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

Showing results 1605-1624 of 1971

JSA All-Stars #1

Sat, December 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

"JSA All-Stars" has a more manageable cast size than the old "Justice Society of America" book, but we'll see how it goes from here.

Uncanny X-Men #518

Wed, December 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Emma Frost says it's all about her, even as simmering subplots move to the foreground.

Image United #1

Sun, November 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

It's an interesting idea, but at the end of the first issue it's still more stunt and less story.

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Sun, November 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Killing off half your cast isn't a surefire way to stir up your comic, but in this case it seems to have worked.

Blackest Night #5

Wed, November 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Middle issues are often where things slow down, and while "Blackest Night" does that for a bit, it's already picking the pace back up for a good cliffhanger.

X-Men Legacy #229

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Legacy" is currently telling good old-fashioned superhero stories, and I'm down with that kind of fun.

Supergirl #47

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue of "Supergirl" isn't really about Supergirl at all, but that said it is still enjoyable.

Mighty Avengers #31

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

At the end of the day, "The Unspoken" ends with an uninspired fight scene.

Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1

Wed, November 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Realm of Kings: Inhumans" is giving the political intrigue I was hoping for; with any luck, it won't devolve into fight scenes.

Adventure Comics #4

Wed, November 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

In what is surely to be the strangest "Blackest Night" tie-in, the joke is getting a little old.

Realm of Kings #1

Tue, November 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Realm of Kings" kicks off here, but is it wrong that I'm feeling a little event fatigued?

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.