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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Wed, September 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

The idea of a stone age CBGB is amusing, but this issue's lead story stretches on a bit too long.

X-Men #3

Tue, September 14th, 2010 | Category: Review

"X-Men" is serving up a solid little story that fits well with Fraction and Carey's X-Books.

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #2

Sun, September 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" is telling a story with a writer who has a lack of imagination, but I think it's inadvertently hitting too close to home.

Batman and Robin #14

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving ramp this storyline up and we get a large payoff from the last year of the title.

Batman: Odyssey #3

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

I have no idea who the target audience is for this book. I'm not sure there is one.

Green Lantern #57

Thu, September 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns tries to squeeze the Star Sapphires into the new greater Lantern cosmology. It's a little forced, but almost works.

Secret Six #25

Mon, September 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

The new "Secret Six" is good, but it feels a little too compressed in places.

1 Month 2 Live #1

Mon, September 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

"1 Month 2 Live" has a lot of good talent lined up, but a lackluster beginning.

JSA All-Stars #10

Fri, September 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

The latest "JSA All-Stars" is suffering from middle child syndrome. Or something like that.

Brightest Day #9

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

When even the other characters in the comic find the plot hard to swallow, something has gone wrong.

Scarlet #2

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The art in "Scarlet" is beautiful, but I can't help but feel like we've read this story before.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #20

Thu, September 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

Red Lantern rings and Brainiac and Lobo, oh my!

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #3

Wed, September 1st, 2010 | Category: Review

"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" #3 isn't as strong as the earlier issues, but even then it's still entertaining.

Guarding the Globe #1

Sat, August 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

I hate to say it, but the fake advertising campaign for "Guarding the Globe" was more amusing than the real thing.

X-Men Legacy #239

Fri, August 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

The new "X-Men Legacy" story is one that you might enjoy more in theory than practice.

Thor #613

Thu, August 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Considering the title is just biding time until Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry arrive, "Thor" has been a pleasant read.

Outsiders #32

Thu, August 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

There's no nice way to say this: "Outsiders" is a big mess.

Muppet Show #9

Thu, August 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Statler and Waldorf in love. (No, not with each other.) Need I say more?

Curse of the Mutants: Blade #1

Thu, August 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Curse of the Mutants: Blade" isn't bad, but feels unnecessary.

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Wed, August 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Legion of Super-Heroes" continues to provide good old-fashioned fun.