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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Booster Gold #26

Fri, November 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Booster Gold" uses up all the extra pages this month in a "Blackest Night" tie-in that features a rather apt guest hero as well as undead villain.

Batman and Robin #6

Thu, November 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

A slightly disappointing issue of "Batman and Robin," but even here there still glimmers of excellence.

Dark X-Men #1

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

I was a little dubious about a "Dark X-Men" mini-series, but this first issue shows a lot of potential.

Immortal Weapons #4

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Immortal Weapons" continues to prove itself to be more entertaining than anyone would have thought.

Deadpool #899

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

There are some good bits in "Deadpool Team-Up," but it's not half as funny as it promises to be.

Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #1

Tue, November 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

This "Fables" spin-off mini-series is off to a fun start, but it's a shame no one thought to better coordinate it with the parent title.

Doom Patrol #4

Wed, November 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Doom Patrol" has its least amount of gloom yet. . . just in time for "Blackest Night." No, that wasn't a joke.

Astonishing X-Men #32

Wed, November 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Astonishing X-Men" isn't bad, but thanks to its earlier terminal lateness, it's turned into a book that doesn't feel important.

X-Factor #50

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Factor" has its future storyline lurch towards a conclusion, even as it looks ahead to the upcoming "X-Factor" #200.

Batman #692

Thu, October 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Tony Daniel's first issue as writer/artist of "Batman" is already a step up from "Battle for the Cowl."

New Mutants #6

Wed, October 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"New Mutants" kicks into high gear with the coming of Necrosha, as Zeb Wells continues his take on Cypher and Warlock.

Green Lantern #47

Wed, October 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

The main tie-in book to "Blackest Night" continues to entertain on multiple levels.

X-Necrosha #1

Tue, October 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The three participating books in "X-Necrosha" show what they've got in store with zombie mutants, and there's some fun stuff up ahead.

Superman/Batman #65

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

Peter Johnson and Matt Cherniss write "Superman/Batman" with an overly-familiar story, but the art here is lovely.

Azrael #1

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

The writing in "Azrael" makes me want to read more, but the artist choice isn't right for the script.

The Incredible Hulk #603

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Incredible Hulk" makes both Skaar and Daken interesting. Bet you didn't think that was even possible.

Rin-ne Vol. 1

Mon, October 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Rin-ne" may feel a bit familiar to people who've read Rumiko Takahashi's past comics, but the book is so charming it's hard to mind.

The Incredible Hercules #136

Mon, October 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Incredible Hercules" is even better than your friends are telling you. And that's before you include gods giving each other wedgies.

Blackest Night: Batman #3

Mon, October 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

Of all the spin-off "Blackest Night" mini-series so far, it's Batman that turns out to have the winner.

Nomad: Girl Without a World #2

Wed, October 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

When I think "comic written by Sean McKeever starring a teen hero," this is the kind of quality I automatically expect.

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