John Ostrander: TV Superheroes Come and Go

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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3 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    I watched the first ten minutes (or so) of the first episode of “Supergirl” and i think the last time i encountered such naturalistic dialog was in a George Lucas script.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    John, I got a little thrill when I heard J’onn J’onzz use her name, but I SO wish you and she had gotten credit for it .

  3. Bob Harrison says:

    John, I had the same reaction for you when they shot Amanda. Thanks for sharing this.