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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Strange Tales #2

Wed, October 7th, 2009 | Category: Review

Even the weakest stories in "Strange Tales" are merely good (rather than great), which is a great hit rate for an anthology.

Daredevil #501

Tue, October 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

Andy Diggle and Roberto de la Torre take over "Daredevil" in such a smooth manner that other new creative teams should take note.

Hulk #15

Mon, October 5th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ian Churchill's new style is the best his art has looked, but it doesn't quite fit with this book.

Blackest Night: Titans #2

Sun, October 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Blackest Night: Titans" is rapidly proving to be every negative pre-impression that you heard about the "Blackest Night" crossover.

Thunderbolts #136

Sun, October 4th, 2009 | Category: Review

Andy Diggle's "Thunderbolts" is fun, but I wish he'd been in charge when "Dark Reign" wasn't happening.

Astro City: Astra Special #1

Thu, October 1st, 2009 | Category: Review

Astra fans rejoice! One of the most popular "Astro City" characters returns to the spotlight, and age hasn't diminished her charms.

Fantastic Four #571

Thu, September 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Fantastic Four" continues to be exciting and fun over Jonathan Hickman's watch, even if the FF appear to all be on steroids.

Uncanny X-Men #515

Thu, September 24th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Uncanny X-Men" starts "Nation X" here, with a surprisingly thoughtful look at just what the team's new status quo means.

New Avengers #57

Tue, September 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"New Avengers" is entertaining, with another step forward in the power-stealing device, but it seems to be moving awfully slow.

Wednesday Comics #11

Fri, September 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

The weaker strips in "Wednesday Comics" are still on shaky ground, but the best pages are still worth the price of admission.

Punisher #9

Fri, September 18th, 2009 | Category: Review

I miss Jerome Opena's art, but "Punisher" under Rick Remender's scripting is still worth reading.

Mighty Avengers #29

Wed, September 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Mighty Avengers" is amusing, but it actually feels like it's juggling a little too much at once.

X-Men: Legacy Annual #1

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"X-Men: Legacy" kicks off its new direction, but don't expect a complete story in this Annual.

DMZ #45

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

What does a DMZ zone do with a nuclear weapon? Anything they want, of course.

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Dark Reign: Young Avengers" is entertaining, but it also feels a bit like a classy version of wheels spinning in place.

The Shield #1

Tue, September 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

Eric Trautmann and Marco Rudy turn "The Shield" into a modern war comic with surprising success.

Doom Patrol #2

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Doom Patrol" has nice ideas but still isn't quite clicking. On the bright side, the Metal Men second feature is still fun.

Green Lantern Corps #40

Thu, September 10th, 2009 | Category: Review

This issue of "Green Lantern Corps" might be a bit confusing for new readers, but there are rewards for those who've been around before now.

Immortal Weapons #2

Wed, September 9th, 2009 | Category: Review

Bride of Nine Spiders takes the center stage in this issue of "Immortal Weapons," which turns out to be a good old fashioned horror story.

Supergirl Annual #1

Tue, September 8th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Supergirl Annual" #1's two stories fill in gaps in both Supergirl's and Superwoman's lives, but the art holds everything else back.