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 1933

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."

5-STAR REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist" is "A Perfect Comic"

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai returns to his ronin rabbit with "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist," a "beautifully drawn" and "perfect" comic.

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #9

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #9 does "an amazing job of world-building" as it wraps up the series' second arc.

REVIEW: Tynion, Synder, Janin and More Craft "Batman Eternal" #13

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Mikel Janin and more craft "Batman Eternal" #13, "one of the strongest issues to date as everything surges forward."

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5 is "the latest in a string of great issues for this series," and "a thoroughly fun comic."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #23

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #23 is "disturbing and nasty, even as it's enthralling and clever."

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" #2

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo deliver a strong sophomore issue in "MPH" #2, which serves as "another recent jewel in Millar's crown."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #13

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson take a day hour-by-hour in "Astro City" #13, featuring some of the "best artwork on the series to date."

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."

Catwoman #36

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

The second issue of Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown's "Catwoman" continues to show promise with Selina as a mob boss, but this book operates at a slow burn.

Deathstroke #2

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Deathstroke" #2 has some beautiful art from Tony S. Daniel, but the storytelling feels very lopsided, either all-action or all-exposition, and nothing in-between.

Aquaman #36

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Aquaman" #36 continues Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier's " Maelstrom," as Martian Manhunter's powers help shed light on what really happened to Queen Atlanna.

Gotham by Midnight #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith introduce GCPD Precinct 13 in "Gotham By Midnight" #1, where even more than normal, it's one Hell of a job.

Astro City #17

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Astro City" #17 has Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett, and company introduce us to Sorrowsday, but it's a story that would have probably worked better with seeing more of the actual history unspooled here.

Batman Eternal #33

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

With just about all of the plot threads having come together, "Batman Eternal" #33 lets Kyle Higgins, Jason Fabok, and the rest of the writing crew deal with Hush's plans for Gotham even as danger lurks.

Daredevil #10

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Daredevil" #10 is another solid issue from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, but it's more their exploration of the human psyche that stands out, not the Purple Man versus his purple children.

Princess Ugg #5

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Princess Ugg" #5 has Ted Naifeh kick off the second story arc of the barbarian princess at a finishing school, and watching Ugla thrive in her surroundings is a real joy.

Justice League #36

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #36 has Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok introduce the world of the Amazo Virus running rampant, but the pace feels unusually slow this early on.

Intersect #1

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ray Fawkes's "Intersect" #1 is deeply creepy and visually intriguing, but there's also no denying that for the moment the narrative is a bit lacking in coherence.

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Locust Moon Press' "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is a love song to Winsor McCay's signature creation, with amazing creators and an impressive massive physical format.

MPH #4

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo's "MPH" #4 is incredibly predictable, but there's a level of charm in this story about super-fast crooks that makes it still worth reading.

Alex + Ada #10

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Alex + Ada" #10 wraps up the second volume of the series, as Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna deal with Alex and Ada's relationship problems, as well as Alex and Claire's.

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 kicks off with the first half of Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Slay Ride," and this story of murder and revenge is deliciously bonkers.

New Suicide Squad #4

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

With slightly rough-looking art and a main story that has no real punch to it, "New Suicide Squad" #4's high point ends up being Amanda Waller versus Vic Sage.

Klarion #2

Thu, November 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Klarion" #2 has more beautiful art from Trevor McCarthy, who continues to create intriguing page layouts, but the story itself falls far short in comparison.

Batman #36

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Endgame" part two zooms off into places you might not expect in "Batman" #36, as Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki continue to pull the rug out from under our feet.

The Names #3

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Names" #3 takes Katya and Philip one step closer to finding Kevin's killer among the Names, even as Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez introduce a rival secret organization.

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #4

Mon, November 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

As the alien invasion continues in "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #4, Stan Sakai carefully continues to ratchet up the tension as things go from bad to worse.

Green Arrow #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

In an effort to appeal to the "Arrow" crowd a bit more, Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski, Daniel Sampere, and Jonathan Glapion have made "Green Arrow" #36 depressingly average.