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

  • Tom Hardy May Be In Consideration For Yet Another Comic Book Movie… But Not As A Hero

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Tom Hardy first gained real prominence in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception‘ and apparently impressed the director so much that he cast in him a huge role as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’  Since then, his star has steadily risen and comic book movie fans seem especially impressed with his depictions.  He was recently rumored to […]

  • Get To Know The Cast From ‘Big Hero 6′ With These Clips And International Trailer

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s been just a few days, but Disney has released more promotional material for ‘Big Hero 6‘ loosely based on the Marvel Comic, based on a young team of geniuses who become high-tech super heroes when a powerful force threatens their city of San Fransokyo. First, just for fun, here is the foreign Portuguese trailer, […]

  • Another Rogue Joins The Cast Of ‘The Flash’! Who’s Playing The Pied Piper?

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    First Weather Wizard and Professor Zoom, then Captain Cold.  Not to mention Gorilla Grodd Easter Egged and Captain Boomerang rumored.  Now another of The Flash’s Rogues is slated to appear on the breakout hit show, The Pied Piper. In the comics, The Pied Piper is Hartley Rathaway, who was born deaf, but thanks to surgery […]

  • Jenna Malone May Have Been Cast In ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, But As Who?

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Suckerpunch’ actress Jena Malone may… or may not have been cast in Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.  She was photographed alongside Snyder at the Michigan set for the tentpole film, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she was cast.  After all, Snyder directed the actress in ‘Suckerpunch’ so maybe she […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #35

    Posted Sunday, October 12th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Must read. This issue takes Barbara Gordon in a whole new direction.  She moves to the hip part of Gotham called Burnside, with a new roommate, Frankie.  We get to see the “girl” in Batgirl as she parties too much, hooks up with random hotties and drinks over-priced coffee. The artwork by Babs Tarr is […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Has Already Been Renewed For A Sixth Season

    Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    As if there were any doubt, even before the Season Five premiere, the most popular show in cable history ‘The Walking Dead‘ has already been renewed for a sixth season.  The popular zombie apocalypse drama is based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s best-selling black and white Image Comic book series, which defied convention by […]

  • Are The New ‘Fantastic Four’ Toxic? Michael B. Jordan Discusses Their New Containment Suits

    Posted Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In Fox’s first two ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, the team’s depiction, while somewhat controversial, hewed fairly close to the comics.  They stuck with the comics’ “unstable molecules” explanation for as to how Johnny Storm’s uniform didn’t burn off, how Sue’s could also turn invisible and how Reed’s stretched along with his shape-shifting body.  Plus, the suits […]

  • Possible Details Of William Shatner’s Cameo In ‘Star Trek 3′ Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 03:30 pm GMT -4
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    Well, we reported that William Shatner was being… err considered for a part in the third movie in the current ‘Star Trek’ franchise.  Supposedly, the original Captain was scripted to appear in the first ‘Star Trek’ but director J.J. Abrams deemed the short cameo to be unworthy of the very first Enterprise Captain, who not […]

  • Are The X-Men Evolving Onto Television?

    Posted Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    This fall sees more comic book properties on the small screen than ever before.  New shows like ‘The Flash,’ ‘Constantine,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘iZombie’ and miniseries ‘Agent Carter’ are taking their place alongside ‘Arrow,’ ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘The Strain’ and ‘The Walking Dead.’ But possibly the biggest property yet may be joining them, The X-Men! Fox previously created the series ‘Mutant X’ which […]

  • Who Runs The World? Squirrels! The Unlikeliest Marvel Hero Gets Her Own Series

    Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 08:19 pm GMT -4
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    Perhaps best known as Luke Cage and Jessica Jones‘ nanny, the mutant Avenger Squirrel Girl has risen from being something of a joke to the star of her own comic book series! Doreen Green possesses many animal-like attributes, including an actual tail, claws and the ability to communicate with squirrels, but her most powerful trait […]

  • Batgirl Goes Hipster With A New Comic Book Creative Team

    Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Barbara Gordon is moving to a new hipster neighborhood called Burnside and her life is taking an all new direction in the pages of her book ‘Batgirl.’  Despite having just launched three years ago as part of DC’s ‘New 52′ initiative, the book is switching gears thanks to a new creative team, co-writers Cameron Stewart […]

  • It’s Shirtless (And Pantsless) Dean In This Clip From The Season Ten Premier Of ‘Supernatural’

    Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Dean has turned demonic and hit the road with Crowley.  Along their journey, Dean has bagged a new love interest, Ann-Marie.  It’s got to be due to his looks and “that thing with the thing…” because it’s definitely not his awful new demon voice.  This storyline better run its course soon, that’s all I’m saying. […]

  • Get A Preview Of ‘Constantine’ In This Video Featurette

    Posted Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Comic book characters just can’t stop taking over popular media.  The next entry is NBC’s ‘Constantine’ based on the character John Constantine, star of the book ‘Hellblazer.’  Unlike more altruistic heroes, Constantine is a pretty shady character.  Nevertheless, he devotes his supernatural powers on the side of good against the forces of Hell. NBC has […]

  • Aquaman Surfaces In The Trailer For ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’

    Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Some people were miffed that Aquaman was omitted from ‘Justice League: War’, when in the comics, he is a founding member of the Justice League.  But it looks like Warner Animation is making it up to the Sea King by placing him front and center in the next ‘Justice League’ movie in a storyline entitled […]

  • Sam Goes Dark In This Clip From ‘Supernatural’ Season Ten

    Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Dean became a demon, but he’s not the only Winchester going dark in Season Ten.  His brother Sam is also tapping into his dark side in his hunt for Dean and Crowley. In the finale of Season Nine, Dean, thanks to The Mark of Cain, went all the way over the line and became a […]