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

  • Expect A Lot Of The Punisher In ‘Daredevil’ Season Two

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ was a resounding success, almost immediately getting the greenlight for a second season, but with a few changes.  Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has been replaced by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, both writers and producers with extensive resumes working on hit shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘True Blood’ and ‘DaVinci’s Demons.’ The first […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Has Two New Sinister Residents: Jessica Lucas And James Frain

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    It will be interesting to see how ‘Gotham’ continues to evolve, as they steadily draw characters from the Batman comic book mythos backward in time, to a period when Bruce Wayne was just a young teenager, immediately after his parents were murdered.  Now, get ready for two more sinister citizens to plant their roots in […]

  • Chris Pine And Zachary Quinto Have Been Offered A Fourth ‘Star Trek’

    Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    The mission is likely to continue for at least one more outing, for the two stars of ‘Star Trek.’  Both Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Mr. Spock) have been offered options for a fourth installment of the film series which is a reboot of the classic 60s TV series.  2009′s ‘Star […]

  • See Anna Paquin And Ian McKellan In A Photo From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past: The Rogue Cut’

    Posted Friday, June 26th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    For better or worse, Anna Paquin’s Rogue was the linchpin of the first three ‘X-Men’ movies, epitomizing the idea of a mutant whose powers were indeed a curse.  So even though ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ was an excellent return to form to the beloved first two X-films, it was a bit ironic– not to […]

  • A New Two-Minute ‘Supergirl’ Trailer Has Landed! Check It Out Here!

    Posted Friday, June 26th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Supergirl’, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role, is slated to take off on CBS this fall on October 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm, so the network is hoping to prime audiences by unveiling a new two-minute trailer. With Marvel taking a pass on SDCC this year, Warner Brothers is expected to swoop in and […]

  • ‘DC Characters Are Corny’ Claims One Sony Producer

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    It seems that the DC super heroes’ deadliest enemy isn’t Darkseid, Lex Luthor or The Joker.  It’s that darned public perception.  For decades now, rival publisher Marvel has been seen as the “cool” imprint with its angsty, troubled characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men, while the DC heroes can’t seem to shake the image of […]

  • ‘Arrow’ Lightens Up In This Season Three Gag Reel

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Things got pretty bleak in Starling City this past season on ‘Arrow.’  The third season kicked off with the death of a major character and things just spiraled from there, climaxing with one of Ollie’s closest allies having to live life on the run, as Oliver himself appeared to betray his teammates to become the […]

  • Marvel Is Going Even More Cosmic In Phase Three As Hinted By New Audition Info

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    One of the coolest parts of super hero comics is that they can literally go anywhere.  They can stick to stalking the shadows of urban alleyways or go hurdling through time, into alternate dimensions and into the furthest reaches of space. Marvel has already touched upon these possibilities in their movies.  ‘The Avengers’ assembled to […]

  • Get To The Corps Of WB’s Plans For ‘Green Lantern’

    Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    2013′s ‘Man of Steel’ reintroduced movie audiences to Superman (played by Henry Cavill).  Fittingly, Warner Brothers is building a cinematic universe on that feature and the second brick is next year’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ which will not only feature the two title characters, but Wonder Woman and in some capacity The Flash, […]

  • All My Marvel Ladies, Put Ya Hands Up! Marvel Wants Beyoncé To Sashay Their Way

    Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Marvel is usually spot on with their casting choices.  Could anyone else have brought the self-deprecating cockiness to the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man that Robert Downey Jr. did?  Or the sly scene stealing of Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki?  Even after stumbling with Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, the studio more than redeemed itself by recruiting […]

  • The CW Prepares For ‘Hawkgirl’ To Fly Solo After ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

    Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Broadway actress Ciara Renée‘s television career may be getting ready to fly sky high!  The actress who starred in ‘Pippin’ and Disney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ on stage will be part of the DC time travel team up series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ a limited series that will air this winter on The CW while […]

  • NSFW: Here It Is! All The Nudity And Sex From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 In One Convenient Video!

    Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the hottest shows on pay cable– one of those programs that people pay extra for a whole network they don’t otherwise watch, just to see this one.  The show is a mix of fantasy, political intrigue and soapy melodrama, but unlike network TV this show can get away with […]

  • Doctor Chew? David Tennant Joins The Voice Cast For Animated Adaptation Of Image Comics’ ‘Chew’

    Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    The Tenth Doctor is coming to the rescue of the stalled animated adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Image comic ‘Chew.’  David Tennant joins the voice cast that already includes Steven Yeun from ‘The Walking Dead‘ and Felicia Day from ‘Supernatural.’  Tennant is stepping into the role of Mason Savoy, a part that was […]

  • They May Not Be Avengers, But ‘Ant-Man’ Has A Team Of His Own In These New Pics

    Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    It’s no secret that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) starts off the movie ‘Ant-Man’ as a criminal, but after running afoul of scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his size-changing technology, he turns over a new leaf and dedicates himself to more altruistic endeavors. But a man usually can’t accomplish his goals– good or evil– alone […]

  • Jessica Lange Would “Absolutely” Return To ‘American Horror Story’ But Is It To School Lady Gaga?

    Posted Saturday, June 20th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Before the last season of ‘American Horror Story’ even aired, star Jessica Lange horrified fans when she announced  that the fourth incarnation, ‘Freak Show,’ would be her last.  Not only that, but the Hollywood legend casually stated that she would be leaving the acting field for good! And indeed, this year’s ‘Hotel’ is moving ahead […]