JOHN OSTRANDER: Targeted Audiences

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. Kyle G. says:

    I hadn’t thought of it this way before. Another route I’ve never understood is what would happen if Marvel or DC opened their own shops. Of there some kind of conflict if Marvel turns a section or converts a whole disney store into a Marvel store and sell their comics. trades and toys directly to consumers?

  2. Unshaven Comics would never get into previews. We’ve found selling direct to consumers, if only at cons… makes our wares collectable. Until we go digital. Of course we’re small bananas… and the whole previews distribution system is unfair, and forces small shops to sit on inventory, thus racking up debt. Boo.