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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Birds of Prey #127

Fri, February 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Tony Bedard finishes up his main story well enough, but the end of the series itself arrives a little too abruptly.

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 1

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Naoki Urasawa's take on Osamu Tezuka's classic "Astro Boy" story both manages to become its own distinctly different story, and utterly brilliant.

Astonishing Tales #1

Sun, February 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

It may have a different title, but "Astonishing Tales" #1 is really just another outing of "Marvel Comics Presents" -- and there's very little astonishing about this comic, either.

Adventure Comics #0

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

Otto Binder and Al Plastino's introduction of the Legion of Super-Heroes is still charming, although "Superman" readers might be more excited by the back-up feature.

The Mighty #1

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Mighty" is yet another "realistic" take on super-heroes, but this first issue is a cut above most.

X-Force #11

Thu, February 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Force" dips into the past for what is a surprisingly interesting take on forgotten and discarded characters in the Marvel Universe's present day.

Justice Society of America #23

Sun, February 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns's final "Justice Society of America" story returns to Black Adam, with a slightly slow but promising first installment.

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

Sun, February 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

As "Marvels: Eye of the Camera" moves closer to the present day, the larger point of this return to Phil Sheldon's life is more clear—and more exciting too.

Legion of Super-Heroes #50

Thu, January 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Fans of Jim Shooter and Francis Manapul's run on "Legion of Super-Heroes" will be insulted when they discover an entirely different creative team on the final issue of the series.

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe

Wed, January 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe" isn't just a clever subtitle for this latest "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novel, it's also fairly apt for what's the most nuanced installment to date.

Hellblazer #251

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Peter Milligan's first issue of "Hellblazer" starts off slow, but there's potential for what's to come.

Green Lantern #37

Sun, January 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue Lanterns all collide with Sinestro as the prize, and it's hard to not see the upcoming "The Blackest Night" story on the horizon.

Thunderbolts #128

Tue, January 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Andy Diggle and Roberto de la Torre start assembling their all new Thunderbolts team, plus a guest-appearance by a certain brand-new President of the United States.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #2

Tue, January 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

I don't know who at Marvel thought we needed an adaptation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, but that person deserves a huge raise.

Booster Gold #16

Thu, January 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Dan Jurgens brings "Booster Gold" back up to its old levels of fun with which Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz had infused the book.

Action Comics #873

Wed, January 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

"New Krypton" comes to a close, with an ending that is actually more interesting in what's to come, rather than what happens.

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.

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