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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New Mutants #29

Sat, August 13th, 2011 | Category: Review

Another excellent "Fear Itself" tie-in that doesn't require reading "Fear Itself."

DC Retroactive: Superman – The '80s #1

Wed, August 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Marv Wolfman gets to predict the future, which is easy when you've already read it.

Teen Titans #99

Wed, August 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

I'm not sure this issue existing as sheer padding to get to #100 could be more blatant.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #3

Wed, August 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

In which we get a non-conclusion to the story of Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Hellboy: The Fury #3

Wed, August 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

The Mignola/Fegredo run on "Hellboy" comes to end with an earth-shattering kaboom.

DC Retroactive: The Flash – The '80s #1

Fri, August 5th, 2011 | Category: Review

Messner-Loebs is the Wally West writer that more people should remember.

Superman #814

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

Hello, Superman, hello. J. Michael Straczynski's "Grounded" plot wraps up here, with help from Chris Roberson and Jamal Igle.

Superboy #10

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

As a way to deliver backstory, this is a nice way to do so.

Avengers Academy #17

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

"Avengers Academy" is hitting a turning point for its character, and it's not a pleasant one at that.

Batman: Gates of Gotham #4

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

Fill-in artists and scripters result in a slightly rushed lead-up to the finale.

Flashpoint #4

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 | Category: Review

"Flashpoint" inches towards a conclusion, as characters blip on and off the page.

New Mutants #28

Sun, July 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

The team-members who left a few issues ago? They're back.

X-Men Legacy #252

Thu, July 28th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Lost Legions" is already moving towards a conclusion, which makes this story much more concise and peppy than it first looked.

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #2

Wed, July 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

This is one of the few "Flashpoint" tie-ins that appears to have a clear purpose.

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2

Wed, July 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

Remove Ben Oliver and a lot of the pep leaves with him.

American Vampire #17

Wed, July 27th, 2011 | Category: Review

Forget horror, this is a good old-fashioned war comic.

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #6

Fri, July 22nd, 2011 | Category: Review

Time for one final trip into the Deadly Desert. It's Cinderella versus Dorothy to the end!

Hellblazer #281

Thu, July 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

The conclusion to "Phantom Pains" is just all right in the plot department, but the character notes are what will hold your interest.

Legion of Super-Heroes #15

Thu, July 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

It's a race to the conclusion! Can Paul Levitz scramble to wrap things up?

Uncanny X-Men #541

Thu, July 21st, 2011 | Category: Review

Nothing stops the Juggernaut! Not even a "Fear Itself" crossover event in which someone has to yank off his helmet. But who? And how?

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