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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Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us #1

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

Chynna Clugston's high school dramedy returns, and it's just as sharp and biting as ever.

Secret Invasion: War of Kings #1

Tue, January 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

For a "War of Kings" novice, this one-shot sets the stage perfectly for Marvel's latest outer space epic.

Justice Society of America #22

Sat, January 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

18 issues later, "Thy Kingdom Come" finally ends, but with a bit more whimper than bang.

Incredible Hercules #124

Sat, January 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Incredible Hercules" continues to be the most entertaining book from Marvel that you're probably not actually reading.

Trinity #30

Sun, December 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, and company continue on their year-long trek through "Trinity" and end up spinning a fun alternate-universe comic not quite like any other.

Farscape #1

Sat, December 27th, 2008 | Category: Review

Boom! Studios brings "Farscape" creator Rockne O'Bannon on board to help helm their new mini-series, but so far it's not quite replicating the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" comic success.

Punisher: War Zone #3

Tue, December 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's rampage through "Punisher: War Zone" will remind you of their original "Punisher" 12-issue mini-series, and that's a fun thing.

Hellblazer #250

Thu, December 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

The short story proves harder to master than you might think, as five different creative teams help celebrate the 250th issue of "Hellblazer."

X-Men Legacy #219

Thu, December 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

Why "X-Men: Legacy" isn't really titled "The Adventures of Professor X" is still a mystery, as Carey turns out a competent but slightly forgettable story involving the Juggernaut.

Uncanny X-Men #505

Wed, December 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" tries to juggle perhaps one story too many at once, but the end result is still a good sight for sore eyes.

Larry Marder's Beanworld Holiday Special

Wed, December 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

It's been 15 years since "Tales of the Beanworld" #21, but Larry Marder's bizarre creation is no less charming now than it was then.

Justice League of America #27

Thu, December 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

It took the arrival of the Milestone Media cast of characters, but "Justice League of America" is finally starting to feel like a book really going somewhere.

Action Comics #872

Thu, December 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

The "New Krypton" crossover continues to be entertaining, but it's also starting to feel like one too many new elements are being inserted into a story that's nearing its conclusion.

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1

Sun, December 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's "Hellboy" collaborations continue, and it's even better than "Hellboy: Darkness Calls."

Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade #1

Sun, December 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones present an all-ages version of Supergirl, one that is actually more entertaining than her original counterpart.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1

Sun, November 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

"The Umbrella Academy: Dallas" picks up right where the introductory mini-series left off, and it's as strange and excellent as always.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #19

Sat, November 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

A very delayed release does the conclusion to the latest "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight"' storyline no favors at all.

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1

Fri, November 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

Most people would expect the main story in a one-shot special to be the attraction with the backup story the slightly forgettable one, but DC Comics decided to switch things up here.

Salt Water Taffy Vol. 2: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas

Tue, November 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

With the second volume of "Salt Water Taffy," Matthew Loux proves that the fun and excitement of the first installment was not a fluke.

Batman: Cacophony #1

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

Kevin Smith brings back his creation Onomatopoeia in a new mini-series, but was anyone besides Smith eager for Onomatopoeia's return?