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: Landis & Edwards Make "Superman: American Alien" #2 a Marvelous Success

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Max Landis and Tommy Lee Edwards' "Superman: American Alien" #2 "will make readers wish that every Superman comic was this good."

REVIEW: Hernandez & Cooke Continue to Surprise in "The Twilight Children" #3

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The mixture of character conflicts and supernatural threats is utterly engrossing" in Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #3.

REVIEW: Slott & Camuncoli's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 Keeps Going Strong

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 "is another great installment in a fun series."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Will Leave Readers Cheering in "Batman" #47

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "Batman" #47, "Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki throw the 'Superheavy' storyline into high gear."

REVIEW: Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #12 Hits the Mark

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #12 is "smart and... goes in new places while engaging new characters."

5-STAR REVIEW: King & Gerads' Breathtaking "Sheriff of Babylon" #1 is a Tour de Force

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Tom King and Mitch Gerads immerse you so fully you'll yearn to escape, even as you're desperate for more" in "Sheriff of Babylon" #1.

REVIEW: "Robin War" #1 Lives Up to Its Potential & Beyond

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hopefully, the rest of the storyline can keep up with the high standards set by" Tom King, Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes and more's "Robin War" #1.

REVIEW: Kripke & Higgins' "Jacked" #1 Will Reel Readers Back for More

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

Eric Kripke and John Higgins' "Jacked" #1 "feels like the first reel of a new movie, and you'll quickly be dying to see the rest."

REVIEW: Montclare, Reeder & Bustos Fill "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #1 with Joy

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

Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos' "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #1 "is a fun debut for this series."

REVIEW: Statuses Change, New Cliffhangers Begin in "Jem and the Holograms" #9

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Emma Vieceli wrap up the latest arc of IDW's "Jem" series with a satisfying end to the current arc and a literal cliffhanger.

REVIEW: Spencer & Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3 Mixes Levity & Drama

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"This Captain America is the real deal" in Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3.

REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 is a Genuine Treasure

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 "serves as both an introduction to new readers and a satisfying experience for existing fans."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #29 Effectively Explores the Middle Ground

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #29 "is another strong, fun issue from a fairly consistent series."

REVIEW: Lemire & Perez's "All-New Hawkeye" #1 Maintains a High Level of Quality

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

"With Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian Herring returning to the book, that means 'All-New Hawkeye' #1 is just as good as the previous five issues."

REVIEW: Williamson & Crystal Infuse "Illuminati" #1 with Sheer Charm

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

"Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal hook you on 'Illuminati' #1 through sheer storytelling charisma."

REVIEW: Orlando & Kolins' "Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam" #1 is Enthralling

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Steve Orlando and Scott Kolins work extremely well together" in "Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam" #1.

REVIEW: King & Walta Create an Instant Classic in "The Vision" #1

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #1 "is a pleasant surprise that delivers an intriguing take on humanity and superheroism."

REVIEW: Orlando & ACO's "Midnighter" #6 is a Gut Punch of an Issue

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Orlando and ACO's "Midnighter" #6 "is the sort of comic that's as smart and fun as you wish all superhero comics would be."

REVIEW: Palahniuk & Stewart Make "Fight Club 2" #6 Another Sharp Issue

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"If you were a fan of 'Fight Club,' you owe it to yourself to read Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's 'Fight Club 2.'"

REVIEW: North & Henderson Make "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 Charming & Silly

Tue, October 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Ryan North and Erica Henderson have created something suitably silly and well worth your time" in "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1.

Robin War #2

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Robin War" #2 brings the story to a slightly rushed but overall satisfactory conclusion, as King, Randolph, Martinez, Fernandez, Di Giandomenico, Pugh, McDaniel and Owens give us a story about rising up in the face of adversity.

Superman: American Alien #3

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Review

Max Landis and Joelle Jones's "Superman: American Alien" #3 oozes charm with a simple but excellent story where Clark's mistaken identity touches on the problems with money and power.

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Review

Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon bring charm and adventure to "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1, a retelling of the origin of Wonder Woman, the Amazons and the island of Themyscira.

Paper Girls #4

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continue to take us on a tour of the future in "Paper Girls" #4, and it's even more dangerous than anything we've seen up until now.

Doctor Strange #4

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

In Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4, the good Doctor warns the other magic-users of the impending apocalypse, but his analogy of using magic, punching and puking is what seals the deal.

The Vision #3

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Review

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 gets even creepier when Vision tries to bring Viv back to life, the house gets vandalized and Agatha Harkness sees a vision of the future.

Totally Awesome Hulk #2

Thu, January 7th, 2016 | Category: Review

"Totally Awesome Hulk" #2 is at its best when Greg Pak and Frank Cho focus on big monsters or snappy dialogue and, fortunately, there's a lot of both present here.

The Fade Out #12

Thu, January 7th, 2016 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bleakly wrap up their noir Hollywood mystery in "The Fade Out" #12.

A-Force #1

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: Review

One of the high points of the "Secret Wars" event returns with "A-Force" #1, but G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina and Laura Martin's attempt to capture this lightning in a bottle a second time has limited initial success.

Lone Wolf 2100 #1

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: Review

Eric Heisserer and Miguel Sepulveda reboot the "Lone Wolf 2100" comic, but this updated edition comes across as too much like everything else that has come before it.

Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis" has a solid premise and intriguing artwork from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula, but this is a one-shot that will make readers wish it had been spread across two issues instead.

Black Magick #3

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Black Magick" #3 is slow-moving but rich in atmosphere, and the end result is a pleasant experience as Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott let this world of police work and secret magick unfold in front of us.

Jughead #3

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

In "Jughead" #3, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson continue Jughead's battle against Riverdale High's new principal, even as we're served with yet another fantasy sequence in the middle of the comic.

Wonder Woman #47

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

In Meredith Finch, Miguel Mendonca and Dexter Vines' "Wonder Woman" #47, Cheetah tries to steal an important artifact, and -- while there are still rough spots -- it's the strongest installment in Finch's run yet.

Batman and Robin Eternal #13

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Marcio Takara's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #13 gives us another look into Cassandra Cain's early life, even as Grayson, Bluebird and David Cain converge on her at the Nursery.

Jem and the Holograms #10

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 not only gives the spotlight to Rio, but also lets us learn more about the Misfits (especially Jetta and Roxy) and gives us a story about journalistic integrity.

The Omega Men #7

Wed, December 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda, Ig Guara and Romulo Fajardo Jr. show us what post-captivity life is like for Kyle Rayner and Princess Kalista, who are on the run in "The Omega Men" #7.

Cyborg #6

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Cyborg" #6 has good intentions, but David F. Walker, Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR and Cliff Richards' conclusion continues the overall jumbled and rushed trend of the series.

Robin: Son of Batman #7

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Patrick Gleason, Ray Fawkes, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens continue the "Robin War" crossover in "Robin: Son of Batman" #7, but a storyline that started off strong is starting to lose steam.

Astonishing Ant-Man #3

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

It's not astonishing at all that Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas have given us yet another fun comic in "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #3, where Ant-Man teams up with Captain America and Hench gets cyber-competition.

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