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: "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."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #27 is "A Near Perfect Comic"

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino deliver another strong issue in "Green Arrow" #27, creating "a near-perfect comic" in the Green Arrow mythos.

REVIEW: Hickman & Dragotta's "East of West" #8

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In "East of West" #8, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta's "creation of this strange alternate-history is intriguing" and makes for a strong issue.

REVIEW: Duggan & Medina Chart a New Course for "Nova" #11

Fri, December 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New series writer Gerry Duggan & artist Paco Media's "Nova" #11 is "good old-fashioned superhero fun, but updated to match today's sensibilities."

REVIEW: Soule & Saiz's "Swamp Thing" #26

Fri, December 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz's "Swamp Thing" #26 is "another strong issue by a strong creative team."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #26

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino continue "amazing work" with "Green Arrow" #26, the next chapter in "The Outsiders War."

5-STAR REVIEW: Mignola's "Hellboy in Hell" #5 is "Absolutely Enchanting"

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Hellboy in Hell" #6 by series creator Mike Mignola is "absolutely enchanting" and "a real memorable way for the series to return."

REVIEW: Diggle, Asmus, Kirkman & Martinbrough's "Thief of Thieves" #18

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Andy Diggle, James Asmus, Robert Kirkman & Shawn Martinbrough tackle "Thief of Thieves" #18 with "a fairly perfect sense of pacing."

Swamp Thing #33

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

If you're going to devote an issue of your series to exposition, "Swamp Thing" #33 has Charles Soule and Javier Pina show readers how it should be done.

Aquaman and the Others #4

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Aquaman and the Others" #4 is an example of a perfectly competent comic, but one that doesn't present a compelling enough plot -- or in this case, a central idea -- to become a must-read.

Lazarus #9

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lazarus" #9 wraps up the second storyline, and Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, and Brian Level show us how the Lift Selection process works, even as the bomb is primed for detonation.

Moon Knight #5

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis's plot for "Moon Knight" #5 is about as basic as you can get -- a fight through a building to save a hostage -- but Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire's art is simply gorgeous.

Batman Eternal #13

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, and company reveal Jason Bard's plan to take down the Falcone crime empire in "Batman Eternal" #13, and the end result is satisfying.

Ghost #5

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Ghost" #5 features the new creative team of Christopher Sebela, Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons, but this story with a potentially demonic movie host is lacking energy.

Aquaman #32

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Atlanteans' dislike of Mera comes to a boil, even as Aquaman encounters the new foe Chimera, all courtesy Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

The Flash #32

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Flash" #32 on its surface has a very standard story, but Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund liven it up thanks to the villain Merge's gauntlets.

Batman Eternal #12

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, and company bring back a bunch of early characters and plot threads into "Batman Eternal" #12, even as a plan to stop Gotham's gang war is revealed.

Savage Hulk #1

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Savage Hulk" #1 has some gorgeous art from Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, but Davis's story -- set immediately after the original "X-Men" #66 -- feels sadly unenergetic.

Ms. Marvel #5

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Ms. Marvel" #5 has G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona show us Kamala growing into her role as a superhero, but even a typically-standard training montage is joyous thanks to these creators.

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland" #1 has a wonderfully long name, and an equally long amount of set-up time in this first issue. Fortunately, Tyler Crook's art saves the day.

Daredevil #4

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee wrap up their first storyline in the new "Daredevil" series, but this story with the Owl and the Shroud more of a "to be continued later" setup than a definitive conclusion.

Fatale #23

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Fatale" #23 has Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips show us just what it's like to be Josephine, as Nic learns a brutal secret about Jo and his family, even with one issue left to go.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #4 delves deeper into the ever-changing vampire powers, while Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, and Rebekah Isaacs investigate Xander, Faith, and Dracula.

MPH #2

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"MPH" #2 zooms into a new installment, as Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo expand the super-speed, and things progress in a satisfying manner even as the impending crash looms overhead.

Batman and Ra's al Ghul #32

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman and Ra's al Ghul" #32 has Batman finally confront Ra's over the theft of Damian and Talia's corpses, but Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason still have some tricks up their sleeves.

Abe Sapien #13

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Abe Sapien" #13 has Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and Sebastian Fiumara take Abe and his new friend Grace into a bad situation, while Guy Davis comes back to draw a flashback bonus story.

Astro City #13

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Batman Eternal #10

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.