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: Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3 continue a series "so fun and inventive that it's hard to not love it."

REVIEW: Simone & Lashley's "Secret Six" #1

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone and Ken Lashley's "Secret Six" #1 sets the series off on a good start, with a plot and cast that gives the series "some real potential."

REVIEW: Fawkes and Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Fawkes & Ben Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1 combines supernatural & procedural for "another strong new series for the Batman family of titles."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #10

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #10 is a sound single issue that's "about far more than just fighting bad guys."

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."

Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Fri, April 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

The need for a continuation of the pre-"Flashpoint" "Batman and Robin" feels a little slim, but Ron Marz, Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson give it their all in "Convergence: Batman and Robin" #1.

Saga #27

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Saga" #27 may be a bad drug trip but, thanks to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, it's a good journey through Marko's past and the events that turned him into the man he is today.

Convergence: The Question #1

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner give us another story with Renee Montoya and company in "Convergence: The Question" #1, and it makes their departure from the characters that much more poignant.

Convergence #1

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Convergence" #1 looks great with art from Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz, but Jeff King and Scott Lobdell's story is a dull (if presumably necessary) setup for the rest of the miniseries to kick off.

Kaijumax #1

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

200 foot monsters are the new black, as Zander Cannon's "Kaijumax" #1 introduces us to the prison island filled with Japanese monster movie creatures in a story full of wit and humor.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #5

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #5 brings the miniseries to a close and, while Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Alex Maleev's story is fun, it's ultimately a little disposable.

Gotham Academy: Endgame #1

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Confronted with the directive to provide a tie-in to "Batman," "Gotham Academy: Endgame" #1 goes the "tell ghost stories" route, but Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and a host of artists give it a distinctly Gotham vibe.

Batwoman Annual #2

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Even with an expanded page count, Marc Andreyko's wrap-up of the series in "Batwoman Annual" #2 feels a little rushed and is complicated by shaky art.

Southern Bastards #8

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Southern Bastards" #8 concludes Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's flashback to Boss's early days, and we see once and for all how the apple doesn't always fall far from the tree.

Avengers: Ultron Forever #1

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 lets Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer nod at "Avengers Forever" with a group of time-displaced Avengers who try and destroy the dreaded future Ultron Singularity.

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Review

Cavan Scott quickly gets the voice of Christopher Eccleston's Doctor in "Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor" #1, but Blair Shedd's art feels a little off-model.

Catwoman #40

Mon, March 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Catwoman" #40 has Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown kick the war between Gotham's crime families into high gear as everyone prepares to hit the point of no return.

Aquaman #40

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Aquaman" #40 wraps up Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier's time on the title, and they do so in a story that emphasizes one of the best aspects of the character.

The Flash #40

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund wrap up their first big story arc in "The Flash" #40 and, while the tale of two Flashes is resolved, more turbulence lies ahead.

Batman Eternal #51

Thu, March 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #51 lets James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez answer the Cluemaster's secrets, even as next week's finale is put into motion.

Wytches #5

Thu, March 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Wytches" #5 continues Scott Snyder, Jock and Matt Hollingsworth's trend of creating dark, dirty, claustrophobic series that lurk in the corner of your eye.

The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Review

Reading "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 may very well doom this planet, but Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke make the apocalypse so very attractive.

Strange Sports Stories #1

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.

Princess Ugg #8

Mon, March 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Princess Ugg" #8 pays off the promises made in the series premiere as Ted Naifeh shows us how Princess Ugla's time in the "civilized" world benefits her own people in their war against the giants.

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #2

Fri, March 20th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses" #2 works great as a stand-alone issue as Orson and Beth get to know each other, even as long-time readers of David Lapham's crime comic will have much to appreciate.