John Ostrander: Run, Squad, Run!

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 Response

  1. Iñigo says:

    I loved the movie. As you said, Mr. Ostrander, it’s not perfect but hardly any movie is. Some people don’t go to see a movie and just enjoy it, they go to find what’s wrong with it. Some people just don’t enjoy themselves and that doesn’t speak bad of a movie, speaks bad of themselves. But now that it’s like a trend or something, it’s hip. You read a ‘critic’ review and you adopt that even if you don’t know the guy who wrote it. If I have the feeling I won’t enjoy a show, I simply don’t go, I don’t need to torture me for two hours. As for Suicide Squad, it is a different comic book movie in different aspects and when you risk that much you might not lose everything but you also won’t hit it out of the park everytime. But it tries and for the most part, it delivers. One thing is certain, we have non comic book people making movies and that shows. But there’s also a lot of comic book guys involved, fighting to represent the medium these wonderful stories came from and it also shows. I would call that a win. I watched SS two times but I could easily have watched it another two. Now let’s wait for the blu-ray.