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: 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.

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #9

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #9 does "an amazing job of world-building" as it wraps up the series' second arc.

REVIEW: Tynion, Synder, Janin and More Craft "Batman Eternal" #13

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Mikel Janin and more craft "Batman Eternal" #13, "one of the strongest issues to date as everything surges forward."

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5 is "the latest in a string of great issues for this series," and "a thoroughly fun comic."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #23

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #23 is "disturbing and nasty, even as it's enthralling and clever."

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" #2

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo deliver a strong sophomore issue in "MPH" #2, which serves as "another recent jewel in Millar's crown."

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."

Batwoman #38

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Marc Andreyko and Juan Jose Ryp continue "The Unknowns" storyline in "Batwoman" #38, where -- despite the odd nature of this arc -- each chapter is a little more entertaining than the previous one.

Lumberjanes #10

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

Carolyn Nowak steps onto "Lumberjanes" #10 for a three-issue art stint alongside Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Watters as the scouts fight boredom (and dinosaurs) on a rare "free day" with no activities.

Justice League #38

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #38 has Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok shift the danger of "The Amazo Virus" in a new direction, but the title still feels like it's dragging its feet.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6

Thu, January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Review

"Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" #6 stars Big Barda, Cheetah, the Brain and Monsieur Mallah, but none of these stories fully rise to the occasion.

Teen Titans #6

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

The arrival of the new Power Girl in "Teen Titans" #6 is the attention grabber of Will Pfeifer and Scott Hepburn's comic, even this sinister version of S.T.A.R. Labs fails to entirely click.

Grayson #6

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin pit Grayson against the Midnighter in "Grayson" #6, something that grabs the reader's attention more than Grayson's interrupted mission.

Lazarus #14

Mon, January 19th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #14 serves up a predictable chapter as the Family Conclave continues but Forever learns what she needs for the series to proceed.

Nameless #1

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has a slightly risky opening but with, the level of tension and suspense it creates, it ultimately pays off.

Astro City #19

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 continues to detail Quarrel's career and sings when it has the space to delve into both her adventures and emotional journey.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Dylan Horrocks' long-anticipated follow-up to "Hicksville" is well worth the wait as "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" catapults the title character through the world of comics.

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Steve Sadowski, Shawn McManus and Travis Moore adapt the computer game "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" #1 to comics, and so far it's a seamless transition.

Batgirl #38

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Review

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr use "Batgirl" #38 to give us a modern take on a superhero's perception by the public, and so far it's working quite well.

Detective Comics #38

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Detective Comics" #38 is all over the place as Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato try to make statements on society in general as we're treated to action sequences.

Fairest #33

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Fairest" #33 is a lead-in to 2013's "Fairest of Them All" graphic novel, and Bill Willingham and Meghan Hetrick's comic loses a bit of punch in the process as we follow Goldilocks' penultimate adventure.

Swamp Thing #38

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Charles Soule and Javi Pina continue the all-out war between the different Kingdoms in "Swamp Thing" #38, and we learn just how dangerous an alliance between Metal and Fungi can be.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #2 continues Hellboy's first mission with the Bureau and, while Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story feels slight and slow-moving, Alex Maleev's art is as stunning as ever.

Action Comics #38

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics" run continues to impress, as hell bubbles through into the isolated Smallville where all is not quite as it seems.

Lady Killer #1

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

Josie Schuller is the ideal 1960s housewife; she cooks, sells cosmetics and takes care of her family. She's also an assassin that you'll won't see coming until it's too late in Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's "Lady Killer&qu

New 52: Futures End #35

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens, Giffen, Merino, Thompson, and Green touch on all of the series' remaining plotlines, with some working better than others.

All-New Miracleman Annual #1

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Joe Quesada and Michael Allred's art in "All-New Miracleman Annual" #1 looks amazing but, just like "Miracleman Apocrypha," we're reminded why few can successfully write the property.