About Jason Motes

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Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason Motes - Writer

  • ‘Scream’ Queen Bella Thorne Is Adapting Vampire Novel ‘Drink, Slay, Love’ For Lifetime

    Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Scream’ star Bella Thorne is sinking her teeth into an adaptation of vampire YA novel ‘Drink, Slay, Love’.  Thorne will star in and executive produce the film for the Lifetime network. Here is a synopsis of the novel written by Sarah Beth Durst: Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and […]

  • Writer Patrick Ness Compares ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff ‘Class’ To ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’

    Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Writer Patrick Ness recently spoke about his new series ‘Class’ which exists as part of the ‘Doctor Who’ universe and is set at the Coal Hill School, a location very important in this world. “Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one.  The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So we thought, ‘All that time […]

  • Trailer For Russian Superheroes ‘Guardians’ Includes A Giant Bear-Man With A Machine Gun

    Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Russia is getting their own live action super heroes in the film ‘Guardians’ directed by American filmmaker Sarik Andreasyan and introduces a Cold War-era team of Soviet heroes to answer to American teams like ‘The Fantastic Four’ and ‘The Avengers’. The team debuted in a new trailer which just arrived this week.  Now keep in […]

  • Spider-Gwen Comes To Animated Life In New Four-Part ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Series

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 07:05 pm GMT -4

    ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ has already introduced alternate versions of ol’ Web Head, including Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2099, The Scarlet Spider, Iron Spider, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Girl and even Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham.  Now get ready for another arachnid enforcer, as Spider-Gwen is set to swing onto the show voiced by Disney star Dove Cameron (‘Liv And […]

  • Three Names Emerge For Director Of ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Marvel is narrowing its choices of directors for the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie which isn’t due until 2019, but Academy Award winner Brie Larsen has already been cast as the title character and will to make her debut in the role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.  Meg LeFauve provided the current script. Marvel specifically wants a female […]

  • 11 UK Teasers For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Ask “Who Will Meet Lucille?”

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7.  Proceed with caution. It may still be hot as blazes (at least in some places), but the networks are teasing the new fall TV schedule and the hottest show on TV, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ will be coming […]

  • Joey King Is Coming For ‘The Flash’; Tweets First Image As Villain Magenta

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 08:30 pm GMT -4

    We recently reported that ‘Fargo’ actor Joey King had signed on to appear in the third episode of the upcoming third season of The CW’s hit ‘The Flash’.  King will portray the character Magenta, a.k.a. Frances Kane, a mutant with the ability to control metal and who served as a supporting character in the comic […]

  • Director Dean Israelite Discusses His Approach To ‘Power Rangers’ And Casting Bryan Cranston

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 03:16 pm GMT -4

    Dean Israelite has one feature film under his belt, 2015′s ‘Project Almanac’.  But now he is tasked with a daunting task; rebooting the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ the early 90s phenomenon which launched a decades-long franchise. Even diehard fans have to admit that the original show, which recycled footage from a Japanese Sentai show, was […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2′ Director James Gunn Defends Casting Zendaya As Mary Jane Watson

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 08:15 pm GMT -4

    Hollywood can’t seem to win for losing.  Many were outraged at the “whitewashing” of the character The Ancient One, a character depicted as an Asian man in the comics, who will be played by Caucasian actor Tilda Swinton in ‘Doctor Strange’.  But when another Marvel movie attempts to diversify its lineup by casting a non-white […]

  • The Novelization Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Delves Deeper Into Black Widow’s Past

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 01:07 pm GMT -4

    There’s been buzz over Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow– so far the queen bee of the Marvel Cinematic Universe– getting her own movie at some point.  Fans, including young girls, have embraced this catsuit-wearing butt-kicker.  But we know ‘Captain Marvel’ (or ‘The Wasp’ depending on how you look at it) will be the first Marvel female […]

  • Riri Williams Will Not Go By ‘Iron Man’; What Is Her Codename?

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Marvel Comics has done a wondrous job with diversifying their comic line; incorporating Miles Morales into the mainstream 616 universe, introducing Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel and making Jane Foster Thor just to name a few.  But feathers were a little ruffled when it was announced that the new Iron Man would actually be a […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/19-08/21): Oops, ‘Suicide Squad’ Slayed It Again; More Like ‘Ben-Hur’-And-Gone

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Some are estimating that 2016 will go down as the worst grossing movie in 100 years when it comes to movie ticket sales and this weekend was certainly lackluster enough to reinforce that. Studios might want to take note, though.  Last year, a movie that is generally considered a flop, Warner Brothers’ ‘The Man From […]

  • Joey King Joins ‘The Flash’ As Magenta

    Posted Saturday, August 20th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Fargo’ star Joey King is headed from snowy Minnesota to the always-sunny Central City to appear on ‘The Flash’ as Magenta.  Magenta, a.k.a. Frances Kane was a supporting character for Wally West shortly after he took on the identity of The Flash following Barry Allen’s death in ‘Crisis On Infinite Earth’.  She had magnetic powers […]

  • Smooth As Silk: Will Tiffany Espensen Gain Spider-Powers In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

    Posted Friday, August 19th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Tiffany Espensen, the star of Disney XD’s ‘Kirby Buckets’ has landed a role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but until now, it wasn’t revealed who she would be playing.  But this call sheet reveals that her character’s name is Cindy: One enterprising Reddit user also figured out that Espensen followed Robbie Thompson and Humberto Ramos, comic book […]

  • Supergirl Meets Wonder Woman In This New Set Pic

    Posted Friday, August 19th, 2016 01:09 pm GMT -4

    It’s a Super Lady team-up as Lynda Carter joins the cast of ‘Supergirl’ to play the President of the United States.  Of course, Carter is immortal for playing ‘Wonder Woman’ for three seasons in the 1970s.  Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prevented Carter from appearing in next year’s big screen ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, but old school DC […]