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

Showing results 1776-1795 of 1933

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1

Fri, November 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

Most people would expect the main story in a one-shot special to be the attraction with the backup story the slightly forgettable one, but DC Comics decided to switch things up here.

Salt Water Taffy Vol. 2: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas

Tue, November 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

With the second volume of "Salt Water Taffy," Matthew Loux proves that the fun and excitement of the first installment was not a fluke.

Batman: Cacophony #1

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

Kevin Smith brings back his creation Onomatopoeia in a new mini-series, but was anyone besides Smith eager for Onomatopoeia's return?

Fables #78

Wed, November 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

Bill Willingham shows that "Fables" still has life in it after the war, as things proceed to get nasty for our heroes in a very rapid way.

Dungeon Monstres Vol. 2: The Dark Lord

Sun, November 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

The "Dungeon" saga unleashes another "Dungeon Monstres" book, which fills in a big plot hole from the overall series, but isn't quite as new-reader friendly as the earlier "Dungeon Monstres" book was.

Terra #1

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

After a long wait, the new Terra finally gets her own mini-series, and it's off to a solid start.

Fairy Tail Vol. 4

Thu, November 6th, 2008 | Category: Review

Hiro Mashima's fantasy epic owes itself a little bit to computer games, but it's so astoundingly fun it will make you wish that those games were as good as this.

Sandman: The Dream Hunters #1

Wed, November 5th, 2008 | Category: Review

Ten years after Neil Gaiman originally wrote the "Sandman: The Dream Hunters" novella, P. Craig Russell adapts it into comics, and the end result makes it feel brand new all over again.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

Mon, November 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

"Amazing Spider-Man" finally tackles the mystery of the new super-hero Jackpot, but the conclusion to the story turns out to be nothing short of underwhelming.

Northlanders #11

Thu, October 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Northlanders" kicks off its third storyline, which runs a little slight on plot but promises a lot of excitement.

Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: Review

Mike Mignola returns to drawing "Hellboy" for this one-shot story, and it's everything you'd expect from the comic. (That's a good thing.)

Hulk #7

Sat, October 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Hulk" continues to be simultaneously one of the best-drawn and simplest books at Marvel Comics, even with two new pencillers on board.

Final Crisis: Submit #1

Thu, October 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

A better description of this issue is "Final Crisis" #3.5, as Grant Morrison finally shows us what happened between the release of the Anti-Life Equation, and our heroes starting to rally back together to fight.

X-Factor #36

Tue, October 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

The art has settled down and the story has kicked into high-gear, making it a good time to give "X-Factor" a shot if you haven't already.

Young X-Men #7

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Young X-Men" begins to move into its new direction, but the overall pace still feels like everyone involved is swimming through molasses.

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2

Fri, October 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns and George Perez create a story squarely aimed at fans of the original incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The great thing is, "Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds" isn't forgetting about new readers too.

Moresukine: Uploaded Weekly From Tokyo

Wed, October 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

Dirk Schwieger explores Japan by performing requests from the readers of his blog, but the stories are almost frustrating in their brief nature.

Top 10 Season Two #1

Thu, October 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

Zander Cannon and Gene Ha return to "Top 10" and show that they can step into Alan Moore's shoes quite admirably.


Tue, September 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly begin telling twelve short stories about different cities across North America, but what "Local" ends up becoming is one of the most affecting and realistic transformation stories you'll read all year.

Vagabond VizBig Edition Volume 1

Sun, September 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

With a three-volume omnibus edition now available, there's no reason left to not try what is assuredly one of the absolute best comics being published today.