John Ostrander: Odder Ends 2014

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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  1. mike weber says:

    As of Saturday, 12/27/14, my candidates for “Best animated film i saw all year” and “Best Marvel film i saw all year” have become the same.

    I took Helen and the granddaughters to see Big Hero 6.

    (Given the trailers i’ve seen for Inside Out, BTW, i think we’ve got another year where the big Disney release is a better Pixar film than the Pixar release…)


    Capaldi’s Doctor reminds me a little too much of Three, who is probably my least-favourite Doctor of the ones i’ve actually seen enough of to get a feel for the characters.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Yeah, good call on Moffat, John. Perhaps he’s overworked? For example, I figured out “Missy” was the Master by the 3rd or so episode. And to tell you the truth, I was bored by her. Plus, the Cyberman weren’t all that scary–though I suppose the point was to focus on Danny Pink.

    Did absolutely love the “cameo” by the Brigadier, though!

    Love Zoe Saldana (she’s gotten flack about playing Nina Simone by some because she’s “not black enough,” btw)…but how about what’s her name, the woman who was in 12 YEARS A SLAVE for Amanda Waller?

    Btw, how do you feel about all your work on STAR WARS being cancelled out? Personally, I’d be pissed as hell. Oh, well, that’s corporations for you.

  3. angela says:

    Zoe Saldana is tied to Marvel. I like her but she has gotten the opportunity to play almost every black female character (the few that are available) there is.

    I am happy with Cynthia Addai-Robinson from Arrow as Amanda Waller, who happened to have coincidentally played Zoe Saldana’s mother in the film Colombiana.