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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Hulk #12

Tue, May 19th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Hulk" dishes up more dumb fun, but having the other Defenders in the mix with the Red Hulk somehow makes it more entertaining than normal.

Booster Gold #20

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Booster Gold" seems determined to shed more sales figures with a dull and slightly pointless fill-in.

House of Mystery #13

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

"House of Mystery" takes a brief detour to its old horror anthology roots, and while it's entertaining enough, regular readers of the new "House of Mystery" might be slightly frustrated.

Green Lantern Corps #36

Sun, May 17th, 2009 | Category: Review

Have you heard the phrase about everything hitting the fan? That's a good way to describe the latest issue of "Green Lantern Corps."

Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1

Wed, May 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

"Battle for the Cowl: The Network" seems to have a better idea than most on what "Battle for the Cowl" should be like, but the conclusion of this one-shot seems a little too simple.

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Three #1

Tue, May 12th, 2009 | Category: Review

As "Astro City: The Dark Age" returns, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson gently bring the reader back up to speed before all hell breaks loose.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #25

Mon, May 11th, 2009 | Category: Review

Even as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" wraps up a long-term subplot, it's hard to not itch for the series to start gaining momentum again.

The Flash: Rebirth #2

Wed, May 6th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Flash: Rebirth" is an all right comic, but it feels odd to be calling an issue of "The Flash" a little... slow.

Phonogram: The Singles Club #2

Sat, May 2nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Phonogram: The Singles Club" continues with its second spotlight character, in a way that lets you enjoy this comic on its own, or as part of a greater whole.

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5

Thu, April 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

The penultimate issue of "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk" is mostly a transition piece to get the characters to the conclusion, but it's an awfully entertaining transition.

Superman #687

Thu, April 30th, 2009 | Category: Review

Renato Guedes provides stunning visuals to James Robinson's latest "Superman" issue starring Mon-El.

Detective Comics #853

Mon, April 27th, 2009 | Category: Review

The conclusion of "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is strong, but in a position where it can't possibly live up to expectations.

Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Sun, April 26th, 2009 | Category: Review

Readers jumping on board because of the "War of Kings" are bound to be a little confused by this jumble of an issue.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #3

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

Fans of "L.E.G.I.O.N.," "Negation," or any other space-based comic can rejoice, because this is just plain fun.

Justice League of America #32

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" tries to limp towards something approaching momentum, but fill-in issues and post-event tie-ins may have gotten in the way one too many times.

Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum #1

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 | Category: Review

"Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum" is an all right first issue of a mini-series, but oddly enough... it's actually a one-shot.

Fables #83

Thu, April 16th, 2009 | Category: Review

"The Great Fables Crossover" begins not with a bang, but more of a thud.

Action Comics #876

Wed, April 15th, 2009 | Category: Review

A year of "Action Comics" without Superman is still getting rolling, but so far it's an enjoyable read.

Incognito #3

Tue, April 14th, 2009 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips take a bad situation and both resolve it and make it worse at the same time. And somehow, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

War of Kings: Ascension #1

Mon, April 13th, 2009 | Category: Review

In "War of Kings: Ascension" #1, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning don't make it clear exactly who you're supposed to be cheering for.