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: 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."

REVIEW: Tomasi, Mahnke & Gleason's "Batman and Robin Annual" #2

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke & Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin Annual" #2 "continues a strong, enjoyable trend for this series."

REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's "Hawkeye" #16 Is "A Winner and A Half"

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Annie Wu's "Hawkeye" #16 continues Kate Bishop's Los Angeles escapades in an issue that's "a winner and a half."

REVIEW: Hickman, Spencer & Caselli's "Avengers World" #2

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer & Stefano Caselli focus in on Smasher in "Avengers World" #2, an issue that's "entertaining from start to finish."

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.

New Warriors #8

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New Warriors" #8 finishes up the focus on new Inhuman Haechi, but Christopher Yost and Marcus To's comic has good ideas but feels a little too scattered to fully grab one's attention.

Nightworld #1

Fri, August 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri's "Nightworld" #1 is dreamlike and strange, even as it feels like a lost dark fantasy comic by Jack Kirby.

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

Thu, August 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1 lets Stan Sakai jump 20 years into the future, as all-out war between Lord Noriyuki and Lord Hikiji breaks out, with Usagi as a general... but something bigger is on the horizon.

Harley Quinn #8

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Harley Quinn" #8 mixes pawn shop robbers, roller derby, and the most horrifying catapult ever, in a fairly funny comic thanks to Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin.

Detective Comics Annual #3

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Buccellato, Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn give us a story that nominally ties into "Icarus" but this is a comic that feels a little less than the sum of its parts.

Outcast #2

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Outcast" #2 follows on from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's powerful debut, as readers learn a little more about possession and the greater forces and conspiracies at work in Kyle's life.

Justice League #32

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

The all-new Doom Patrol tackles the all-new Power Ring, even as Lex Luthor wants to build an all-new Justice League, courtesy Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Keith Champagne.

The Sandman: Overture #3

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Sandman: Overture" #3 not only continues the story from the first two issues courtesy Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, but also gives us information connecting to earlier "Sandman" story arcs.

Elfquest: The Final Quest #4

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Elfquest: The Final Quest" #4 has Wendy and Richard Pini quietly cleaning up a little continuity issue, even as the revelation from the end of the previous issue is followed up.

Wonder Woman #33

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

It's always darkest before the dawn, as the saying goes, and the First Born lays siege to Paradise Island in "Wonder Woman" #33 courtesy Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang.

Batman #33

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman" #33 wraps up "Zero Year" with a story that has Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia pull out all the stops with riddles, depression and commitment.

Trees #3

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Just when you thought you knew what the series was about, Warren Ellis and Jason Howard surprise you with "Trees" #3, which shifts away from the, "What are the Trees doing?" plot thread.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #5 wraps up the first story of the new season, and Gage, Brendon and Issacs show that the new setup is full of possibilities and fun, even as it's unpredictable.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

A licensed comic book can be hard to land tonally, but Al Ewing, Rob Williams, and Simon Fraser nail it on their first try with "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #1 is off to a quiet but solid start from Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande, focusing on a Mexican-American family running a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Avengers World #9

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli take what could have been a dark trip to the future and make it joyous in "Avengers World" #9, thanks to the duo of Cannonball and Sunspot.

Dark Engine #1

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Dark Engine" #1 has some crazy artwork courtesy John Bivens, but as the main character of Sym hacks things up, you might find yourself a little lost in Ryan Burton's story.