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

  • Catwoman Is Bisexual, Says DC

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Is Gotham City the San Francisco of the DC Universe?  Because it boasts the highest number of LGBTQ characters of any city in comics!  And they just grew by one and it’s a high-profile one yet– none other than Catwoman, Selina Kyle! Kyle recently discarded her costumed cat burglar identity to take on the role […]

  • New Pics Fom ‘Jurassic World’ Show Chris Pratt In Action Against Raptors

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Here’s a secret: Not every major summer movie is a comic book-based super hero movie.  On June 12th, the original giants of the Earth, dinosaurs, will attempt to reclaim the world… or at least the box office when the long awaited next chapter to Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ universe– ‘Jurassic World’– arrives in theaters. It’s […]

  • Things Are Getting Braver And Bolder As The CW Plans A Superhero Team Up Show

    Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    It only makes sense, I suppose.  Last season, ‘Arrow’ set up Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) as a significant character in multiple episodes before depicting his “Secret Origin” when he was doused by chemicals and struck by energy from the malfunctioning S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, turning into the super swift Flash, who received his […]

  • The First Image From The Live-Action ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Movie – Does She Look ‘Like A Dream’?

    Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no surprise when the creators of big budget tent pole movies keep an air of secrecy around their projects, swearing actors and crew to secrecy and locking down certain shooting sights.  But this isn’t as frequently the case with lower budget, smaller films… unless apparently they’re based on beloved 80s toy franchises.  Almost NOTHING […]

  • Promo For Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Ramps Up With New Photos And A Motion Poster

    Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Netflix’s first collaboration with Marvel Studios, ‘Daredevil’ is due to hit on April 10th and like all Netflix original series, all thirteen episodes will be available at the same time, so you can binge watch the whole thing in one sitting if you want!  Or at least in one weekend.  Or you can watch an […]

  • Margot Robbie Discusses Playing Harley Quinn In Multiple Movies

    Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Some actors and actresses strive for roles that are essentially Oscar-bait, but others prefer to land more commercial roles in potential franchises and Margot Robbie has landed in the second category, taking on the part of Harley Quinn in Warner Brothers’ upcoming ‘Suicide Squad‘ based on the DC Comic series.  And while only one ‘Suicide […]

  • CBS’s ‘Supergirl’ May Be Getting More Super

    Posted Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The Greg Berlanti-produced ‘Supergirl’ series, starring Melissa Benoist is coming to CBS this fall and will focus on Superman’s cousin, Kara Danvers, a fellow survivor of the destruction of Krypton.  On Earth, Kara has suppressed her alien nature, but the show will chronicle her evolution as she must continually use her super powers to help […]

  • Calista Flockhart Is Set To Get Super, Girl

    Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4
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    CBS has added a TV veteran to its new series (coming this fall) ‘Supergirl‘ based on the famous DC Comics super heroine.  Emmy nominee Calista Flockhart has been cast in the role of Cat Grant, who is slated to be the boss of the title character, also known as Kara Danvers, and the head of […]

  • Conspiracy Theory: Emily Kinney’s ‘The Flash’ Casting Furthers Lanterns Speculation

    Posted Thursday, February 12th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    This article features SPECULATION which could be considered SPOILERS, so if you wish to avoid those, don’t read any further! In the ‘Flash’ episode ‘Flash Vs. Arrow‘ and the ‘Arrow’ episode ‘The Brave and the Bold’, Paul Anthony technically played Roy G. Bivolo, better known (which I know is a relative term) as the goofball villain […]

  • The Uprising Begins In This New Trailer For ‘Insurgent’

    Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Get ready for the second chapter in the movie adaptations of Veronica Roth’s popular YA novel series, as ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is due in theaters on March 20th, 2015.  At the end of the last film, Tris’ fellow Dauntless allies were brainwashed and sent to conquer the passive Abnegation tribe, the faction that Tris […]

  • Wolverine’s Hugh Jackman Reacts To ‘Spider-Man’/Marvel Movie News

    Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 04:12 pm GMT -4
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    In news that shook the internet, even though it has been rumored for a while (since the Sony email leaks), fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were officially floored when it was announced that Sony and Marvel had reached an agreement to allow Spider-Man, whom Sony has the film rights to, to cross over with […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Video Clip Teases The Coming Of The Joker

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 08:56 pm GMT -4
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    The producers of ‘Gotham’ have been slipping in little clues that hint at The Joker in nearly every episode.  A clown here, a flailing stand up comedian there, a card sharp in one episode… but it’s all been leading the the debut of the Clown Prince of Crime in the pasty flesh. Obviously, since this […]

  • Learn More About Firestorm In This ‘The Flash’ Video Preview

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    The Flash appears to have opened the floodgates.  Oh sure, plenty of DC characters have made their way through Starling City over on big brother series ‘Arrow’, but none of them could fly!  The Flash has introduced the concept of super powers and this week’s episode ‘The Nuclear Man’ takes it even further, with the […]

  • David Ramsey Speaks: Is Diggle on ‘Arrow’ Really John Stewart/Green Lantern?

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 10:01 am GMT -4
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    During the penultimate episodes before the midseason haitus of ‘The Flash’ (‘The Flash Vs. Arrow’) and ‘Arrow’ (‘The Brave and the Bold’), the two titular heroes played by Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell squared off against a foe whose power was to instill rage in his victims.  The physical manifestation of this power was his eyes […]

  • Out With The Old? Not Yet! Ian McKellan Will Be In ‘X-Men-Apocalypse’; Patrick Stewart May Be In ‘Wolverine 2′

    Posted Monday, February 9th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It had previously been reported that the baton has been passed and that ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was the swan song for the cast of the original X-Men trilogy, making a triumphant return alongside the newer ‘First Class’ cast.  But now it sounds like we might not have seen the last of Ian McKellan’s […]