John Ostrander: Double Your Pleasure

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.

2 Responses

  1. Good double bills include pairing a movie about a real life event or person, be paired with a documentary about the same thing.

    To get more creative with the drama/documentary pairing : Rashomon and My Kid Can Paint That. Both which involve stories where the truth my never be fully knowable, and people trying to tell these stories are deeply troubled by it.

  2. Duane B says:

    “Pollock” and “Lust for Life”?