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

  • ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ To Debut Tonight!

    Posted Friday, November 11th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4

    DC Comics’ latest super star takes the spotlight on the Cartoon Network tonight at 7 P.m. (Eastern) as ‘Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ launches in a one-hour special presentation!  Following the big budget summer blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds, ‘Green Lantern’ follows the exploits of Hal Jordan, the first Earthling to accept the mantle of one […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #3

    Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Batwoman battles her demons this issue, when an encounter with the supernatural La Llarona, the Weeping Woman that has been kidnapping and killing children in Gotham City almost turns lethal for the vigilante.  Images of Batwoman’s seemingly dead sister Elizabeth/Alice appear, until Batwoman breaks free only to be swooped upon by Agent Cameron Chase and […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwing’ #3

    Posted Sunday, November 6th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -4

    This issue opens with a disturbing flashback to David Zavimbe’s childhood where it is revealed that he and his brother Isaac, known as the Dragonflies, had a pretty dark, violent upbringing, which paved the way for his becoming the one honorable police officer in Tanasha.  The book then cuts back to the present, depicting David, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘X-Men’ #20

    Posted Sunday, November 6th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    Not missing a beat, this issue has little to do with the ‘Regenesis’ relaunch.  Psylocke’s team continues to serve as the Black-Ops branch of the X-Men.  In this issue, three Sentinels, the giant mutant hunting robots, are shanghaied in Eastern Europe.  Espionage ace, Domino is on the scene, but may not make it out of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘New Mutants’ #33

    Posted Saturday, November 5th, 2011 11:00 am GMT -4

    In my opinion, the New Mutants represent the most family-like faction of the X-Men.  They’ve actually grown up together and share a bond tighter than most other super teams.  (Note: The name ‘New Mutants’ is simply used as this comic’s title out of habit.  They are considered official X-Men at this point.)  Reading this issue, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Villains For Hire’ #0.1

    Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011 05:30 pm GMT -4

    I’m not sure why Marvel keeps using these decimal points in their numbering.  It just gets confusing.  In this case, I suppose it’s because this is a prelude to the actual ‘Villains For Hire’ miniseries, as this books stars only heroes, just like the prior ‘Heroes For Hire’ series.  Once again, Misty Knight I mean, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #1

    Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Following last week’s ‘Wolverine & The X-Men’ #1, this week, we find out how the other half of the X-Men are faring.  As was teased in ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #544, the big baddie in this first story arc is Mister Sinister, reinvented here in a fresh new body and sporting a snappy Victorian wardrobe, which I […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League International’ #3

    Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 07:05 pm GMT -4

    Things aren’t looking great as this team continues to fail epically in their efforts against the mysterious giant robots, the Signal Masters, around the globe.  Even after retreating from the robots in Justice League International #2, Booster and his gang rally by splitting into pairs to search for clues as to these beings’ origins. This […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Solo’ #1

    Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Hawkeye, the Avengers’ resident marksman and co-star of the upcoming live action film, takes center stage in this miniseries.  Through sheer dumb luck, he finds himself embroiled in a missing persons case, when he saves a man from an attack by an armor-wearing super being.  The man initially refuses help, but later turns up at […]

  • Psychiatrists Urge DC To Stop The Madness

    Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    I came across this thought-provoking op ed piece from the New York Times website entitled Putting the Caped Crusader on the Couch, written by three psychiatrists who are urging DC to reexamine their use of mental disorders, specifically in regard to some of its highest profile villains.  The writers, H. Eric Bender, Praveen R. Kambam […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘I, Vampire’ #2

    Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -4

    In an interesting twist, the second issue of ‘I, Vampire’ is narrated by Mary, Queen of Blood, the books antagonist, queen of the vampire army and former lover of Andrew, the book’s protagonist. ‘I, Vampire’ #1 flashed backward and forward through time, showing the dissolution of the couple’s romantic relationship and culminated in Andrew being attacked […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Savage Hawkman’ #2

    Posted Sunday, October 30th, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Weren’t we introduced to “the menace of Morphicus” in ‘The Savage Hawkman’ #1?  Why yes, we were.  In fact, in this issue, after a brief tussle with Hawkman, he flies off.  More like “Say goodbye to the menace of Morphicus.” Initially, it seems like Morphicus has the upper hand on Hawkman, but he has underestimated […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’ #1

    Posted Saturday, October 29th, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4

    Jason Aaron wrote two of Marvel’s big first issues this week, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ #1 and this book, ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ #1.  The two books couldn’t be more different!  Hulk was brooding and intense.  This book was almost a comedy! Wolverine is reopening Xavier’s old school, renamed the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, […]

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

    Posted Friday, October 28th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    The image on the cover here?  “Zatanna… Constantine… Burning Witches!”  That doesn’t happen in this comic.  I’m having a real problem with covers this week in general!  Zatanna and Constantine don’t even come face-to-face in this issue and the only witch present is The Enchantress and no one burns her!  How do things like this […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ #1

    Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2011 04:00 pm GMT -4

    At the end of ‘Fear Itself,’ The Incredible Hulk somehow physically separated himself from Bruce Banner and took off for parts unknown.  We now discover that he wound up living beneath the Earth’s surface with a group of Moloids, like the ones that The Mole Man employs.  The Hulk functions as the tribe’s hunter, killing […]