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: 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."

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."

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #2 continues the wandering of the lost Green Lanterns, but Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz's story is less the fresh start it initially seemed and instead tightly bound to other "Green Lantern" comics.

Lumberjanes #16

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #16 serves up another helping of friendship, fantasy, danger and scouting from Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brook Allen.

Justice League #42

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Darkseid War" heats up in "Justice League" #42, as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok continue to show the different sides assembling. Unfortunately for Earth, there are no good guys -- and guess who's trapped in the middle?

Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders" #1 has a nice enough premise as another utopia is invaded by a surrounding hell-on-earth, but the two-issue length does Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer no favors.

The Tomorrows #1

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Tomorrows" #1 promises a world in which the oppressed rise up to stop the corporations, but Curt Pires and Jason Copelnd's comic is full of clichés involving self-proclaimed art terrorists.

Saga #30

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Saga" #30 closes out the fifth volume of the series, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's story of the power of family bonds -- for good and for ill -- is both thrilling and emotionally powerful.

Injection #3

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Injection" #3 continues to bring the strange even as it ducks around providing any solid answers, but Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's comic might have hidden just enough clues to start figuring out a central mystery.

Justice League of America #2

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" #2 looks spectacular thanks to Bryan Hitch's pencils, but his story of the Kryptonian god Rao coming to Earth slows to a crawl for a montage of the scenes readers probably saw coming.

Gotham Academy #8

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl bring Olive back to school in "Gotham Academy" #8, and what better way for her to be distracted from a death in the family than with romance and a Man-Bat?

Justice League United #11

Wed, July 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker and Travel Foreman unveil a series revamp with "Justice League United" #11, and their concept feels like a mash up of several different older titles, but one that as a lot of potential.

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.

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