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

  • RUMOR: Marvel Is Turning Its Back On The Fantastic Four And The X-Men?!

    Posted Monday, June 2nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    I’ve heard some wild things in the past, but nothing as crazy as this sounds.  Rumor has it that Marvel is turning its back on their “First Family” the Fantastic Four!  Back in 1961, ‘Fantastic Four’ #1 became the very first official Marvel Comic...
  • The ‘Ant-Man’ Drama Continues As Adam McKay Walks Away From The Project

    Posted Monday, June 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Earlier, director Edgar Wright, the man behind the ‘Cornetto trilogy’ (‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End‘) walked away from Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ after having worked on the project...
  • Special Effects Genius Rick Baker Reveals The Aliens That Inspired ‘E.T.’

    Posted Sunday, June 1st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    After the smash success of 1977′s ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’, Columbia Pictures immediately wanted a sequel.  Director Steven Spielberg offered to develop the second movie, while secretly planning to NOT deliver an actual follow-up.  Instead, he...
  • Chris Evans Leads A Revolution In New ‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer

    Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Well, the long-delayed science fiction film ‘Snowpiercer‘ is growing closer to a US release.  The film, directed by Bong Joon-Ho was released in his native country Korea and broke box-office records, but the US release has been hampered by distributors The Weinstein...
  • Discovery Bites Back At Syfy’s ‘Sharknado Week’

    Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Syfy attempted to take a bite out of Discovery’s popular ‘Shark Week’ by announcing its ‘Sharknado Week‘ which would feature the premiers of ‘Sharknado 2: The Next One’ and a new Roger Corman feature ‘Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda’. ...
  • Steven Knight To Script The ‘World War Z’ Sequel

    Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 02:20 pm GMT -4 by
    Steven Knight, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter behind ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ and the current Tom Hardy drama ‘Locke’ has signed on to pen the sequel to ‘World War Z’.  His script will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, director of...
  • ‘True Blood’ Unleashes A New Poster For Season Seven

    Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Season Seven will brings things to a close for the ‘True Blood‘ gang, but are big changes in order for lead character Sookie Stackhouse?  The new poster for the final season depicts Sookie with a bloody tear dripping down her cheek.  Will our half-fairy become...
  • 12 New Characters To Be Added To ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    At the rate characters are killed off on ‘Game of Thrones‘, it shouldn’t be surprising that the show is looking to freshen up its roster of characters.  This season, look for 12 new faces to show themselves and potentially become fan favorites… or those...
  • Syfy Announces ‘Sharknado Week’

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The Discovery Channel scores big every year with ‘Shark Week‘.  Syfy scored pretty big with ‘Sharknado’ the made-for-TV movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, so who can blame the network for cashing in on that success and declaring its own special...
  • The First Live Action Flash, John Wesley Shipp, Has a Role On The New ‘Flash’ Series– Find Out Who He’s Playing!

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    In 1990, ‘The Flash’ sped onto network television on the heels of the smash success of ‘Batman’ the 1989 Tim Burton blockbuster, mimicking much about the rubber suited Dark Knight.  The show was simply too expensive to produce and didn’t garner...
  • Netflix Has Found Its Daredevil In Charlie Cox

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    ‘Daredevil’ is the first Netflix/Marvel collaboration, leading off a pack that also includes ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ before leading into a miniseries starring ‘The Defenders’.  Despite rumors of...
  • Mark Sheppard Joins ‘Supernatural’ As A Series Regular

    Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    It was already confirmed that Misha Collins/ Castiel would be re-upped as a series regular in the next season of ‘Supernatural’, now it’s been revealed that Mark Sheppard, who has been a recurring supporting character as the demon Crowley in 35 episodes, has...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League’ #30

    Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Introducing the new Justice League, led by Lex Luthor and including Shazam and Captain Cold.  And minus Superman and The Flash, both of whom presumably quit when their arch enemies were admitted to the team. The new team debuts, but then the book jumps back four days.  Following...
  • Is ‘The Middle’ Star Eden Sher The Next Marvel Superheroine?

    Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Actress Eden Sher who plays awkward Sue Heck on the ABC sitcom ‘The Middle’ tweeted that she visited the offices of Marvel Studios for what was supposed to be a brief meeting, but which turned into a three-hour, immersive crash-course in… at least a sampling...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Forever Evil’ #7

    Posted Saturday, May 24th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Things are really shifting in the DC Universe after the invasion by the Crime Syndicate from Earth 3, but in this issue we learn more about that world and the destruction that caused these vicious super beings to flee to the “main” DC Universe.  Nightwing has played...