John Ostrander, WriterBot 3000

John Ostrander

John Ostrander started his career as a professional writer as a playwright. His best known effort, Bloody Bess, was directed by Stuart Gordon, and starred Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, William J. Norris, Meshach Taylor and Joe Mantegna. He has written some of the most important influential comic books of the past 25 years, including Batman, The Spectre, Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Suicide Squad, Wasteland, X-Men, and The Punisher, as well as Star Wars comics for Dark Horse. New episodes of his creator-owned series, GrimJack, which was first published by First Comics in the 1980s, appear every week on ComicMix.

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  1. mike weber says:

    Fritz Leiber’s “wordmills” that completely replace writers, in The Silver Eggheads sorta might be applicable here, and then there was Harry Harrison’s short story, of a time when comic books are produced by machines, about the death of the last real comic artist.

    (Harrison started out as a comic artist, in partnership with Wally Wood; they employed Roy Krenkel as an assistant…)