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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Resurrection Man #1

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Resurrection Man" stays true to form, bringing itself back to life and with a new trick to boot.

Batwoman #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Batwoman" #1 picks up right where "Detective Comics" #863 left off a year and a half ago, and Williams and Blackman prove their writing chops.

Demon Knights #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

It's a little exposition-heavy in places, but "Demon Knights" is off to a good start.

Legion Lost #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Legion Lost" feels determined to shed everything that would make it unique, until you start to wonder why this is even a Legion-related comic.

Superboy #1

Wed, September 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Superboy" retains a surprisingly high amount of the character's origin, while tweaking what was left out.

Thunderbolts #163

Fri, September 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

This is one of the stranger status quo shifts for "Thunderbolts," and I'm dying to see where Parker and Walker take us.

Hawk & Dove #1

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Hawk & Dove" is a team book that is less than the sum of its parts.

O.M.A.C. #1

Thu, September 8th, 2011 | Category: Review

There's a lot of mass destruction in "O.M.A.C." #1, but little else to recommend just yet.

Animal Man #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

The script for "Animal Man" does a better job of balancing the strange and mundane than the art.

Batgirl #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Batgirl" is off to a slow start, but shows promise.

Detective Comics #1

Wed, September 7th, 2011 | Category: Review

Daniel's first issue of "Detective Comics" is a game-raising effort from the writer/artist, promising dark times ahead for the title.

Mighty Thor #5

Sat, September 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

The pace is a little slow, but there's no denying the epic in "Mighty Thor."

Herc #6.1

Sat, September 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

Marvel hypes a jumping-on point for "Herc" just in time to cancel it.

Hellraiser #4

Thu, September 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

"Hellraiser" throws one too many elements into the mix, and the end result is a weaker issue than normal.

The Sixth Gun #14

Wed, August 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

An inventive strategy for a guest artist results in a flashback giving the origin of the mysterious mummy, Asher Cobb.

Flashpoint #5

Wed, August 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

As "Flashpoint" wraps up, the moment that everyone's been waiting for feels tacked on and disconnected from the rest of the comic.

Justice League #1

Tue, August 30th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Justice League" #1 begins the new origin for the team, but this might not have been the best tactic for the first issue.

DC Retroactive: Superman — The '90s #1

Sun, August 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

On the eve of a Superman relaunch, this "DC Retroactive" comic is more comforting than I'd have imagined.

Flashpoint: Project Superman #3

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Flashpoint: Project Superman" wraps up with a strange mixture of sadness and creepiness.

DC Retroactive: Justice League America — The '90s #1

Thu, August 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

One final time: "Bwahahahahahahaha!"

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