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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R.E.B.E.L.S. #3

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Fans of "L.E.G.I.O.N.," "Negation," or any other space-based comic can rejoice, because this is just plain fun.

Justice League of America #32

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" tries to limp towards something approaching momentum, but fill-in issues and post-event tie-ins may have gotten in the way one too many times.

Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum #1

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum" is an all right first issue of a mini-series, but oddly enough... it's actually a one-shot.

Fables #83

Thu, April 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Great Fables Crossover" begins not with a bang, but more of a thud.

Action Comics #876

Wed, April 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

A year of "Action Comics" without Superman is still getting rolling, but so far it's an enjoyable read.

Incognito #3

Tue, April 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips take a bad situation and both resolve it and make it worse at the same time. And somehow, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

War of Kings: Ascension #1

Mon, April 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

In "War of Kings: Ascension" #1, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning don't make it clear exactly who you're supposed to be cheering for.

House of Mystery #12

Mon, April 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

"House of Mystery" continues to get better every issue, as it offers up answers at a surprising rate, while still generating new questions.

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2

Thu, April 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Tony Daniel continues his story about the void caused by Batman's death, but this mini-series feels like a retread of stories that were more enjoyable the first time around.

The Warlord #1

Thu, April 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Mike Grell dusts off his old creation "The Warlord" for DC Comics, but is there really a demand for this title to come back?

Captain Britain and MI:13 #12

Tue, April 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Captain Britain and MI: 13" may be halfway through a storyline, but this issue is as exciting a spot as any to jump on board.

Agents of Atlas #3

Mon, April 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Agents of Atlas" tells stories set in both the past and the present in a strong manner, but you can't help but wish that it would just stick with one or the other.

Franklin Richards: April Fools!

Wed, April 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Marvel's latest "Franklin Richards" special is, unsurprisingly, pretty darn funny.

Battle for the Cowl: Oracle: The Cure #1

Tue, March 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Battle for the Cowl: Oracle: The Cure" has connections to "Batman," "Final Crisis," and "Birds of Prey," but forgets to actually make its lead character semi-competent.

Usagi Yojimbo #119

Tue, March 31st, 2009 | Category: Review

"Usagi Yojimbo" finishes up its own take on zombies, and Sakai's long-eared ronin warrior is as charming as ever.

The Incredibles: Family Matters #1

Mon, March 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Incredibles: Family Matters" is certainly a fun and successful tie-in, but it understandably can't hit the heights of the original movie.

Uncanny X-Men #507

Tue, March 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

One cannot help but get the impression with this issue of "Uncanny X-Men" that things are about to go from bad to worse for our favorite mutants.

The Outsiders #16

Tue, March 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

The latest incarnation of "The Outsiders" begins to pick up the action, and it's a not bad if slightly slow debut.

Azrael: Death's Dark Knight #1

Sun, March 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Fabian Nicieza and Frazer Irving introduce a new Azrael, and the result brings back good memories of the previous incarnation of the character.

Booster Gold #18

Sun, March 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Dan Jurgens's first storyline comes to a conclusion and shows promise for more to come.