CBR: Ostrander on "Secret Six" & Comix4Sight
Veteran comic book writer John Ostrander discusses his return to Deadshot in "Secret Six" #15 and his amazement with the comics industry, which has rallied around him as has he fights for his sight against glaucoma.
Full article here.
I discovered and became a Deadshot fan thanks to John Ostrander and the late Kim Yale's Suicide Squad. Lawton and Amanda remain my favorite characters from the series and it is great to see how they've been used by other creators in different types of media over the years since the original book was cancelled. The fact that both appeared in the Justice League Unlimited animated series is a testament to John's care in developing them with such care and attention. I would love to see Amanda and the Squad in an Ostrander-penned book again someday. The recent mini-series was excellent and felt like a true family reunion for fans of the team. John did not skip a beat there and it read like it was still being written in 1992.
A Deadshot issue of the Six written by John is excellent news. I just hope they don't update his origin too much, especially in regards to his son dying. That tragic event added a level of humanity to Lawton's psyche which helps to justify his take-no-prisoners attitude. Christos Gage did some fine work following up on John's take with his own mini-series while Gail has stayed faithful to Lawton's "live and let die" attitude. Kudos to Gail for willing to give Deadshot back to John should the Squad ever return. I'm really looking forward to having John voice my favorite DC anti-hero once more.
And before I forget due to my enthusiasm: My best wishes to John regarding his eyesight. I was a Chicago resident for a while and John is greatly respected there by both comic fans and Doctor Who enthusiasts along with anyone who appreciates fantasy and the power of the written word. You are the beacon that shines the path for us, John. Thank you for that, my friend.
Last edited by Lt. Clutch; 08-25-2009 at 02:10 AM.