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: 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."

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."

Convergence: The Flash #1

Fri, April 24th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: The Flash" #1 has Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio take on the fastest man alive, but the comic moves just as slowly as a depowered Barry Allen.

Convergence: Wonder Woman #1

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Larry Hama's idea of cults forming inside the dome is a good one, but it's Joshua Middleton's art in "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 that steals the show.

Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Three weeks in, it's nice to see Marv Wolfman and Roberto Viacava break the usual format for a "Convergence" tie-in with "Convergence: The Adventures of Superman" #1.

All-New X-Men #40

Wed, April 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

While the outing of an X-Man, Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #40 has received a lot of media attention, but the comic itself isn't terribly exciting.

Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Christy Marx and Rags Morales tackle the alternate first meeting of Oliver Queen and Connor Hawke in "Convergence: Green Arrow" #0 but, while good-intentioned, the comic feels a bit uneven.

Uncanny X-Men #33

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka continue to wind down the series in "Uncanny X-Men" #33, as Kitty and Illyana take a detour to Monster Island.

Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Louise Simonson returns to her creation Steel alongside her former collaborator June Brigman in "Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #1, and it's ultimately a pleasant trip down memory lane.

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tom and Sian Mandrake's art on "Convergence: Suicide Squad" #1 is the high point of the issue, though Frank Tieri does his best to channel John Ostrander as the Squad prepares to take on the cast of "Kingdom Come."

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix" #1 lets Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II put a slightly absurd spin on the entire "Convergence" event, and this irreverence is exactly what readers needed.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Much of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2 is devoted to the back story of series villain Madam Satan, but here's the thing: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack do such a good job with it, you'll barely miss Sabrina herself.

Ares & Aphrodite

Wed, April 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens' "Ares & Aphrodite" graphic novel harkens back to the old Howard Hawks comedy romances in a good way.

All-New Hawkeye #2

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

"All-New Hawkeye" #2 lets Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez continue to flash back into Clint's childhood, even as Clint and Kate try to rescue the captive children who are being used as test subjects.

Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

The need for a continuation of the pre-"Flashpoint" "Batman and Robin" feels a little slim, but Ron Marz, Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson give it their all in "Convergence: Batman and Robin" #1.

Saga #27

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Saga" #27 may be a bad drug trip but, thanks to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, it's a good journey through Marko's past and the events that turned him into the man he is today.

Convergence: The Question #1

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner give us another story with Renee Montoya and company in "Convergence: The Question" #1, and it makes their departure from the characters that much more poignant.

Convergence #1

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence" #1 looks great with art from Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz, but Jeff King and Scott Lobdell's story is a dull (if presumably necessary) setup for the rest of the miniseries to kick off.

Kaijumax #1

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

200 foot monsters are the new black, as 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.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #5

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #5 brings the miniseries to a close and, while Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Alex Maleev's story is fun, it's ultimately a little disposable.

Gotham Academy: Endgame #1

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Confronted with the directive to provide a tie-in to "Batman," "Gotham Academy: Endgame" #1 goes the "tell ghost stories" route, but Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and a host of artists give it a distinctly Gotham vibe.

Batwoman Annual #2

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Even with an expanded page count, Marc Andreyko's wrap-up of the series in "Batwoman Annual" #2 feels a little rushed and is complicated by shaky art.

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