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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Nova #14

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nova and Beta Ray Bill team up to take down the pirate Skaarn, and their first stop is the Celestial head called Knowhere, courtesy Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon in "Nova" #14.

Green Arrow #29

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 brings multiple elements of their storyline together as "The Outsiders War" continues, and a hero falls in battle.

Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Wolverine and the X-Men" #1 kicks off the new school-based series courtesy Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar, but this first issue is off to a slightly lackluster start, even with Quentin Quire front and center.

Starlight #1

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

What happens after the earthling goes to a distant planet, saves the world, and then returns home? It's forty years later in "Starlight" #1 and Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's opening is surprisingly touching and welcoming.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty's "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" #2 feels like a genuine sequel to the "Serenity" film; fans of it and "Firefly" finally have a comic that's well worth their money.

Batman/Superman #8

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman/Superman" #8 has Greg Pak and Jae Lee kick off the "First Contact" crossover, finally uniting Batman and Superman with Huntress and Power Girl. And so far, it's off to a good start.

Superman #28

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Superman" #28 has Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth present a strange mixture of floating doors, multi-million dollar buyouts, a psychic Lois Lane and the Outsiders, but none of it clicks together.

Furious #2

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Furious" #2 has Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos's story of a hero with rage issues smash its way forward, and the combination of emotional and physical reasons behind her explosions ends up quite intriguing.

Guardians of the Galaxy #12

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Trial of Jean Grey" continues in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #12, but Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's latest installment is feels like they're stalling for time before next month's conclusion.

Wolverine and the X-Men #42

Wed, February 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron is joined by a host of past artists to close down "Wolverine and the X-Men" #42, as many of the existing students graduate, while we get a glimpse of a possible future of the school too.

Fables #138

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

With one year left, "Fables" #138 touches base with Geppetto once more. And if you think Bill Willingham and Russ Braun are going to show a happy reformed conqueror, you're well mistaken.

Animal Man #28

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

As the series starts to wind to a close, "Animal Man" #28 has Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque wrap up the Brother Blood storyline, even as the book doesn't lose sight of its focus on family.

Avengers World #3

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Avengers World" #3 shifts the action to Madripoor, but the spotlight is solely on Shang-Chi's battle against Gorgon.

Amazing X-Men #4

Mon, February 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Amazing X-Men" #4 has beautiful visuals from Ed McGuinness as the adventure in the afterlife continues, but Jason Aaron's story feels uncharacteristically slow and drawn out.

Batwoman #28

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batwoman" #28 is having Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun pick up some steam with the Wolf Spider storyline, although the domestic side of the book feels a little out of the blue.

EGOs #2

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

With "EGOs" #2, Stuart Moore and Gus Storms' story of a literal army of one fighting a living galaxy has finally and completely charmed me, even as things go hideously wrong.

Abe Sapien #10

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Abe Sapien" #10 has Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and Max Fiumara continue to turn up the horror levels in the book, as monsters both unnatural and human alike move through Arizona.

X #10

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"X" #10 has Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen reinvent a foe from the old "X" series, and having never experienced Carmine Tango before, he feels fresh and original to this new reader.

The Mercenary Sea #1

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Mercenary Sea" #1 shows a lot of promise from Kel Symons and Mathew Reynolds with adventures on the high seas, but both story and art could use a gentle smoothing out.

Swamp Thing #28

Thu, February 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

The new status quo kicks off in "Swamp Thing" #28, even as Charles Soule and Javier Pina finally give us the origin of Swamp Thing's ally Caupcine. The issue is a little slow, but the setup is intriguing.