Greg McElhatton

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, 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 Vision" #6 is Another Triumph for King & Walta

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #6 concludes with "the storytelling equivalent of a mic drop."

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #18 Kicks Off an Explosive New Arc

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #18 "is divinely fun, but it's wicked we have to wait a month for the next chapter."

REVIEW: Tomasi & Janin's "Superman" #51 Balances Heartfelt Drama with Adventure

Thu, April 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Peter J. Tomasi and Mikel Janin's "Superman" #51 is just the beginning of a "strong note for the New 52 Superman to go out on."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples Make "Saga" #35 Another Keeper

Fri, April 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Every new issue is reason to celebrate," and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples make no exception with "Saga" #35.

REVIEW: King & Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #10 Drips with Atmosphere

Thu, March 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" "is a smart series that never takes the easy way out and rewards readers more and more each issue."

REVIEW: Gage & Levens' Shocking "Buffy the Vampire: Season 10" #25

Mon, March 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage and Megan Levens' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10" #25 includes "a twist worthy of the original television show itself."

REVIEW: Waid & Kubert Make "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #7 Welcoming, Exciting

Thu, March 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Adam Kubert's "All-New All-Different Avengers" #7 "is a fun issue that comes in and achieves its goal quickly and efficiently."

REVIEW: Lemire, Ramos & Ibanez Up the Ante in "Extraordinary X-Men" #8

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Ibanez kick off "Apocalypse Wars" with "Extraordinary X-Men" #8, "a fun issue."

5-STAR REVIEW: Landis & Manapul's "Superman: American Alien" #5 Raises the Bar

Mon, March 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Max Landis and Francis Manapul have turned out one of the most definitive Superman comics" in "Superman: American Alien" #5.

REVIEW: Wilson & Leon Put the Marvel in "Ms. Marvel" #5

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #5 "is another strong issue for one of the gems in Marvel's crown."

REVIEW: Pak & Kuder Bring a Real Sense of Joy to "Action Comics" #50

Thu, March 10th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder and a handful of artists make "Action Comics" #50 "wonderfully dramatic" and "as Superman-esque as one could ever hope for."

REVIEW: Cain & Niemczyk's "Mockingbird" #1 is a Dynamite Debut

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's "Mockingbird" #1 "is an utter blast" with "incredibly strong narration" and "strong but graceful" artwork.

REVIEW: Gischler & Conrad's "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24 is a Real Pleasure

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24 strikes "a good balance" between its two major conflicts.

REVIEW: Spencer & Rosanas' "Astonishing Ant-Man" #5 Blends Humor with Drama

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #5 "has it all: it's funny, it's serious, it's touching, it's ridiculous."

REVIEW: Thompson & Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #12 Hits All the Right Notes

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #12 "is another hit single."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #32 Uses Crime Noir Storytelling with Great Success

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Super-powered crime noir is a strange and specialized genre, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson turn out a real winner" in "Astro City" #32.

REVIEW: Slott & Buffagni Infuse "Amazing Spider-Man" #8 with Joy

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Thanks to a fun story, handsome art and some good colors from Marte Gracia, Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's 'Amazing Spider-Man' #8 is a winner."

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #14 Never Disappoints

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #14 "is the perfect example of why this series isn't just good -- it's great."

ADV. REVIEW: "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3 Will Shock & Unsettle Readers

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr. don't take the easy way out in "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill "Silver Surfer" #2 with a Lot of Fun

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott and Michael Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2 is "an excellent issue by an excellent creative team."

All-New Wolverine #7

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

"All-New Wolverine" #7 is a rather fluffy issue guest-starring Squirrel Girl, but -- fortunately -- Tom Taylor and Marcio Takara make it charmingly so while moving the book's larger storylines forward.

Sex Criminals #15

Mon, May 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky bring trouble home to roost in "Sex Criminals" #15, where one character starts to lose interest in the central conceit of the comic.

Amazing Spider-Man #11

Fri, April 29th, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Amazing Spider-Man" #11, Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith wrap up the fight against Scorpio and the new Zodiac in a way that reminds readers of the necessity of Parker Industries.

Justice League #49

Thu, April 28th, 2016 | Category: Review

As "Darkseid War" nears its conclusion, Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok move pieces into place for next month's climax, but "Justice League" #49's pawns feel less and less like people.

Superman/Wonder Woman #28

Thu, April 28th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Superman/Wonder Woman" #28 marks the halfway point of "The Final Days of Superman," but -- even as Peter J. Tomasi's script ties up more super-powered loose ends -- Ed Benes's art falls a little too flat.

Astonishing Ant-Man #7

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas bring Scott Lang one step closer to jail in "Astonishing Ant-Man" #7.

Superman: American Alien #6

Mon, April 25th, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Superman: American Alien" #6, Max Landis and Jonathan Case remind both the readers and Clark Kent that sometimes a visit from home is needed to snap everything back into perspective.

All-New Hawkeye #6

Thu, April 21st, 2016 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian Herring bring their time with Team Hawkeye to a conclusion in "All-New Hawkeye" #6, and it's a thoroughly satisfying wrap-up as both past and present collide.

Extraordinary X-Men #9

Wed, April 20th, 2016 | Category: Review

The first three pages of Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba's "Extraordinary X-Men" #9 pull out all the stops, but -- after that -- the story of the junior X-Men's missing year gets a little too rote.

DC Comics Bombshells #11

Mon, April 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo and Laura Braga's "DC Comics Bombshells" #11 kicks the Battle of Britain into high gear as most of the characters unite to fight against the Tenebrae.

Jupiter's Circle #5

Mon, April 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

Mark Millar, Chris Sprouse, Walden Wong and Ty Templeton's "Jupiter's Circle" #5 starts to wind things down, but -- even as we get a climactic confrontation -- the story feels unsure and up in the air.

Silver Surfer #3

Fri, April 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred's "Silver Surfer" #3 tries to end the specter of Zenn-La within the Surfer's life once and for all, but the story never quite clicks, even with an expanded page count.

Batman/Superman #31

Fri, April 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza continue "The Final Days of Superman" in "Batman/Superman" #31, which introduces new foes, follows up on an introduction from the first chapter and ties off a loose thread.

Mockingbird #2

Fri, April 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's "Mockingbird" #2 is much more straightforward than its inventive first issue, but it's still a real joy to read.

Moon Knight #1

Tue, April 12th, 2016 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood take Marc Spector out for a spin in "Moon Knight" #1, playing up his madness and calling into question how much, if any, of his career as Moon Knight is reality.

Uncanny X-Men #6

Mon, April 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" #6 kicks off this title's portion of "Apocalypse Wars," but Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley and Paco Medina's two stories are nothing but backstory and extended setup.

The Mighty Zodiac #1

Mon, April 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

J. Torres and Corin Howell's "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 has a fun concept where Chinese warrior animals try to rescue fallen stars, but the execution feels a little too generic for a first issue.

Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special #1

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special" #1 leads into the upcoming "Suicide Squad" series, but Rob Williams, Jim Lee and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's comic never quite clicks in any of its different st

Batgirl #50

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Bats Tarr and company wrap up the Fugue's plot in "Batgirl" #50, which serves as a strong conclusion to their run on the title.

The Vision #6

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta make things much, much worse for the Vision and his family when the neighbors' dog visits in "The Vision" #6.