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

  • Concept Art Gives A Better And Brighter View Of Wonder Woman’s Costume From ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last summer, at San Diego Comic Con International, Warner Brothers threw DC Comics fans a bone, by unveiling the first image of Gal Gadot decked out in full Wonder Woman regalia.  Though a tad dark, the costume looked both faithful to the original comic book attire and practical enough to work in live action.  You […]

  • Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Trailer Features The Kids Of Classic Villains

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    It rarely ends with “Happily ever after,” and Disney is exploring what happened after the credits rolled on some of their most beloved movies with the new tween-targeted TV movie ‘Descendants.’  The movie should easily prove a hit, following in the footsteps of pop culture hits like ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Teen Beach Movie,’ but […]

  • Ben Affleck’s Batman… Now In Full Color!

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -4
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      Considering that Ben Affleck is the fifth modern big screen Batman (eighth overall), you’d think that the pressure would be off.  After all, he has to be better than Clooney, right?  But thanks to the high stakes of ‘Batman V Superman,‘ the movie that is intended to carry Warner Brothers’ DC franchise to Marvel heights, […]

  • Jeremy Renner Touts Hawkeye’s Hidden Super Powers In Ballad Form

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    “We’re fighting an army of robots…and I have a bow and arrow,” laments Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, in the latest ad for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and indeed, Hawkeye’s average Joe nature has caused many to wonder about his worthiness in standing alongside a super soldier, a high-tech marvel, a gamma monster and a […]

  • New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series Returns To TV For The First Time In 18 Years

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 06:22 pm GMT -4
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    The last original ‘Dragon Ball’ animated series, ‘Dragon Ball GT’ aired in 1997, but the franchise is experiencing a resurgence.  The feature length movie, ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ debuted in Japan this month– the US premier was on April 11 in Los Angeles– with plans to expand to 74 countries.  An English dub is […]

  • Will Batman And The Joker Bridge ‘Batman V Superman’ And ‘Suicide Squad’?

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    It sounds as if an iconic comic scene will be immortalized on film and two huge characters will help build the DC Cinematic Universe by bridging two movies.  The latest rumor is that Jared Leto, who will portray The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’, will also appear in a cameo in next year’s ‘Batman v Superman’ […]

  • Simon Kinberg Clarifies That Miles Teller’s Mister Fantastic Does Indeed Stretch

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Recently, we reported that new bios had been revealed on the website for the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie and a few new wrinkles caught fans’ eyes.  Among them was this description of Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards played in the new film by Miles Teller: “He can warp the space around him, and appear to stretch his body […]

  • Captain America: Ladies Man? Chris Evans Doesn’t Think So

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    There’s no doubt that the already all-American handsome actor Chris Evans upped his body mass and… well, hotness when he bulked up to play Marvel’s Super Soldier Captain America.  But did Steve Rogers’ transformation from 98 lb. weakling to Adonis make the former geek into a chick magnet?  Probably not. Cap’s romantic life has factored […]

  • Rumor: Asa Butterfield Swings As Marvel’s Spider-Man Frontrunner

    Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Thanks to– if you want to put it that way– the lackluster performance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘, Sony  (who holds the rights to the famous wall-crawler and were hoping to build an entire super hero movie universe around him) instead found themselves in the position to make an agreement with Marvel Studios (who have […]

  • Get Dirty With The Final Full-Length Trailer For ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Franchise creator George Miller spent 25 years in development hell, attempting to revisit the desolate future world that proved so memorable in the 80s ‘Mad Max’ films, which proved so influential and among other things, launched Mel Gibson’s stellar acting career.  Now, nearly 30 years after the last ‘Mad Max’ movie, Miller has returned, co-writing, […]

  • Stan Lee Is Penning His Autobiography In An Unusual, But Not Surprising, Format

    Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Few– if any– comic book creators have attained the legendary, almost godlike, status in the public’s mind as Marvel co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee.  The man with the golden touch and an undisputed gift of gab remains a visible and active part of the comics industry nearly five decades after he flipped the world of […]

  • ‘Transformers’ Becomes More Encompassing With Female Robots In Disguise

    Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the past, toy companies tended to divide their wares into “boy toys” and “girl toys” but as times change and traditional gender roles (and even gender identity) are becoming old fashioned, companies are relaxing the division between these stringent lines.  ‘Transformers’ has always been one of the most exclusive “boys clubs” on the toy […]

  • New ‘The Flash’ Comic Promo Teases The Justice League? *MILD SPOILERS*

    Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    *SPOILER ALERT – If you have not watched the most recent episode of ‘The Flash’ ‘Who Is Harrison Wells?,’ this article contains some spoilers!  Be warned!* ‘The Flash’ is, sadly, careening toward the end of its hit first season, with only four more fast-paced new episodes left.  The biggest revelation of the season so far has […]

  • The Dark Writer Returns: Frank Miller Will Collaborate With Brian Azzarello On ‘The Dark Knight III’

    Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Superstar writer/artist Frank Miller is returning to the bleak future world of his most famous work, ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ Teaming with Brian Azzarello, Miller is set to release ‘The Dark Knight III – The Master Race’, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the original series.  It is due to arrive in comic shops […]

  • New Character Bios And Photos From ‘Fantastic Four’

    Posted Monday, April 27th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    As summer has become the domain of super hero movies in the past few years, the competition has gotten stiffer.  While Marvel seems capable of doing no wrong with fans, other studios have had to fight a bit harder for their share of audiences and there have been casualties, like last year’s disappointing (financially and […]