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: 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."

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.

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.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

At its core, "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #3 is a very standard superhero comic about a young hero starting a new life, but Ryan North and Erica Henderson coat it with a veneer of ridiculousness.

Outcast #7

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

A second story arc kicks off in "Outcast" #7 but, while Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser's art continues to look outstanding, Robert Kirkman's story feels like it's slowing down more with each new issue.

Batgirl #40

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batgirl" #40 wraps up the first Burnside story arc and Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr pull all the various plot threads together in a way that both satisfies and excites, even as it looks ahead to the future.

The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust #1

Mon, March 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust" #1 is a book aimed squarely at those already a fan of "The Sixth Gun." It's not going to draw in anyone new, but Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's story might answer questions to the most die-hards.

Action Comics #40

Fri, March 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Action Comics" #40 is a cute one-off set on Bizarroworld but, by its nature as a single, slightly disposable issue, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's comic never gains any real traction before its conclusion.

Silver Surfer #10

Thu, March 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred wrap up their storyline pitting Surfer, Dawn and Newhaven refugees against Galactus in "Silver Surfer" #10.

Ms. Marvel #13

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

Takeshi Miyazawa joins G. Willow Wilson for a three-issue arc that kicks off in "Ms. Marvel" #13, which brings Kamala's Inhuman heritage to the foreground, even as love is in the air.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 3 #1

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" comes back for a third outing and Petersen, Buckingham, Young and Christenson show us that the Mouse Guard still have plenty of stories to be told.

Southern Cross #1

Wed, March 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Southern Cross" #1 by Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger has a good premise -- a mystery set on a space freighter and a far-off moon -- but both story and art feel unusually stiff.

Angel & Faith Season 10 #12

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Even though it's a little heavy on exposition, Victor Gischler and Will Conrad make "Angel & Faith Season 10" #12 a solid comic as the series marches forward and the mystery of Fred's revival continues.

Rat Queens #9

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

New artist Stjepan Sejic joins Kurtis J. Wiebe on "Rat Queens" #9 and, though the end of the world is still looming, the Rat Queens themselves are in good hands.

X-Men #25

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

G. Willow Wilson has some good ideas in "X-Men" #25, but this is an issue that unfortunately feels like a half-finished comic from start to finish.

Swamp Thing #40

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz wrap everything up in "Swamp Thing" #40 and, even with a slightly rushed sequence that contains months' worth of material, it's ultimately a satisfying conclusion.

Harley Quinn #15

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin and John Timms' "Harley Quinn" #15 follows Harley's entertaining adventures in pet-owning and saving others.

ODY-C #3

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Christian Ward's "ODY-C" #3 continues the series' inventive path as their version of the Cyclops is revealed while the gods continue to meddle in Odyssia's journey home.

Daredevil #13

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Daredevil" #13 has Mark Waid and Chris Samnee introduce a new villain that goes after Kirsten McDuffie but, once again, it's not a story that's business as usual.

Batman Eternal #47

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #47 rumbles towards the series' conclusion in March, even as Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra take care of some dangling threads.

The Wicked + The Divine #8

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Laura joins Dionysus at the celestial dance party as she investigates Lucifer's death, but Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's latest issue of "The Wicked + The Divine" is strictly for true believers.

Gotham Academy #5

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 continues to entertain in a style unique to the company, even as Olive Silverlock and her friends connect further to the DC Universe.