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: 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.

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."

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.

Arkham Manor #3

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #3 continues to entertain as Bruce Wayne delves deeper into the inhabitants of the home-turned-prison, but the reason for its conclusion this spring feels very clear.

Uncanny X-Men #29

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" #29 continues to chug along nicely, as Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo continue to follow up on the world's most powerful mutant, even as Eva takes a dangerous gamble.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" under the hands of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continues to quietly slay the competition, as it deals with the price of magic and working for relationships.

Capture Creatures #2

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tamzen, Jory, and Teddy begin to learn more about the strange beings starting to appear after the earthquake, even as they plunge into more danger in "Capture Creatures" #2.

The Kitchen #2

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Kitchen" #2 still has a slightly slow pace but a good concept from Ollie Masters as mob wives take over their husbands' business; the real star of the show, though, is Ming Doyle's art.

Supergirl #37

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Supergirl" #37 is the second issue in its recent revamp, but K. Perkins, Mike Johnson, and Emanuela Lupacchino's story of Supergirl in an intergalactic school isn't quite springing to life.

Lumberjanes #9

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #9 features the gang telling ghost stories around the campfire, but Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and a host of artists' work here lacks the energy of the first eight issues.

The Wicked + The Divine #6

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Wicked + The Divine" #6 kicks off the "Fandemonium" story arc, and Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie begin a slow reveal on Lucifer's death and what Laura's doing now.

The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures" #1 has Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart remind us that sometimes, comics don't need to be hyper-analyzed. They just need to be fun.

Wonder Woman #37

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Some may come to "Wonder Woman" #37 to see the resurrection of a face from the pre-"New 52" DC Universe, but the second issue of Meredith and David Finch's run still has stumbling blocks throughout it.

Southern Bastards #6

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

The second story arc for "Southern Bastards" continues to let Jason Aaron and Jason Latour dig into Coach Boss's past, and his teenage years are tortured and almost make you feel bad for him. Almost.

Avengers World #16

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers World" #16 concludes its "AXIS" tie-in two-parter, in which the replacement Avengers mostly stand around and do nothing as part of a setup for another upcoming series.

Thor #3

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Thor" #3 continues the new Thor's fight against the frost giants and Malekith, as Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman continue to craft a series that's a perfect jumping on point for any who like superheroes.

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men Annual" #1 has Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino begin to tell us what happened to Eva Bell during her years-long time jaunt, but for a story about time, its timing is off.

Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Most comics of this nature are a little painful, but "Harley Quinn Holiday Special" #1 has Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mauricet, Brandt Peters and Darwyn Cooke bring the hilarity.

Sex Criminals #9

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky not only move the overall plot forward in "Sex Criminals" #10 (Jon & Suzie prepare to try and stop the Sex Police), but give us a great backstory to a new character.

Dash #2

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Dash" #2 continues the story of private eye Dashell Malone; his lover's been murdered but the Egyptian-themed murders continue, courtesy Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable.