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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DMZ #50

Mon, February 15th, 2010 | Category: Review

"DMZ" hits 50 with an excellent look around the state of New York, offering something to old and new readers alike.

JSA All-Stars #3

Thu, February 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

"JSA All-Stars" is in a strange position thanks to odd scheduling, where its subplots are more interesting than the main story.

Batgirl #7

Thu, February 11th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Batgirl" is slowly finding its way, but it's not quite there yet.

Dark X-Men #4

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Dark X-Men" is continuing to be a fun read, but its nature as a secondary mini-series means that some of the focus is misplaced.

Strange #4

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

That was a strange ending. No pun intended.

New Mutants #10

Tue, February 9th, 2010 | Category: Review

At last! A purpose! Why did it take all the way until #10?

Sweet Tooth #6

Mon, February 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

With the start of the second "Sweet Tooth" storyline, this mixture of past and future is a strong opening installment.

Doom Patrol #7

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

Keith Giffen keeps throwing ideas at the wall, but I'm not sure any of them are going to stick.

Superman: World of New Krypton #12

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

At the end of the day, the thing I liked the most about "Superman: World of New Krypton" may surprise you.

Nova #34

Wed, February 3rd, 2010 | Category: Review

I'd like to think that we don't need any more, "and then two teams fight each other, one at a time" stories in comics.

Criminal: The Sinners #4

Tue, February 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

When an issue of "Criminal" is just ok, it's still head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Detective Comics #861

Sun, January 31st, 2010 | Category: Review

Jock steps in to draw three issues of "Detective Comics," and Rucka's script matches his new artist perfectly.

Justice League of America #41

Sun, January 31st, 2010 | Category: Review

James Robinson's "Justice League of America" starts building its new team, finally.

Superman #696

Sat, January 30th, 2010 | Category: Review

Not an awful lot happens in "Superman" this month, but it's still entertaining; doubly so with some great art.

Guardians of the Galaxy #22

Thu, January 28th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to show off solid, entertaining, outer-space super-hero stories.

Supergirl #49

Wed, January 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

So that's what "Supergirl" is like when the title is not trapped in crossovers.

X-Men Legacy #232

Tue, January 26th, 2010 | Category: Review

Nothing really progresses in the latest issue of "X-Men: Legacy," but as an extended series of fight and chase scenes it's not bad.

Fables #92

Sun, January 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Fables" goes for one of its patented side-stories, but this time the result is a little underwhelming.

Realm of Kings: Inhumans #3

Sun, January 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

"Realm of Kings: Inhumans" is getting a tiny bit by-the-numbers predictable, unfortunately.

Joe the Barbarian #1

Thu, January 21st, 2010 | Category: Review

"Joe the Barbarian" is off to a slightly slow start, but given the gist of the series, it makes sense.