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: 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."

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."

Action Comics #41

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

The best Superman creative team pre-"Convergence" triumphantly returns, as Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deal with the fallout of Superman's revealed identity in "Action Comics" #41.

The Omega Men #1

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Omega Men" #1 is a violent action extravaganza courtesy Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda, but lurking behind this opening teaser scene is an intricate prelude to a much longer story.

Future Imperfect #1

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Secret Wars" gives Peter David and Greg Land a chance to revisit the world of the Maestro in "Future Imperfect" #1, and it's definitely one of the better attempts in the event to evoke an earlier era.

Convergence: Action Comics #2

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Action Comics" #2 pits Power Girl and Superman against the "Red Son" Wonder Woman, but Justin Gray and Claude St. Aubin's story feels like a bit of filler material.

M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin" #1 seems to be going for comedy, but Christopher Yost, Amilcar Pinn, and Terry Pallot's story of M.O.D.O.K. in the realm of Killville never quite hits its target.

Convergence: Detective Comics #2

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Detective Comics" #2 has a bit less of the thrill of its premiere issue, but Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's story of pre-"Crisis" Earth-2's Batman progeny clash with the "Red Son" Superma

Sandman: Overture #5

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Sandman: Overture" #5 slowly rumbles towards a conclusion as Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III introduce us to the mother of the Endless, even as salvation arrives from an unlikely source.

Convergence: Shazam! #2

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Shazam!" #2 is a joy to read as it revels in its old school look and classic sensibilities, courtesy Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Jordie Bellaire.

Inferno #1

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Inferno" #1 has Dennis Hopeless and Javier Garron take us to a portion of Battleworld where Limbo's demons reign supreme, but fans of the original crossover won't find much more than superficial connections between the two.

Convergence #8

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence" #8 has Jeff King, Scott Lobdell and a host of artists bring the event to a conclusion but, in the end, it feels surprisingly hurried after multiple issues where not much happened.

Usagi Yojimbo #145

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Usagi Yojimbo" #145 has the series resume its normal publishing schedule, and it's been well worth the wait, as Stan Sakai brings back old faces in a way that's new-reader friendly.

Lumberjanes #14

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

In Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14, the girls are plunged into an unnatural winter and, when Jen is separated from the other girls, it's up to Rosie to head to the rescue.

Convergence: Hawkman #2

Fri, May 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Hawkman" #2 looks utterly gorgeous, thanks to Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena's art. Don't let that distract you from Jeff Parker's story, though, which offers a beautiful coda to both pre-"Crisis" DC Comic

Convergence: Wonder Woman #2

Thu, May 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

After a surprisingly compelling first issue, Larry Hama and Aaron Lopresti's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #2 falls into a series of standard and unappealing fight scenes.

Uncanny X-Men #34

Wed, May 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka wrap up the series' dangling plot thread involving Mystique in "Uncanny X-Men" #34 and, in a way, that feels remarkably satisfying.

A-Force #1

Tue, May 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #1 manages to work as both a "Secret Wars" tie-in and a book for those avoiding the crossover event as readers enter the female-dominated paradise of Arcadia.

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.

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