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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Secret Six #7

Tue, March 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

The "Secret Six" ongoing series ends its first storyline, with some nice bits peppered throughout to make it all worthwhile.

Cable #12

Mon, March 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Cable" seems to be biding its time for now, but this issue's look into Hope's mind almost makes the slow pace of the series worth it.

Conan the Cimmerian #8

Sun, March 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Conan the Cimmerian" starts a new story, but it feels like everything stops just as we're getting warmed up.

Jack of Fables #31

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Jack of Fables" has all the right elements and ideas, but there's still something that just isn't clicking.

Teen Titans #68

Thu, February 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Teen Titans" seems to ignore the past two issues in order to provide a curiously upbeat story... set in Hell.

Superman #685

Thu, February 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

If the latest issue of "Superman" is supposed to make readers excited about "Superman: World of New Krypton," it has a curiously flat way of going about it.

Stormwatch: PHD #19

Thu, February 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

A little goes a long way in the Wildstorm Universe's new bleak, post-apocalyptic nature, and doubly so with the latest incarnation of "Stormwatch."

X-Factor #40

Wed, February 25th, 2009 | Category: Review

After last month's shock ending, "X-Factor" goes for a more introspective, quiet issue, and the result is much more pleasing.

Supergirl #38

Fri, February 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle continue to make "Supergirl" fun again, which is always a pleasant surprise.

Birds of Prey #127

Fri, February 20th, 2009 | Category: Review

Tony Bedard finishes up his main story well enough, but the end of the series itself arrives a little too abruptly.

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 1

Mon, February 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Naoki Urasawa's take on Osamu Tezuka's classic "Astro Boy" story both manages to become its own distinctly different story, and utterly brilliant.

Astonishing Tales #1

Sun, February 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

It may have a different title, but "Astonishing Tales" #1 is really just another outing of "Marvel Comics Presents" -- and there's very little astonishing about this comic, either.

Adventure Comics #0

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

Otto Binder and Al Plastino's introduction of the Legion of Super-Heroes is still charming, although "Superman" readers might be more excited by the back-up feature.

The Mighty #1

Fri, February 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Mighty" is yet another "realistic" take on super-heroes, but this first issue is a cut above most.

X-Force #11

Thu, February 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Force" dips into the past for what is a surprisingly interesting take on forgotten and discarded characters in the Marvel Universe's present day.

Justice Society of America #23

Sun, February 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns's final "Justice Society of America" story returns to Black Adam, with a slightly slow but promising first installment.

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

Sun, February 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

As "Marvels: Eye of the Camera" moves closer to the present day, the larger point of this return to Phil Sheldon's life is more clear—and more exciting too.

Legion of Super-Heroes #50

Thu, January 29th, 2009 | Category: Review

Fans of Jim Shooter and Francis Manapul's run on "Legion of Super-Heroes" will be insulted when they discover an entirely different creative team on the final issue of the series.

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe

Wed, January 28th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe" isn't just a clever subtitle for this latest "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novel, it's also fairly apt for what's the most nuanced installment to date.

Hellblazer #251

Tue, January 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

Peter Milligan's first issue of "Hellblazer" starts off slow, but there's potential for what's to come.

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