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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Black Widow: Deadly Origin #2

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Black Widow: Deadly Origin" mixes the past and present together, but for those who read closely, you'll be well rewarded.

Punishermax #2

Thu, December 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Punishermax" is almost like reading a mature readers "Ultimate Kingpin" origin, but in this case I'm offering that up as a compliment.

New Avengers Annual #3

Tue, December 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

New Avengers Annual" #3 is all right, if you don't mind it not needing to be an Annual or that it spoils another, yet-to-be-published comic. Oops.

Nation X #1

Tue, December 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Nation X" is another one of the mutant anthology mini-series that Marvel likes so much, but it doesn't quite hit its mark.

Superman: World of New Krypton #10

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

What happens when a stagnant society refuses to change?

Strange #2

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

For a character that no one post-Steve Ditko has made terribly interesting, Mark Waid and Emma Rios are giving their best shot.

Black Widow and the Marvel Girls #1

Mon, December 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Black Widow and the Marvel Girls" is one of the odder books I've seen in a while, but the one thing it's missing is a point.

JSA All-Stars #1

Sat, December 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

"JSA All-Stars" has a more manageable cast size than the old "Justice Society of America" book, but we'll see how it goes from here.

Uncanny X-Men #518

Wed, December 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Emma Frost says it's all about her, even as simmering subplots move to the foreground.

Image United #1

Sun, November 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

It's an interesting idea, but at the end of the first issue it's still more stunt and less story.

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

Sun, November 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Killing off half your cast isn't a surefire way to stir up your comic, but in this case it seems to have worked.

Blackest Night #5

Wed, November 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

Middle issues are often where things slow down, and while "Blackest Night" does that for a bit, it's already picking the pace back up for a good cliffhanger.

X-Men Legacy #229

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Legacy" is currently telling good old-fashioned superhero stories, and I'm down with that kind of fun.

Supergirl #47

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue of "Supergirl" isn't really about Supergirl at all, but that said it is still enjoyable.

Mighty Avengers #31

Mon, November 23rd, 2009 | Category: Review

At the end of the day, "The Unspoken" ends with an uninspired fight scene.

Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1

Wed, November 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Realm of Kings: Inhumans" is giving the political intrigue I was hoping for; with any luck, it won't devolve into fight scenes.

Adventure Comics #4

Wed, November 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

In what is surely to be the strangest "Blackest Night" tie-in, the joke is getting a little old.

Realm of Kings #1

Tue, November 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Realm of Kings" kicks off here, but is it wrong that I'm feeling a little event fatigued?

Booster Gold #26

Fri, November 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Booster Gold" uses up all the extra pages this month in a "Blackest Night" tie-in that features a rather apt guest hero as well as undead villain.

Batman and Robin #6

Thu, November 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

A slightly disappointing issue of "Batman and Robin," but even here there still glimmers of excellence.