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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Hellblazer #280

Fri, June 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Hellblazer" delights in faking out its audience, and its audience delights in being faked out.

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1

Fri, June 17th, 2011 | Category: Review

Cornball dialogue goes a long way towards killing reader enthusiasm here.

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

Thu, June 16th, 2011 | Category: Review

Wrap it up!

Batgirl #22

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

This is just another reason to miss Bryan Q. Miller's take on "Batgirl," come September.

Hulk #35

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Planet Red Hulk" wraps up with an ending that I suspect few will see coming.

Batman #711

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

As an example of Daniel's "Batman" run, this is not the one to look at.

Samurai's Blood #1

Wed, June 15th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Samurai's Blood" is a pretty comic, but one that relies a bit too much on samurai cliché.

Mystery Men #1

Fri, June 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Title aside, this is a mixture of a lot of different good comics, and it works.

The Unwritten #26

Fri, June 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Be careful what you're bidding for in an author's estate sale.

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

It's all back story, but it's a nice beginning.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

Two-handed Aquaman? He's a bit of a jerk.

Booster Gold #45

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

I take it back, Doomsday is not a story-killer.

Birds of Prey #13

Thu, June 9th, 2011 | Category: Review

Gail Simone and the readers deserve a little more for this sudden conclusion to her run on the book.

Heroes for Hire #8

Sat, June 4th, 2011 | Category: Review

"Heroes for Hire" continues to buy the heart of its readers.

Adventure Comics #527

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

Long-time and new readers alike finally get the scoop on Comet Queen.

Thunderbolts #158

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

"Thunderbolts" shows, once again, how to handle a tie-in to a big event.

Avengers Academy #14.1

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

"Avengers Academy" uses the "plus one" format to great effect.

Moon Knight #2

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Review

The subtle plot point of the first issue is made much more blatant.

Flashpoint #2

Wed, June 1st, 2011 | Category: Review

"Flashpoint" sure is pretty, but it's unfortunately difficult to get excited over it.

Uncanny X-Men #537

Thu, May 26th, 2011 | Category: Review

This issue is almost strictly transition, but at least it's got some lovely Dodson art.

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