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 1787-1806 of 1898

Uncanny X-Men #500

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

For the first time in years, "Uncanny X-Men" feels like it's back in its prime, while still remaining modern.

Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection

Tue, July 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

The bulk of Scott McCloud's "Zot!" comes back into print, and it's probably one of the more charming learning-processes to be published in comics.

Age of Bronze #27

Mon, July 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

Eric Shanower's multi-award-winning series releases another issue, and is unsurprisingly as great as always. Learning "The Iliad" in high school was never this exciting.

Captain America: White #0

Fri, July 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale finally reunite for another of their "color" mini-series, but their "zero" issue feels like a shakedown cruise gone astray.

Booster Gold #1000000

Thu, July 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz conclude their year writing "Booster Gold" with a belated "DC One Million" tie-in, but more importantly an emotional issue that makes me really wish they'd sign back on board for more issues.

Legion of Super-Heroes #43

Wed, July 9th, 2008 | Category: Review

Jim Shooter's run on "Legion of Super-Heroes" has spent seven issues moving towards this point, but the moment comes off surprisingly lackluster.

House of Mystery #3

Thu, July 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

The story-within-a-story for "House of Mystery" still doesn't seem to fit with the greater whole, but it's hard to complain when the main story is so entertaining.

Batman #678

Thu, July 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

"Batman: R.I.P." goes down the proverbial rabbit hole, here, making Grant Morrison's "Batman" its strangest yet. At the same time, though, it's also at its most compelling.

The Immortal Iron Fist #16

Sat, June 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and David Aja tease us with what should have been a fantastic lead-in to their next story, but is instead their final issue on the book.

Uncanny X-Men #499

Fri, June 27th, 2008 | Category: Review

A so-so ending to a story that, while good, feels like Brubaker was stalling to reach next month's milestone issue.

X-Factor #32

Sun, June 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

Peter David closes out one chapter of the new "X-Factor" and begins another one, with good if slightly rushed results.

Checkmate #27

Thu, June 19th, 2008 | Category: Review

Two issues into Bruce Jones's debut as the new writer of "Checkmate", and it couldn't be further from what we've seen on the book so far.

Nana, Vol. 10

Wed, June 11th, 2008 | Category: Review

What started as an odd-couple situation continues to blossom into so much more, the most fantastic soap opera meets punk rock story you could imagine.

Trinity #1

Wed, June 4th, 2008 | Category: Review

It's a slow start for DC's new weekly series, but the character building sequences alone are worth the price of admission, and holds great potential for the year to come.

Aria, Volume 2

Tue, June 3rd, 2008 | Category: Review

Kozue Amano's transformation of Mars into an otherworldly Venice, complete with canals and gondolas, is so enchanting you'd want to move there.

Cat Eyed Boy, Vol. 1

Fri, May 30th, 2008 | Category: Review

One of the masters of Japanese horror comics merges the anthology-with-host comic with the traveling-nomad-encountering-horror comic, with bizarre and fun results.

Final Crisis #1

Wed, May 28th, 2008 | Category: Review

After a year's lead in, "Final Crisis" finally debuts... not with a bang, but rather a whimper.

Studio Space: The World's Greatest Comics Illustrators At Work

Tue, May 27th, 2008 | Category: Review

Half-art-book, half-interview-collection, "Studio Space" is an impressive and daunting undertaking that ultimately tries to be two different books simultaneously and doesn't quite hit the mark with either.

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.