Stranger Bedfellows, by John Ostrander

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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13 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    Right-wing pundit hacks don't have to sit anything out if Obama gets the nomination. They may not endorse anyone, but they can still go on the attack. We see this taking form already, with all the hand-wringing about a "cult of personality" as if the Bush fratboy didn't have one; at least this time the personality has substance and eloquence behind it.

  2. mike baron says:

    What is this, the Keith Olbermann Show?

  3. Scavenger says:

    "at least this time the personality has substance and eloquence behind it."Well, at least eloquence. I'm still waiting to see true evidence of substance. (Don't get me wrong, I'll take the eloquence alone…it'll be absolute joy to be able to not flinch in embarrassment when the leader of the country steps up to a microphone.)

    • Elayne Riggs says:

      Oh, he's got enough substance. A number of blogs have looked into and cataloged his record so far in the Senate. While it's certainly not a lefty voter's dream, it's pretty decent, and he has a very successful record in convincing the opposition to help push through legislation without watering down that legislation, which is practically miraculous.

  4. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Michael Berube says polls in some "insignificant" states show that if Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, McCain wins. If Obama wins the Dem nom, Obama wins.

  5. Glenn Hauman says:

    If I was simply a mean spirited jackass…No, John– you're so much more complex than that.Coultbaugh? Well, they certainly aren't Limber…

  6. Rick Oliver says:

    Despite what anyone may think of Rush or Ann (and I try to think of them as little as possible), the fact remains that a significant percentage of the Republican "base" may not vote for McCain unless his opponent is the anti-Christ (Hillary Clinton). The religious right can't stand him, and the faction within the "small" government group that believes in faith-based math will never forgive him for the mortal sin of voting against a tax cut. Look for McCain to choose a southern Evangelical as his running mate — and then pray that McCain doesn't die in office if he's elected.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Pray to whom?I have a hard time understanding how so many Republicans will vote for Obama over McCain, but I appreciate the fact that there is such a body of the electorate. My biggest problem with McCain — and I have many — is that he's flip-flopped on virtually every significant moderate issue, selling his soul to the Religious Right for the nomination. What attracted so many people to McCain eight years ago was his ability to stand up to the forces of evil and to talk straight while doing it. Now, he goes down to anybody who'll deliver the vote. Straight talk indeed.

      • Rick Oliver says:

        Pray to the deity of your choice. My personal favorite is Nug, the god of irony and practical jokes. As for the religious right, I don't think they'll vote for Obama. I think they'll stay home if it's McCain vs. Obama. And as for John McCain, he certainly has become the oldest practitioner of the world's oldest profession.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      And Nader has announced, the grinch.