Episode 26 – “John Ostrander”

Show Notes: This episode Nicki and I catch up with one of our favorite writers, and humans- John Ostrander. We met “Uncle John” several years back at MidSouthCon and immediately became friends. He’s a legendary comics creator who’s worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant, as well as First Comics– which was his first comics gig. He’s been a playwright, director, and actor– and almost a priest..! Just before Covid struck he filmed a cameo scene as Dr. Fitzgibbon for the upcoming “The Suicide Squad” movie by James Gunn which will be released in theaters and HBO Max on August 6, 2021.

I apologize for the technical glitch towards the first half of the episode- we had a storm blow through and I got kicked off of Zoom. But as all actors know, the show must go on- and it did!

John Ostrander on Twitter@JohnFOstrander1

“The Suicide Squad” movie websitewww.thesuicidesquad.net

John on Comic Mix (columnist)www.comicmix.com/author/john-ostrander

John Ostrander: Writing Rules (Comic Mix) – www.comicmix.com

John on Word Balloon podcast (“Hexer Dusk”)www.wordballoon.blogspot.com

Nicki’s websitewww.fangirlwednesday.com

My art websitewww.linworkman.com

Superman Celebration (Metropolis, IL)www.supermancelebration.net

MidSouthCon (Memphis, TN)www.midsouthcon.org

Have Geek Will Travel interview (geek blog) www.havegeekwilltravel.com














Theme: Silly Bank Heist” by Steve Oxen. Additional music by David Fesliyan.

©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission.

Movie quotes from 101soundboards.com, moviewavs.com, and thesuicidesquad.net.

Run time: 1hr 39min 26sec

John playing doctor with Michael Rooker– “No glove, no love!”

John with pal James Gunn.

The Suicide Squad” movie by James Gunn.

Suicide Squad” comic- Amanda Waller AKA “The Wall“.

The John F. Ostrander Federal Building in “Suicide Squad” is a large commercial building located in Midway City. The top levels of building serves as a surveillance station for ARGUS. (Film location661 University Avenue, at College Street, Toronto, Canada)

John Ostrander, Temporary Celebrity!Suicide Squad pre-party. (Click here for John’s review of the 2016 “Suicide Squad” movie.)

Lin with Justin Hartley, Gail Simone, Phil Morris, John Ostrander, and Mary Mitchell – Metropolis, IL.

Metropolis Superman Celebration [R] Noel Neill with John. (Click here for John’s Comic Mix post on his 2nd trip to Metropolis in 2017.)

Nicki, John, and The Cade Brigade at MidSouthCon.

John with with Lin and writers John Jackson Miller and Eddy Zeno.

John signing behind the Memphis FanForce table at MidSouthCon.

KROS: HALLOWED GROUND is a 148 page horror graphic novel by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake.

HEXER DUSK is a 72 page FULL COLOR  trade paperback graphic novel created by Jan Duursema and John Ostrander.


Nicki in the Fangirl Room with her Oracle comic page and mask (Oracle/Batman page behind her on the wall.) Oracle created by John and his late wife Kim Yale.

Hi, I’m Lin Workman