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: 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."

REVIEW: Pak & Kuder's "Action Comics" #28

Thu, February 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Action Comics" #28 creative team Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder offer up a fun issue with "a strong voice that also fits the character."

REVIEW: Tomasi, Mahnke & Gleason's "Batman and Robin Annual" #2

Mon, February 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke & Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin Annual" #2 "continues a strong, enjoyable trend for this series."

REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's "Hawkeye" #16 Is "A Winner and A Half"

Fri, January 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Annie Wu's "Hawkeye" #16 continues Kate Bishop's Los Angeles escapades in an issue that's "a winner and a half."

REVIEW: Hickman, Spencer & Caselli's "Avengers World" #2

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer & Stefano Caselli focus in on Smasher in "Avengers World" #2, an issue that's "entertaining from start to finish."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #27 is "A Near Perfect Comic"

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino deliver another strong issue in "Green Arrow" #27, creating "a near-perfect comic" in the Green Arrow mythos.

REVIEW: Hickman & Dragotta's "East of West" #8

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In "East of West" #8, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta's "creation of this strange alternate-history is intriguing" and makes for a strong issue.

Detective Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Even with a slightly truncated conclusion, "Detective Comics" #36 wraps up a strong two-parter and makes you want to see more collaborations between Benjamin Percy and John Paul Leon.

Action Comics #36

Fri, November 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Zombies invade Smallville in "Action Comics" #36, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's story is much more about grief and isolation, both mental and physical.

Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Penny Dora and the Wishing Box" #1 has a certain amount of charm in Michael Stock and Sina Grace's comic about a box that grants wishes, but where it goes from here is critical.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

Mon, November 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #4 has a good script from Al Ewing as Alice starts to question her place within the TARDIS, but Boo Cook's art isn't suited to actor likenesses.

Swamp Thing Annual #3

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Swamp Thing Annual" #3 lets Charles Soule and company give us the long-promised battle between Swampy, Capucine, and the Demon, but in the end it's a bit anticlimactic.

Wonder Woman #35

Fri, October 31st, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang wrap up their three-year run in "Wonder Woman" #35 not with a bang, but with a muffled thump.

Justice League United Annual #1

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League United Annual" #1 kicks off the title's second storyline, and this initial chapter from Jeff Lemire and Neil Edwards featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes is off to a good start.

Hansel & Gretel

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti's "Hansel & Gretel" reimagines a classic Grimm fairy tale into a story that has a little darker of a bite than you might remember.

Stray Bullets: Killers #8

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

David Lapham brings the story arc to a close in "Stray Bullets: Killers" #8, as everything comes together from the previous seven issues involving a shoot-out in a beach house.

She-Hulk #9

Mon, October 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

She-Hulk and Daredevil do battle against one another in the courtroom, while Captain America is on trial in "She-Hulk" #9 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido.

Amazing X-Men #12

Fri, October 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Carlos Barberi and Iban Coello wrap up "World War Wendigo" in "Amazing X-Men" #12, but there's nothing new in this flat retread of the Wendigo attacking humanity.

Superman #35

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Superman" #35 looks great thanks to John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, and Laura Martin, but Geoff Johns's story of Ulysses is starting to repeat itself a bit.

The Multiversity: The Just #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver's "The Multiversity: The Just" #1 takes the concept of legacy heroes to its natural conclusion, as ennui-filled hipsters can't see what's coming even as it's about to destroy them.

Arkham Manor #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

"Arkham Manor" #1, featuring the conversion of Wayne Manor into a new asylum for the criminally insane, has a slightly slow setup from Gerry Duggan but distinctive art from Shawn Crystal.

New 52: Futures End #24

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New 52: Futures End" continues to lurch from strength to weakness, with most of this issue continuing to revive storylines that had been dormant for a while.

Lumberjanes #7

Fri, October 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lumberjanes" #7 continues to delight, as Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen give us answers even as the adventure in the camp continues.

Teen Titans #3

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Teen Titans" #3 continues the likable reboot of the series from Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort, most notably by giving us a team that seems to genuinely like each other and do good things.

Uncanny X-Men #27

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Uber-mutant Matthew Malloy's abilities continue to strengthen even as the X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D. try to contain him, but Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo give Cyclops the best idea yet.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robbie Morrison and Dave Taylor give us a "Doctor Who" comic set amidst the current season, but "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 suffers by trying to keep up with new characters.

Batman and Robin #35

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman and Robin" #35 alternates between Batman kicking butt on Apokolips, and the Bat-Family doing their best to follow him to the distant world; it's that balance that makes the comic work.

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