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 New Avengers’ #19

    Posted Sunday, December 18th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    Daredevil drops by Avengers Mansion, which is surrounded by protestors, only to find the rest of the team out on a mission and the headquarters empty, save for baby Danielle Cage and her nanny Squirrel Girl… a rather frisky Squirrel Girl.  As for the other Avengers, they are recovering from an explosion at one of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #4

    Posted Saturday, December 17th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    In my review of ‘Batwoman’ #3, I called it! I knew things were going to go poorly for Bette Kane, also known as Flamebird of the Teen Titans, who has been training with Batwoman, her cousin Kate, for the past few issues.  Sure enough, she runs out to fight some crime and gets impaled and nearly […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Ray’ #1

    Posted Friday, December 16th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    One of my favorite writing teams (Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti) + one of my favorite artists (Jamal Igle) = of course I’m on board! The Ray was originally a Golden Age hero with light powers (whose origin is referenced in this issue as an old comic book story).  The original Ray doesn’t exist on […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #4

    Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    After a slightly confusing dream sequence, Barbara Gordon wakes up and chats with her roommate Alysia, in front of their Christmas tree.  But when Alysia touches a nerve, Babs flees… into the night as Batgirl.  She saves a couple from muggers before a light bulb goes off and she realizes how to turn the tables […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers: X-Sanction’ #1

    Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Having survived his seeming death, Cable finds himself in a post-apocalyptic future, where nothing remains, save ash and fellow mutant Blaquesmith, who reveals to him that something dire happened to his “daughter” Hope Summers.  Without Hope, the world was essentially destroyed!  And according to Blaquesmith, the parties responsible were The Avengers!  Thus, Cable travels back […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwing’ #4

    Posted Sunday, December 11th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Spoilers ahead!  Batwing’s past is further fleshed out this issue.  As was revealed last issue, David Zavimbe and his brother Isaac were once child soldiers for a crime lord, General Ayo Keita.  Both boys were wondrously efficient in their killing skills, but refused to harm women or children, despite their superiors’ orders.  In this issue, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Villains For Hire’ #1

    Posted Sunday, December 11th, 2011 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Zebidiah Killgrave, The Purple Man, attempts to take back his “format” of hiring specific operatives whose abilities and talents best suit a given situation from Misty Knight, who had been utilizing this technique, operating as Control for Heroes For Hire.  In this issue, Killgrave, assisted by Headhunter, sends The Shocker, Avalanche, Death Stalker and The […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Punisher’ #6

    Posted Saturday, December 10th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Wow.  I did not see this coming! The Punisher, Frank Castle, continues avenging the wedding party massacre from issue #1, with cold efficiency.  His quest takes him to upstate rural New York.  But as of this issue, there’s another player in this game, as surviving bride Rachel Alves – like Castle, a retired Marine – […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘X-Men’ #22

    Posted Saturday, December 10th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    Continuing the story begun in ‘X-Men’ #20, the X-Men are still in the fictitious Eastern European nation of Puternicstan, which has acquired a fleet of Sentinels, which they have reprogrammed, so that they can attack non-mutant targets.  Allied with them is War Machine, all battling to prevent a global incident as the Governor of Puternicstan […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Huntress’ #3

    Posted Friday, December 9th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    Helena continues pursuing crime boss Moretti in Naples, opening this issue by fixing her crossbow’s sight on his head!  Would she really assassinate him in cold blood?!  We’re left wondering, as the arrival of the local police interrupts her.  They are not there to arrest Moretti, but to protect him. “This country is totally corrupt,” […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League International’ #4

    Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Things continue to look dire for Justice League International, as villain Peraxxus reveals himself and his master plan, to destroy the Earth and plunder it for its natural resources.  The human race is inconsequential to him, as they are “far too weak to be utilized as slaves.”  After listening to him rattle on, Ice and […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Defenders’ #1

    Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2011 10:00 am GMT -4

    The Bad News Bears of super heroes are back, as Marvel once again dusts off their “non-team” The Defenders and sends them back into action.  This time, the group is assembled at the request of The Hulk, who was recently separated from Bruce Banner.  The Hulk asks that his old buddies Dr. Strange, Namor the […]

  • Going Back In Time With ‘Ace Kilroy’ Co-Creator Rob Kelly (KickStarter Project)

    Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 05:23 pm GMT -4

    I’ve always been a big fan of stories set during the World War II era, ever since the comic book ‘All-Star Squadron’ and the ‘Indiana Jones’ movies.  I even love stuff that isn’t action-adventure oriented, like Neil Simon’s plays from that time!  So I was immediately intrigued when a friend of mine, Rob Kelly, the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ #1

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

    The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents debuted in 1965, published by Tower Comics and were a mixture of two of the biggest fads in pop culture at the time, comic book super heroes and spies.  Even their acronym name (which stands for The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves) was inspired by ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’  Their comics […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ultimate Comics – The Ultimates’ #4

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

    In this new series starring the Ultimate Universe’s take on The Avengers, a highly evolved group of super beings, The Children of Tomorrow, have not only demolished a huge chunk of Europe slaughtering thousands, but actually destroyed Asgard, killing all of the Norse gods!  Powerless, Thor, wearing a power suit designed by Tony Stark, enters […]