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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X-Force #27

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ten pages of punching manages to feel dull, somehow, but the second half has some pep to it.

Justice League: Generation Lost #2

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Maxwell Lord's scheme continues to unfold, but it feels more like set-up than anything else.

Green Lantern Corps #48

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Tony Bedard and Adrian Syaf's first issue of "Green Lantern Corps" is utterly average in just about every way.

X-Men Legacy #236

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Second Coming" enters its second half, but it feels like a story that's losing a bit of steam.

Superman: War of the Supermen #3

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Superman: War of the Supermen" is finally heating up, even as the inevitable conclusion is around the corner.

The Spirit #2

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The second issue of "The Spirit" shows some improvements in the writing, but the art isn't quite as jaw-dropping this time.

Invincible Iron Man #26

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

A mixture of super-villains and corporate takeovers works far better than you may think.

Batman: Streets of Gotham #12

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

The start of a two-parter focusing on C-list villain the Carpenter is pleasantly fun, even with a surprise pair of scripters.

Brightest Day #2

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Brightest Day" is still a big jumble of storylines, one that's yet to gain cohesiveness.

Zatanna #1

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Zatanna" kicks off with a great first act to a magical show.

Saturn Apartments Vol. 1

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hisae Iwaoka's story of window washers in space is one of the best comics you'll read all year.

X-Factor Forever #3

Sun, May 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Factor Forever" loses some steam at the halfway point, but it still makes me miss Louise Simonson's "X-Factor."

Fables #95

Sat, May 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

A flashback to Snow White and Rose Red's childhood is nice, if slightly sedate.

Titans: Villains for Hire Special #1

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's nice to see a "Brightest Day" banner on a book that is about the methodical murder of a super-hero.

Adventure Comics #11

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

In which everything happens exactly as you expected.

Pantheon #2

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Pantheon" shows an improvement in issue #2, but it's still not quite there.

The Flash #2

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Flash" is fun so far, but so far it's also surprisingly predictable

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" kicks off with a strong stone age issue, and promises to just keep getting better.

Frenemy of the State #1

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Frenemy of the State" has a great concept and title, but it's a decidedly middle of the road debut.

X-Men: Hellbound #1

Sun, May 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Hellbound" #1 is almost all set-up for the rest of this mini-series, which means a slightly boring start but some potential later.

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