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: ‘Avengers: X-Sanction’ #3

    Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2012 10:00 am GMT -4

    Having already taken down The Falcon and Captain America in issue #1 and Iron Man in issue #2, this month, Cable must battle the Red Hulk.  He is assisted by his time traveling ally Blaquesmith.  Cable actually manages to get the upper hand, but Hulk comes back swinging… literally, swinging a huge anchor!  At one […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Twelve’ #9

    Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    I’m not even going to lie; I had to Wiki this series to remember what all had happened since issue #8 came out in 2008!  But basically, twelve practically forgotten heroes from Timely Comics (Marvel’s precursor) were dusted off by J. Michael Straczynski, along with artist Chris Weston, and it was revealed that these twelve […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Winter Soldier’ #1

    Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 07:30 pm GMT -4

    James Buchanan Barnes, a.k.a. Bucky, was Captain America’s sidekick during World War II.  He was supposedly killed in the accident that resulted in Cap being frozen in suspended animation for decades and for even longer his death was considered one of the few “sacred” deaths in comics that would never be undone.  But… it’s comics, […]

  • The U.S. Government Declares That Marvel’s Mutants Are Not “Human”

    Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    At least in the Action Figure Aisle.  As reported by Fox News, in a move that would devastate Charles Xavier, but that is sure to delight his owners Marvel Comics, the U.S. Court of International Trade has overturned a 19 year-old ruling that had previously classified Marvel’s plastic representations of the X-Men and other Marvel […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Voodoo’ #5

    Posted Saturday, January 28th, 2012 09:30 am GMT -4

    I must state up front, I haven’t read an issue of ‘Voodoo’ since the first.  So I wasn’t 100% clear on everything going on here, but here we go.  Voodoo sneaks into a secret archeological site and finds her Daemonite battle ship that she used to reach Earth.  She plans to use its communications equipment […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘I, Vampire’ #5

    Posted Friday, January 27th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Mary the Blood Queen and her vampire army have come to Gotham City and things look dire as they have set out to turn as many of its citizen into vampires as they can.  Andrew, Prof. John Troughton and Tig (who narrates this issue) finally make it to the city, but sense they are already […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #46

    Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Savior reveals himself to be a parallel universe version of Charles Xavier.  On his world, after Magneto’s death, the villain nearly destroyed the world by unleashing the iron in the Earth’s core and wiping out the magnetic field in the atmosphere, killing millions.  The remaining heroes combine their intelligence to build a machine to save […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Aquaman’ #5

    Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    As illustrated on the cover, in this issue, Aquaman, the water-based ocean monarch finds himself in the harshest possible location for him, the desert!  In the first page, we see Arthur falling from the sky and crashing down, very hard.  How did he get there?  The story is told in flashbacks, and we discover that […]

  • Fox News Misguidedly Slams DC’s ‘New 52′

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    On January 19th, the always “Fair and Balanced” Fox News’ Washington DC affiliate posted a condemning article on its website, admonishing (to put it nicely) DC Comics’ ‘New 52′ relaunch.  The article, by Sherri Ly, features quotes by child psychologist Neil Bernstein, Ph.D.  That’s right, I said “child” psychologist.  (Not quoted at all, incidentally, is […]

  • The Justice League And You Can Be Real Heroes

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    This morning, at a press conference, DC Entertainment announced an unprecedented relief effort on its part, the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, intended to bring relief to the Horn of Africa.  Rallying behind their famous (and newly-redesigned) heroes of the Justice League, DC Entertainment and its parent company Time Warner are committed to raising $2 […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Avengers’ #21

    Posted Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    To sum this issue up, The Avengers get the asses handed to them!  Super powered H.A.M.M.E.R. agents divide and conquer as gray “Hulks” with spider powers besiege Spider-Woman and Hawkeye at Thunderbolts Mountain.  Spider-Woman tries to bluff their way out of it, telling them that she is a Hydra sleeper agent.  She even takes out […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #5

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

    Apparently, in ‘Uncanny X-Force’ #14, Archangel was possessed by Apocalypse and caused the destruction of a town in Montana, wiping out a population of 5,000.  Psylocke could have prevented it by killing Warren, but she chose not to.  Even so, his personality was wiped out.  He became a Tabula Rasa.  (For more on that, see […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man’ #6

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

    Miles’ Uncle Aaron, a.k.a. The Prowler, travels to Mexico to meet with The Scorpion, but both men plan to stab the other in the back.  The Scorpion’s goons attack The Prowler who fights back using an electricity-projecting device provided by The Tinkerer. Meanwhile, Miles goes into action as Spider-Man, having been officially endorsed last issue […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Birds Of Prey’ #5

    Posted Friday, January 20th, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    The mysteries pile up like a car crash this issue, as the Birds suddenly find themselves a member short (Batgirl has vanished) and in a strange location, with no knowledge of how they got there.  Not only that, but when they try to think back, none of them remembers the same sequence of events!  Last […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ #5

    Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2012 03:30 pm GMT -4

    Some workers on a barge in the Thames discover the remains of a giant mythological beast, a mer-horse, sacred to Poseidon. Later, Wonder Woman’s breakfast (tomatoes?!) with Zola and Hermes is interrupted by the arrival of yet another of Zeus’ love children, a coarse Englishman named Lennox. He sends Wonder Woman and Zola to meet […]