John Ostrander: My CBG

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. John,

    ‘In my life’ was the song I choose to narrate the video tribute to Don Thompson CBG’S soul along with his wife Maggie after he died. Wow…great minds…

    Thanks for writing this my friend, it meant a lot to me.

  2. mike weber says:

    …but they’re tearin’ down buildings that i watchem the build –
    time, just time.

    “Time” by Shel Silverstein

  3. mike weber says:


    …but they’re tearin’ down buildings that i watched them build –

    time, just time.