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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5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "The Fade Out" #12 Ends Exactly as It Should

Thu, January 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The conclusion of Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' noir Hollywood mystery series "The Fade Out" will "hit you like a ton of bricks."

REVIEW: Thompson & Howell's Touching "Jem and the Holograms" #10

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 "is another victory for a series far more enjoyable than one might have ever thought."

REVIEW: King, Bagenda & Guara's "The Omega Men" #7 is Instantly Appealing

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda and Ig Guara's "The Omega Men" #7 "blows its competition out of the water."

REVIEW: "Astonishing Ant-Man" #3 is a Ridiculous Amount of Fun

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #3 "is another strong issue in a fun series."

REVIEW: Soule & Garney's "Daredevil" #2 Stands Out

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #2 "is an issue fans will appreciate more and more with every read."

REVIEW: Miller, Azzarello & Kubert Make "Dark Knight III" #2 Surprisingly Fun

Wed, December 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert's "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #2 "moves in an intriguing and entertaining fashion."

REVIEW: Wilson & Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is Stronger Than Ever

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"As soon as you finish reading G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa's 'Ms. Marvel' #2, you'll want to start it again."

REVIEW: Stewart, Fletcher & Tarr's "Batgirl" #46 Brings On the Fun

Fri, December 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr infuse some realistic elements alongside those a bit more in superhero tradition" in "Batgirl" #46.

REVIEW: Landis & Edwards Make "Superman: American Alien" #2 a Marvelous Success

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Max Landis and Tommy Lee Edwards' "Superman: American Alien" #2 "will make readers wish that every Superman comic was this good."

REVIEW: Hernandez & Cooke Continue to Surprise in "The Twilight Children" #3

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"The mixture of character conflicts and supernatural threats is utterly engrossing" in Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #3.

REVIEW: Slott & Camuncoli's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 Keeps Going Strong

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 "is another great installment in a fun series."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Will Leave Readers Cheering in "Batman" #47

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In "Batman" #47, "Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki throw the 'Superheavy' storyline into high gear."

REVIEW: Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #12 Hits the Mark

Mon, December 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #12 is "smart and... goes in new places while engaging new characters."

5-STAR REVIEW: King & Gerads' Breathtaking "Sheriff of Babylon" #1 is a Tour de Force

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Tom King and Mitch Gerads immerse you so fully you'll yearn to escape, even as you're desperate for more" in "Sheriff of Babylon" #1.

REVIEW: "Robin War" #1 Lives Up to Its Potential & Beyond

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Hopefully, the rest of the storyline can keep up with the high standards set by" Tom King, Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes and more's "Robin War" #1.

REVIEW: Kripke & Higgins' "Jacked" #1 Will Reel Readers Back for More

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

Eric Kripke and John Higgins' "Jacked" #1 "feels like the first reel of a new movie, and you'll quickly be dying to see the rest."

REVIEW: Montclare, Reeder & Bustos Fill "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #1 with Joy

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

Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos' "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" #1 "is a fun debut for this series."

REVIEW: Statuses Change, New Cliffhangers Begin in "Jem and the Holograms" #9

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kelly Thompson and Emma Vieceli wrap up the latest arc of IDW's "Jem" series with a satisfying end to the current arc and a literal cliffhanger.

REVIEW: Spencer & Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3 Mixes Levity & Drama

Mon, November 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"This Captain America is the real deal" in Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3.

REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 is a Genuine Treasure

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 "serves as both an introduction to new readers and a satisfying experience for existing fans."

The Mighty Thor #5

Mon, March 14th, 2016 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman wrap up a story arc in "The Mighty Thor" #5, but -- when the dust settles -- the only ones with a victory are the bad guys.

Ms. Marvel #5

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Review

The increasing number of Kamala clones causes all sorts of difficulties -- both comedic and serious -- in G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #5.

Action Comics #50

Thu, March 10th, 2016 | Category: Review

Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder, David Messina, Javi Fernandez, Bruno Redondo, Vicente Cifuentes, Gaetano Carlucci and Juan Albarran kick off the beginning of the end of the war against Vandal Savage in "Action Comics" #50.

Mockingbird #1

Wed, March 9th, 2016 | Category: Review

Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk and Rachelle Rosenberg's "Mockingbird" #1 is an utter blast.

A-Force #3

Mon, March 7th, 2016 | Category: Review

Kelly Thompson, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #3 continues to find its footing as the team begins to coalesce around Singularity, even as she attempts to stop Antimatter once and for all.

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #24

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | Category: Review

Victor Gischler and Will Conrad give us a pair of conflicts in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24, and it's much to their credit that we get two distinctly different approaches as Angel, Faith and company prepare for the end.

The Discipline #1

Wed, March 2nd, 2016 | Category: Review

Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's "The Discipline" #1 gains new life from a different publisher, but -- while this opening chapter holds promise -- it feels by-the-books.

Karnak #2

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis, Gerardo Zaffino and Antonio Fusio's "Karnak" #2 suffers a bit from some artistic consistencies, but the story about the Inhuman who senses the weaknesses in all things is ultimately the issue's biggest flaw.

Astonishing Ant-Man #5

Mon, February 29th, 2016 | Category: Review

Tech wars and training montages and beat downs, oh my! Thanks to Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas, "Astonishing Ant-Man" #5 gives us all this and more.

Justice League 3001 #9

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Review

As "Justice League 3001" #9 rumbles towards a conclusion, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Scott Kolins and Colleen Doran bring in some long-awaited faces even as plots wind down.

Daredevil #4

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Review

Charles Soule, Ron Garney and Goran Sudzuka's "Daredevil" #4 does a good job continuing the conflict involving Tenfingers and the Hand, but the lack of a legal angle makes this issue a much more standard comic.

All-New X-Men #5

Fri, February 26th, 2016 | Category: Review

"All-New X-Men" #5 pits the team against the Blob, but Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy use it as an opportunity to spur some character work that is way too overly earnest.

Jem and the Holograms #12

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Jem and the Holograms" #12, Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell continue to spread the Dark Jem virus, even as the Misfits sign a replacement for Pizzazz and the tour hits its first stop.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #24

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #24, Christos Gage and Megan Levens inch the series closer to its finale with a long-needed wrap-up of one story element, but this particular chapter feels curiously anticlimactic

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #2

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

Amy Chu, Clay Mann and company continue their "Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death" #2 shifts to as much mystery as thriller with a dangerous but sympathetic lead.

Astro City #32

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Astro City" #32, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson kick off a sequel to their "Tarnished Angel" storyline from the late '90s, and this return to superpowered crime noir is even more enjoyable than fans could hope.

Amazing Spider-Man #8

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's "Amazing Spider-Man" #8 gives us a good wrap-up of the Dark Kingdom storyline as Spider-Man attempts to free his friends and stop Mr. Negative while betrayal lurks on all sides.

Sex Criminals #14

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

"Sex Criminals" #14 gets more meta than ever as Suzie and Ana have it out, the Sex-Men continue to move against our heroes and Chip Zdarsky sits on top of Matt Fraction.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3

Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | Category: Review

"Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3 enters some deliberately uncomfortable territory as Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr. ramp up the religious extremist imagery during Batman's search for allies

Silver Surfer #2

Thu, February 18th, 2016 | Category: Review

In "Silver Surfer" #2, Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred subtly shift cast members past and present into different roles as a new invasion of Earth begins, but no one's position is guaranteed.