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

  • New ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’ Action Figures Reveal New Looks For Aquaman And Company

    Posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    The King of the Seas returns to the world of animation, just as the comic book version is enjoying an unprecedented surge in popularity, starring in two comics, sharing the spotlight in ‘Justice League,’ and heading to the big screen in ‘Batman V. Superman” Dawn of Justice’ to be portrayed by Jason Momoa.  Now Aquaman is […]

  • Bryan Singer Will Produce Another Comic-Based Movie

    Posted Monday, July 14th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Bryan Singer hasn’t been confirmed to be directing ‘X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse‘, but since his latest effort ‘Days of Future Past‘ is the highest grossing X-Men film ever, crossing the $750 million mark, the odds are good that the director will return, despite a recent sex scandal.  Fox President of Production Emma Watts stated, “Right […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Grayson’ #1

    Posted Sunday, July 13th, 2014 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    Nightwing/Dick Grayson is dead as far as the world knows, after his cover was blown by the Crime Syndicate during their takeover of the world.  Batman seized the opportunity to send Grayson, who was resuscitated by Lex Luthor, undercover as an agent of the shady intelligence agency Spyral.  Grayson’s fledgling mission is to “rescue” Russian […]

  • DC Revives ‘Klarion The Witch Boy’ And Repositions Catwoman As A Mob Boss

    Posted Saturday, July 12th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ahead of SDCC, where we can expect tons of big news, DC has made a couple of quieter announcements.  First, they are reviving the Jack Kirby fan favorite character Klarion the Witch Boy, typically depicted as a villain, but that has been used as something of a hero at times.  Next, expect Catwoman, a controversial […]

  • ‘Maleficent’ Is The Highest Grossing Non-Super Hero Movie Of The Year

    Posted Saturday, July 12th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    Audiences sure don’t seem to be growing weary of super hero movies as they keep turning out in droves to see movies like ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’.  (Not so much, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′.  Sorry.)  But one fierce contender managed to distinguish herself from the spandex glut, Angelina […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #129

    Posted Saturday, July 12th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Carl is spreading his wings and leaving Alexandria and he’s becoming a man, developing a new love interest.  We get further mention of just how prolific life is now for the survivors, so you know that’s not going to last.  Plus, we’re getting hints that this well-oiled machine may not be as well-oiled as hinted […]

  • ‘Lucy’ Shows Off Her Crazy Driving Skills In This Clip From Scarlett Johansson’s New Film

    Posted Saturday, July 12th, 2014 10:30 am GMT -4
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    Scarlett Johansson’s new film ‘Lucy’ has drawn in critics due to its premise of humans only being able to access 10% of their brain function.  This is, apparently, not true.  But anyway, the movie is built on this premise, with the title character ‘Lucy” gaining access to more and more of her brain functions over […]

  • Lucy Griffiths Exits ‘Constantine’

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 01:26 pm GMT -4
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    Lucy Griffiths, formerly from ‘True Blood’ was cast as the female lead, Liv on NBC’s ‘Constantine’, an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic book series ‘Hellblazer.’  Griffiths has already filmed the show’s pilot, clips of which will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con International, but she apparently won’t be back.  She has left the show due […]

  • Batgirl Is Getting A Makeover

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Writer Gail Simone is departing the ‘Batgirl’ comic book and a new team will be taking over.  And with this new team comes a new look for Batgirl! Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher will co-write the book and newcomer Babs Tarr will illustrate.  (Coincidentally, Barbara Gordon’s nickname is Babs.)  Stewart and Tarr both co-redesigned Barbara’s […]

  • Hi-jinks! Stephen Amell and John Barrowman Discuss An ‘Arrow’ On-Set Prank

    Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    John Barrowman and Stephen Amell both put in appearances at Phoenix Comic Con but on two separate panels, yet both wound up telling the same anecdote about their first time filming together. Amell plays the star of ‘Arrow‘, Oliver Queen, currently referred to by the alias The Arrow, while Barrowman plays the villainous Malcolm Merlyn, […]

  • The Origins Begin In This New TV Spot For ‘Gotham’

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fox has unleashed a new quick-cut clip for its upcoming Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ focusing on the famous Batman origin, dropping pearls and all.  We see the series real star, Ben McKenzie as James Gordon comforting the newly orphaned Bruce Wayne, played by David Mazouz. Though the clip focuses on Bruce Wayne, it also guarantees that […]

  • Stephen Amell’s Cousin Robbie Has Been Cast In ‘The Flash’ As A Potential Super Hero

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Unfortunately, Robbie Amell‘s series ‘The Tomorrow People’ didn’t amount to a big enough hit for The CW to grant it a second season.  But he’s bouncing back quickly and into a role that ties him in even closer to his cousin, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell.  Robbie has been cast in the ‘Arrow’ spin-off ‘The Flash’ […]

  • The ‘Powers’ TV Series Is Once Again Back On For Playstation

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    The long in-development ‘Powers’ TV series, based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s long-running comic book series about police officers living in a world with actual super heroes (and villains) is once again moving forward.  Originally, the rights to the comics were licensed for a movie, with that never coming to fruition.  Just […]

  • Scarlett Johansson Gets Badass In This Red Band Clip From ‘Lucy’

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    As if Black Widow didn’t kick enough ass, Scarlett Johansson‘s latest role as the title character in ‘Lucy’ looks to take her to even greater ass-kicking heights.  The Luc Besson directed film follows Lucy, an unwilling drug mule that begins to undergo a transformation when the drugs she was carrying enter her system. She soon […]

  • Candice Patton Discusses Barry And Iris’ Relationship Plus A New Behind The Scenes Featurette

    Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Candice Patton plays Iris West on The CW’s upcoming ‘The Flash‘ series.  She took time  to reveal a bit about the show and specifically, her relationship with lead character Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin: “Barry and Iris are childhood best friends. He has lived with Iris and her father since they were children when […]