close menu
The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Kelly Sue DeConnick
The Wednesday ClubThe Wednesday Club

The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Kelly Sue DeConnick

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Matt Key, Taliesin Jaffe, and Amy Dallen were joined by Ashley Esqueda to chat about comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and her powerful body of work.

Kelly Sue DeConnick is a comic book and TV writer best known for her work on Captain Marvel, taking Carol Danvers from a dubious history as Ms. Marvel to a bold powerhouse who immediately captured readers’ imaginations.

“She is so good at getting in there and really defining people,” said Ashley. “Even though they’re superheroes, they’re always grounded. They’re always real. They always feel real.”

Amy is admittedly a huge fan of Kelly Sue, sharing a favorite quote from her that she keeps pinned on her wall. “Embrace your passions. Be authentically yourself,” Kelly Sue once said in an interview. “It’s okay to be daunted, it’s okay to be afraid. Move forward anyway.”

Take a look at the gallery below for recommendations of Kelly Sue’s work from Amy, Matt, Taliesin, and Ashley.

Kelly Sue followed along with this episode of The Wednesday Club on Twitter, revealing behind-the-scenes tidbits from Captain Marvel that she hadn’t shared widely–until now.

The hosts also mentioned books written by Kelly Sue like Rescue, Sif #1, CBGB #4, Osborn, and Ghost.


Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.

Please mark your message “OK to read on air” so the hosts know what you’re comfortable with sharing.


  • See Matt Key and Marisha Ray in their new pop culture show, Key Question, now on Alpha.
  • Need more Ashley Esqueda in your life? Watch the Alpha Comic Book Club Tuesdays on Alpha.
  • Pick up the official Wednesday Club T-shirt, available exclusively on Amazon.
  • Catch up on past episodes of The Wednesday Club on Alpha.

Hang out on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha every Wednesday night to catch the next spectacular episode of The Wednesday Club.

Featured Image: Marvel Comics


GALLERY: Critical Role Fan Art – Puzzle Pieces

GALLERY: Critical Role Fan Art – Puzzle Pieces

GALLERY: Critical Role Fan Art – Mending Fences

GALLERY: Critical Role Fan Art – Mending Fences

Critical Role

WATCH: Critical Role – Fleeting Memories (Campaign 2, Episode 14)