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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2 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    I always thought that, if capitalism is based on the human trait of greed, communism was supposedly based on the human trait of the desire to share. I don't think greed is any more or less of a trait than the sharing impulse, we're just socialized (at least once we're out of the sandbox) to value the former more than the latter, to the detriment of us all.I've always thought of myself as a corporate cog; secretaries are rarely anything more than widgets. But I've made my career out of being relatively indispensable, so I suppose that's something.

  2. Alan Coil says:

    Hypothesis—A tentative explanation that accounts for a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation. Precursor to a theory.Theory—A set of statements or principles, repeatedly tested or widely accepted, devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena.Pet peeve. (One of many.)