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

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2′ Director James Gunn Defends Casting Zendaya As Mary Jane Watson

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 08:15 pm GMT -5

    Hollywood can’t seem to win for losing.  Many were outraged at the “whitewashing” of the character The Ancient One, a character depicted as an Asian man in the comics, who will be played by Caucasian actor Tilda Swinton in ‘Doctor Strange’.  But when another Marvel movie attempts to diversify its lineup by casting a non-white […]

  • The Novelization Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Delves Deeper Into Black Widow’s Past

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 01:07 pm GMT -5

    There’s been buzz over Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow– so far the queen bee of the Marvel Cinematic Universe– getting her own movie at some point.  Fans, including young girls, have embraced this catsuit-wearing butt-kicker.  But we know ‘Captain Marvel’ (or ‘The Wasp’ depending on how you look at it) will be the first Marvel female […]

  • Riri Williams Will Not Go By ‘Iron Man’; What Is Her Codename?

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Marvel Comics has done a wondrous job with diversifying their comic line; incorporating Miles Morales into the mainstream 616 universe, introducing Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel and making Jane Foster Thor just to name a few.  But feathers were a little ruffled when it was announced that the new Iron Man would actually be a […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/19-08/21): Oops, ‘Suicide Squad’ Slayed It Again; More Like ‘Ben-Hur’-And-Gone

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Some are estimating that 2016 will go down as the worst grossing movie in 100 years when it comes to movie ticket sales and this weekend was certainly lackluster enough to reinforce that. Studios might want to take note, though.  Last year, a movie that is generally considered a flop, Warner Brothers’ ‘The Man From […]

  • Joey King Joins ‘The Flash’ As Magenta

    Posted Saturday, August 20th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Fargo’ star Joey King is headed from snowy Minnesota to the always-sunny Central City to appear on ‘The Flash’ as Magenta.  Magenta, a.k.a. Frances Kane was a supporting character for Wally West shortly after he took on the identity of The Flash following Barry Allen’s death in ‘Crisis On Infinite Earth’.  She had magnetic powers […]

  • Smooth As Silk: Will Tiffany Espensen Gain Spider-Powers In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

    Posted Friday, August 19th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    Tiffany Espensen, the star of Disney XD’s ‘Kirby Buckets’ has landed a role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but until now, it wasn’t revealed who she would be playing.  But this call sheet reveals that her character’s name is Cindy: One enterprising Reddit user also figured out that Espensen followed Robbie Thompson and Humberto Ramos, comic book […]

  • Supergirl Meets Wonder Woman In This New Set Pic

    Posted Friday, August 19th, 2016 01:09 pm GMT -5

    It’s a Super Lady team-up as Lynda Carter joins the cast of ‘Supergirl’ to play the President of the United States.  Of course, Carter is immortal for playing ‘Wonder Woman’ for three seasons in the 1970s.  Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prevented Carter from appearing in next year’s big screen ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, but old school DC […]

  • ‘Stranger Things’ Is Happening! Netflix 80s Thriller Breezes Past ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ In Popularity

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Stranger Things’ have has happened!  Netflix new 80s-set thriller series has come out of nowhere to become one of the hottest shows on the streaming service– more popular than hits like ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘House of Cards’.  Netflix reports that over 8.2 million viewers flocked to ‘Stranger Things’ in its first 16 days.  It […]

  • McG Offers The Latest Updates On ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Including Those Kellan Lutz Rumors

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    McG is just the latest in a seemingly endless line of directors attempting to kickstart the decades-in-development ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie.  The film has been in development hell for ages and run through a litany of script treatments.  Could this film actually become a reality? McG offered a positive update, saying: “It’s a very […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/12-08-14): ‘Sausage Party’ Takes A Bite Out Of ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Suicide Squad’ still won the weekend, but saw a perilous 67% drop off from its opening weekend.  (For comparison, the much more hated ‘Batman V Superman‘ dropped 69% in its second week.)  Taking in $43.8 million, it looks like the terrible reviews and meh word-of-mouth have severely deflated this film, which many were hoping would […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Who May Be Playing Cable And Domino In ‘Deadpool 2′?

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    Fans already know that ‘Deadpool 2′ will include the characters Cable and Domino from Marvel’s long-running ‘X-Force’ franchise, which has also served as a home for Deadpool himself at times. ‘Deadpool’ was such a rousing smash that a sequel was a no-brainer and is due to begin filming early next year.  So who might be […]

  • Patty Jenkins Deflects Charges From Former WB Employee That ‘Wonder Woman’ Is A Mess

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Don’t declare war on the Goddess of War… or her director!  Last week, a purported disgruntled ex-employee penned an open letter to Warner Brothers’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, trashing their latest blockbuster ‘Suicide Squad’ and offering a troubling insight into next year’s highly-anticipated ‘Wonder Woman’. What are you even doing? I wish to God you […]

  • ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Get A New Origin In Her Film

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Well, DC beat her to the punch with ‘Wonder Woman’ getting her own film next year, but the first major Marvel female hero to get her own movie in that cinematic universe will be ‘Captain Marvel’ portrayed by Brie Larson and directed by Elizabeth Wood based on a script by Meg LeFauvre and Nicole Perlman. […]

  • Ready For The First Gay Animated Super Hero? The CW Is Delivering ‘The Ray’

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    The CW has already brought us one cartoon series starring an African American woman with ‘Vixen’.  Now the network is getting ready to unleash the first openly gay Caucasian male super hero in animated form, ‘The Ray’.  ‘Freedom Fighters: The Ray’ is anticipated as the first of a series of shows that will feature classic […]

  • Once More With Feeling: ‘Supergirl’ And ‘The Flash’ Will Harmonize In A Musical Crossover

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 04:08 pm GMT -5

    Fun fact: Both Melissa Benoist, who stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Grant Gustin, who portrays Barry Allen/The Flash are both  alums of the hit show ‘Glee’.  Meaning they are not only gifted actors, but singers as well!  And it looks as if The CW is tapping into that. Now we already know that The CW […]