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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Justice Society of America #30

Thu, August 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

It feels like the new "Justice Society of America" creative team is still finding its footing, here, although there are a couple of amusing moments.

Nova #28

Thu, August 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

It doesn't matter if you're relatively new to Marvel's space characters, "Nova" eagerly welcomes new readers.

Dark Avengers #8

Tue, August 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The X-Men's secret plan is finally revealed, and those who find the Dark Avengers annoying might appreciate the beat down that's about to happen.

The Red Circle: The Web #1

Mon, August 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Red Circle: The Web" trots out another one of the characters licensed from Archie, but once again, there's little you haven't already seen.

Ex Machina #44

Mon, August 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

As "Ex Machina" prepares for its endgame, the answers start coming for anyone who's still around to listen.

Batman: Streets of Gotham #3

Thu, August 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Batman: Streets of Gotham" still doesn't feel as off-beat and different as advertised, but it's proving to be entertaining.

X-Factor #47

Thu, August 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Factor" is feeling a little too disjointed as its cast is spread out a bit too far in space and time.

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.

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