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: 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."

REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's "Hawkeye" #18

Thu, March 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Annie Wu's "Hawkeye" #18 is "another big success" for the series, continuing Kate Bishop's Los Angeles adventures.

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs Begin "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10"

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

Christos Gage & Rebecca Isaacs' debut issue of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10" is "an excellent debut that fans should be appropriately ecstatic over."

REVIEW: Spencer & Lieber's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9

Mon, March 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber continue their fan-favorite run with "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9, "a strong and enjoyable comic."

5-STAR REVIEW: David Lapham's "Stray Bullets: Killers" #1 is a "Wonderful Return"

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

David Lapham's resurrection of "Stray Bullets" with "Stray Bullets: Killers" #1 is "a fantastic, wonderful return for the series."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 is the latest in the creative team's run that's "too good for you to ignore."

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's debut issue of "Starlight" has "a real emotional heart, and that's definitely a lot of the attraction."

REVIEW: Pak & Kuder's "Action Comics" #28

Thu, February 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics" #28 creative team Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder offer up a fun issue with "a strong voice that also fits the character."

Aquaman #34

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Aquaman" #34 wraps up the fight against Chimera for now, even as Jeff Parker and guest artists Carlos Rodriguez and Bit set up future storylines with the character.

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie" #2 feels like a book that was D.O.A. before it ever shipped, and that's too bad because Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Scott Hampton's story is remarkably fun.

Saga #22

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

That sense of doom hovering overhead comes to a turning point in "Saga" #22, courtesy Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Superman #34

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

Stray Bullets: Killers #6

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Stray Bullets: Killers" #6 has David Lapham seem to actually give some of his characters a happy ending. Needless to say, you'll be spending the entire issue waiting for the other shoe to drop.

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Review

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #122 is advertised as a good starting point for new readers, but sadly I think Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Joe Querio did so by ignoring the existing audience.

Batman Eternal #20

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #20's plot isn't the problem, as the Gotham Underground, Brazil, and Blackgate share the spotlight, but Simeoni's art is just as scattered as the story's locations.

Fables #143

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Fables" #143 has the series racing towards a conclusion, but everything's happening so fast that Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's sprint feels more like a crash and burn.

Supreme: Blue Rose #2

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Supreme: Blue Rose" #2 is a truly gorgeous comic thanks to Tula Lotay, but Warren Ellis' story feels deliberately scattered and obtuse.

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland" #1 could have been a crass retread of Windsor McCay's masterpiece, but instead Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic pays homage even as it shines.

The Fade Out #1

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's "The Fade Out" #1 is the perfect first issue, slowly doling out information about a 1948 boozy party in Hollywood that ended in the perfect murder.

Jason Shiga's Demon #1

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Jason Shiga's Demon" #1 is just the tip of the iceberg for Shiga's comic that mixes adventure with puzzle-solving, for those who are willing to hang in and wait.

New Suicide Squad #2

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New Suicide Squad" #2 has Sean Ryan joined by Tom Denerick and a slew of finishers, even as we start to see the differences between the similarly-armed members of the Squad.

All-New X-Men #30

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"All-New X-Men" #30's story from Brian Michael Bendis about Angel, X-23, Jean Grey, and Emma Frost is fine, but it's Sara Pichelli's art that does the truly heavy lifting.

Sex Criminals #7

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Suzie and Rach reunite, Jon discovers Kegel Face's secret sex dungeon, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky continue to serve up a mixture of sweetness and sex-based adventure. Plus, the Dildo Throne.

X-Men #18

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"X-Men" #18 brings in Marc Guggenheim and Harvey Tolibao for a guest story arc, and as they head off into space you'll wish that this was the new permanent creative team.

Batman #34

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman" finally returns to the present day, as Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder, and Matteo Scalera bring us on a search for a killer whose greatest wish... is to be anonymous.

Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

New 52: Futures End #14

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

80% of "New 52: Futures End" #14 consists of fight scenes (Emiko, Big Barda, Deathstroke, Plastique, Batman Beyond, etc.) and it's eroding a lot of good will that the book's writing staff built up a month ago.

Justice League 3000 #8

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League 3000" #9 gives the team a desperately needed victory, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Chris Batista give us an escape from Cadmusworld.

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