JOHN OSTRANDER: Perverse Pleasures

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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9 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    The last Flash Gordon movie does this for me. Bore worms and all.

  2. mike baron says:

    Jack Webb Sings Burt Bacharach remains one of my faves.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    I wouldn't mind seeking out the soundtrack to The Return of Captain Invincible, if there is one… I'm still trying to process the idea of Mary being a heavy metal fan…

  4. John McCarthy says:

    Vampire lesbians. And more cheese than the state of Wisconsin? Just the description makes me cringe.I may have to buy it myself. It would go on the shelf next to Shatner singing Rocket Man.But, you didn't like The Untouchables? THAT'S far more disturbing. Independance Day I can understand. . .

  5. michael j norton says:

    John you have turned me on to some of the best stuff ever. Mostly your own writings. Suicide Squad, Star Wars…you're great. But now you've reached god-hood. I mean, you can actually stand Pat Boone's singing for 30 seconds? Anyhow, now I must go and find a copy of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, because I'm not a christian and it'll make every christian I know squirm. LOL-Michael

  6. Russ Rogers says:

    Nice. I really enjoy Frankenstein Mobster. I liked him in Munden's; I'm enjoying him here. I don't know Vampirella all that well. Her comment about men not looking at her face all that much seems disingenuous considering her costume. If you get annoyed by men staring at your cleavage, don't wear cleavage that goes past your navel. I've always thought that Vampirella was something of an exhibitionist, that she not only gets a thrill out it, but she sees her sexy outfits as part of her allure and personal power. I was surprised to learn that Trina Robbins helped with the initial design of the costume!…This reads like a series of daily strips. Both the dimensions of the page and the flow of the story say "Daily" to me. Is that how it was written, how you intended it to be read? If so, would it be too difficult to present this as ComicMix's first Daily?

  7. Anonymous says:

    From Mark Wheatley -I've been traveling for the past week and have not had access to the internet. But to answer your question – yes – this was originally designed as a daily strip and no – ComicMix is not quite ready to run daily comics – yet!As for Vampi's remark about eye contact – she comes from another planet and on DRACULON her outfit would cause no comment because they all dress like that.