John Ostrander: Writing Fiction – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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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4 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Nice job, John, except that you basically took my idea!


  2. Kyle G. says:

    Fiction doesn’t usually scare me as much as the reality of some elected officials.

  3. Jonathan (the other one) says:

    As the old saying has it, “Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense.”

  4. George Haberberger says:

    Just as a point of clarification: when Akin won the primary it was reported by the media that he was a Tea Party candidate. That was not true. He was not endorsed by the Tea Party. The Tea Party and Sarah Palin endorsed former state treasurer, Sarah Steelman. Akin however was supported by the Democratic party as the candidate that Claire McCaskill most wanted to run against by running negative ads about Steelman and another primary candidate, John Brunner.