Greg McElhatton

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, 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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Secret Warriors #20

Fri, October 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

A rushed opening and so-so art is not a good beginning to the end run on "Secret Warriors."

Curse of the Mutants: X-Men vs. Vampires #1

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Another X-Men event, another X-Men anthology comic, but this one isn't as strong as those which preceded it.

Avengers Prime #3

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Avengers Prime" runs the risk of being a little too chatty in places, but Alan Davis' pencils are so gorgeous it doesn't matter.

The Terminator: 1984 #1

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Didn't read "The Terminator: 2029" either? Don't worry, this sequel mini-series is still accessible and easy to follow.

Namor: The First Mutant #2

Thu, September 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

There's a lot of potential in a new Namor comic, but so far this seems to be missing the mark.

Justice Society of America #43

Wed, September 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

As "Justice Society of America" prepares for a new creative team, James Robinson gives the new status quo for Obsidian and the Starheart.

Superman/Batman #76

Fri, September 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's another flashback to "Batman R.I.P." and "Final Crisis," but the real reason to stick around is Marco Rudy's page layouts.

Legion of Super-Heroes #5

Fri, September 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Legion of Super-Heroes" is telling a classic Legion story here, and I mean that in a positive way.

Skullkickers #1

Fri, September 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Skullkickers" is a nice enough debut, but I feel like the book is only getting started when it hits "to be continued."

The Flash #5

Wed, September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue feels like a transition point towards next month's conclusion, but it's a fast-paced one at that.

Green Lantern Corps #52

Wed, September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

As we bid goodbye to penciler Ardian Syaf, it's a solid conclusion to Tony Bedard's first storyline.

Finding Nemo: Losing Dory #3

Wed, September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

This first storyline in "Finding Nemo" is good enough to be a sequel movie to the original.

Mickey Mouse and Friends #300

Wed, September 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

It feels childish at first, but the more I read of "Mickey Mouse and Friends" the more I found myself drawn in.

Thunderbolts #148

Sun, September 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's a day in the life of the Thunderbolts, now with added Shadowland.

DC Universe Legacies #5

Sun, September 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

As "DC Universe Legacies" moves into the realm of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," the book is picking up somewhat.

Birds of Prey #5

Fri, September 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

After its initial, exciting storyline, "Birds of Prey" feels slightly rushed this month.


Wed, September 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

The idea of a stone age CBGB is amusing, but this issue's lead story stretches on a bit too long.

X-Men #3

Tue, September 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Men" is serving up a solid little story that fits well with Fraction and Carey's X-Books.

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #2

Sun, September 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" is telling a story with a writer who has a lack of imagination, but I think it's inadvertently hitting too close to home.

Batman and Robin #14

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving ramp this storyline up and we get a large payoff from the last year of the title.