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. Martha Thomases says:

    GET CRAZY is one of my favorites, too, and Arkush is severely underrated, imo. A few years ago, we went to see it at a Malcolm McDowell festival at Lincoln Center. The woman who curated it actually apologized for showing it! The nerve! I think Arkush put Paul Bartel in all his films.

  2. Mike Gold says:

    When Chicago's PBS station, WTTW, first aired Monty Python's Flying Circus the booth announcer actually apologized for the broadcast. He was one of those extremely elitist classical music disc jockeys. Of course, I didn't handle that very well — I made a conditional $10,000 pledge if they'd nail his tongue to the floor during the next Begging For Dollars break.