Greg McElhatton

Reviewer
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 iComics.com, 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: 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."

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."

Cast Away on the Letter A

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Fred's "Cast Away on the Letter A" is a thoroughly strange graphic novel originally published in France in the '70s, but it feels like this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Amazing Spider-Man #6

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Amazing Spider-Man" #6 continues to have Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos move the book forward in interesting directions, but some plot elements run smoother than others.

Astro City #15

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

For a book that has no business getting pulled into a crossover this early, "Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End" has DiDio, Giffen, and Tan find an elegant way to connect to the event.

Stumptown #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Stumptown" #1 graduates to an ongoing series, but this first issue from Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood set at two soccer games feels surprisingly low-stakes.

Imperial #2

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Imperial" #2 has Steven T. Seagle and Mark Dos Santos deliver a comic about a reluctant future hero that you'll enjoy in spite of its clich├ęs.

Hawkeye #20

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kate Bishop's adventures in Los Angeles come to a close in "Hawkeye" #20, even as Matt Fraction and Annie Wu show us Madame Masque's trap springing shut around Kate once and for all.

Annihilator #1

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving's "Annihilator" #1 feels like familiar story territory, but at the same time there's a lot of potential for a dying writer creating the biography of a space hero.

Batman Eternal #22

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jorge Lucas's art in "Batman Eternal" #22 brings a splash of something new to the weekly series, but the issue itself is lacking any real luster as the Architect tries to take down the Beacon Tower.

Green Arrow: Futures End #1

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Green Arrow: Futures End" #1 gives Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino a tiny epilogue to their amazing "Green Arrow" run, but it's mostly filling in the details on Ollie's "Futures End" death.

Justice League #33

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #33 has Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke conclude the battle between the League, the Doom Patrol and Lex Luthor, with the new Power Ring trapped at the center of it all.

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli do their best "Hawkeye" homage in "Hawkeye vs. Deadpool" #0, mixing it with the very different style of "Deadpool."

Theseus and the Minotaur

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Yvan Pommaux's "Theseus and the Minotaur" is the first graphic novel from Toon Books for slightly older readers, and it's a pleasant retelling of the familiar Greek myth.

Black Science #8

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Black Science" #8 has Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera show off both the strengths and the weaknesses of the series, in that it's not one that works well in a single issue format.

Silver Surfer #5

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Silver Surfer" #5 has Dan Slott and Michael Allred plunge into the psyches of the Silver Surfer, Dawn Greenwood, and others, in a story that should feel too on the nose but instead ends up quite fun.

Aquaman #34

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Aquaman" #34 wraps up the fight against Chimera for now, even as Jeff Parker and guest artists Carlos Rodriguez and Bit set up future storylines with the character.

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie" #2 feels like a book that was D.O.A. before it ever shipped, and that's too bad because Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Scott Hampton's story is remarkably fun.

Saga #22

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

That sense of doom hovering overhead comes to a turning point in "Saga" #22, courtesy Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Superman #34

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

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