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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Hellboy in Mexico #1

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Hellboy in Mexico" is a little light on story, but it makes up for it in some of the smaller details.

Ghost Projekt #2

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

The story is starting to improve in "Ghost Projekt," but the big draw still remains the gorgeous art from Steve Rolston.

The Last Unicorn #1

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

If you've never read "The Last Unicorn" (nor seen the movie), this seems like a good way to start.

The Sixth Gun #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Sixth Gun" is the perfect hook to bring Free Comic Book Day readers back for more.

Fractured Fables (FCBD) #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

As a preview/advertisement for an upcoming "Fractured Fables" graphic novel, I'm not convinced I'd want to see more.

Fraggle Rock / Mouse Guard (FCBD) #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Archaia's Free Comic Book Day flip book is enough to entice you to check out both series it promotes.

Captain America #605

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Two Americas" comes to a surprisingly predictable conclusion, and that's not like Ed Brubaker.

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's the last issue of the mini-series, except it leads into May's mini-series, so it's not really the end at all.

Secret Warriors #15

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

One of the best things about "Secret Warriors" is that every issue seems to have a great payoff for the reader.

Justice Society of America #38

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue of "Justice Society of America" is an unpleasant read, but that has to do with the bleakness of the situation rather than the creative team's skills.

Fantastic Four #578

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Prime Elements" comes to a close with its weakest chapter, but also a big set-up for what's to come.

American Vampire #2

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

"American Vampire" continues to tell two compelling stories, and it's nice to see the first issue's strength wasn't a one-hit wonder.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #9

Sun, April 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

Aside from some new supporting cast members, "Ultimatum" changed "Ultimate Spider-Man" remarkably little.

Guardians of the Galaxy #25

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Guardians of the Galaxy" comes to a conclusion not with a bang, but more of a quiet thud. Or is that a really loud blink?

Firestar #1

Fri, April 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Fresh from "Marvel Divas," Firestar finds herself turning into the poster child for a "very special" comic.

X-Men Legacy #235

Thu, April 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Second Coming" raises the stakes and kills another good guy, while still making it feel like things are just now heating up.

Green Lantern #53

Wed, April 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

With "Blackest Night" over, "Green Lantern" heads in a direction of... To Be Continued!

The Unwritten #12

Mon, April 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Unwritten" presents a chilling one-off story that will keep you from ever looking at Winnie the Pooh the same way again.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #2

Sun, April 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

For an issue that's supposed to explain the main thrust of the story, this is an awfully long flashback starring Frog Thor.

The Savage Axe of Ares #1

Fri, April 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

For a character who's normally not terribly interesting, Ares fits quite well into the black and white anthology format.

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