John Ostrander: The Last Word On That Movie

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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7 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    As I said before, Joss Whedon is God! :-)

    AMEN to all you said, John.

  2. Duane B says:


  3. Russ Rogers says:

    I’ve been a fan of Joss Whedon since “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog,” combining TWO of my guily pleasures, Comic Books and American Musicals! And doing much more successfully than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. BTW, did you hear that Bono is now the RICHEST musician in the world? (He invested $90 million in facebook before it went public.)

    • Sean D. Martin says:

      Actually, Bono’s previous net worth was estimated around $150 million and the gains made on “his” Facebook investment are shared with his partners in the venture capital group he’s part of. Reports are his net worth may close to double, but that still leaves him well short of McCartney’s net worth which is a bit shy of $1 billion.

      Yeah, a shame when facts get in the omigod hype.

  4. Martha Thomases says:

    I agree with you about Michael Bay, but he did a television commercial (and I can’t remember what for, which means it wasn’t effective) where he said everything was awesome, and I loved that.

    • Sean D. Martin says:

      Anytime someone recognizes their excesses and pokes fun at themselves is enjoyable. I don’t care for Bay’s movies, but I give him a nod for knowing what he is.

  1. May 20, 2012

    […] John Ostrander on why Joss Whedon was the key to The Avengers’ box office success, and why he’s not an interchangable cog, that anyone directing and co-writing would’ve made it a hit. However, Hollywood is still entrenched in their thinking of The Way Things Are Done, and anything that proves them wrong is just a fluke. Even if it keeps happening over and over again. This entry was posted in Movies/TV by TonyCollett. Bookmark the permalink. […]