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

  • When Two Romitas Collide – John Romita Sr. Covers Superman

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Legendary artist John Romita Sr., most famous for his work on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ in the 60s and 70s, is crossing over to DC to provide an alternate cover for ‘Superman’ #34.  Romita Sr. hasn’t drawn for DC in over 50 years. He joked, “I worked there in prehistoric times for about eight years.  It […]

  • ‘Star Trek: Vanguard’ Writer David Mack Responds To One Angry Fan’s Charges Of Too Much Diversity

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    One of the things that die-hard ‘Star Trek‘ fans– and I mean fans of every incarnation of the property– seem drawn by and inspired by the most about it is the conscious effort to depict diversity from the very beginning.  On the original series, there was African Lt. Uhura who is famous for being one […]

  • New Image Of Anna & Elsa From ‘Once Upon A Time’ Plus A DVD Bonus Gag Reel

    Posted Saturday, August 16th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ready for the upcoming fourth season of ABC’s fairy tale-based ‘Once Upon A Time‘?  Well, here are a few teasers to prime you for the drama’s return. First, the third season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Tuesday August 19th.  No need to binge watch (unless you, like I, enjoy that), as […]

  • MASSIVE SPOILERS Regarding ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Villains

    Posted Saturday, August 16th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Apparently, Disney/Lucasfilm has laid off a number of employees from the production of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and those employees have… well, started blabbing, spilling loads of secrets about the tightly guarded J.J. Abrams franchise re-launcher. SERIOUSLY, TURN AWAY IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERS! First of all, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the upcoming Disney XD […]

  • What Other Marvel Characters Were… Or Are Appearing In ‘Ant-Man’?

    Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT!  This article features spoilers for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and possible spoilers for ‘Ant-Man’.  Proceed with caution! There really hasn’t been much said about the beleaguered ‘Ant-Man’ building upon the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Sure, Ant-Man– both of ‘em– have been members of the Avengers.  The original Ant-Man, Hank Pym’s wife The […]

  • R&B Legend Patti LaBelle Joins The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

    Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Following Stevie Nicks‘ two-episode run on last season’s ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ (as herself), ‘Lady Marmalade’ chanteuse Patti LaBelle is the latest superstar to join the already star-studded cast of Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story’ with this new season being subtitled ‘Freak Show‘. This incarnation of the anthology series is set in Jupiter, FL in […]

  • Don’t Shoot The Messenger!!! But Some Are Questioning Whether ‘The Walking Dead’ Daryl Dixon Might Be Gay!

    Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Thus far, ‘The Walking Dead‘ breakout stud Daryl Dixon has crossbowed hundreds of zombies, as well as far more hearts of the show’s fans, female and male.  I mean, that dirty scowl, those biceps, that good-guy-redneck swag?  Like he’s one of those guys that when he reeks of sweat, it doesn’t make you want to […]

  • Terry Crews Wants To Play Luke Cage

    Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Expendables’ star Terry Crews has announced that he wants to be considered to play Luke Cage in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series.  The actor has mostly starred in movies in recent years, but he does have TV experience having starred in the sitcom series ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ and currently on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ The former football player […]

  • Two Writers Tapped To Pen Separate ‘Aquaman’ Movie Projects

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 04:18 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Jason Momoa has long been rumored to be playing Aquaman, DC’s undersea ruler, although the actor has remained mum on the matter.  Now variety is reporting that the muscular actor has officially signed on and will debut in 2016′s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opposite Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck […]

  • Director James Gunn Discusses Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s Father And Thanos

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ set up a mystery as to the father of Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Jason Quill, played by Chris Pratt.  Quill, leaving him spends a lot of the movie discussing his mother, who died when he was a child, leaving him a mix tape collection before he was whisked off into space.  But […]

  • Are You Ready For Some Aquaman Shots From ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Set to explore the origins of DC’s underwater ruler, ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’ will be the next in-continuity animated movie from Warner Brothers, due in stores next year.  But if you can’t wait, here are a few still pictures that hint at the storyline of the film: Yep, in addition to Arthur Curry/Aquaman, we […]

  • The Marvel Universe Is About To Get Turned Upside Down In ‘Axis’

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Marvel is kicking off a new miniseries entitled ‘Axis’ in October and by the fourth issue in November, the Marvel Universe will be a very different place as heroes turn evil and villains seek redemption in what is being referred to as ‘Inversion.’  This move is described as “the recalibration of the Marvel Universe’s moral […]

  • We’re GIVING You all Kinds Of ‘The Giver’ Material Including Taylor Swift’s Cameo

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Pop stars crossing over to acting can… well, outside of Cher and arguably Justin Timberlake, typically wash out, but will the charming country chanteuse Taylor Swift be able to step outside of her typical profession and score in her supporting role as Rosemary in ‘The Giver‘? It certainly helps that her character has a musical […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Opens The Door For ‘The Inhumans’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 07:18 pm GMT -5
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    Now that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has solidified Marvel’s license to print money, that means that the studio is free to develop movies based on any of the parent publisher’s properties, no matter how off-beat.  Marvel is now moving forward with a movie based on ‘The Inhumans’.  The original characters appeared as supporting players in […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro Is Willing To Use TV’s ‘Constantine’ In His ‘Justice League Dark’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Guillermo Del Toro has a lot of irons on the fire, with ‘Crimson Peak‘ on the way and a sequel to ‘Pacific Rim‘ following that up, but one of his longer running projects has been a movie based on DC Comics’ supernatural side, originally dubbed ‘Dark Universe’ but that will likely be named ‘Justice League […]