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

  • Congrats Ladies! Daryl Dixon Is All Yours!

    Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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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 -5
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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 -5
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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 -5
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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 -5
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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 […]

  • Not Only Are The Marvel Heroes The Mightiest Men In The World, They’re The Sexiest!

    Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -5
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    Brad’s the Pitts!  And bye-bye Matthew McConaughey.  And if you’re still debating Team Peeta or Team Gale, you may as well join Team Fail! Nope, not only have the Marvel Super Heroes conquered the box office, but the hearts and hormones of a sizable chunk of their audience– specifically the chunk that enjoys hunks! People […]

  • The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And Ronan Boogie Down In The ‘Blooper Reel’ From The BluRay

    Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, directed by James Gunn, may have shattered records and currently rank as 2014′s highest grossing film, outperforming even the highly-anticipated sequel ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ but say what you will, as crowd-pleasing a space romp as this flick was, it was missing one crucial ingredient– a dance battle. Yes, Ronan the […]

  • Exit The Arena, Enter The Battlefield In A New Clip From ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

    Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    This may contain some SPOILERS for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′.  If you have not read the books and want to avoid spoilers, proceed with caution. As we’ve come to discover, although Suzanne Collins’ massively popular YA book series is technically called ‘The Hunger Games’, the titular Games are just a distraction devised […]

  • Need More Baby Groot In Your Life? Check Out This Bonus Feature From The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ BluRay

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    This article contains SPOILERS from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, so if you are waiting for home video, you may want to turn back now. Just in time for the holidays, James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ arrives on BluRay and DVD on December 9th.  As with every Marvel movie, the action space comedy will be […]

  • Andy Serkis And Director Matt Reeves Discuss The Subtext Of ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Top notch motion capture performer Andy Serkis, who brought to life lead Ape Caesar in this summer’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ has generated Oscar buzz for his second outing in the franchise.  The newest movie in the series which many haled as the most intelligent of the big budget summer blockbusters this year, […]

  • You’ll Never Guess Who Darth Vader Is Going Head-To-Head With In His New Comic Book Series!

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    The original ‘Star Wars’ took the world by storm in 1977 and merchandisers scrambled to slap the movie’s logo and various characters on every manner of product you can imagine.  One of the most visible and fondly remembered ‘Star Wars’ items was the Marvel Comics series. The comic was a smash success, despite Stan Lee’s […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #134

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Life in the zombie-infested world of ‘The Walking Dead’ has been too idyllic lately, but there have been threats bubbling under the surface: a suspicious new group of survivors have been taken in, but these battle weary travelers aren’t quick to trust Rick and his crew (my how the tables have turned); Negan is still […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Responds To The Question Of Maggie’s Thoughts On Beth’s Absence

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    This article contains SPOILERS for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5, so if you aren’t up to speed, turn back now! Midway through Season Four of ‘The Walking Dead’, the survivors of The Prison were fractured into smaller groups and scattered with seemingly nowhere to turn, much less any way of finding one another.  But slowly, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #36

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    This series gets even geekier this issue as Barbara Gordon continues to restart her life.  She’s not in as dire straits as Black Canary, whose every possession was torched.  Dinah has since been crashing with Babs and her less-than-enthusiastic roommate Frankie.  Babs gets even more supporting cast members when she submits her thesis at Burnside […]

  • Possible ‘Ant-man’ Concept Art Reveals The Look Of Corey Stoll’s Villainous Yellowjacket

    Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Taking a diversion from the comic books, it was revealed that Corey Stoll had been cast as villain Darren Cross in the upcoming Peyton Reed-directed ‘Ant-Man’ movie, slated to be the next entry into the Marvel cinematic universe.  But in the movie, Cross takes on the super villain identity of Yellowjacket. This varies from the […]