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: Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a Reason to Celebrate"

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a good place for a new reader to jump in and discover why Sakai's comic was and continues to be a genuine treasure."

REVIEW: "Lumberjanes" #14 Expands the Cast in Fun New Ways

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14 "is, once again, a strong issue in a series that just gets better and better."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson Create a Compelling New Character for "Astro City" #23

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #23 "looks great, and the story itself is even better."

REVIEW: "The Wicked + The Divine" Continues to Heat Up in Issue #10

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #10 is "another satisfying installment to a good series."

REVIEW: "Daredevil" Continues to Be "a Real Gem" in Issue #15

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #15 is another entertaining chapter in a "run that should be remembered and cherished for some time to come."

REVIEW: "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a Beautiful, Thoughtful Comic"

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a nice take on what could have easily been a familiar setup."

ADV. REVIEW: Buccellato & Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 is "Twisty & Creepy"

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 "kicks the series off to a good start."

REVIEW: Morrison & Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "a Satisfying Conclusion"

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "entertaining" and "has a wicked sense of humor when it's appropriate."

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.

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.

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.