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

  • ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Will Receive Their First Ever Comic Book Series Via IDW Publishing

    Posted Sunday, December 7th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound…but one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she […]

  • Warner Brothers, The Lasso Of Truth Compels You! Is Jason Fuchs Going To Write ‘Wonder Woman’?

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Are we already so bored with ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ that all we can talk about is what’s coming next?!  First, after weeks of rumors and speculation, Warner Brothers confirmed their lineup for ‘The Suicide Squad’ movie.  Then ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ director Michelle MacLaren was announced as the director of […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off Enlists Cliff Curtis And Two Younger Cast Members

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    We all know that no one is safe in the world of ‘The Walking Dead‘, but are you ready for a zombie-infested world without ANY of the main cast?  No Rick?  No Carl?  No Michonne?  No Daryl?  Well, it’s coming.  We’ve known for some time now that the producers were cooking up a spin-off, or […]

  • Manu Bennett Will Return As Deathstroke In The Second Half Of ‘Arrow’ Season 3

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    There is only one more episode of ‘Arrow’ left to air this year, next week’s episode 10 entitled “Left Behind,” which will heavily feature Laurel training for what has seemed like her eventual destiny since the very first episode, if you’re familiar with the comics at any rate, although they threw fans for a loop […]

  • Get To Know The Cast Of The WB’s ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    After months of rumors and speculation, Warner Brothers finally came clean about the main cast of their movie based on DC Comics’ ‘Suicide Squad’, officially called Task Force X, a government program that recruits imprisoned super villains to act as government agents going on, yes, suicide missions.  If they survive and succeed, these villains receive […]

  • ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Claire Holt Is In The Running To Play ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    CBS gave ‘Supergirl‘ a series commitment, making it the fourth major network to pick up a DC Comics-based show, joining The CW (‘Arrow‘, ‘The Flash‘), Fox (‘Gotham‘) and NBC (‘Constantine‘, although this show’s future is uncertain).  (Not surprisingly, the only other major network that doesn’t have a DC show is ABC, which is owned by […]

  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Motion Poster Raises More Questions Than Answers

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Okay, it’s no ‘Star Wars’ trailer… or even a ‘Jurassic World’ trailer, but not to be completely left out, ‘Terminator Genisys‘ has released a new promotional piece, described as a “living one-sheet poster.” It doesn’t give too much away, but the image of a T-800 skull (if you can call it that) crumbling to dust is […]

  • ‘Reboot’ Reboot Seems Closer To Fruition

    Posted Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    One of the earliest forays into computer animation, the classic 90s series ‘Reboo,t‘ looks to be inching closer to a revival, just in time for the twentieth anniversary of the original show.  (Feel old yet?)  Original creators, Rainmaker Entertainment have released a new logo, sporting the subtitle ‘The Guardian Code’ to officially tout a new […]

  • The ‘Five Armies’ Gather On The Covers Of ‘Empire’ Magazine

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well, they prolonged it for as long as they could, but it appears that Peter Jackson’s stint in Middle Earth will come to a close in December with the third chapter of ‘The Hobbit’ movies, ‘The Battle of Five Armies’.  The film cycle kicked off with the ground-breaking ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and continued […]

  • Idina Menzel Says A ‘Frozen’ Sequel Is In The Works

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    After its record-breaking run at the box office and billions made in tie-in merchandise, it’s no surprise that Disney isn’t ready to let ‘Frozen’ go.  The House of Mouse was quick to spin the major characters off to its live-action TV series ‘Once Upon A Time‘ (which airs on ABC, which Disney also owns) and […]

  • Congrats Ladies! Daryl Dixon Is All Yours!

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus on the AMC hit ‘The Walking Dead’ has never had a romantic connection.  He’s been extremely close to Carol, but that relationship has been treated more as platonic, and he was recently on the run with Beth, but once again, that was more a big brother/little sister thing.  This […]

  • Book Review: ‘Voltron: From Days Of Long Ago: A Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration’

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Voltron zoomed onto American airwaves in 1984, during one of the geekiest periods in pop culture, alongside ‘G.I. Joe’, ‘Transformers’, ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe‘ and shortly before ‘Thundercats.’  Unlike those shows, ‘Voltron’ was one of the first anime series imported from Japan and translated for American audiences.  Though a common trope in […]

  • Who Was The Voice Behind The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer? The Truth Revealed!

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    If you have any form of social media, you are damn well aware that the first teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has hit, priming us for the film’s release in just… uh, a whole year from now.  While the clip is under two minutes long and is– admit it– pretty nonsensical, that […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Mattel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Versus Kenner’s ‘Super Powers’ Part 1

    Posted Thursday, November 27th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    With Christmas just around the corner, in this week’s Throwback Thursday column we’re taking a look at some classic toy lines. Two of the most fondly-remembered toy lines of the 1980s were based on DC and Marvel Comics’ rosters of super heroes.  Toy company Mego once held the rights to the characters from both and […]

  • New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Footage Hints At A New Villain

    Posted Thursday, November 20th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Disney held an exclusive screening of a one minute trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and while security was tight enough to prevent any pirating of the footage, rumors are trickling down the pike of what to expect.  Brief glimpses are given of many of the major characters and there is a shot of […]