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

  • DC Unveils More Alternate Realities That Will Converge In ‘Convergence’

    Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Just days ago, DC released this image to tease their upcoming event ‘Convergence’ set for release next year, the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking series ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ that ended DC’s sprawling multiverse and relaunched the company’s comic book line for a new generation. But now, it looks like DC is going back to […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Takes Flight In Two New Clips From ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

    Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Jennifer Lawrence is set to soar in the penultimate film installment of ‘The Hunger Games’ saga, ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ which hits theaters in just a couple weeks on November 20th. If you haven’t seen ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ yet, you may want to before reading on. You will definitely want to before seeing ‘Mockingjay […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Grayson’ #4

    Posted Sunday, November 9th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    They should just rename this comic ‘Man Candy’ and leave it at that.  Dick Grayson spends most of this issue leaping through the air in a pair of tights and gloves and nothing else.  (Not that I’m complaining, mind you, as Mikel Janin is doing a bang-up job illustrating it.) This issue is something of […]

  • RUMOR PATROL: An Extra From ‘Batman V Superman’ Spills That An Important Character Will Die

    Posted Saturday, November 8th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Death death and more death!  That’s what ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ seems to assure.  Following what many dubbed the “disaster porn” that closed out 2013′s ‘Man of Steel’, is this a good idea? Obviously, since this an introduction to a new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, we get (the nine millionth) reprise of […]

  • Dwayne Johnson ‘Guaran-damn-tee’s That ‘Shazam!’ Will Be Independent From The DC Cinematic Universe

    Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Dwayne Johnson (also known as The Rock) set the record straight regarding the upcoming ‘Shazam!’ movie which Warner Brothers has cast him in. Ever since 1984′s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ the lead ‘Shazam!’ character, Captain Marvel and his supporting cast, which includes Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel among others, were transitioned into the mainstream […]

  • The New Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Features Exactly 1% Hobbit

    Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ready to say goodbye to Middle Earth for good?  December 17th’s release of Thorin Oakenshield *ahem* ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ puts a cap on ‘The Hobbit’ series of movies, a trilogy based on a book that was shorter than any of the three ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels which were each […]

  • Will Andy Serkis Finally Land An Academy Award Nomination (And Possible Win) For His Motion-Capture Performance From ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’?

    Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    The film that many consider the most intelligent of the big summer blockbusters, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ will be arriving on BluRay and DVD on December 2nd, just in time for Christmas.  And once again, the highlight of the movie was Andy Serkis’ gripping and magnetic motion-capture performance as lead Ape Caesar.  […]

  • Go Deeper ‘Into The Woods’ With Disney’s Newest Trailer For Its Holiday Musical

    Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    No one does fairy tales like Disney and this Christmas, the studio is tackling several of them in one movie. ‘Into The Woods’ is an adaptation of the popular stage production, which weaves the stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel together in a new tale. The movie is […]

  • The Scarecrow Is Confirmed For ‘Gotham’

    Posted Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Fox’s new hit Batman prequel series ‘Gotham‘ has offered a glimpse at the early days of Gotham City, just after the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne as young Bruce starts down the path that will eventually lead to him becoming the Dark Knight.  As part of this journey, the show’s real focus, a young […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Tweets A Possible Hint About The Plot

    Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Marvel has officially confirmed ‘Doctor Strange’ for phase 3 of their movie universe, with Scott Derrickson (‘Deliver Us From Evil’, ‘Sinister‘, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’) attached to direct with an October 2nd, 2016 release date.  It was rumored that the film will break from tradition and not be an origin, so… what will […]

  • DC Announces A Massive Crossover With ‘Convergence’

    Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    How massive is DC’s next crossover event?  So important that it’s shelving all of their titles for two months and will only publish the weekly, 9-issue miniseries and 40 tie-n two-issue minis.  ‘Convergence’ will introduce a new villain named Telos and will spin out of the conclusions of two current miniseries, ‘The New 52: World’s […]

  • Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Movie Is Officially A Go!

    Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Earlier this year, while stumping ‘White House Down’ alongside co-star Jaime Foxx, Magic Mike Channing Tatum expressed that if he were to play a comic book super hero, he’d want to portray Gambit, the shady Cajun X-Man.  Well, Hollywood jumped on that and just months later, Tatum has signed on to not only play the […]

  • Bradley Cooper Vehicle ‘Limitless’ Moves Closer To Becoming A TV Series

    Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    With reality TV constantly drawing viewers away from traditional scripted programming, networks have gotten skittish with original series.  If a show doesn’t launch strong from the get-go, networks are quick to deep six them in favor of cheaper reality shows that deliver better ratings.  This is especially true with genre shows, like ‘Revolution‘ and ‘Terra […]

  • RUMORS: Is ‘Wonder Woman’ Getting The Trilogy Treatment?

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    This article contains possible SPOILERS about the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie.  Be warned! DC’s track record with movies has been spottier than Marvel’s and therefore its film ventures could be seen as bigger risks.  Marvel can do ‘Black Panther’ with a black male lead and ‘Captain Marvel’ with a female lead and these suddenly don’t seem […]

  • New Leaked Footage From ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Surfaces

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Possibly the most anticipated movie of next year is ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ which builds upon the incredibly successful Marvel movie franchise and is the direct sequel to one of the most successful movies of all time.  But there’s trouble brewing.  The tension between the various members created some of the most exciting and humorous […]