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: ‘Batwing’ #7

    Posted Sunday, March 11th, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Though Batman has played a part in most of this series, this issue sees both he and Batwing streaking toward Gotham City in an effort to save two more members of The Kingdom, Africa’s premier super team.  They have one member, Daniel Balogun, once known as Steelback, in their custody and readers are finally clued […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Hell Yeah’ #1

    Posted Sunday, March 11th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    “Ka-pow A**hole!” Ben Day snaps as he decks an attacker who has been goading him.  Thus establishing that this teen hero isn’t your traditional good guy.  Ben is a petulant youth, who gets a tongue lashing from his Dean the next day over his action.  Though the book time jumps a bit, I’ll try and […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ #8

    Posted Sunday, March 11th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    In Paris, Aunt May and Gwen Stacey are relaxing and enjoying coffee, when May spots a newspaper headline touting the appearance of a new Spider-Man.  The two women exchanged worried stares. Back in New York, Miles’ uncle Aaron, also known as the criminal The Prowler, confronts Miles at his school.  Miles sends his best friend […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Fairest’ #1

    Posted Saturday, March 10th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Who is truly the fairest of them all, when referring to eternal beauties of Vertigo Comics’ ‘Fables’ series, which features the classic characters from the fairy tales of the world living in the real world?  The concept has proven quite popular on television recently, but ‘Fables’ came first! This miniseries features a rotating cast including […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Age Of Apocalypse’ #1

    Posted Thursday, March 8th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    The ‘Age of Apocalypse’ storyline was probably the highpoint of the 90s for the X-Men franchise as fans devoured this ‘What If’-like tale of a parallel world where Professor Xavier had been assassinated before he could form the X-Men and the stark contrast with the familiar Marvel Universe.  This tale, set in that same reality […]

  • Top 10 Batman Rogues

    Posted Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Few… scratch that, no other super hero has been blessed with such a seemingly endless supply of such colorful and captivating villains against which to match whits as The Batman!  You can walk up to the Average Joe on the street and surely they can rattle off a list of at least five of them!  […]

  • Exclusive Interview With Comic Book Writer Jimmy Palmiotti

    Posted Monday, March 5th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

     Jimmy Palmiotti has been a prolific creator in comics since the early 1990s, co-founding Event Comics and co-creating such fondly remembered comics as ‘Ash’ and ‘Painkiller Jane’, the latter of which was adapted to a Sci Fi live action TV series.  He’s also worked extensively with DC and Marvel, penning among other titles, ‘Deadpool’, ‘The […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Invincible’ #89

    Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    The cover of this issue of ‘Invincible’ touts that this is the “1st issue in a bold new direction!”  So how does it work as a jumping on point?  Let’s see. I was an avid fan of ‘Invincible’ for quite a while, devouring the trades as quickly as I could lay my hands on them, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The New Avengers’ #22

    Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Things continuing spiraling out of control for The New Avengers, thanks to the machinations of Norman Osborn.  This issue opens with the Federal Government attempting to seize Avengers Mansion, which is technically a private residence.  Osborn’s claims of mistreatment have sparked a grassroots anti-Avengers movement among the population and the grounds of Avengers Mansion is […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Avengers’ #23

    Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Madame Hydra flaunts the captured Captain America in hopes of coercing the US government into arresting the Avengers and placing Norman Osborn’s H.A.M.M.E.R. in charge of defending the Earth.  At first, it appears that she came to the negotiation unarmed, until her Hydra henchmen Hulk out, turning into powerful monsters!  Two scientists, the abrasive Dr. […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Darkness’ #100

    Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 10:00 am GMT -4

    In the vein of ‘Spawn’ and other supernatural anti-heroes, ‘The Darkness’ chronicles  the adventures of Jackie Estacado, a one-time mafia enforcer, turned crime boss, who before he was even born, was possessed by the powers of Darkness, which he has used to various ends.  In this landmark 100th issue, Estacado confronts the source of his […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #94

    Posted Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 04:30 pm GMT -4

    In issue 93, the “gang” encountered Jesus, a survivor who offers them access to a network of other survivors, 200 strong, who trade goods and communicate with one another, to which Rick eagerly agreed to… and then he went all Rick on him and kicked Jesus’ ass and took him captive.  And in the typical […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Twelve’ #10

    Posted Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 01:30 pm GMT -4

    This is what it’s all been building toward!  In this issue, we finally learn who is responsible for Blue Blade’s death as well as the deaths of a bar full of gay men.  Is it Electro, the automaton robot as was alluded to last issue?  I’m not going to tell you!  But it’s a pretty […]

  • Top 10 Superman Foes

    Posted Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 06:10 pm GMT -4

    Superman was the first comic book superhero, smashing onto the scene in 1938 in the pages of ‘Action Comics’ (which was recently relaunched with a new issue #1).  With near-unparallelled super strength, invulnerability, the ability to fly faster than the speed of sound, freeze breath and heat vision, it’s hard to find rogues to give […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘I, Vampire’ #6

    Posted Sunday, February 26th, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4

    It looks as if the first five issues of this title have all just been set-up for the ‘Rise of the Vampires!’  (To read more about those issue, click #1, #2, #3, #4, #5.) Spoilers ahead! Andrew Bennett, lead vampire, has located the Gotham City lair of his former beloved Mary the Blood Queen, who […]