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 website – www.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 website – www.fangirlwednesday.com
My art website – www.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
©2020 Fesliyan Studios Inc. – music and sound effects used by permission.
Run time: 1hr 39min 26sec
John playing doctor with Michael Rooker– “No glove, no love!”
John with pal 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 location– 661 University Avenue, at College Street, Toronto, Canada)
John with with Lin and writers John Jackson Miller and Eddy Zeno.
John signing behind the Memphis FanForce table at MidSouthCon.