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

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Supercrooks’ #2

    Posted Friday, April 27th, 2012 10:11 pm GMT -4

    Last issue, former super villain Carmine is caught cheating a casino and is ordered to pay them $100 million in a year’s time.  With nowhere else to go, he turns to former protegee Johnny Bolt, himself fresh out of prison and reunited with ex-fiancee Kasey, also a former villain.  Bolt hatches a plan to venture […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Aquaman’ #8

    Posted Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Wow!  Well, the biggest reveal this issue is that the calm, kind, rational Aquaman of the bulk of this series so far is a far different person than the Arthur of old! This issue opens six years ago, after the death of Arthur’s father and just after his existence was revealed to the world.  His […]

  • The Top 20 Justice League Comic Book Covers

    Posted Monday, April 23rd, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Now that the Justice League’s newest origin is wrapped up in The New 52, let’s take a look back at some of the team’s most iconic cover images. (NOTE: Some are sentimental choices.*) 20. The Super Friends #25 (Artist – Ramona Fradon) *For instance, this one.  This was the first comic I remember ever getting.  […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’ #9

    Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 10:00 pm GMT -4

    (This whole review is pretty spoiler-y, so if you may want to read the comic first…)  This issue opens with a disturbing scene on Planet Sin of gamblers betting on what new planet the Phoenix Force will next destroy on its path to Earth, with a death tally appearing onscreen. Beast and Wolverine are relaxing, […]

  • ‘Young Justice: Auld Acquaintance’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Red Arrow is racing through the subway tunnels beneath Washington D.C. after the events of last episode, when Vandal Savage used him to take over the minds of the Justice League.  He narrowly dodges one of Green Arrow’s arrows, but an explosive arrow sends him flying backward.  The Flash runs up and punches him in […]

  • ‘Green Lantern – The Animated Series: Fear Itself’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 10:00 am GMT -4

    (This is a full episode recap, so if you don’t wish to be spoiled, watch the episode first!) Aya is still badly damaged after her encounter with Atrocitus last episode, but Hal and Kilowog eat meals out of cans.  Kilowog’s is a large insect creature.  Hal’s is a grilled cheese.  After Aya explains to Kilowog […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Birds Of Prey’ #8

    Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    From the start of this series, Black Canary has been on the run from the law, for allegedly having killed a man.  Of course, readers assumed that the book would chronicle her mission to clear her name and prover her innocence.  But what if she isn’t innocent? A government intelligence agent finds the remains of […]

  • Digital Comic Review: ‘Smallville Season 11′ #2

    Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    I was just a tad dissatisfied with the first installment of ‘Smallville Season 11.’  Not that it was bad, but it was so short and there was just so much ground that needed to be covered.  So in a few areas, it felt just the tiniest bit short.  I hate to sound overly critical, because […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ #8

    Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Wonder Woman raids Hephaestus’ armory, selecting swords, daggers and a shield, for which Hephaestus teases her for not choosing something more modern, since he has a full arsenal of guns.  Wonder Woman simply replies “It was how I was raised.”  Lennox and Eros offer to accompany her, but she and Hermes are going to the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #96

    Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012 02:30 pm GMT -4

    Last issue, Rick and the gang located The Hilltop, a large, peaceful settlement of people, willing to exchange goods and help them out.  After everything they’ve been through, Rick is skeptical to the end. When Ethan, a panicked member of this group returns ranting and screaming, then stabs the group’s leader Gregory, Rick kills him […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Shadow’ #1

    Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Writer Garth Ennis holds nothing back!  His first issue of ‘The Shadow’ opens with him… or rather lead hero, Lamont Cranston ruminating on the Japanese invasion of China in the early 20th Century.  It’s a fairly graphic and brutal account!  Cut to “the present” (pre-World War II) and The Shadow, the legendary pulp hero is […]

  • ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Reckoning’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    This is a full recap, so if you don’t like spoilers, please watch the show and come back and read this afterward. The gang, Hal, Kilowog, Aya and Razer locate the Red Lantern Mother Ship.  The GLs are on total maximum guard.  A cloud of waste spews forth and Kilowog notes that it’s like “clockwork.” […]

  • ‘Young Justice: Usual Suspects’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2012 02:07 pm GMT -4

    This is a full recap, so if you don’t like spoilers, please watch the show and come back and read this afterward. “Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice”  (Super Friends reference… anyone?) in Washington DC, on a cold December day, the entire Justice League has called a press conference to introduce their five newest members, […]

  • Digital Comic Review: ‘Smallville Season 11 #1′

    Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2012 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Isn’t it odd that there was never an ongoing ‘Smallville’ comic when the show was actually on the air?  Is that because the show itself appealed to a different demographic than comics themselves?  Possibly.  Because just when the show hit the point where fanboys would have tuned in in droves, with Clark Kent as portrayed […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #8

    Posted Friday, April 13th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Last issue, Batwoman had caught up to Fachion, the leader of the crime organization Medusa and his grotesque group of operatives, including a newly mutated Killer Croc and La Llorona.  Batwoman ripped Rush’s hook from his arm and then they stood around talking while some back story was filled in.  This issue, following a blow […]