John Ostrander: Holding Out For A Hero

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. George Haberberger says:

    “It does make me question. If Maher is so blind on this, how much else is he blind about and that I ignore because they fall into my own prejudices and beliefs.”

    This is one of the most insightful things you’ve ever written. And don’t worry, I know it applies to me also.

    “He speaks up on topics and takes positions with which I agree – such as climate change.”

    On his most recent show he referenced the record-breaking heat in Arizona as proof of climate change. Yes, it is hot. Yes, it broke the record. Except the previous record was from 1905, (115°). Why was it so hot then? Was that evidence of climate change?

  2. Carl Fink says:

    Bill Maher is an antivaccine activist and a germ theory of disease denier. (He also denies those things, but his actual positions are clear.) He is neither rational nor capable of recognizing he is wrong.

    He’s a successful comedian, nothing more.