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: Gage & Isaacs Make "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19 Fantastic

Fri, September 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19 "is a high point for 'Buffy' as a whole, comics or otherwise. "

REVIEW: Mignola Ups the Ante in "Hellboy in Hell" #8

Thu, September 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hellboy in Hell" #8 will make readers "look forward to another trip back to Hell soon, so long as Mike Mignola leads the way."

REVIEW: Thompson & Vieceli "Bring the Fun" in "Jem and the Holograms" #7

Mon, September 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson & Emma Vieceli kick off "Viral," the second arc of IDW's "Jem and the Holograms," by impressively building on what came before.

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie Make "The Wicked + The Divine" #14 a Clever Remix

Thu, September 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #14 is "not only a pleasure, it was something that I wanted without even realizing it."

5-STAR REVIEW: Snyder, Azzarello & Jock's "Batman" #44 Defies Expectation

Thu, September 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello and Jock's "Batman" #44 "is how you pull off an over-sized issue."

REVIEW: King & Cypress Deliver a Devious Story in "The Omega Men" #4

Thu, September 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Toby Cypress' "The Omega Men" #4 is "intelligent, devious and determined to make you squirm."

REVIEW: Stevenson, Watters & Allen's "Lumberjanes" Continues to be a Blast in #17

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"There's so much exuberance and joy in Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's 'Lumberjanes' #17 that it just bleeds off of the page."

REVIEW: Hickman & Dragotta Make "East of West" #20 Chilling, Gripping

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's "East of West" #20 "is a warning shot fired over the proverbial bow: ignore this comic at your own peril."

REVIEW: Fletcher, Stewart & Tarr Make "Batgirl" #43 Another Fun Installment

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #43 "continues to surprise... and delight as the action bursts onto the page."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting's "Velvet" #11 Will Take Readers' Breath Away

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Forget about a new James Bond film; we have a new 'Velvet' story arc" in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #11.

ADV. REVIEW: Orlando & Faith's "Virgil" is a Strong, Emotionally Powerful Graphic Novel

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Told in a manner from which you can't look away, Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith's 'Virgil' graphic novel is an explosion of rage and vengeance."

REVIEW: Cornell & Edwards' "Doctor Who: Four Doctors" #1 Will Hook Readers

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards' "Doctor Who: Four Doctors" #1 "is not only a good media tie-in comic, it's a good comic, period."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "The Fade Out" #8 Will Keep Readers Guessing

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' "The Fade Out" #8 "is yet another twisty, intricate, keeps-you-guessing issue."

REVIEW: Graham & Churchland Continue to Intrigue in "8house: Arclight" #2

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland's "8house: Arclight" #2 "makes fantasy truly fantastical again."

REVIEW: King & Bagenda Make "The Omega Men" #3 Another Winner

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "The Omega Men" #3, "Tom King shows the variety available in this series, and Barnaby Bagenda's art keeps up without missing a beat."

REVIEW: Orlando & ACO Dazzle in "Midnighter" #3

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"It's a real pleasure to see such a smart and mature take on the character" in Steve Orlando and ACO's "Midnighter" #3.

REVIEW: Gillen & Andrade's "Siege" #2 Has Plenty to Enjoy

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Filipe Andrade's "Siege" #2 "delivers a payoff following an issue of mounting suspense and character study."

ADV. REVIEW: Gillen and McKelvie Kick into High Gear with "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl" #1

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl" #1 ensures "that new and returning readers alike are entertained."

REVIEW: Thompson & Campbell Make "Jem and the Holograms" #5 a Winner

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell should be proud of this take on 'Jem and the Holograms' because it's sharp, smart and grabs your attention."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #17 Cranks Up the Tension

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's time on 'Daredevil' is sadly coming to a close, but... they're cranking up the proverbial volume" in "Daredevil" #17.

James Bond #1

Thu, November 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #1 offers a solid introduction to the newest comic starring Britain's most-famous spy, with all of the hallmarks that one would come to expect.

Extraordinary X-Men #1

Thu, November 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Extraordinary X-Men" #1 doesn't deliver on the promise of its title's adjective, as Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba's tale of X-Men hiding from both the world and the Terrigen Mists feels extra ordinary.

Superman #45

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Howard Porter joins Gene Luen Yang on "Superman" #45 as Clark finds a super-powered dueling arena that isn't quite what it seems, in what is the best issue of Yang's run on the series to date.

Batman and Robin Eternal #4

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher move the cast all over the place in "Batman and Robin Eternal" #4, but the pace has slowed down considerably at the moment.

ODY-C #8

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Part Greek mythology, part Arabian fable, "ODY-C" #8 feels dizzying as Matt Fraction and Christian Ward continue the story of Q'af and we learn just how dangerous its past is to our heroes in the present.

Fight Club 2 #6

Wed, October 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's "Fight Club 2" #6 gets progressively twistier as we learn more about the real nature of Tyler and the potential danger in store for his/Sebastian's son.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

Tue, October 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

This is the second "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 by Ryan North and Erica Henderson to be published in 2015, but -- fortunately -- it's still just as silly and charming as before.

Lumberjanes #19

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #19 continues the mermaid storyline, but the team of Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh and Carolyn Nowak lacks some of the spark that made earlier issues so much fun.

Gotham Academy #11

Mon, October 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

The kids take a road trip to Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #11, as Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Msassyk and Mingjue Helen Chen start to reveal more about Olive's family.

Astro City #28

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

The story in "Astro City" #28 feels like a remix of Kurt Busiek's greatest hits, but the art by Gary Chaloner and Wade von Grawbadger make sure there's still something different about this comic.

Amazing Spider-Man #2

Fri, October 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 is exciting and fun, in part because it plays well with both Peter Parker's heroism and intelligence.

Justice League #45

Thu, October 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #45 kicks off the second act of "The Darkseid War" as Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul form their new pantheon in the wake of Darkseid's death.

Titans Hunt #1

Wed, October 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

Dan Abnett, Paulo Siqueira and Geraldo Borges start assembling the lineup of past Titans in "Titans Hunt" #1, but -- for the moment -- this feels like a comic solely aimed at an earlier fan base.

Captain America: White #3

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cap and Bucky fight off the enemy and team up with a circus in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" #3, but it's the final page that finally hits the level of intensity one would expect from this miniseries.

The Wicked + The Divine #15

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Wicked + The Divine" #15 circles back around to Amaterasu, even as Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans show us how Ananke is playing all of the pantheon for fools.

Batman/Superman #25

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Cliff Richards push Vandal Savage's influence on Superman's life into high gear in "Batman/Superman" #25, while a member of the Batman family comes in for an assist.

Sex Criminals #13

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Chip Zdarsky and some other guy not important enough to be listed on the cover or get a Harvey Award introduce us to a new character in "Sex Criminals" #13 and, like, things happen.

Uncanny Avengers #1

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman take the helm of the Avengers Unity Squad in "Uncanny Avengers" #1, but this strange mix of characters feels anything but unified.

The Twilight Children #1

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

In "The Twilight Children" #1, Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stewart create a mystery about strange glowing spheres in a town already buzzing with drama.

The Omega Men #5

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

The team visits Changralyn to try and take possession of the Holy Key of Alpha, but Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda don't make things easy for our group of Vega System outlaws in "The Omega Men" #5.