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 1925

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."

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.

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.

Detective Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Even with a slightly truncated conclusion, "Detective Comics" #36 wraps up a strong two-parter and makes you want to see more collaborations between Benjamin Percy and John Paul Leon.

Action Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Zombies invade Smallville in "Action Comics" #36, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's story is much more about grief and isolation, both mental and physical.

Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Penny Dora and the Wishing Box" #1 has a certain amount of charm in Michael Stock and Sina Grace's comic about a box that grants wishes, but where it goes from here is critical.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #4 has a good script from Al Ewing as Alice starts to question her place within the TARDIS, but Boo Cook's art isn't suited to actor likenesses.

Swamp Thing Annual #3

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Swamp Thing Annual" #3 lets Charles Soule and company give us the long-promised battle between Swampy, Capucine, and the Demon, but in the end it's a bit anticlimactic.

Wonder Woman #35

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang wrap up their three-year run in "Wonder Woman" #35 not with a bang, but with a muffled thump.