2008, ISBN 1-58240-965-X)
  • Pretty Deadly (limited series) (October 2013-April 2014)
    • Pretty Deadly Volume 1 (tpb, 120 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-60706-962-8) collects:
      • "Pretty Deadly" (with Emma Ríos, in #1-5, 2013-2014)

IDW Publishing[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

BOOM! Studios[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

  • Ghost vol. 3 (September 2012-March 2013)
    • In the Smoke and Din (tpb, 136 pages, 2013, ISBN 1-61655-121-6) collects:
      • "Resurrection Mary" (with Phil Noto, in #0, 2012)
      • "In the Smoke and Din" (with Phil Noto, in #1-4, 2012-2013)
  • Ghost vol. 4 #1-4 (December 2013-June 2014)
  • Prometheus: Fire and Stone - Omega, One-Shot, (with Agustin Alessio, February 2015)


  • Killing Demons (2003) graphic novel

Manga adaptations[edit]

  • Black Cat Vol. 1-20
  • Blue Spring
  • B.O.D.Y. Vol. 1-4
  • Demon Diary Vol. 1-7
  • Descendants of Darkness Vol. 1-3
  • Despotic Lover Vol. 1-4
  • Doubt!! Vol. 1-6
  • Fruits Basket Vol. 1-3
  • Girl Got Game Vol. 1-10
  • Kare First Love Vol. 1-10
  • MeruPuri Vol. 1-4
  • Nightmare Inspector Vol. 1
  • Portus
  • Ral (Omega) Grad Vol. 1
  • Sensual Phrase Vol. 1-18
  • Sexy Voice and Robo
  • Slam Dunk Vol. 1-16


  1. ^ DeConnick, Kelly Sue (July 7, 2010). "First Ten Lists". Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Henderson, David (August 13, 2012). "Marvel Announces Next Big Thing: Avengers Assemble By Kelly Sue DeConnick". Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Meylikhov, Matthew (April 11, 2012). "Kelly Sue On Reviving Ghost And Promoting Carol Danvers [Interview]". Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kelly Sue DeConnick at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "2010s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 335. ISBN 978-0756692360. Picking up where Siege had left off, this five-issue limited series, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Emma Rios, started with Osborn as a prisoner. 
  6. ^ Sims, Chris (April 15, 2014). "2014 Eisner Award Nominees Announced: Image Leads, Strong Showings From Dark Horse And Vertigo". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rapoport, Michael (October 29, 2014). "Captain Marvel Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick on New Film Plans: 'I Feel So Proud of Her'". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Zumski, Christopher (January 29, 2014). "'So My Daughter Won't Have To': Why Kelly Sue DeConnick Fights to Make Women Welcome in Comics". Yes!. Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Conversations with GoD: Matt Fraction". Geeks of Doom. September 29, 2008. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ Richards, Dave (April 6, 2010). "DeConnick On Sif, Rescue and Girl Comics". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ Truitt, Brian (November 12, 2012). "Family fuels Matt Fraction's Fantastic Four". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ Deconnick, Kelly (May 14, 2015). "I have 15 years clean and sober today.". Twitter. Archived from the original on May 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ Johnston, Rich (August 2, 2012). "Bleeding Cool Is Not The Wife Of Matt Fraction Either". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ ZF, Christopher (October 16, 2013). "The Women of Marvel 'make people uncomfortable so that my daughter doesn’t have to!'". The Stake. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. 

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