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: 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."

REVIEW: Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3 continue a series "so fun and inventive that it's hard to not love it."

REVIEW: Simone & Lashley's "Secret Six" #1

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone and Ken Lashley's "Secret Six" #1 sets the series off on a good start, with a plot and cast that gives the series "some real potential."

REVIEW: Fawkes and Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Fawkes & Ben Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1 combines supernatural & procedural for "another strong new series for the Batman family of titles."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #10

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #10 is a sound single issue that's "about far more than just fighting bad guys."

REVIEW: Locust Moon's "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream"

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is "a worthy homage to Windsor McCay and Little Nemo" with contributions from John Cassaday, David Mack & more.

REVIEW: De Campi & Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 is "deliciously bonkers" and "fun, pure and simple."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9 is "another fun comic in a great series" that brings She-Hulk, Daredevil & Captain America together.

REVIEW: Duggan & Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1 contains "a slow but careful setup, with some different-looking and pleasing art."

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.

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #2

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #2 feels like a lot of missed opportunities, as Tony Bedard, Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold give Hal Jordan one final massacre.

Convergence: Superboy #2

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

Fabian Nicieza and Karl Moline might look like they're beating up on their lead character in "Convergence: Superboy" #2, but this brash Superboy isn't that far off from where the character was as "Zero Hour" struck.

Convergence: Suicide Squad #2

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Suicide Squad" #2 concludes with a bang and some dazzling artwork by Tom and Sian Mandrake, but Frank Tieri's story clearly needed more pages than it actually had available.

Ms. Marvel #15

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Ms. Marvel" #15 wraps up the "Crushed" storyline, and G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa deal with last issue's betrayal as Kamala finds herself all alone... or, rather, almost alone.

Astro City #23

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Meet ticks, a talking gorilla who wants nothing more than to play drums. Unfortunately, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson house him in superhero-centric Astro City, where no one can see past his strength.

Convergence: Harley Quinn #2

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

Harley and Captain Carrot face off in an old amusement park in "Convergence: Harley Quinn" #2, and Steve Pugh, Phil Winslade and John Dell's story works in spite of -- or perhaps because of -- the ridiculous match-up.

Jupiter's Circle #2

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Jupiter's Circle" #2 has Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres wrap up the opening storyline involving J. Edgar Hoover's blackmail scheme on a member of the team, but in a way that is far more upbeat than you might expect.

The Wicked + The Divine #10

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Wicked + The Divine" #10 reveals Lucifer's killer, but Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are just getting started as events within the Pantheon continue to heat up.

"Convergence: Titans" #2

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Titans" #2 clearly aims to give Roy Harper the pre-"Flashpoint" happy ending that we never saw, but Fabian Nicieza, Ron Wagner and Jose Marzan Jr.'s comic feels a little too trite and convenient.

Convergence #5

Wed, May 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence" #5 moves the miniseries into its second half, and Jeff King is joined by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope just in time for there to be some genuine forward movement in the story.

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.