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 - Writer

  • DC Sales Down By 40% As Fans Fail To Converge For ‘Convergence’

    Posted Sunday, April 26th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    DC has been hyping their big crossover event ‘Convergence‘ for several months now.  Their New 52 relaunch has been met with mixed reactions from longtime readers, many of whom dropped DC’s output entirely when the publisher scrapped its established history in favor of relaunching their line from scratch, but sales have been fairly consistent.  And […]

  • Ewan McGregor And Stanley Tucci Sign Up For Disney’s Live Action ‘Beauty And The Beast’

    Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Disney is once again revisiting one of its animated classics to adapt to live action, following the successes of ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Maleficent,’ with ‘Beauty and the Beast.’  The 1991 original became an instant family classic and became the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.  (It won for Best Music, […]

  • Avengers Assemble On ‘Good Morning America’ With An Action-Packed Black Widow Clip

    Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ a week away from its US release, the cast is busy making the rounds to every media outlet imaginable.  Four of the heroes, Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) braved the icy Manhattan weather for an outdoor interview where […]

  • Help Save ‘Constantine’! Watch It Streaming This Weekend On Hulu And NBC.com

    Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    The 2014 fall TV season saw an unprecedented number of comic book-based series hit prime time.  Not only were ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Arrow,’ and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ but they were joined by newcomers ‘The Flash,’ ‘Gotham,’ and ‘Constantine.’  Of these additions, ‘The Flash’ was an instant smash, ‘Gotham’ has captivated with its dark grittiness, but ‘Constantine’, based on […]

  • ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’: The Vision, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow Take Center Stage In Two New Featurettes

    Posted Friday, April 24th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is already delighting audiences abroad, but fans in the US have to wait another week, until Friday May 1st to behold the second installment of the super dream team franchise.  In preparation, two new video featurettes have surfaced with some new footage to whet your appetite (or tide you over). Brit […]

  • Two Names Emerge For Male Leads In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

    Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Felicity Jones has already been cast as the female lead in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, the spin-off movie based on the massively successful ‘Star Wars’ franchise, due to open next winter.  Now it looks as if Disney/Lucasfilms may have found two male actors to star alongside her. The first name rumored to be under consideration […]

  • Paul Rudd Introduces First Clip From ‘Ant-Man’ On ‘David Letterman’

    Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ has yet to open and kick off the summer movie season, but that hasn’t stopped them from already kicking off promotion for the studio’s NEXT movie of the year, July’s ‘Ant-Man.’  The long-in-gestation film that showcases one of the founding Avengers (in the comics, anyway) stars Michael Douglas as an […]

  • Shortlist Revealed: One Of These 5 May Become The New Spider-Man

    Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 12:50 pm GMT -4
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    Previously, it looked like Sony was hoping to replace Andrew Garfield in the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker with a less famous, but still familiar actor, with Dylan O’Brien (‘Teen Wolf’, ‘Maze Runner’) and Logan Lerman (the ‘Percy Jackson‘ franchise, ‘Perks of Being A Wallflower’) among the most discussed.  But now it seems that the studio […]

  • Does The New CW ‘Arrow’/’Flash’ Spinoff Have A Title?

    Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    It’s worked so far with ‘The Flash‘ spinning off from ‘Arrow’ and carving out a name for itself.  Now with the introduction of Brandon Routh as The Atom, we have yet another spin-off.  Most assumed that the new show would focus on his character, but more names have been added to the mix, making it […]

  • Is This Why Director Michelle MacLaren Left The ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie?

    Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Luckily, the ‘Wonder Woman’ film adaptation was early in development for a 2017 release date, but even so, director Michelle MacLaren‘s departure surprised many, as she was also slated to “develop” the film, but it appears that she and Warner Brothers couldn’t come to an agreement as to what direction the film should take. The […]

  • Up Close Photos Of The Batmobile And Batman’s Weathered Suit From ‘Batman V. Superman’

    Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Not only has Ben Affleck appeared in costume and in action as Batman in the newest ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer, but the suit was also shown, without the actor inside, in a still photo released by Warner Brothers.  This version of Batman is heavily based on the battle-weary older version from the […]

  • Get A Better Look At The Batsuit From ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

    Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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      It’s been a busy few days for the fan community, with huge reveals at Star Wars Celebration and the newest trailer for ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ among other tidbits.  The movie itself doesn’t even hit theaters until next March, but fans are already squirming with anticipation to see how Ben Affleck plays […]

  • Which Of The Original X-Men Is Coming Out Of The Closet? *SPOILER ALERT*

    Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the Marvel Universe, mutants have long been used as a symbol for all outsiders, due to race, religion, cultural origin and, yes sexual identity.  But as times have changed, comics in general have adapted to present more diversity in its roster of characters.  The X-Men has been a favorite among comic readers, heterosexual and […]

  • The Third ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer Sends George Clooney Escaping Into The Future

    Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    While Disney certainly scored big adding the action-packed Lucasfilms and Marvel brands to its portfolio, the House of Mouse is still looking to its already established concepts for potential franchise possibilities.  The latest, hitting theaters on May 22, 2015 is ‘Tomorrowland’ based on the Disney theme park attractions, directed by Brad Bird (‘The Incredibles’) and […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Logline And Other Details Revealed

    Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    As Disney prepares to send the movie-going world back to a beloved galaxy far, far away, most of the hype generated from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has centered around this winter’s ‘Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ which picks up after the classic original trilogy.  But let’s not forget that Disney has bigger plans to expand […]