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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Adventure Comics #11

Fri, May 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

In which everything happens exactly as you expected.

Pantheon #2

Thu, May 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Pantheon" shows an improvement in issue #2, but it's still not quite there.

The Flash #2

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Flash" is fun so far, but so far it's also surprisingly predictable

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" kicks off with a strong stone age issue, and promises to just keep getting better.

Frenemy of the State #1

Wed, May 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Frenemy of the State" has a great concept and title, but it's a decidedly middle of the road debut.

X-Men: Hellbound #1

Sun, May 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Hellbound" #1 is almost all set-up for the rest of this mini-series, which means a slightly boring start but some potential later.

Secret Six #21

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Secret Six" is telling its most disturbing story to date, and that's saying a lot.

House of Mystery #25

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Remove the gimmick from "House of Mystery" #25, and you unfortunately end up with an unmemorable issue.

Uncanny X-Men #524

Thu, May 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

Everything comes screeching to a halt in the latest "Second Coming" chapter, and it's a moment that might have gone over a bit later.

Batman and Robin #12

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Batman and Robin" turns the intensity up even higher, if such a thing is possible.

Hellboy in Mexico #1

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Hellboy in Mexico" is a little light on story, but it makes up for it in some of the smaller details.

Ghost Projekt #2

Wed, May 5th, 2010 | Category: Review

The story is starting to improve in "Ghost Projekt," but the big draw still remains the gorgeous art from Steve Rolston.

The Last Unicorn #1

Mon, May 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

If you've never read "The Last Unicorn" (nor seen the movie), this seems like a good way to start.

The Sixth Gun #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"The Sixth Gun" is the perfect hook to bring Free Comic Book Day readers back for more.

Fractured Fables (FCBD) #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

As a preview/advertisement for an upcoming "Fractured Fables" graphic novel, I'm not convinced I'd want to see more.

Fraggle Rock / Mouse Guard (FCBD) #1

Sun, May 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Archaia's Free Comic Book Day flip book is enough to entice you to check out both series it promotes.

Captain America #605

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Two Americas" comes to a surprisingly predictable conclusion, and that's not like Ed Brubaker.

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

It's the last issue of the mini-series, except it leads into May's mini-series, so it's not really the end at all.

Secret Warriors #15

Fri, April 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

One of the best things about "Secret Warriors" is that every issue seems to have a great payoff for the reader.

Justice Society of America #38

Wed, April 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue of "Justice Society of America" is an unpleasant read, but that has to do with the bleakness of the situation rather than the creative team's skills.