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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The Unwritten #2

Thu, June 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mike Carey and Peter Gross's "The Unwritten" mixes mystery, fantasy, and a love of books into the perfect synthesis of all three.

Batman: Streets of Gotham #1

Wed, June 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

In its debut, "Batman: Streets of Gotham" seems less the street-level version of a Batman title that we were promised, and more like an extension of Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen's run on "Detective Comics." Now with added Manhunter

War of Kings: Ascension #3

Tue, June 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest issue of "War of Kings: Ascension" shows the flipside of recent "War of Kings" events, which sounds good in practice but gets sluggish in places. Plus, Darkhawk tries to find his inner Hulk.

Toy Story: Mysterious Stranger #1

Fri, June 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

Most of the Boom! Kids line based on Disney properties have been dead-on accurate, but "Toy Story: Mysterious Stranger" is off to a lackluster start.

Batman #687

Wed, June 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

An epilogue to "Battle for the Cowl" might not have been so bad, had "Batman & Robin" #1 not already been released. Instead, it just feels like a step backwards.

Red Robin #1

Wed, June 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Red Robin" is off to an uneven start right out of the gate, but there's certainly potential in its destination.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #2

Tue, June 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers" is thoroughly silly, but in a nice and cute way.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires #1

Sun, June 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

What happens when vampires become the norm and slayers are the ones having to hide? "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Vampires" is set in the middle of the "Season Eight" stories and answers the question from the vampire perspect

The Best of Simon and Kirby

Sun, June 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

Do you think you've seen all of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's collaborations? "The Best of Simon and Kirby" is almost certainly going to prove you wrong, hitting just about every genre published.

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2

Sun, June 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis Aftermath: Run!" is all about a sad-sack villain trying to survive in a world that he clearly isn't suited for, and about the nature of super-villains in general.

Unknown Soldier #8

Sat, June 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Unknown Soldier" started off with a strong debut, but the problem of setting the title in a real-world situation is starting to show.

War of Kings #4

Tue, June 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"War of Kings" manages to be both a huge science-fiction war epic, and a quiet, personal story all wrapped up into one. How'd that happen?

Madame Xanadu #11

Sun, May 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

Michael Kaluta stops in for a few issues on "Madame Xanadu," and the end result is breathtakingly beautiful.

Northlanders #17

Sun, May 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Northlanders" uses a one-off story to portray a massive fight scene, but there's more to the comic than just that.

Trinity #52

Sat, May 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Trinity" comes to a close with more of an epilogue than a final chapter, but it's still a satisfying conclusion.

Supergirl #41

Sun, May 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Supergirl" wraps up its first major story under Sterling Gates, with an ending that makes you hope for an epilogue to smooth things over.

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3

Fri, May 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Batman: Battle for the Cowl" concludes with an ending that makes you feel a little bad for Tony Daniel, because the deck seems stacked against him.

Punisher #5

Fri, May 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Rick Remender's run on "Punisher" might be firmly set in the Marvel Universe, but it reminds me of Garth Ennis' "Punisher" MAX adults-only series.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #6

Tue, May 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Umbrella Academy: Dallas" wraps up with a bang—both literal and metaphorical—and with interesting changes for the team.

Hulk #12

Tue, May 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Hulk" dishes up more dumb fun, but having the other Defenders in the mix with the Red Hulk somehow makes it more entertaining than normal.