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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Blackest Night: Superman #1

Wed, August 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Superman" goes exactly where you'd expect, only at half the speed.

JSA vs. Kobra #3

Tue, August 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

"JSA vs. Kobra" makes me wish that Eric Trautmann had taken over "Justice Society of America" when Geoff Johns left.

Cable #17

Sun, August 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Cable" blinks first after last month's cliffhanger, as Duane Swierczynski seems determined to see how long the status quo can remain.

Marvel Divas #2

Sun, August 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ignore the annoying title. "Marvel Divas" is a remarkably fun comic.

Fables #87

Fri, August 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

With the big crossover behind it, "Fables" has definitely found its mojo again.

Adventure Comics #1

Wed, August 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, and Clayton Henry successfully show that both Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes have a place in today's comic market.

Black Panther #7

Mon, August 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

As novelist Jonathan Maberry comes on board "Black Panther," fans of Christopher Priest's run might find something they like.

House of Mystery #16

Mon, August 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

After last issue's explosion of plot, "House of Mystery" suddenly slows to a crawl, but with a thoroughly enjoyable story-within-a-story.

The Red Circle: The Hangman #1

Sat, August 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Red Circle" event kicks with "The Hangman," but hopefully the remaining characters will have a slightly less cliché origin to be told.

War of Kings #6

Tue, August 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

"War of Kings" has an explosive conclusion, but be warned that there's still an epilogue issue a month away.

Northlanders #19

Tue, August 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj knock this latest "Northlanders" two-parter out of the park.

Superman #690

Thu, July 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Superman" #690 is titled "The Setup" but it's really half setup, half stalling tactic.

Kid Colt #1

Wed, July 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

This "Kid Colt" one-shot is really a compilation of four eight-page installments, and that original format didn't do this story any favors.

The Outsiders #20

Tue, July 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

It's a rare misstep from Peter J. Tomasi in a story that really took too long for an introduction to the latest "The Outsiders" revamp.

Supergirl #43

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest issue of "Supergirl" makes me happy for the appearance of New Krypton, because it makes stories like this possible.

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5

Thu, July 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds" finally crosses the finish line, but it's easy to forgive with such a satisfying conclusion.

Incognito #5

Tue, July 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Incognito" nears its conclusion, but it's no less enthralling; if anything, it's even more so, now.

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1

Wed, July 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps" tackles two familiar Lanterns and one new addition, but these origin stories don't quite spark enough interest.

North 40 #1

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Avoiding overly decompressed stories is an admirable goal, but Aaron Williams and Fiona Staples seem to go too far the other direction in "North 40."

New Mutants #3

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Zeb Wells definitely seems to understand the old "New Mutants" title, but the question still remains on if this can be more than a nostalgia trip.

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