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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One-Pound Gospel, Vol. 1

Wed, May 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

Dusted off for a new edition, "One-Pound Gospel" is still surprisingly charming, even if it doesn't seem entirely sure at first just what it's trying to be.

Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2

Tue, May 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

The Legion slowly shifts from being a group of super-brats into, shockingly, heroes. And even better, it's vastly entertaining no matter which of the two it is.

Infinity Inc. #9

Tue, May 13th, 2008 | Category: Review

An ill-selling book attempts to revamp itself, but "Infinity Inc." attempts to look more like every other superhero comic on the market. It's disastrous.

True Story, Swear to God #11

Mon, May 12th, 2008 | Category: Review

Tom Beland's book is charming as always, telling the story of his real-life romance, but at times one can't help but wish that it moved a bit faster.

Justice League of America #20

Sun, May 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Possibly the first time Dwayne McDuffie's run on the book isn't editorially mandated, and which shows a hint of promise for him eventually writing his own stories.

Pearls Before Swine: The Crass Menagerie

Thu, May 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

A collection of "Pearls Before Swine" is fun in its own right, but the annotations and extras from Stephan Pastis push this into must-own territory.

Ganges #2

Wed, April 23rd, 2008 | Category: Review

In a line full of high-quality books, Kevin Huizenga's "Ganges" is the absolute pinnacle, and something that belongs in every comic reader's collection.

Batman and the Outsiders #6

Mon, April 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

In a revamped book where everything has supposedly changed, the only real difference seems to be a slower pace with slightly difference faces.

Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Hourman and the Python

Fri, April 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Another pair of exciting pulp noir adventures in this series, and with a surprisingly successful brief step into the world of superheroes.

Young Avengers Presents #3

Tue, April 8th, 2008 | Category: Review

A nice enough sidestep for the characters, but the format isn't doing readers or creators any favors.

Benny and Penny: Just Pretend

Sun, March 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

A beautifully illustrated children's comic that's perfect for younger readers.

Translucent #3

Sun, March 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

A disease that turns people translucent is used as a metaphor for wanting to hide in a surprisingly effective way.