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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ADVANCE REVIEW: Morrison and Burnham's "Nameless" #1 is "Exquisite."

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Morrison and Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has "a lot to focus on and love."

REVIEW: Busiek and Anderson's "Astro City" #19

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 "hits the mark over and over again."

5-STAR REVIEW: "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" is "Highly Recommended"

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dylan Horrocks' long-anticipated "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" is "well worth the wait."

REVIEW: "Batgirl" #38 is "A Winner"

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr's "attention to detail and ability to tell truly contemporary stories" make "Batgirl" #38 "a winner."

REVIEW: Pak, Kuder's "Action Comics" 'Continues to Impress'

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

As hell bubbles through into an isolated Smallville in Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics" #38, all is not quite as it seems.

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10

Mon, December 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10 is "another strong issue in a strong series."

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #6

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie kick off a new storyarc in "The Wicked + The Divine" #6, an issue with "great promise for what's still to come."

REVIEW: Morrison & Stewart's "The Multiversity: Thunderworld" #1

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart craft "a pretty-near pitch-perfect comic" with "The Multiversity: Thunderworld" #1, focusing on Shazam.

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's "Thor" #3

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

With "Thor" #3, Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman continue to craft a series with a perfect jumping on point for any who enjoy superheroes.

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #9

Thu, December 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #9 is another home run for the series, demonstrating why it's "just so amazingly good."

REVIEW: Cloonan, Fletcher & Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #3 continue a series "so fun and inventive that it's hard to not love it."

REVIEW: Simone & Lashley's "Secret Six" #1

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone and Ken Lashley's "Secret Six" #1 sets the series off on a good start, with a plot and cast that gives the series "some real potential."

REVIEW: Fawkes and Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Ray Fawkes & Ben Templesmith's "Gotham by Midnight" #1 combines supernatural & procedural for "another strong new series for the Batman family of titles."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #10

Mon, November 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #10 is a sound single issue that's "about far more than just fighting bad guys."

REVIEW: Locust Moon's "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream"

Wed, November 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is "a worthy homage to Windsor McCay and Little Nemo" with contributions from John Cassaday, David Mack & more.

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.

Nova #26

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Nova" #26 has Gerry Duggan, John Timms and Roberto Poggi teach Sam Alexander an important lesson: don't give away your secret identity. Otherwise, Carnage might come knocking on your front door.

Batman Eternal #43

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #43 has finally caught up with last year's preview story in "Batman" #28 and James Tynion IV, David LaFuente and company finally show us what's next for Gotham City.

Gotham by Midnight #3

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Gotham by Midnight" #3 continues the series' strong progress as Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith give us Detective Drake's background, even as the present deals with a demon living in someone's shadow.

Amazing X-Men #16

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

The concept behind "Amazing X-Men" #16, where the Ruby of Cytorrak calls out for a new host, is a solid one. Christopher Yost and Jorge Fornes's comic, though, suffers from erratic art and a plot that stalls for time.

Bitch Planet #2

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

"Bitch Planet" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro switch between Earth and Bitch Planet as the scope of the series becomes much more than a simple prison story.

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #3

Mon, January 26th, 2015 | Category: Review

The champion of Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw" #3 is not what the animals expected, even as deadly forces deadly continue to mill about the crashed city.

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.

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