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: 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."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 is the latest in the creative team's run that's "too good for you to ignore."

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's debut issue of "Starlight" has "a real emotional heart, and that's definitely a lot of the attraction."

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.

Fairest #32

Fri, December 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Fairest" #32 wraps up the final storyline of the series (with a one-shot to go), and Mark Buckingham and Russ Braun's story continues its rambling, slightly nonsensical nature.

Justice League 3000 #12

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

The "Justice League International" versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are back, but in the 31st century, courtesy Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Howard Porter, and they're still silly.

Detective Comics #37

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Detective Comics" #37 looks dazzlingly beautiful courtesy Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, but this opening chapter to "Anarky" feels like fragments of multiple stories stitched together.

Gotham Academy #3

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Olive Silverlock and company continue to explore the supernatural side of school in "Gotham Academy" #3, even as we learn more about the interpersonal relationships between the characters.

Secret Six #1

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Secret Six" #1 is off to a good start courtesy Gail Simone and Ken Lashley, as six new characters find themselves locked in a room with no exit and an unanswered question being asked.

Elfquest: The Final Quest #6

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Wendy and Richard Pini use "Elfquest: The Final Quest" #6 to stop, regroup, and setup the next part of the storyline; there's a lot of exposition and talking here, and while it's necessary it's also not riveting.

The Flash #36

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Andre Coelho, and Norm Rapmund give us a tale of two Flashes in "The Flash" #36, as each iteration of Barry Allen struggles to orient himself to his surroundings.

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.

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