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: 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.

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #11 Returns in a Smart, Sexy & Silly Way

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"With juggled plotlines and a growing cast of characters, every new issue of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's 'Sex Criminals' is a real joy to read."

REVIEW: King, Seeley & Janin's "Grayson" #10 Kicks Into High Gear

Fri, July 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Tim Seeley and Tom King's story in 'Grayson' #10 is fun and full of spy action, but it's Mikel Janin's superstar art that ultimately steals the show."

REVIEW: Stevenson, Watters & Allen Raise the Stakes in "Lumberjanes" #16

Mon, July 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Steveonson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #16 is, "yet again, a real joy to read."

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok Fill "Justice League" #42 with Danger & Excitement

Fri, July 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #42 "feels like it's providing a story that will eventually shape the future of a lot of characters."

5-STAR REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #30 is "Emotionally Explosive"

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples 'Saga" #30 is a knock-out issue in one of the strongest ongoing series being published right now."

REVIEW: Gillen & Brown Blast Full Speed Ahead in "The Wicked + The Divine" #12

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Kate Brown's "The Wicked + The Divine" #12 "is divinely fun, but wicked in making us wait another month to find out what happens next."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Skroce's "We Stand On Guard" #1 Lives Up to Expectations

Wed, July 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Readers will be very pleased with what they find" in Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's "We Stand On Guard" #1.

REVIEW: "We Are Robin" #1 Creates a Bold New Take on an Old Character

Wed, June 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"There's more than enough here to bring readers back for a second issue" in Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Khary Randolph's "We Are Robin" #1.

REVIEW: Aaron & Latour's "Southern Bastards" #9 Marks a Triumphant Return

Mon, June 22nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's "Southern Bastards" #9 "is a beautiful book, even when it's ugly."

REVIEW: Levitz & Liew Hit All the Right Notes in "Doctor Fate" #1

Fri, June 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The mixture of Egyptian mythology and superhero identities is a joy to read" in Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew's "Doctor Fate" #1.

REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu's "Black Canary" #1 "Has a Hugely Wide Appeal"

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu's "Black Canary" #1 "has the potential to stick around for a long time to come."

REVIEW: Conner, Palmiotti & Lupacchino Breathe New Life into "Starfire" #1

Thu, June 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Emanuela Lupacchino's "Starfire" #1 takes "exactly the right tactic for this character, whose exuberance is infectious."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #41 is "as Strong as Ever"

Wed, June 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Batman" #41 "is a great opportunity and it feels like Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki are taking full advantage of it."

REVIEW: Orlando & ACO's "Midnighter" #1 is "Off to an Excellent Start"

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Steve Orlando and ACO "take a great deal of care to be inviting, and it pays off" in "Midnighter" #1.

REVIEW: Pak & Kuder Knock "Action Comics" #41 Out of the Park

Mon, June 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics" #41 "may be tied into the overall 'Truth' storyline, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder continue to bring their own voice to the title."

REVIEW: "The Omega Men" #1 Feels Like a Blockbuster Action Film

Fri, June 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #1 is "complex, but has a real game plan."

REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams' "Sandman: Overture" #5 is "as Inventive as Ever"

Mon, June 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite its delays, Neil Gaiman and J.H. William III's "Sandman: Overture" #5 "is still well above average and worth reading."

REVIEW: Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a Reason to Celebrate"

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a good place for a new reader to jump in and discover why Sakai's comic was and continues to be a genuine treasure."

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #18

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

Drusilla's plan is revealed in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #18, even as Victor Gischler and Cliff Richards firmly tie this series and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" together.

Detective Comics #44

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brian Buccellato bids farewell to Batman in "Detective Comics" #44, but it's Fernando Blanco's art that makes a stronger impression in this story as Batman and Joker fight one another in robotic suits.

DC Comics Bombshells #2

Fri, September 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

"DC Comics Bombshells" #2 allows Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, Stephen Mooney and Ted Naifeh to not only revisit characters introduced in the first issue, but to also continue to expand this entertaining world.

Silver Surfer #14

Thu, September 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Silver Surfer" #14 veers off from "Secret Wars" as Dawn and the Surfer try to recreate the universe, but Dan Slott and Michael Allred's comic feels a little too one-note in its message.

The Omega Men #4

Thu, September 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Omega Men" #4 delves further into Kyle Rayner's presence in the Vega System as well as the Princess's larger strategy, as Tom King and Toby Cypress deliver an unsettling story of manipulation.

Jupiter's Circle #6

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Jupiter's Circle" #6 wraps up the first volume of Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres's prequel series to "Jupiter's Legacy," and this look at the early days of superheroics continues to succeed.

Lumberjanes #17

Mon, August 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

Along with Rosie, Abigail and Barney, the Lumberjanes save the mountain even though lingering issues remain, and the greater mystery of what's happening at the camp inches forward in "Lumberjanes" #17.

Thief of Thieves #30

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Thief of Thieves" #30 prepares to kick off a courtroom drama and, while Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough do a good enough job, this title has lost a bit of its steam.

East of West #20

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

A background character gains much prominence in "East of West" #20 as Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta begin the fifth volume of their apocalyptic series in a chilling and gripping manner.

Batgirl #43

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Juan Castro and Michel Lacombe unleash a tiger or two in "Batgirl" #43, and we're not talking about the proverbial kind.

Cyborg #2

Thu, August 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

David F. Walker and Ivan Reis's "Cyborg" #2 moves like a defragmenting hard drive, but it's prettier and sleeker than Windows 3.1.

Superman #43

Wed, August 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Superman" #43 gives us the reason for Lois Lane outing Clark Kent, but Gene Luen Yang, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Scott Hanna's story feels so predictable that there's little surprise or drama involved.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #18

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs's Buffy/Angel team-up concludes in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #18 and, while the characterization is the star of the show, the plotting feels like it takes a back seat.

Invader Zim #2

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Invader Zim" #2 wraps up the continuation of the bizarre animated show's first story arc and, while Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart and Aaron Alexovich bring a lot of hilarity to the pages, some jokes don't translate as well to print.

Secret Six #5

Fri, August 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

After a slightly troubled launch, "Secret Six" #5 not only feels like the series is back on track, but that Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham and Tom Derenick are making up for lost time as the Six learns the truth of their capture.

Black Canary #3

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Black Canary" #3 draws parallels between superhero action and a band on tour, even as Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu give us a bit more backstory on why everyone's looking for Ditto.

Astro City #26

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

Twenty years after the very first "Astro City" comic was published, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson revisit its themes in "Astro City" #26 as we once more investigate Samaritan's dreams.

Years of Future Past #4

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton's "Years of Future Past" #4 continues the mutant battle to avoid extinction, but several double-crosses and about-faces feel rushed.

Constantine: The Hellblazer #3

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

John Constantine returns to England in "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3, but Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV and Vanesa Del Rey's introduction of Georgiana Snow as John's frenemy feels like it's missing some impact.

Abe Sapien #25

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Abe Sapien" #25 teases answers, but Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara and Tyler Crook's comic is short on plot while big on atmosphere.