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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Punisher #9

Fri, September 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

I miss Jerome Opena's art, but "Punisher" under Rick Remender's scripting is still worth reading.

Mighty Avengers #29

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Mighty Avengers" is amusing, but it actually feels like it's juggling a little too much at once.

X-Men: Legacy Annual #1

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Legacy" kicks off its new direction, but don't expect a complete story in this Annual.

DMZ #45

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

What does a DMZ zone do with a nuclear weapon? Anything they want, of course.

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Dark Reign: Young Avengers" is entertaining, but it also feels a bit like a classy version of wheels spinning in place.

The Shield #1

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Eric Trautmann and Marco Rudy turn "The Shield" into a modern war comic with surprising success.

Doom Patrol #2

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Doom Patrol" has nice ideas but still isn't quite clicking. On the bright side, the Metal Men second feature is still fun.

Green Lantern Corps #40

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue of "Green Lantern Corps" might be a bit confusing for new readers, but there are rewards for those who've been around before now.

Immortal Weapons #2

Wed, September 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Bride of Nine Spiders takes the center stage in this issue of "Immortal Weapons," which turns out to be a good old fashioned horror story.

Supergirl Annual #1

Tue, September 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Supergirl Annual" #1's two stories fill in gaps in both Supergirl's and Superwoman's lives, but the art holds everything else back.

Sweet Tooth #1

Tue, September 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Sweet Tooth" has promise, but it's off to an awfully slow start.

Batman #690

Thu, September 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

Judd Winick and Mark Bagley's run starts winding down before it really even gets started.

Justice League: Cry for Justice #3

Thu, September 3rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Justice League: Cry for Justice" is improving slightly, but it's still got a long way to go.

Invincible Iron Man #17

Tue, September 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

"World's Most Wanted" may be ten issues long now, but it's still tense and exciting.

Superman #691

Mon, August 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Codename: Patriot" tries to end with a bang, but it's really more of a thud.

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.

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