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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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.

Fables #75

Sat, September 20th, 2008 | Category: Review

As Bill Willingham wraps up the war between Fabletown and the Homelands, a new status quo appears to take its place and promises an interesting new set of problems for the cast of "Fables."

Secret Six #1

Sun, September 7th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Secret Six" graduates to an ongoing series, and so far is off to a solid start.

Short-Tempered Melancholic and Other Stories

Thu, August 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

This collection of Arina Tanemura's early short stories is fun and frothy, as well as a good reminder that not all stories need to run for hundreds or thousands of pages.

Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Lindbergh Child

Tue, August 26th, 2008 | Category: Review

Rick Geary branches out from the Victorian Era to tell the story of the kidnapping of the Lindbergh Baby, and in doing so does justice to one of the creepier potentially-unsolved murders of the 20th century.

X-Factor Special: Layla Miller #1

Sun, August 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

This second "X-Factor Special" takes a break from the regular title's narrative, but in such a way that will make the comic's fans not care about spending an extra dollar.

Air #1

Fri, August 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

The first issue of "Air" drops, and seems determined to mystify and stall its readers. But in today's market, is that really a smart thing?

Young X-Men #5

Thu, August 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

The first story arc of "Young X-Men" comes to a close, but we're still nowhere near getting to know these characters.

The Punisher #61

Thu, August 21st, 2008 | Category: Review

After five years of Garth Ennis' run on the mature readers version of "The Punisher," a new writer comes on board, and the end result is unsurprising in its disappointment.

Franklin Richards: Summer Smackdown! #1

Mon, August 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulos' latest "Franklin Richards" one-shot is so funny, you'll be begging for more.

Booster Gold #11

Sun, August 17th, 2008 | Category: Review

Chuck Dixon's two-issue story of time-traveling consequences is entertaining, but after last month's issue, couldn't have possibly happened at a worst possible time.

Final Crisis: Revelations #1

Sat, August 16th, 2008 | Category: Review

Greg Rucka returns to his creation Crispus Allen, in what feels like an attempt to better define the role of the Spectre.

Astonishing X-Men #26

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis gets up to full speed on "Astonishing X-Men" while Simone Bianchi already begins to run out of gas.

Teen Titans #61

Mon, August 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Sean McKeever is rebuilding the broken down "Teen Titans" comic, and so far it seems to be working.