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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Demo, Volume 2 #5

Sun, June 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

This issue of "Demo" is probably the simplest to date, but at the same time it's surprisingly effective.

Thor and the Warriors Four #3

Sun, June 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Thor and the Warriors Four" may not have the deepest of plots, but it's so adorable that who really cares?

JSA All-Stars #7

Sun, June 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

With the first storyline over, "JSA All-Stars" is starting to come back around.

Adventure Comics #12

Thu, June 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Paul Levitz takes over "Adventure Comics," but his story is slightly undone by the art.

The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1

Tue, June 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

Readers of Marvel's cosmic space books will find a lot to love here, but new readers might take extra time to fully get on board.

X-Men: Blind Science #1

Sat, May 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Blind Science" has a good core idea, but some bad characterization is hard to ignore.

Northlanders #28

Thu, May 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Serving almost as an epilogue to "The Plague Widow," the new "Northlanders" closes out its strongest epic to date.

X-Force #27

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ten pages of punching manages to feel dull, somehow, but the second half has some pep to it.

Justice League: Generation Lost #2

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Maxwell Lord's scheme continues to unfold, but it feels more like set-up than anything else.

Green Lantern Corps #48

Wed, May 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Tony Bedard and Adrian Syaf's first issue of "Green Lantern Corps" is utterly average in just about every way.

X-Men Legacy #236

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Second Coming" enters its second half, but it feels like a story that's losing a bit of steam.

Superman: War of the Supermen #3

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

"Superman: War of the Supermen" is finally heating up, even as the inevitable conclusion is around the corner.

The Spirit #2

Sat, May 22nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The second issue of "The Spirit" shows some improvements in the writing, but the art isn't quite as jaw-dropping this time.

Invincible Iron Man #26

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

A mixture of super-villains and corporate takeovers works far better than you may think.

Batman: Streets of Gotham #12

Thu, May 20th, 2010 | Category: Review

The start of a two-parter focusing on C-list villain the Carpenter is pleasantly fun, even with a surprise pair of scripters.

Brightest Day #2

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Brightest Day" is still a big jumble of storylines, one that's yet to gain cohesiveness.

Zatanna #1

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Zatanna" kicks off with a great first act to a magical show.

Saturn Apartments Vol. 1

Wed, May 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

Hisae Iwaoka's story of window washers in space is one of the best comics you'll read all year.

X-Factor Forever #3

Sun, May 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Factor Forever" loses some steam at the halfway point, but it still makes me miss Louise Simonson's "X-Factor."

Fables #95

Sat, May 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

A flashback to Snow White and Rose Red's childhood is nice, if slightly sedate.