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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Air #1

Fri, August 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

The first issue of "Air" drops, and seems determined to mystify and stall its readers. But in today's market, is that really a smart thing?

Young X-Men #5

Thu, August 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

The first story arc of "Young X-Men" comes to a close, but we're still nowhere near getting to know these characters.

The Punisher #61

Thu, August 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

After five years of Garth Ennis' run on the mature readers version of "The Punisher," a new writer comes on board, and the end result is unsurprising in its disappointment.

Franklin Richards: Summer Smackdown! #1

Mon, August 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulos' latest "Franklin Richards" one-shot is so funny, you'll be begging for more.

Booster Gold #11

Sun, August 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Chuck Dixon's two-issue story of time-traveling consequences is entertaining, but after last month's issue, couldn't have possibly happened at a worst possible time.

Final Crisis: Revelations #1

Sat, August 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka returns to his creation Crispus Allen, in what feels like an attempt to better define the role of the Spectre.

Astonishing X-Men #26

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis gets up to full speed on "Astonishing X-Men" while Simone Bianchi already begins to run out of gas.

Teen Titans #61

Mon, August 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Sean McKeever is rebuilding the broken down "Teen Titans" comic, and so far it seems to be working.

Detective Comics #847

Thu, August 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen attempt to make Hush an interesting character, and with some success.

X-Men: First Class #14

Mon, August 4th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jeff Parker and Roger Cruz’s retro story in "X-Men: First Class" doesn’t break any new ground, but is still fun.

Reign in Hell #1

Sun, August 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Keith Giffen's "Reign in Hell" brings to mind mid-'90s Vertigo mini-series, but not in a good way.

Superman #678

Mon, July 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

James Robinson's second issue of "Superman" is stronger than the first, but the consistency and pacing of this story is still akin to molasses.

Justice League of America #23

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

Dwayne McDuffie's "Justice League of America" run finally begins to heat up, even as it runs over familiar territory and Meltzer's dangling plotlines.

Uncanny X-Men #500

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

For the first time in years, "Uncanny X-Men" feels like it's back in its prime, while still remaining modern.

Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection

Tue, July 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

The bulk of Scott McCloud's "Zot!" comes back into print, and it's probably one of the more charming learning-processes to be published in comics.

Age of Bronze #27

Mon, July 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Eric Shanower's multi-award-winning series releases another issue, and is unsurprisingly as great as always. Learning "The Iliad" in high school was never this exciting.

Captain America: White #0

Fri, July 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale finally reunite for another of their "color" mini-series, but their "zero" issue feels like a shakedown cruise gone astray.

Booster Gold #1000000

Thu, July 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz conclude their year writing "Booster Gold" with a belated "DC One Million" tie-in, but more importantly an emotional issue that makes me really wish they'd sign back on board for more issues.

Legion of Super-Heroes #43

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jim Shooter's run on "Legion of Super-Heroes" has spent seven issues moving towards this point, but the moment comes off surprisingly lackluster.

House of Mystery #3

Thu, July 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

The story-within-a-story for "House of Mystery" still doesn't seem to fit with the greater whole, but it's hard to complain when the main story is so entertaining.

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