John Ostrander on… The Substitute!

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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2 Responses

  1. Jarrod Buttery says:

    He did a mighty fine job of completely summing up the Australian election campaign in just seven minutes!

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    I think he did an excellent job under E-normous pressure, too, John. And I caught his last turn (for now) in the driver’s seat of THE DAILY SHOW last night, which was terrific!