Greg McElhatton

Reviewer
Arlington, VA
Indiana, PA
Mar 26

I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).

I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.

FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey

Articles By Greg McElhatton

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REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting Continue to Dazzle in "Velvet" #10

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #10 "is what all spy stories should aspire to be."

REVIEW: Hama & Middleton Make "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 a Worthy Tie-In

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Larry Hama and Joshua Middleton's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 is "definitely one of the stronger 'Convergence' tie-ins to date."

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Hack's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2 is "Enthralling"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack "make Madam Satan thoroughly evil but also equally compelling" in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #27 is an Energetic Journey to the Past

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"'Saga' #27 could have been a series of tired clichés, but Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples make it work and look effortless in the process."

REVIEW: Rucka & Hamner's "Convergence: The Question" #1 is a Poignant DCU Return

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Greg Rucka, Cully Hamner and Dave McCaig reunite for 'Convergence: The Question' #1, and so far the magic is most definitely back."

REVIEW: Cannon's "Kaijumax" #1 "Has a Ton of Potential"

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Zander Cannon's "Kaijumax" #1 "introduces us to the prison island filled with Japanese monster movie creatures in a story full of wit and humor."

REVIEW: "Gotham Academy: Endgame" #1 Puts a "Distinctly Gotham Spin" on Ghost Stories

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"If there had to be a 'Batman' tie-in within 'Gotham Academy,' 'Gotham Academy: Endgame' #1 was definitely the way to handle it."

REVIEW: Aaron & Latour Tell a "Hard-To-Put-Down Story" in "Southern Bastards" #8

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's "Southern Bastards" #8 is "a dynamite comic."

REVIEW: Ewing, Davis & Farmer's "Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 is a "Solid Start"

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite a lot of set up, Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer's "Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 is "a good opening chapter."

REVIEW: Snyder & Jock Deliver "a Whole New Level of Horror" in "Wytches" #5

Thu, March 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #5 "blisters off of the page."

5-STAR REVIEW: "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 is "Bursting with Energy"

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison & Doug Mahnke's "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 "is the oddest portion of 'The Multiversity' to date, but quite possibly the best."

REVIEW: Stewart, Fletcher & Tarr's "Batgirl" #40 is "Immensely Satisfying"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Superhero comics don't get much better than" Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #40.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred's "Silver Surfer" #10 is "Grand"

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "Silver Surfer" #10, "Slott and the Allreds continue to breathe life into a character who is far too easily made stale."

REVIEW: Wilson & Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #13 Has "a Lot of Promise"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #13, "Kamala is that rare comic book teenager who actually feels like a real teenager.

REVIEW: Petersen's "Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" Vol. 3 #1 is "a Fun Ride"

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young & Hannah Christenson give David Petersen's "Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" Vol. 3 #1 "a sense of wonder and adventure."

REVIEW: Soule & Saiz's "Swamp Thing" #40 is "a Satisfying Conclusion"

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Soule and Saiz's "Swamp Thing" #40 is "a creative goldmine of talent."

REVIEW: Waid and Samnee's "Daredevil" #13 is "Dependably Great"

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #13 "is the sort of superhero comic that makes you wish that all within the genre were as well-crafted."

REVIEW: Cloonan, Fletcher and Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 is "Inventive"

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cloonan, Fletcher and Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 "is the sort of strong, inventive, fun series that the big publishers should be backing."

REVIEW: Wilson and Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #11 is "Joyous."

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Wilson and Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #11 "revels in the ridiculousness of the Marvel Universe."

REVIEW: Fraction, Aja and Hollingsworth's "Hawkeye" #21 is "Suitably Apocalyptic"

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As Fraction, Aja and Hollingsworth's "Hawkeye" hurtles towards its conclusion, its penultimate issue is "chaotic," "violent," and "awe-inspiring."

The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #1

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Hurtt steps into the driver's seat for "The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death" #1, as he and A.C. Zamudio journey into the past before the Six have gone on the move, but equally dangerous things still lurk.

The Covenant #1

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rob Liefeld and Matt Horak's biblical adventure kicks off in "The Covenant" #1, but its ambition sadly outreaches its reality.

Midnighter #1

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Midnighter" #1 gives the "Stormwatch" and "Authority" character his own series and, while Steve Orlando and ACO spend a lot of time creating the overall setting, it's off to an excellent start.

Action Comics #41

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

The best Superman creative team pre-"Convergence" triumphantly returns, as Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deal with the fallout of Superman's revealed identity in "Action Comics" #41.

The Omega Men #1

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Omega Men" #1 is a violent action extravaganza courtesy Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda, but lurking behind this opening teaser scene is an intricate prelude to a much longer story.

Future Imperfect #1

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Secret Wars" gives Peter David and Greg Land a chance to revisit the world of the Maestro in "Future Imperfect" #1, and it's definitely one of the better attempts in the event to evoke an earlier era.

Convergence: Action Comics #2

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Action Comics" #2 pits Power Girl and Superman against the "Red Son" Wonder Woman, but Justin Gray and Claude St. Aubin's story feels like a bit of filler material.

M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin" #1 seems to be going for comedy, but Christopher Yost, Amilcar Pinn, and Terry Pallot's story of M.O.D.O.K. in the realm of Killville never quite hits its target.

Convergence: Detective Comics #2

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Detective Comics" #2 has a bit less of the thrill of its premiere issue, but Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's story of pre-"Crisis" Earth-2's Batman progeny clash with the "Red Son" Superma

Sandman: Overture #5

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Sandman: Overture" #5 slowly rumbles towards a conclusion as Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III introduce us to the mother of the Endless, even as salvation arrives from an unlikely source.

Convergence: Shazam! #2

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Shazam!" #2 is a joy to read as it revels in its old school look and classic sensibilities, courtesy Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Jordie Bellaire.

Inferno #1

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Inferno" #1 has Dennis Hopeless and Javier Garron take us to a portion of Battleworld where Limbo's demons reign supreme, but fans of the original crossover won't find much more than superficial connections between the two.

Convergence #8

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence" #8 has Jeff King, Scott Lobdell and a host of artists bring the event to a conclusion but, in the end, it feels surprisingly hurried after multiple issues where not much happened.

Usagi Yojimbo #145

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Usagi Yojimbo" #145 has the series resume its normal publishing schedule, and it's been well worth the wait, as Stan Sakai brings back old faces in a way that's new-reader friendly.

Lumberjanes #14

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14, the girls are plunged into an unnatural winter and, when Jen is separated from the other girls, it's up to Rosie to head to the rescue.

Convergence: Hawkman #2

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Hawkman" #2 looks utterly gorgeous, thanks to Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena's art. Don't let that distract you from Jeff Parker's story, though, which offers a beautiful coda to both pre-"Crisis" DC Comic

Convergence: Wonder Woman #2

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

After a surprisingly compelling first issue, Larry Hama and Aaron Lopresti's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #2 falls into a series of standard and unappealing fight scenes.

Uncanny X-Men #34

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka wrap up the series' dangling plot thread involving Mystique in "Uncanny X-Men" #34 and, in a way, that feels remarkably satisfying.

A-Force #1

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #1 manages to work as both a "Secret Wars" tie-in and a book for those avoiding the crossover event as readers enter the female-dominated paradise of Arcadia.

Rebels #2

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti's "Rebels" #2 continues the story of Seth Abbott as he fights against the Redcoats in one of the earliest resistance groups in the American colonies.

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