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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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."

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

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

A licensed comic book can be hard to land tonally, but Al Ewing, Rob Williams, and Simon Fraser nail it on their first try with "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #1 is off to a quiet but solid start from Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande, focusing on a Mexican-American family running a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Avengers World #9

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli take what could have been a dark trip to the future and make it joyous in "Avengers World" #9, thanks to the duo of Cannonball and Sunspot.

Dark Engine #1

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Dark Engine" #1 has some crazy artwork courtesy John Bivens, but as the main character of Sym hacks things up, you might find yourself a little lost in Ryan Burton's story.

100th Anniversary Special: X-Men #1

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

The "100th Anniversary Special: X-Men" has a fun premise from Robin Furth and nice art form Jason Masters, but this is a book that shifts quickly from amusing to slightly pointless.

Batwoman #33

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batwoman" #33 brings more Nocturna, and Marc Andreyko, Jeremy Haun and Scott Kolins make this story of a vamp surprisingly fun even if you can see where it's going.

Uncanny X-Men #23

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" #23 has Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka pick up the pieces from the last storyline, even as Cyclops' X-Men team heads towards another meeting with the main squad.

Robin Rises: Omega #1

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Robin Rises: Omega" #1 should have been great, with a strong story leading up to it, and Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert at the helm... but it's little more than an extended fight scene.

Coffin Hill #9

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Coffin Hill" #9 continues the title's second storyline, and Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's revealing what happened during the Ice Fisher case that made Eve Coffin a hero is riveting.

Constantine #16

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Constantine" #16 has Ray Fawkes and Edgar Salazar drop Constantine into the Black Forest, but a simple search for a magician to remove a spell turns out to be anything but simple.

New 52: Futures End #10

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New 52: Futures End" #10 is a title that's leveled out since those early issues, and while the future is still bleak, at least now there's some hope mixed in.

Amazing X-Men #9

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Amazing X-Men" #9 stumbles down in quality, as Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, and Carlos Barber's story loses speed, reuses bad character designs, and advances very little in the storyline.

Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist

Thu, July 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

After a bit of a break, Stan Sakai's signature character returns in "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist." If you've never read about Sakai's rabbit ronin warrior before, this is the perfect introduction.

Infinity Man and the Forever People #2

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #2 show us a little more about the Forever People and how they operate, but Keith Giffen, Dan Didio, Tom Grummett, and Scott Hanna's comic feels aimless.

Spread #1

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Spread" #1 by Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm has a familiar story of a parasitic monster, but it's the execution that makes this a fun, gripping and gruesome read.

The Woods #3

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Woods" #3 has an interesting core concept, but with each new issue, James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas's characters feel less realistic and more like adventure story stereotypes.

Green Arrow #33

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

As Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" run regrettably begins to wind down, the war for Seattle continues while Green Arrow deals with others wearing the cowl, past and present.

Swamp Thing #33

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

If you're going to devote an issue of your series to exposition, "Swamp Thing" #33 has Charles Soule and Javier Pina show readers how it should be done.

Aquaman and the Others #4

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Aquaman and the Others" #4 is an example of a perfectly competent comic, but one that doesn't present a compelling enough plot -- or in this case, a central idea -- to become a must-read.

Lazarus #9

Fri, July 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Lazarus" #9 wraps up the second storyline, and Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, and Brian Level show us how the Lift Selection process works, even as the bomb is primed for detonation.

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