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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Kid Colt #1

Wed, July 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

This "Kid Colt" one-shot is really a compilation of four eight-page installments, and that original format didn't do this story any favors.

The Outsiders #20

Tue, July 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

It's a rare misstep from Peter J. Tomasi in a story that really took too long for an introduction to the latest "The Outsiders" revamp.

Supergirl #43

Sat, July 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest issue of "Supergirl" makes me happy for the appearance of New Krypton, because it makes stories like this possible.

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5

Thu, July 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds" finally crosses the finish line, but it's easy to forgive with such a satisfying conclusion.

Incognito #5

Tue, July 21st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Incognito" nears its conclusion, but it's no less enthralling; if anything, it's even more so, now.

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1

Wed, July 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps" tackles two familiar Lanterns and one new addition, but these origin stories don't quite spark enough interest.

North 40 #1

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Avoiding overly decompressed stories is an admirable goal, but Aaron Williams and Fiona Staples seem to go too far the other direction in "North 40."

New Mutants #3

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Zeb Wells definitely seems to understand the old "New Mutants" title, but the question still remains on if this can be more than a nostalgia trip.

Doctor Who #1

Tue, July 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

In this first issue of IDW's ongoing "Doctor Who" series, Tony Lee and Al Davison absolutely nail the current television show's look and feel.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #6

Sun, July 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

"R.E.B.E.L.S." continues to be a wildly entertaining space opera that showcases Tony Bedard's skills as a writer.

X-Men Legacy #226

Fri, July 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Legacy" gets pulled into the crossover between "Dark Avengers" and "Uncanny X-Men" and the result is solid enough.

Wednesday Comics #1

Wed, July 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Wednesday Comics" doesn't just live up to the hype, it actually surpasses it. It really is that cool.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #26

Tue, July 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" seems to be finding its footing again, but it's easy to feel a little lost.

The Mighty #6

Mon, July 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

I was worried "The Mighty" might lose steam with the loss of Peter Snejbjerg, but it's just as, um, mighty as ever.

Batman Confidential #31

Sun, July 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Batman Confidential" begins to introduce a monstrous Russian bear, but this story is slow-moving if beautiful.

Batman and Robin #2

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison's new book isn't just "Batman" with a fancy title, it really is about "Batman and Robin" in more than one meaning of the phrase.

Cable #16

Tue, June 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

With the crossover completed, we start to get the ramifications -- but will they be long-lasting?

The Last Days of Animal Man #2

Mon, June 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Last Days of Animal Man" is entertaining, but that exposition dump in the middle is painful.

Astonishing X-Men #30

Sun, June 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Astonishing X-Men" finishes up its first storyline under Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi, but the only astonishing thing is how much steam this book has lost.

X-Men Forever #2

Sun, June 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men Forever" is one of those rare series that makes you wonder why, exactly, it's being published.