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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Doctor Who Annual 2010

Wed, July 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doctor Who Annual 2010" is a mixed bag, but there are some good elements that should make a fan happy.

The Sixth Gun #2

Tue, July 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Fresh off its Free Comic Book Day debut, "The Sixth Gun" wastes no time with its second issue.

Young Allies #2

Sat, July 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Young Allies" reminds me a lot of early "Young Avengers" and "New Warriors" issues, and that's a good thing.

JSA All-Stars #8

Sat, July 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

"JSA All-Stars" continues to reshape itself into a much more interesting book than where it first began.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #1

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

Don't get fooled by the title, the Young Avengers are finally back.

X-Men #1

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

The latest "X-Men" #1 has a perfectly reasonable opening, aside from playing coy about the word "vampire."

Hellboy: The Storm #1

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Hellboy: The Storm" begins the conclusion to the Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo storyline, and with a bang at that.

X-Campus #1

Sat, July 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Didn't we already see this, and it was called "X-Men: Misfits" instead?

Justice League of America #46

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" and "Justice Society of America" start up a new crossover, but so far it's less than interesting.

Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip #1

Thu, July 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Beyond the gimmick, there's not enough oomph in "Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip" to carry it forward.

New Avengers: Luke Cage #3

Thu, July 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

An uncharacteristically weak script from John Arcudi and a fill-in artist drawing some pages means a poor finale.

Wonder Woman #600

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

There's something for everyone in "Wonder Woman" #600, but overall it's not as strong as one would hope.

Action Comics #890

Wed, June 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

No Superman? No problem.

X-Factor #206

Mon, June 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Factor" finishes its "Second Coming" tie-in with not so much a bang, but a thud.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #2

Fri, June 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

The stories are slight, but still a joy to read.

The Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc #1

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

Crime noir Killer Croc.

American Vampire #4

Thu, June 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

"American Vampire" slays the competition.

Fantastic Four #580

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

A mixture of fun short-term plot, serious long-term plot, and a big shift in status quo. That's how I like my comics.

Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Legion of Super-Heroes" is feeling oddly slow despite an expanded page count.

Age of Heroes #2

Mon, June 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

"Age of Heroes" is less a collection of short stories, and more a group of teasers.