Indiana Jones and the Secret to Adventure, 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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6 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    From every other review I've read, Karen Allen seems to be THE reason to see this movie.A propos of which, I never got into the old serials that much (other than tittering at Proctor & Bergman's J-Men Forever which used a lot of that footage) because they all just seemed to MALE, you know? Women were accessories or madonna-whore stereotypes. The cool thing for me about Indy the First was that Karen Allen's character wasn't the adjunct afterthought girlfriend. She still wasn't the lead, but she was more like a Dr. Who companion — capable, intelligent, a subject rather than an object — than like the women of the serials, who only existed for the sex or love fantasies of the presumably male viewer.

  2. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    Obviously you've never seen Perils of Nyoka, Panther Woman of the Congo, or Zorro's Black Whip.

    • Alan Coil says:

      I've felt the sting of Zorro's Black Whip…wait—did I type that out loud?

    • Rick Taylor says:

      I always thought 'The Black Whip' was a great name for a heroine!;)

      • Mike Gold says:

        Well, DC had a male hero named The Whip — Flash Comics #1 (January 1940) through #55 (July 1944). Also had a shot in the recently-reprinted Big All-American Comic Book, and a left-over story was run off a year later in Sensation Comics #43.

      • Russ Rogers says:

        Let's make her a Catwoman sidekick. Put her in a Bright Pink Cat Costume (wasn't there a character like this on the old Batman TV show?) and give her a whip instead of a Cat-O-Nine-Tails. And instead of calling her, 'The Black Whip,' we'll call her … I'm sorry, I have to go, my wife needs something.