John Ostrander: Bad Things

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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8 Responses

  1. I’m listening to In A Metal Mood right now. It’s some kind of amazing.

  2. Otaku-sempai says:

    Bad or Weird?

    1. The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) – David Carradine stars in a post-apokalyptic remake of Yojimbo.

    2. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) – Ken Russell’s modern retelling of the Bram Stoker tale, starring Hugh Grant.

    3. Rock & Rule (1983) – Rock-and-roll, animated fable with songs by the likes of Cheap Trick and Debbie Harry.

  3. Rich Lane says:

    I love Pat Boone’s album. When I was charged with making the soundtrack for the minutes between class changes at our high school, I put his version of “Crazy Train” right in the middle of it. I loved watching the students roll their eyes.

  4. mike weber says:

    “Get Crazy” – “Rock’n’Roll High School” with a budget.

    Director Alan Arkush confirms it will never be on DVD – apparently the original sound elements are lost.

    • Mike Gold says:


      I’ve got a Japanese laserdisc version — English with Japanese subtitles along the side. That actually seems to enhance the experience. I’ve transferred it to DVD. One of the greatest movies of all time. John turned me onto it back when the Earth cooled.

      • mike weber says:

        Susan and i went to see it in the theatres the week it opened.
        I can haz copy of that DVD, pleez?

  5. The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    The Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  6. Sean D. Martin says:

    You didn’t mention that it’s a TATTOOED Pat Boone in leather.

    Yeah, you heard me.