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: Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a Reason to Celebrate"

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a good place for a new reader to jump in and discover why Sakai's comic was and continues to be a genuine treasure."

REVIEW: "Lumberjanes" #14 Expands the Cast in Fun New Ways

Mon, May 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14 "is, once again, a strong issue in a series that just gets better and better."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson Create a Compelling New Character for "Astro City" #23

Fri, May 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #23 "looks great, and the story itself is even better."

REVIEW: "The Wicked + The Divine" Continues to Heat Up in Issue #10

Mon, May 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #10 is "another satisfying installment to a good series."

REVIEW: "Daredevil" Continues to Be "a Real Gem" in Issue #15

Mon, May 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #15 is another entertaining chapter in a "run that should be remembered and cherished for some time to come."

REVIEW: "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a Beautiful, Thoughtful Comic"

Fri, May 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's "Convergence: Detective Comics" #1 is "a nice take on what could have easily been a familiar setup."

ADV. REVIEW: Buccellato & Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 is "Twisty & Creepy"

Thu, April 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante's "Sons of the Devil" #1 "kicks the series off to a good start."

REVIEW: Morrison & Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "a Satisfying Conclusion"

Wed, April 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis' "The Multiversity" #2 is "entertaining" and "has a wicked sense of humor when it's appropriate."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Epting Continue to Dazzle in "Velvet" #10

Mon, April 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #10 "is what all spy stories should aspire to be."

REVIEW: Hama & Middleton Make "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 a Worthy Tie-In

Thu, April 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Larry Hama and Joshua Middleton's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 is "definitely one of the stronger 'Convergence' tie-ins to date."

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Hack's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2 is "Enthralling"

Thu, April 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack "make Madam Satan thoroughly evil but also equally compelling" in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2.

REVIEW: Vaughan & Staples' "Saga" #27 is an Energetic Journey to the Past

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"'Saga' #27 could have been a series of tired clichés, but Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples make it work and look effortless in the process."

REVIEW: Rucka & Hamner's "Convergence: The Question" #1 is a Poignant DCU Return

Thu, April 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Greg Rucka, Cully Hamner and Dave McCaig reunite for 'Convergence: The Question' #1, and so far the magic is most definitely back."

REVIEW: Cannon's "Kaijumax" #1 "Has a Ton of Potential"

Wed, April 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

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."

REVIEW: "Gotham Academy: Endgame" #1 Puts a "Distinctly Gotham Spin" on Ghost Stories

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"If there had to be a 'Batman' tie-in within 'Gotham Academy,' 'Gotham Academy: Endgame' #1 was definitely the way to handle it."

REVIEW: Aaron & Latour Tell a "Hard-To-Put-Down Story" in "Southern Bastards" #8

Thu, April 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's "Southern Bastards" #8 is "a dynamite comic."

REVIEW: Ewing, Davis & Farmer's "Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 is a "Solid Start"

Wed, April 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Despite a lot of set up, Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer's "Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 is "a good opening chapter."

REVIEW: Snyder & Jock Deliver "a Whole New Level of Horror" in "Wytches" #5

Thu, March 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #5 "blisters off of the page."

5-STAR REVIEW: "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 is "Bursting with Energy"

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison & Doug Mahnke's "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 "is the oddest portion of 'The Multiversity' to date, but quite possibly the best."

REVIEW: Stewart, Fletcher & Tarr's "Batgirl" #40 is "Immensely Satisfying"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Superhero comics don't get much better than" Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #40.

Abe Sapien #25

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Abe Sapien" #25 teases answers, but Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara and Tyler Crook's comic is short on plot while big on atmosphere.

Velvet #11

Mon, August 17th, 2015 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #11 kicks off its third volume, and Velvet Templeton's life has just gotten more complicated.

Virgil OGN

Fri, August 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Told in a manner from which you can't look away, Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith's "Virgil" graphic novel is an explosion of rage and vengeance as a Jamaican police officer's closeted life is destroyed by his fellow officers.

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Thu, August 13th, 2015 | Category: Review

Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards kick off a multi-Doctor storyline that the companions actively try to stop from happening in "Doctor Who Event 2015: Four Doctors," and it's a solid opening chapter.

King Tiger #1

Wed, August 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

The revamp of "King Tiger" has a lot of promise, but this first issue from Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley feels a little mundane and lacking in any sense of wonder.

American Vampire: Second Cycle #9

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #9 plunges its vampires high above and deep below the ground, even as Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque appear to be inching closer to an eventual series finale.

The Fade Out #8

Mon, August 10th, 2015 | Category: Review

"The Fade Out" #8 continues to deliver twists and turns in old Hollywood, as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips ask more questions while giving us more information about the night of Val's murder.

8house: Arclight #2

Fri, August 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

"8house: Arclight" #2 continues Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland's inventive story of body-swapping and blood runes in a fantasy world where magic is scratched into the sky.

Ms. Marvel #17

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Ms. Marvel" #17 may be stuck in a tie-in with "Secret Wars," but G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona show everyone how to make such an experience fun even if you aren't reading the crossover.

The Omega Men #3

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #3 is the most straightforward and traditional issue of the series to date but, even with a simpler plot, it's still a lot of fun.

Midnighter #3

Thu, August 6th, 2015 | Category: Review

Steve Orlando, ACO and Hugo Petrus's "Midnighter" #3 is almost non-stop action, but it still effortlessly slips in some character developments and another fun cliffhanger to keep us coming back for more.

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's first co-creation returns in the form of "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl" #1, and their take on the idea of music as magic is wonderfully creepy when you least expect it.

Jem and the Holograms #5

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell move the first storyline towards its big conclusion in "Jem and the Holograms" #5, as truths are revealed, relationships are put on rocky ground and pies are thrown.

Daredevil #17

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Daredevil's plans to save himself and his friends fall apart hideously, just as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's time with the character draws near the end in "Daredevil" #17.

Batgirl Annual #3

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batgirl Annual" #3 sends Batgirl on a mission through the Batman family supporting cast to stop a terrorist, and the longer length suits this story well.

Gotham by Midnight Annual #1

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

The first "Gotham by Midnight Annual" has a strong opening thanks to Ray Fawkes and Christian Duce, but its conclusion feels a little aimless and reuses an increasingly familiar deus ex machina.

Sex Criminals #11

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Sex Criminals" #11 kicks off the series' third volume with a reminder of just what it is that Suzie and Jon are up to, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky pay a brief homage to David Caruso's reign on "CSI: Miami." No, really

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life #1

Wed, July 29th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life" lets Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Troy Nixey and Kevin Nowlan bring us to a story of crime and kidnapping with a Christmas theme, just in time for an end of July release.

Harley Quinn and Power Girl #2

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

If you like the current "Harley Quinn" series with its slightly goofy tone, then you'll like "Harley Quinn and Power Girl" #2 as well, as the duo continue their outer space romp.

Justice League 3001 #2

Mon, July 27th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Justice League 3001" #2 has both the strengths and weaknesses of this series on display, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter continue to add in new characters while neglecting existing ones.