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

  • ‘Constantine’ TV Pilot Gets The Greenlight

    Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It looks like comic book heroes (or anti-heroes) aren’t going to be contained to the big screen.  ‘Arrow’ was already a breakout hit for The CW and this past TV season, ABC debuted ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as a TV tie-in to their hit movies. ...
  • Michael Pena Up For A Role In ‘Ant-Man’

    Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Photo credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com First Paul Rudd was cast as Scott Lang, then Michael Douglas as Henry Pym.  Now another name has surfaced in relation to next year’s Marvel movie, ‘Ant-Man’, Michael Pena.  The actor is a familiar face and has played...
  • Fox Enlists Simon Kinberg To Bring ‘Magic: The Gathering’ To The Big Screen

    Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    The man behind the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four‘ reboot, Simon Kinberg is being enlisted to bring another pop culture property to the big screen — ‘Magic: The Gathering’.  Fox is hoping to turn the popular card game into the next ‘Lord of the...
  • Sony Compiles A New List Of Possible Directors For ‘Masters Of The Universe’

    Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Masters of the Universe’ debuted in 1981 as Mattel’s response to Kenner’s booming ‘Star Wars’ toy line.  ‘Masters’ fused science fiction with fantasy and scored a major hit, which became even bigger once the syndicated cartoon...
  • Three New ‘Bates Motel’ Video Clips Tease Season Two

    Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Bates Motel‘ returns March 3rd on A&E.  The series serves as a prequel to the classic thriller ‘Psycho’ directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and features a teenage Norman Bates and his manipulative mother Norma, as well as Dylan, Norma’s...
  • More Information About Fox’s ‘Gotham’ TV Series

    Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 02:27 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Gotham’ continues to develop at Fox, which was announced as focusing on James Gordon as he investigates the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne and confronts the colorful villains of Gotham City.  It was also announced that a young Bruce Wayne would be a series regular. Fox...
  • Will ‘Justice League’ Film Back-To-Back With ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?

    Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he’d been collaborating with Warner Brothers on a DC Comics movie property, but didn’t specify which.  Now rumors have emerged that he will appear in the ‘Justice League’ movie and that the movie will...
  • Introducing Windblade, The Newest Transformer

    Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    The fans have spoken and the Transformers are about to gain a new member… Windblade.  Created with input by fans on Hasbro’s official website, Windblade features a kabuki based appearance, fitting since the Transformers were originally Japanese toys imported to...
  • Jason Momoa Denies ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Rumors

    Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Last month, it was rumored that Jason Momoa was in talks to appear in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’ potentially as the rampaging monster Doomsday.  But as I always say regarding any news surrounding this movie, take everything...
  • View A Clip From The Next Episode Of ‘Supernatural’

    Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Supernatural’ left viewers in quite a lurch as the last episode before winter break, entitled ‘Holy Terror’ saw the seemingly altruistic “Ezekiel” reveal that he was truly the evil Gadreel before slaying Kevin right before Dean’s eyes. ...
  • ‘Terminator: Genesis’ Is Looking For Its Kyle Reese

    Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 02:23 pm GMT -4 by
    The reboot of ‘The Terminator‘, now officially entitled ‘Terminator: Genesis’ continues to move forward.  Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke (no relation) have been cast as John and Sarah Connor respectively.  Now casting directors are looking to cast Kyle...
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Jesse Plemons Is A Leading Contender For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Jesse Plemons, Todd from ‘Breaking Bad’ and Landry Clarke from ‘Friday Night Lights’, is said to be a finalist in the casting search for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’.  While he hasn’t been cast yet, a source reports that...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #119

    Posted Sunday, January 12th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Rick and his crew regroup after their attack on Negan’s outpost.  Aaron is devastated after the death of Eric last issue and wants revenge.  Ezekiel isn’t taking the death of Shiva and his men well, either and wants to shirk his duties as leader, which Michonne...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Earth 2′ #19

    Posted Saturday, January 11th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The war between Earth 2 and Apokolips isn’t going in Earth’s favor.  Superman takes the two Mister Terrifics and The Flash captive, before holding an explosive press conference in which he declares that the planet is now under the rule of Apokolips. Elsewhere the...
  • Sam Neill Will Not Visit ‘Jurassic World’

    Posted Saturday, January 11th, 2014 01:30 pm GMT -4 by
    After 14 years, the ‘Jurassic’ franchise is being revisited next summer with the release of ‘Jurassic World’ directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson and Irrfan Khan. But one name...