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: "The Wicked + The Divine" Continues to Heat Up in Issue #10

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #10 is "another satisfying installment to a good series."

REVIEW: "Daredevil" Continues to Be "a Real Gem" in Issue #15

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #15 is another entertaining chapter in a "run that should be remembered and cherished for some time to come."

REVIEW: "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a Beautiful, Thoughtful Comic"

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a nice take on what could have easily been a familiar setup."

ADV. REVIEW: Buccellato & Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 is "Twisty & Creepy"

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 "kicks the series off to a good start."

REVIEW: Morrison & Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "a Satisfying Conclusion"

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "entertaining" and "has a wicked sense of humor when it's appropriate."

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."

Detective Comics #42

Fri, July 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul continue to wrap up their time on the series with the help of Fernando Blanco in "Detective Comics" #42, as the focus unfortunately shifts slightly from Bullock to the new Batman.

Batman Beyond #2

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Beyond" #2 is a strange merger of the "Batman Beyond" animated series setting and an apocalyptic world where Brother Eye rules, but it's a difficult road for Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang to cater to both ideas.

Green Lantern #42

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

Robert Venditti and Billy Tan's new status quo for Hal Jordan has some potential, but there's almost nothing in "Green Lantern" #42 that would have changed if the Corps was still around.

The Wicked + The Divine #12

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

Guest artist Kate Brown joins Kieron Gillen for "The Wicked + The Divine" #12, which kicks off the "Commercial Suicide" arc as the world grieves the loss of two familiar faces in the realm of the returned gods.

We Stand on Guard #1

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"We Stand on Guard" #1 introduces us to the 22nd century war between Canada and the United States and, while Brian K. Vaughan's story is interesting, it's Steve Skroce's art that will have readers begging for more.

Kaptara #3

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Kaptara" #3 continues Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's strange mash up of epic adventure and cheesy cartoons, but it's feeling increasingly hollow with each new issue.

Gotham by Midnight #6

Mon, June 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Gotham By Midnight" #6 has new series artist Juan Ferryra join Ray Fawkes and, even as the team recovers from their loss at the end of the previous story arc, a more mundane case comes their way.

Batgirl #41

Fri, June 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batgirl" #41 spends part of its time adjusting to the big changes over in "Batman," even as Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr add Livewire to Batgirl's rogue's gallery.

The Flash #41

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Flash" #41 gives Van Jensen, Robert Venditti, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund the chance to let Professor Zoom burst into Flash's life once more, even as Henry Allen makes his own big move.

We Are Robin #1

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

"We Are Robin" #1 lets Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Rob Haynes re-introduce Duke Thomas to comic readers, even as Duke is introduced to a whole new round of Robins.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #16 brings Angel temporarily back into the fold, giving Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs a chance to revisit their time on "Angel & Faith."

Southern Bastards #9

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour turn the spotlight on Sheriff Hardy in "Southern Bastards" #9, as we're reminded once again that there are few with clean hands in Craw County.

Lazarus #17

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

War has broken out between the families, and "Lazarus" #17 allows Greg Rucka, Michael Lark and Tyler Boss to show us what's happening on the front lines as well as behind the scenes.

Doomed #1

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Scott Lobdell and Javier Fernandez's "Doomed" #1 is off to a slow start, but it's the general clueless nature of its protagonist that makes its title a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Doctor Fate #1

Thu, June 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

The new Doctor Fate is in, and Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew's "Doctor Fate" #1 goes back to the Egyptian roots of the character in a setting where gods and epic floods crash into the world.

Black Canary #1

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

All aboard the "Black Canary" tour bus, as this foursome secretly fronted by a superhero quickly discover that Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu throw more than just overzealous fans into the audience.

Silver Surfer #12

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Life is a little too perfect on New Newhaven but, despite the predictable (and slightly rushed) plot, Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred still bring some charm to "Silver Surfer" #12.

New Suicide Squad #9

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"New Suicide Squad" #9 joins writer Sean Ryan with new artist Philippe Briones, and so far the book feels more topical and on-track as the Squad infiltrates a splinter of the League of Assassins.

Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Constantine: The Hellblazer" #1 brings John Constantine his latest ongoing series, and Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo bring a good helping of horror, backstabbing and mystery.

Starfire #1

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, having worked their writing magic on Harley Quinn, spread the love along to "Starfire" #1 with Emanuela Lupacchino, bringing a breath of fresh air to the character.

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