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

Showing results 21-40 of 1971

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."

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."

Swamp Thing #38

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javi Pina continue the all-out war between the different Kingdoms in "Swamp Thing" #38, and we learn just how dangerous an alliance between Metal and Fungi can be.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #2 continues Hellboy's first mission with the Bureau and, while Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story feels slight and slow-moving, Alex Maleev's art is as stunning as ever.

Action Comics #38

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics" run continues to impress, as hell bubbles through into the isolated Smallville where all is not quite as it seems.

Lady Killer #1

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

Josie Schuller is the ideal 1960s housewife; she cooks, sells cosmetics and takes care of her family. She's also an assassin that you'll won't see coming until it's too late in Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's "Lady Killer&qu

New 52: Futures End #35

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens, Giffen, Merino, Thompson, and Green touch on all of the series' remaining plotlines, with some working better than others.

All-New Miracleman Annual #1

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Joe Quesada and Michael Allred's art in "All-New Miracleman Annual" #1 looks amazing but, just like "Miracleman Apocrypha," we're reminded why few can successfully write the property.

Batman Eternal #38

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #38 is a comic where the execution is less effective than the basic idea, as more of the escaped inmates of Arkham Asylum continue to cross paths with one another and Batman.

Superman/Wonder Woman #14

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Superman/Wonder Woman" #14's final page will catch many readers' imagination, but Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke's story up until that point might induce a yawn or two.

Arkham Manor #3

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #3 continues to entertain as Bruce Wayne delves deeper into the inhabitants of the home-turned-prison, but the reason for its conclusion this spring feels very clear.

Uncanny X-Men #29

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" #29 continues to chug along nicely, as Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo continue to follow up on the world's most powerful mutant, even as Eva takes a dangerous gamble.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" under the hands of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continues to quietly slay the competition, as it deals with the price of magic and working for relationships.

Capture Creatures #2

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tamzen, Jory, and Teddy begin to learn more about the strange beings starting to appear after the earthquake, even as they plunge into more danger in "Capture Creatures" #2.

The Kitchen #2

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Kitchen" #2 still has a slightly slow pace but a good concept from Ollie Masters as mob wives take over their husbands' business; the real star of the show, though, is Ming Doyle's art.

Supergirl #37

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Supergirl" #37 is the second issue in its recent revamp, but K. Perkins, Mike Johnson, and Emanuela Lupacchino's story of Supergirl in an intergalactic school isn't quite springing to life.

Lumberjanes #9

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #9 features the gang telling ghost stories around the campfire, but Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and a host of artists' work here lacks the energy of the first eight issues.

The Wicked + The Divine #6

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Wicked + The Divine" #6 kicks off the "Fandemonium" story arc, and Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie begin a slow reveal on Lucifer's death and what Laura's doing now.

The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures" #1 has Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart remind us that sometimes, comics don't need to be hyper-analyzed. They just need to be fun.

Wonder Woman #37

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Some may come to "Wonder Woman" #37 to see the resurrection of a face from the pre-"New 52" DC Universe, but the second issue of Meredith and David Finch's run still has stumbling blocks throughout it.

Southern Bastards #6

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

The second story arc for "Southern Bastards" continues to let Jason Aaron and Jason Latour dig into Coach Boss's past, and his teenage years are tortured and almost make you feel bad for him. Almost.

Avengers World #16

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers World" #16 concludes its "AXIS" tie-in two-parter, in which the replacement Avengers mostly stand around and do nothing as part of a setup for another upcoming series.