Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing the English adaptations of Japanese comics for Tokyopop and VIZ. After 7 years and more than 10,000 pages on books like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring, and Sexy Voice And Robo, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben And Stella (IDW). In addition to helming Avengers Assemble at Marvel, DeConnick also became the spiritual mother of the Carol Corps with her reinvention of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel. DeConnick recently debuted on the creator-owned scene in a big way with Pretty Deadly (Image), a macabre Western, co-created with artist Emma Ríos, and was just announced as an Eisner nominee in the Best Writer category for her work on Captain Marvel and Pretty Deadly.