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: 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."

REVIEW: Johns, Romita Jr. and Janson's "Superman" #38

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite underwhelming artwork, Johns, Romita Jr. and Janson's "Superman" #38 has "a perfect understanding of the character."

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #10

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

Image Comics' "Sex Criminals "#10 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky is a "thoroughly enjoyable comic that achieves everything it sets out to do."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Morrison and Burnham's "Nameless" #1 is "Exquisite."

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Morrison and Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has "a lot to focus on and love."

REVIEW: Busiek and Anderson's "Astro City" #19

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 "hits the mark over and over again."

5-STAR REVIEW: "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" is "Highly Recommended"

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dylan Horrocks' long-anticipated "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" is "well worth the wait."

REVIEW: "Batgirl" #38 is "A Winner"

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr's "attention to detail and ability to tell truly contemporary stories" make "Batgirl" #38 "a winner."

REVIEW: Pak, Kuder's "Action Comics" 'Continues to Impress'

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As hell bubbles through into an isolated Smallville in Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics" #38, all is not quite as it seems.

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10 is "another strong issue in a strong series."

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #6

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie kick off a new storyarc in "The Wicked + The Divine" #6, an issue with "great promise for what's still to come."

REVIEW: Morrison & Stewart's "The Multiversity: Thunderworld" #1

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart craft "a pretty-near pitch-perfect comic" with "The Multiversity: Thunderworld" #1, focusing on Shazam.

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's "Thor" #3

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Thor" #3, Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman continue to craft a series with a perfect jumping on point for any who enjoy superheroes.

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #9

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #9 is another home run for the series, demonstrating why it's "just so amazingly good."

FCBD 2015: Avengers #1

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Free Comic Book Day 2015: Avengers" gives us a glimpse into the new Avengers lineup -- which is very much in line with the team's history -- as well as another primer on the Inhumans.

Daredevil #15

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

With Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's run on the series nearing its conclusion, "Daredevil" #15 starts drawing together lots of elements from recent years, heading for a big blowout with all of the drama you'd expect.

Convergence: World's Finest Comics #1

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: World's Finest Comics" #1 lets Paul Levitz and Jim Fern team up the Shining Knight from the Seven Soldiers with Scribbly, but the concept is far stronger than the execution.

Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

The idea behind "Convergence: Crime Syndicate" #1 is fun, as Brian Buccellato and Phil Winslade pit the old Earth-3 evil version of the JLA against the team from "DC One Million," but there's no energy to this comic.

Convergence: Detective Comics #1

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 looks amazing thanks to Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, but it's Len Wein's balanced story about two different domed cities that stands out the most.

Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Booster Gold" #1 directly follows a path that began back in "52" but, for those who have been tracking the character, this appears to be the start of a big payoff.

Superman #40

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

John Romita Jr. writes as well as pencils "Superman" #40, which ultimately serves as a bridge between Geoff Johns and incoming writer Gene Luen Yang's storylines.

Sons of the Devil #1

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 introduces us to a world with mysterious childhoods, multiple murders, missing birthparents and a striking pair of mismatched eyes.

The Multiversity #2

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity" #2 has Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis bring the universe hopping saga to a close and, while it's satisfying, it's not quite at the heights that some of the individual issues achieved.

Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

David Gallaher, Steve Ellis and Ande Parks are handed one of the stranger moments in Green Lantern history to build off of in "Convergence: Green Lantern Corps" #1, but they make the most out of the setup.

Velvet #10

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting wrap up their second arc with "Velvet" #10, and the spy games of the '70s have just gotten that much more complicated.

Convergence: The Flash #1

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: The Flash" #1 has Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio take on the fastest man alive, but the comic moves just as slowly as a depowered Barry Allen.

Convergence: Wonder Woman #1

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Larry Hama's idea of cults forming inside the dome is a good one, but it's Joshua Middleton's art in "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 that steals the show.

Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Three weeks in, it's nice to see Marv Wolfman and Roberto Viacava break the usual format for a "Convergence" tie-in with "Convergence: The Adventures of Superman" #1.

All-New X-Men #40

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

While the outing of an X-Man, Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #40 has received a lot of media attention, but the comic itself isn't terribly exciting.

Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Christy Marx and Rags Morales tackle the alternate first meeting of Oliver Queen and Connor Hawke in "Convergence: Green Arrow" #0 but, while good-intentioned, the comic feels a bit uneven.

Uncanny X-Men #33

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka continue to wind down the series in "Uncanny X-Men" #33, as Kitty and Illyana take a detour to Monster Island.

Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Louise Simonson returns to her creation Steel alongside her former collaborator June Brigman in "Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #1, and it's ultimately a pleasant trip down memory lane.

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tom and Sian Mandrake's art on "Convergence: Suicide Squad" #1 is the high point of the issue, though Frank Tieri does his best to channel John Ostrander as the Squad prepares to take on the cast of "Kingdom Come."

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix" #1 lets Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II put a slightly absurd spin on the entire "Convergence" event, and this irreverence is exactly what readers needed.

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