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."

ODY-C #3

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Christian Ward's "ODY-C" #3 continues the series' inventive path as their version of the Cyclops is revealed while the gods continue to meddle in Odyssia's journey home.

Daredevil #13

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Daredevil" #13 has Mark Waid and Chris Samnee introduce a new villain that goes after Kirsten McDuffie but, once again, it's not a story that's business as usual.

Batman Eternal #47

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #47 rumbles towards the series' conclusion in March, even as Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra take care of some dangling threads.

The Wicked + The Divine #8

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Laura joins Dionysus at the celestial dance party as she investigates Lucifer's death, but Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's latest issue of "The Wicked + The Divine" is strictly for true believers.

Gotham Academy #5

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 continues to entertain in a style unique to the company, even as Olive Silverlock and her friends connect further to the DC Universe.

Birthright #5

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan give us Mikey's first duel with a sorcerer from Terrenos even as Brennan gets pulled into the story himself in "Birthright" #5.

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans give us a lot of pretty and fun things to look at in "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #3, but there still doesn't seem to be a larger purpose to this series.

Saga #25

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples kick off "Saga" #25, which re-establishes where all of its characters are, but the real meat of the issue is learning more about the Landfall/Wreath war.

Ms. Marvel #11

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Many of the book's initial storylines come to a close in "Ms. Marvel" #11 as G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona provide a satisfying issue where Ms. Marvel applies everything she's learned to date.

Hawkeye #21

Thu, February 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hawkeye" #21 kicks off the first half of Matt Fraction, David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth's swan song on the title as the battle against the Tracksuit Draculas begins in earnest.

Superman #38

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Superman" #38 is receiving a lot of attention due to a new costume and superpower for Superman but Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson's comic is more epilogue than climax.

Sex Criminals #10

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

The SeX-Men begin to build their ranks even as we get the unsexiest reason ever to become an OB/GYN, courtesy of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky in "Sex Criminals" #10. Also, a food court.

Nova #26

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Nova" #26 has Gerry Duggan, John Timms and Roberto Poggi teach Sam Alexander an important lesson: don't give away your secret identity. Otherwise, Carnage might come knocking on your front door.

Batman Eternal #43

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #43 has finally caught up with last year's preview story in "Batman" #28 and James Tynion IV, David LaFuente and company finally show us what's next for Gotham City.

Gotham by Midnight #3

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Gotham by Midnight" #3 continues the series' strong progress as Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith give us Detective Drake's background, even as the present deals with a demon living in someone's shadow.

Amazing X-Men #16

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

The concept behind "Amazing X-Men" #16, where the Ruby of Cytorrak calls out for a new host, is a solid one. Christopher Yost and Jorge Fornes's comic, though, suffers from erratic art and a plot that stalls for time.

Bitch Planet #2

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Bitch Planet" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro switch between Earth and Bitch Planet as the scope of the series becomes much more than a simple prison story.

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #3

Mon, January 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

The champion of Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw" #3 is not what the animals expected, even as deadly forces deadly continue to mill about the crashed city.

Batwoman #38

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Marc Andreyko and Juan Jose Ryp continue "The Unknowns" storyline in "Batwoman" #38, where -- despite the odd nature of this arc -- each chapter is a little more entertaining than the previous one.

Lumberjanes #10

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Carolyn Nowak steps onto "Lumberjanes" #10 for a three-issue art stint alongside Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters as the scouts fight boredom (and dinosaurs) on a rare "free day" with no activities.

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