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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The Best of Simon and Kirby

Sun, June 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

Do you think you've seen all of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's collaborations? "The Best of Simon and Kirby" is almost certainly going to prove you wrong, hitting just about every genre published.

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2

Sun, June 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis Aftermath: Run!" is all about a sad-sack villain trying to survive in a world that he clearly isn't suited for, and about the nature of super-villains in general.

Unknown Soldier #8

Sat, June 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Unknown Soldier" started off with a strong debut, but the problem of setting the title in a real-world situation is starting to show.

War of Kings #4

Tue, June 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"War of Kings" manages to be both a huge science-fiction war epic, and a quiet, personal story all wrapped up into one. How'd that happen?

Madame Xanadu #11

Sun, May 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

Michael Kaluta stops in for a few issues on "Madame Xanadu," and the end result is breathtakingly beautiful.

Northlanders #17

Sun, May 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Northlanders" uses a one-off story to portray a massive fight scene, but there's more to the comic than just that.

Trinity #52

Sat, May 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Trinity" comes to a close with more of an epilogue than a final chapter, but it's still a satisfying conclusion.

Supergirl #41

Sun, May 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Supergirl" wraps up its first major story under Sterling Gates, with an ending that makes you hope for an epilogue to smooth things over.

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3

Fri, May 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Batman: Battle for the Cowl" concludes with an ending that makes you feel a little bad for Tony Daniel, because the deck seems stacked against him.

Punisher #5

Fri, May 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Rick Remender's run on "Punisher" might be firmly set in the Marvel Universe, but it reminds me of Garth Ennis' "Punisher" MAX adults-only series.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #6

Tue, May 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Umbrella Academy: Dallas" wraps up with a bang—both literal and metaphorical—and with interesting changes for the team.

Hulk #12

Tue, May 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Hulk" dishes up more dumb fun, but having the other Defenders in the mix with the Red Hulk somehow makes it more entertaining than normal.

Booster Gold #20

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Booster Gold" seems determined to shed more sales figures with a dull and slightly pointless fill-in.

House of Mystery #13

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"House of Mystery" takes a brief detour to its old horror anthology roots, and while it's entertaining enough, regular readers of the new "House of Mystery" might be slightly frustrated.

Green Lantern Corps #36

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

Have you heard the phrase about everything hitting the fan? That's a good way to describe the latest issue of "Green Lantern Corps."

Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1

Wed, May 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Battle for the Cowl: The Network" seems to have a better idea than most on what "Battle for the Cowl" should be like, but the conclusion of this one-shot seems a little too simple.

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Three #1

Tue, May 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

As "Astro City: The Dark Age" returns, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson gently bring the reader back up to speed before all hell breaks loose.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #25

Mon, May 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

Even as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" wraps up a long-term subplot, it's hard to not itch for the series to start gaining momentum again.

The Flash: Rebirth #2

Wed, May 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Flash: Rebirth" is an all right comic, but it feels odd to be calling an issue of "The Flash" a little... slow.

Phonogram: The Singles Club #2

Sat, May 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Phonogram: The Singles Club" continues with its second spotlight character, in a way that lets you enjoy this comic on its own, or as part of a greater whole.

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