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: ‘The Punisher’ #4

    Posted Sunday, October 16th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    I’d never read ‘The Punisher’ until this series.  Violent vigilante that goes around killing folks?  No thanks!  But Patrick, our site’s owner, asked me to check it out and thank goodness he did!  This series is EXCELLENT! This story arc began in issue #1, when some gangsters crash a wedding reception and kill almost everyone […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The New Avengers’ #17

    Posted Saturday, October 15th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Super heroes beat up giant robot.  The end! I’m only barely kidding.  This issue has The New Avengers (not to be confused with The Mighty Avengers, The Secret Avengers or Avengers Academy) rushing to help Iron Man battle a giant robot that absorbs any force directed at it and release it back at its opponents.  […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘X-Men: Regenesis’ – One Shot Review

    Posted Friday, October 14th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    After the knock down, drag out in ‘X-Men: Schism,’ this low key one shot sets the stage for the future of Marvel’s mutant franchise. To recap, Scott Summers has taken a more offensive tactic with the X-Men, sending them out against the forces of evil before they strike.  And in ‘Schism’ he illustrated that he […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #2

    Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Batwoman’ #2 picks up after last issue’s conclusion with Kate and Bette discussing Batman’s offer for Kate to join Batman Inc., his international alliance of heroes, all funded and organized by Wayne Enterprises.  This conversation takes place while both women are beating up a gang of criminals, breaking several bones in the process.  A number […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #3

    Posted Thursday, October 13th, 2011 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    Miles Morales is not Peter Parker.  Nor should he be.  I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms over this new character… actually, yeah, I kinda do and it’s really sad and pathetic.  At any rate, this book illustrates just how different he is from his wise-cracking predecessor.  Miles is terrified by his […]

  • Truly Outrageous Memories Of Jem And The Holograms

    Posted Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s a red letter day for 80s fans (or rather a pink letter day), as at long last, Shout! Factory has released the entire 65 episode series, ‘Jem’ (apparently now legally known as ‘Jem & The Holograms’) in one must-own boxed set, ‘Jem and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!’  This has been a […]

  • Major News For Two Of Comics’ Leading Ladies! Spoilers!

    Posted Monday, October 10th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Spider-Man: Spider Island News First, in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #671, part five of the ‘Spider Island’ story arc, Mary Jane Watson gets to learn first hand what her former hubby felt like as the Amazing Spider-Man when she gains identical spider powers! Mary Jane is, of course one of the most famous supporting characters in all […]

  • Ten Nerdy Store-Bought Halloween Costumes For Women

    Posted Sunday, October 9th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Welcome to Part 2 of my look at Nerdy Store Bought Costumes!  This time, it’s the Ladies’ turn! 10.Neytiri (‘Avatar’) Holy smokes!  I had to do a double take, because at first glance that costume looked scandalous!  But the model is pretty much completely covered in that blue striped catsuit!  Still quite sexy!  I don’t […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwing’ #2

    Posted Sunday, October 9th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Batwing’ #2 opens with another flashback, to Batwing receiving his armor and equipment from Batman, who cautions him, “You are the most powerful part of your arsenal.”  We then flash forward to where last issue left off (which if you read ‘Batwing’ #1 it means, we’re actually still not back in the present yet).  David […]

  • Ten Nerdy Store-Bought Halloween Costumes For Men

    Posted Saturday, October 8th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    I don’t know about you, but I’m not crafty enough to make my own Halloween/Cosplay costume.  Therefore I’m stuck wearing the dreaded store-bought costume.  Generally speaking, these are poorly made, unflattering monstrosities made out of the poorest grade fabric allowable.  But, what else is there to do, when as I said, I can’t exactly make […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League International’ #2

    Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 04:11 pm GMT -5
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    Yeah, it seemed like a bad idea, when in the first issue, the United Nations slapped this team together, put the typically ineffectual Booster Gold in charge and shipped them off into battle just moments after they’d all met.  This proves that it was, indeed, a bad idea.  Booster’s lack of leadership skill and pure […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Spider Island: Heroes For Hire’ One-Shot

    Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Allow me, if you will, to explain my bizarre relationship with Marvel.  Aside from my love for The Avengers and an on-again/off-again relationship with the X-Men, I’ve never gotten into any of their big name franchises.  I’ve bought fewer than 10 copies of ‘Spider-Man’ in my life.  Same for ‘Captain America’ and so forth. It’s […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Huntress’ #1

    Posted Thursday, October 6th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    The first new addition to the New 52 is this miniseries starring fan favorite The Huntress, a character many were worried would not exist in the rebooted universe.  This series sends her to Naples, Italy seeking to stop Italian criminals from shipping contraband into Gotham City.  She sets out to stop them and get answers, […]

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

    Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    It all comes down to this: Wolverine versus Cyclops to decide the fate of the X-Men.  To recap, the X-Men have been assaulted by an all-new Hellfire Club made up of little kids, led by 12-year-old Kade Kilgore, who has sent his newly developed self-building Sentinel to destroy the X-Men’s safe-haven, Utopia.  All that’s left […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Savage Hawkman’ #1

    Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Poor Hawkman has been ret-conned so many times it’s ridiculous.  It got so bad that at one point DC officially shelved the character for a number of years, essentially to let the stink wear off!  But here we go again! (Winged Spoilers Below) It’s not clear yet, but Hawkman has been an active super hero […]