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: Locust Moon's "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream"

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is "a worthy homage to Windsor McCay and Little Nemo" with contributions from John Cassaday, David Mack & more.

REVIEW: De Campi & Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 is "deliciously bonkers" and "fun, pure and simple."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9 is "another fun comic in a great series" that brings She-Hulk, Daredevil & Captain America together.

REVIEW: Duggan & Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1 contains "a slow but careful setup, with some different-looking and pleasing art."

REVIEW: Morrison & Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1 "takes known themes and makes them feel engaging and different."

REVIEW: Stevenson, Ellis & Allen's "Lumberjanes" #7

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #7 is "another strong issue in a strong series" for the fan-favorite.

REVIEW: Stewart, Fletcher & Tarr's "Batgirl" #35

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #35 is "a great new beginning for the series," introducing the Batgirl of Burnside.

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #8

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #8 is "a fully-realized, imaginative book with a living, breathing setting."

5-STAR REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's "Hawkeye" #20

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Annie Wu craft an incredible experience with "Hawkeye" #20, bringing an end to Kate Bishop's time in Los Angeles.

REVIEW: Morrison & Irving's "Annihilator" #1

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving's "Annihilator" #1 has a lot of potential, serving as a springboard for the creative team's latest epic.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #22

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples continue their excellent run with "Saga" #22, which delivers "everything you hope for, and then a little bit more to boot."

5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "The Fade Out" #1

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' debut issue of "The Fade Out" has "careful attention to detail and craft that quickly becomes a hallmark of the issue."

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarksy's "Sex Criminals" #7

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #7 is "another big success," creating an "inventive and funny" issue that continues the series' run.

REVIEW: Duggan, Snyder & Scalera's "Batman" #34

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder & Matteo Scalera deliver a strong one-shot in "Batman" #34, bringing a new kind of serial killer to Gotham City.

REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's ronin rabbit returns for "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1, an issue that's as "excellent as ever" and takes place in the future.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #2

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta delivers a strong sophomore issue with "Outcast" #2, and the series "feels well on its way to a strong run."

REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams' "The Sandman: Overture" #3

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III's "The Sandman: Overture" #3 delivers with "flights of whimsy, dangerously grim moments and beautiful inventive set pieces."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Close "Zero Year" with "Batman" #33

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring "Zero Year" to a close in "Batman" #33, "a very strong conclusion" to the year-long saga.

ADV. REVIEW: Ewing, Williams, Ellerby & Fraser's "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Marc Ellerby & Simon Fraser "nail the tone and spirit" of "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1 for Titan Comics.

REVIEW: Jordan & Strahm's "Spread" #1

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm's debut issue of "Spread" is a strong new series with "a lot of potential for where it's going to head next."

Justice League #36

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #36 has Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok introduce the world of the Amazo Virus running rampant, but the pace feels unusually slow this early on.

Intersect #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ray Fawkes's "Intersect" #1 is deeply creepy and visually intriguing, but there's also no denying that for the moment the narrative is a bit lacking in coherence.

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Locust Moon Press' "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is a love song to Winsor McCay's signature creation, with amazing creators and an impressive massive physical format.

MPH #4

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo's "MPH" #4 is incredibly predictable, but there's a level of charm in this story about super-fast crooks that makes it still worth reading.

Alex + Ada #10

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Alex + Ada" #10 wraps up the second volume of the series, as Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna deal with Alex and Ada's relationship problems, as well as Alex and Claire's.

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 kicks off with the first half of Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Slay Ride," and this story of murder and revenge is deliciously bonkers.

New Suicide Squad #4

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

With slightly rough-looking art and a main story that has no real punch to it, "New Suicide Squad" #4's high point ends up being Amanda Waller versus Vic Sage.

Klarion #2

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Klarion" #2 has more beautiful art from Trevor McCarthy, who continues to create intriguing page layouts, but the story itself falls far short in comparison.

Batman #36

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Endgame" part two zooms off into places you might not expect in "Batman" #36, as Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki continue to pull the rug out from under our feet.

The Names #3

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Names" #3 takes Katya and Philip one step closer to finding Kevin's killer among the Names, even as Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez introduce a rival secret organization.

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #4

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

As the alien invasion continues in "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #4, Stan Sakai carefully continues to ratchet up the tension as things go from bad to worse.

Green Arrow #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

In an effort to appeal to the "Arrow" crowd a bit more, Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski, Daniel Sampere, and Jonathan Glapion have made "Green Arrow" #36 depressingly average.

Detective Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Even with a slightly truncated conclusion, "Detective Comics" #36 wraps up a strong two-parter and makes you want to see more collaborations between Benjamin Percy and John Paul Leon.

Action Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Zombies invade Smallville in "Action Comics" #36, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's story is much more about grief and isolation, both mental and physical.

Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Penny Dora and the Wishing Box" #1 has a certain amount of charm in Michael Stock and Sina Grace's comic about a box that grants wishes, but where it goes from here is critical.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #4 has a good script from Al Ewing as Alice starts to question her place within the TARDIS, but Boo Cook's art isn't suited to actor likenesses.

Swamp Thing Annual #3

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Swamp Thing Annual" #3 lets Charles Soule and company give us the long-promised battle between Swampy, Capucine, and the Demon, but in the end it's a bit anticlimactic.

Wonder Woman #35

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang wrap up their three-year run in "Wonder Woman" #35 not with a bang, but with a muffled thump.

Justice League United Annual #1

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League United Annual" #1 kicks off the title's second storyline, and this initial chapter from Jeff Lemire and Neil Edwards featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes is off to a good start.

Hansel & Gretel

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti's "Hansel & Gretel" reimagines a classic Grimm fairy tale into a story that has a little darker of a bite than you might remember.