Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick at HeroesCon 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Born (1970-07-15) July 15, 1970
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works
Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet
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 currently writing her creator owned series Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet for Image Comics.[2][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

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 sixteen years of sobriety as of May 2016.[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

IDW Publishing

Marvel Comics

BOOM! Studios

DC Comics

Dark Horse Comics


Manga adaptations


  1. DeConnick, Kelly Sue (July 7, 2010). "First Ten Lists". Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  2. Meylikhov, Matthew (April 11, 2012). "Kelly Sue On Reviving Ghost And Promoting Carol Danvers [Interview]". Archived from the original on November 2, 2014.
  3. "Planet 'B': How A Feminist Comic Book Found Devoted Fans Through Absurdity". NPR. October 29, 2015. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016.
  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. 1 2 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.
  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 Sue (May 20, 2016). "As of May 14, 2016 I have 16 years clean and sober.". Twitter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2016.
  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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