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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5-STAR REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist" is "A Perfect Comic"

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai returns to his ronin rabbit with "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist," a "beautifully drawn" and "perfect" comic.

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #9

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #9 does "an amazing job of world-building" as it wraps up the series' second arc.

REVIEW: Tynion, Synder, Janin and More Craft "Batman Eternal" #13

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Mikel Janin and more craft "Batman Eternal" #13, "one of the strongest issues to date as everything surges forward."

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5 is "the latest in a string of great issues for this series," and "a thoroughly fun comic."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #23

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #23 is "disturbing and nasty, even as it's enthralling and clever."

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" #2

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo deliver a strong sophomore issue in "MPH" #2, which serves as "another recent jewel in Millar's crown."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #13

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson take a day hour-by-hour in "Astro City" #13, featuring some of the "best artwork on the series to date."

REVIEW: DeConnick Bids "Ghost" a Fitting Farewell

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Sue DeConnick's final issue of "Ghost" offers readers a nice look at the title character's pre-death history.

REVIEW: "Original Sin" #3 Is a Bit Disjointed, But Fun to Read

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

While it's a bit disjointed, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's "Original Sin" #3 is ultimately a fun comic with a top-notch cliffhanger ending.

REVIEW: Ellis & Howard's "Trees" #1 is "A Strong Debut"

Wed, May 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Jason Howard's "Trees" #1 is a strong debut issue, with excellent art from Howard and an innovative concept from Ellis.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #19

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #19 opens a new chapter in the series, with an issue that "just keeps bringing the hits."

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #3 is "Another Winner"

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov deliver "another winner" with "Starlight" #3, for a new issue that's "a hell of a lot of fun."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Moon Knight" #3 is "Different and Gripping"

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey continue the reinvention of Marc Spector in "Moon Knight" #3, a "different and gripping" issue that's "surprisingly enjoyable."

REVIEW: Red Robin Suits Up in "Batman Eternal" #5

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The team of writers on the "Batman Eternal" weekly series deliver another strong issue, with Andy Clarke contributing great interiors for James Tynion's script.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott and Michael Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2 is "a thoroughly fun comic" and feels "far-reaching and cosmic."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #2

Fri, April 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #2 continues the Man Without Fear's shift to San Francisco with "a great opportunity to jump on board."

REVIEW: "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2 'Sneaks Up On You'

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque lull you into a false sense of security in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2.

REVIEW: "Batman Eternal" #2 Expands Jim Gordon's Story

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Jason Fabok keep their weekly story moving along nicely in "Batman Eternal" #2

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #30 is "Epic"

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's "Batman" #30 is an intro to the "best and most promising chapter" of the far-reaching "Zero Year."

REVIEW: Manapul & Buccellato's "Detective Comics" #30

Wed, April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's "Detective Comics" #30 is a strong debut for the creative team and "one of the best looking books at DC."

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.

Stray Bullets: Killers #8

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

David Lapham brings the story arc to a close in "Stray Bullets: Killers" #8, as everything comes together from the previous seven issues involving a shoot-out in a beach house.

She-Hulk #9

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

She-Hulk and Daredevil do battle against one another in the courtroom, while Captain America is on trial in "She-Hulk" #9 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido.

Amazing X-Men #12

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Carlos Barberi and Iban Coello wrap up "World War Wendigo" in "Amazing X-Men" #12, but there's nothing new in this flat retread of the Wendigo attacking humanity.

Superman #35

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Superman" #35 looks great thanks to John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, and Laura Martin, but Geoff Johns's story of Ulysses is starting to repeat itself a bit.

The Multiversity: The Just #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1 takes the concept of legacy heroes to its natural conclusion, as ennui-filled hipsters can't see what's coming even as it's about to destroy them.

Arkham Manor #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Arkham Manor" #1, featuring the conversion of Wayne Manor into a new asylum for the criminally insane, has a slightly slow setup from Gerry Duggan but distinctive art from Shawn Crystal.

New 52: Futures End #24

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New 52: Futures End" continues to lurch from strength to weakness, with most of this issue continuing to revive storylines that had been dormant for a while.

Lumberjanes #7

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #7 continues to delight, as Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen give us answers even as the adventure in the camp continues.

Teen Titans #3

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Teen Titans" #3 continues the likable reboot of the series from Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort, most notably by giving us a team that seems to genuinely like each other and do good things.

Uncanny X-Men #27

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Uber-mutant Matthew Malloy's abilities continue to strengthen even as the X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D. try to contain him, but Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo give Cyclops the best idea yet.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robbie Morrison and Dave Taylor give us a "Doctor Who" comic set amidst the current season, but "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 suffers by trying to keep up with new characters.

Batman and Robin #35

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman and Robin" #35 alternates between Batman kicking butt on Apokolips, and the Bat-Family doing their best to follow him to the distant world; it's that balance that makes the comic work.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #3 wraps up its first storyline on a pleasing note, as Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande give us a showdown between the Doctor, Gabby, and the Cerebravores.

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #2

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jen Van Meter and Roberto De La Torre's "The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage" #2 has a great setup for mixing past and present, but at the same time it's a little hard to fully connect with the lead.

Abe Sapien #17

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Abe Sapien" #17 features the conclusion of Abe's return to the town where his second transformation began, but the story feels curiously anticlimactic, even as Sebastian Fiumara's art dazzles.

Grendel Vs. The Shadow #2

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Grendel vs. The Shadow" #2 has Matt Wagner continue to match up his signature creation against a classic character, and the end result is surprisingly entrancing.

Justice League United #5

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League United" #5 has Jeff Lemire and new artist Timothy Green II focus on Equinox, but while her origin is explained and has potential, her character still feels a bit one-note.

Batgirl #35

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Lobo #1

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

The original "Lobo" mini-series instantly grabbed readers with a perverse charm mixed with ultra-violence, but Cullen Bunn and Reilly Brown's new "Lobo" #1 is competent but generic.