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

  • George R.R. Martin Has A Problem With ‘Ant-Man’ And The Rest Of Marvel’s Movies

    Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains some SPOILERS for ‘Ant-Man.’  If you haven’t seen it, proceed with fair warning! George R.R. Martin took time off from penning ‘The Winds of Winter,‘ the long awaited sixth installment in his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series to take in a showing of Marvel’s newest hit ‘Ant-Man.’  And […]

  • The Villains Are Coming! The Villains Are Coming! Two New Teasers Hint At ‘Gotham’ Season Two

    Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Gotham’ originated as a prequel to Batman as we know him, depicting the seedy metropolis the Caped Crusader calls home during a time after the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne, focusing on the rise of Lieutenant James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) in a burg overrun with corruption.  Along the way, viewers have gotten to know […]

  • Bryan Singer Admits An ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Is Still Planned

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

      Much to Marvel Studios’ chagrin, Fox still holds the film rights to the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ which they obtained while Marvel was still in bankruptcy proceedings and before the comic publisher set up their own film studio.  Fox’s’ X-Men’ franchise kicked off with a bang in 2000 with the Bryan Singer-helmed ‘X-Men’ and […]

  • Gal Gadot Says Her Wonder Woman Will ‘Inspire’ But Grant Morrison Says She Isn’t What Her Creator Wanted

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    The SDCC ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer was arguably the highlight of the event and helped shed a lot of light on Warner Brothers/DC’s upcoming big screen slugfest and for a lot of fans, seeing Gal Gadot suited up in full Wonder Woman regalia, locked in combat was the most exciting part.  It’s […]

  • Robert Kirkman Discusses How ‘The Walking Dead’ Might End

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4

    Even Robert Kirkman probably would never have guessed that his black and white indie zombie comic book ‘The Walking Dead’ would wind up as a household name, with not just one hit TV adaptation, but two, with the second, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ shambling out this fall.  And then there are all the trading cards, […]

  • Evangeline Lilly’s Pick To Play Her Mother Janet Van Dyne Is Puuuuurrrrrfect!

    Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4

    MILD SPOILERS for ‘Ant-Man’ – Turn back if you haven’t seen it yet! We now know that Evangeline Lilly‘s character from ‘Ant-Man’, Hope Van Dyne will factor heavily in future Marvel movies.  As comic readers know, one of the founding Avengers was The Wasp, who had an even bigger role as a member of the […]

  • Think You’re A Super Fan? Here’s Which Superhero Has The Biggest Fanbase Per State

    Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4

      Ever wonder which superheroes were most popular where?  Seeking like-minded fans of your favorite heroes?  Where should you look?  Well now there is a resource that can tell you that! Spider-Man might be a New York City icon, but his biggest fan base is in the biggest state, Texas!  Meanwhile, Iron Man, a character […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Leads To Bigger Things In ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, some of the scientific developments in ‘Ant-Man’ “is essentially the tip of the iceberg for the stuff in ['Doctor] Strange’.” Specifically, Feige is referring to Ant-Man’s size-changing abilities and the “real” comic book science behind them. In ‘Ant-Man’ there is a mention of the Quantum Realm and this […]

  • Green Lantern? Red Hood? Birds Of Prey? What To Expect From ‘Arrow’ Season Four

    Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Stephen Amell popped up at SDCC sporting his new Season Four costume with short sleeves, where he revealed a few changes that fans could expect this fall, specifically that the show’s setting would, for some reason, change from Starling City to Star City and that Amell’s character, Oliver Queen’s codename would become GREEN Arrow.  Both […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Has Been Offered The Villain Role In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

    Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 10:03 pm GMT -4

    According to multiple sources close to the casting process of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the film’s chief antagonist.  Representatives from Disney (who owns Lucasfilm LTD) did not return calls and no official announcement has been made.  It appears that the offer has been made, but discussions […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Gets A New Suit For Season Two- Check It Out Here!

    Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 10:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Flash’ executive producer Greg Berlanti officially declared that the returning hit will grow closer to its comic book roots in its sophomore season.  That makes sense.  ‘The Flash’ is the first truly “super” super hero show in many years.  ‘Smallville’ and ‘Arrow’ downplayed the more outlandish qualities for a more realistic approach.  Berlanti and […]

  • [UPDATED] Sam Raimi And Rob Tapert Are On Board With NBC’s Proposed ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Reboot

    Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    UPDATE: After news of a ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ reboot was in development made the rounds, Lucy Lawless took to Twitter to dispel the rumors: Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I’d love it to happen one day but it’s still in the wishful thinking stage. — Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) July 20, […]

  • Holy Bricks, Batman! Michael Cera Is Playing Robin! (Well, Kinda…)

    Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4

    Everything is Arrested!  Michael Cera, who rose to fame as George Michael Bluth on the cult sitcom ‘Arrested Development’ will be reuniting with his co-star Will Arnett in ‘LEGO Batman.’  Cera will provide the voice of Robin opposite Arnett’s Batman, in a spinoff of last year’s surprise smash ‘The LEGO Movie.’  Arnett provided the raspy […]

  • Why So Serious? Warner Brothers Reacts To ‘Too Dark’ Complaints By Announcing Lighter DC Films

    Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    With Marvel Studios sitting out SDCC 2015, Warner Brothers should have been able to strut in and mike dropped their entire presentation.  And while the trailers for ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ did generate loads of buzz, WB could not have been expecting the mixed reaction they received. Ironically, it’s the […]

  • Roll Call! Cool Video Summons Every Member Of The Justice League In Chronological Order

    Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    The Justice League is DC Comics’ premier super team, uniting its biggest names in one spot.  And… well, some of its smallest names too.  Although the JL (also known as the Justice League of America and Justice League International at times) should be an assemblage of DC’s elite, there were times when, for various reasons […]