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 1989

REVIEW: Locust Moon's "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream"

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

"Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is "a worthy homage to Windsor McCay and Little Nemo" with contributions from John Cassaday, David Mack & more.

REVIEW: De Campi & Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 is "deliciously bonkers" and "fun, pure and simple."

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #9 is "another fun comic in a great series" that brings She-Hulk, Daredevil & Captain America together.

REVIEW: Duggan & Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1

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

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #1 contains "a slow but careful setup, with some different-looking and pleasing art."

REVIEW: Morrison & Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1 "takes known themes and makes them feel engaging and different."

REVIEW: Stevenson, Ellis & Allen's "Lumberjanes" #7

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #7 is "another strong issue in a strong series" for the fan-favorite.

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."

Justice League #38

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #38 has Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok shift the danger of "The Amazo Virus" in a new direction, but the title still feels like it's dragging its feet.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" #6 stars Big Barda, Cheetah, the Brain and Monsieur Mallah, but none of these stories fully rise to the occasion.

Teen Titans #6

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

The arrival of the new Power Girl in "Teen Titans" #6 is the attention grabber of Will Pfeifer and Scott Hepburn's comic, even this sinister version of S.T.A.R. Labs fails to entirely click.

Grayson #6

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin pit Grayson against the Midnighter in "Grayson" #6, something that grabs the reader's attention more than Grayson's interrupted mission.

Lazarus #14

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #14 serves up a predictable chapter as the Family Conclave continues but Forever learns what she needs for the series to proceed.

Nameless #1

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has a slightly risky opening but with, the level of tension and suspense it creates, it ultimately pays off.

Astro City #19

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 continues to detail Quarrel's career and sings when it has the space to delve into both her adventures and emotional journey.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Dylan Horrocks' long-anticipated follow-up to "Hicksville" is well worth the wait as "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" catapults the title character through the world of comics.

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Steve Sadowski, Shawn McManus and Travis Moore adapt the computer game "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" #1 to comics, and so far it's a seamless transition.

Batgirl #38

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr use "Batgirl" #38 to give us a modern take on a superhero's perception by the public, and so far it's working quite well.

Detective Comics #38

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Detective Comics" #38 is all over the place as Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato try to make statements on society in general as we're treated to action sequences.

Fairest #33

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Fairest" #33 is a lead-in to 2013's "Fairest of Them All" graphic novel, and Bill Willingham and Meghan Hetrick's comic loses a bit of punch in the process as we follow Goldilocks' penultimate adventure.

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.