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: ‘X-Men: Schism’ #5

    Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    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 -4

    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 […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Blackhawks’ #1

    Posted Saturday, October 1st, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4

    I certainly give DC credit for diversifying their line by tapping into existing properties that haven’t really been exploited in years (decades even), such as ‘I, Vampire,’ ‘Men at War,’ and ‘All-Star Western.’  ‘Blackhawks’ joins that roster as well. Originally published by Quality Comics in the 1940s, the original ‘Blackhawk’ series followed a team of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘I, Vampire’ #1

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2011 09:00 am GMT -4

    It’s only natural for DC to attempt to tap into the lucrative vampire market.  Like ‘Twilight,’ ‘True Blood’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘I, Vampire’ is just as much a gothic love story as it is a horror title.  In it, we meet Andrew and Mary, vampire lovers at a crossroads. Mary is determined that vampires […]

  • Top 10 Robots In Science Fiction

    Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    With ‘Real Steel‘ opening this weekend, Sciencefiction.com, thought we would look back on some of the most memorable robots to ever grace the genre.  Some come from movies, some from tv, most are icons, a couple may surprise you, but by absolutely no scientific method here are my picks! Top 10 Science Fiction Robots: 10. […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Aquaman’ #1

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of The New 52 is the sudden swell of goodwill directed at Aquaman, arguably the biggest underdog in all the ranks of super heroics.  Most writers had trouble figuring out what to do with him outside of the ocean.  He was saddled with a silly weakness, the need to […]

  • Graphic Novel Review: ‘The New Teen Titans: Games’

    Posted Monday, September 26th, 2011 04:00 pm GMT -4

    So it arrives, 23 years after its originally scheduled release date; one of the great “lost treasures” of comics, ‘The New Teen Titans: Games’ original graphic novel! In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator George Perez (who later became co-writer) relaunched the ‘Teen Titans’ comics as ‘The New Teen Titans’ starting with a fresh issue #1 and a […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Captain Atom’ #1

    Posted Sunday, September 25th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Captain Atom has a lengthy history, originating at Charleton Comics in the 1960s and moving over to DC in 1984 alongside Blue Beetle and The Question among others, and most notably, inspiring Dr. Manhattan in one of the most esteemed comics in the history of the medium, ‘The Watchmen.’  Unfortunately, the good Captain hasn’t managed […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Catwoman’ #1

    Posted Saturday, September 24th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    One of comics’ most iconic females, Catwoman returns and appears to be one of the lucky ones, whose past has remained fairly intact.  Selena Kyle’s new status quo is established when her apartment is bombed on the fourth page.  Now homeless and broke, she (with her half-dozen or so cats), visits her friend Lola, who […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Supergirl’ #1

    Posted Friday, September 23rd, 2011 08:00 pm GMT -4

    When DC first announced the new ‘Supergirl’ title, they implied that this new take on the Girl of Steel would be a godlike alien creature who harbored no inherent concern for the human race.  As a life-long fan of the character, I was justifiably concerned.  Thankfully, having now read the first issue, that isn’t the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Birds Of Prey’ #1

    Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Sadly, it appears, at least from the first issue, that ‘Birds of Prey’ is another of The New 52 whose entire prior history has been wiped out.  The groundbreaking all-female super team enjoyed over a decade and a half of adventures and was primarily responsible for turning Barbara Gordon, as Oracle, into one of DC’s […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ #1

    Posted Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Wonder Woman’s comic series, for the most part, has rarely been a sales powerhouse, yet she remains the most famous and iconic female super hero in all of comics, to the point that anytime DC has tried to alter her in any way, not only does it send the fan community into a tizzy, but […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Mister Terrific’ #1

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

    Let me just get this off my chest to begin with.  Mister Terrific is THE worst super hero name ever!  It’s even worse than Squirrel Girl, because that’s supposed to be comical.  Mister Terrific is seriously his name, no irony intended.  What’s terrible is he’s a great character, just saddled with this awful code name! […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Demon Knights’ #1

    Posted Friday, September 16th, 2011 11:03 am GMT -4

    To clarify, although Etrigan, The Demon, is the only figure depicted on this book’s cover, this is actually shaping up to be quite a cool team book!  I know ‘Demon Knights’ isn’t at the top of everyone’s pull list, but it’s quite fun and well executed!  Fans of the departed ‘Secret Six,’ I think this […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batwoman’ #1

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

    Thank God for ‘Batwoman!’  This book is so good, it leaves me speechless!  It’s been a long and rocky road to get to fans, but it’s finally here and SO worth the wait!  Batwoman is Kate Kane, a modern day reinvention of a mostly forgotten figure from that vague time in between the Golden and […]