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

  • Greg Rucka States That Wonder Woman ‘Needs To Be’ LGBTQ ‘For A Number Of Reasons

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Comics have always appealed to a wide spectrum of readers, in particular, disenfranchised young people who could see bits of themselves in beleaguered heroes like Peter Parker/Spider-Man and the persecuted X-Men.  And for many gay fans, one hero has absolutely had the most appeal: Wonder Woman. Whether it was from the comics, various animated shows […]

  • Ooo! It’s Closing Time For ‘Adventure Time’: The Hit Series Will End In 2018

    Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    It appears that despite the theme song’s assertion that “the good times never end,” all good things eventually DO come to an end and that is the case with the hit series ‘Adventure Time’.  The show’s creator, Pendleton Ward and Cartoon Network announced that the post-apocalyptic fantasy/sci fi series will complete its run with its […]

  • The CW’s DC Heroes Will Get Dominated In Their Upcoming Crossover

    Posted Thursday, September 29th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans of The CW’s DC super hero shows may recall that when Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) visited Supergirl‘s parallel universe, he was astounded to discover that aliens (including Supergirl, herself– played by Melissa Benoist) dwelled on Earth, since in the existing “Flarrowverse” extraterrestrials don’t yet exist.  That’s about to change in a BIG way. […]

  • A New Vigilante Team Assembles In The Season 5 Extended Trailer For ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Arrow’ returns to The CW for its fifth season next week, and in anticipation, star Stephen Amell has released the latest extended trailer.  As has already been announced, Season Five will bear a closer resemblance to Season One than the supernaturally-drenched Season Four, with a return of a more brutal vigilante take on Oliver Queen […]

  • Get The Scoop (And Two New Pics) On Tom Felton’s Guest Spot On ‘The Flash’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 06:30 pm GMT -4

    Draco Malfoy himself, Tom Felton is coming to ‘The Flash’ Season Three as a new rival for the show’s star Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin).  Felton will play CSI tech Julian Dorn and will first show up in the show’s third new episode. Executive producer Todd Helbing discussed Felton’s new role, saying: “He’s a direct […]

  • LA Declares October 28th ‘Stan Lee Day’ While Lee Relaunches His Expo As ‘Los Angeles Comic Con’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The city of Los Angeles has honored Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and now “The Man” is honoring the city and the comic book community.  Los Angeles has bestowed on Lee an entire day in his honor, October 28, presented by Councilmember Curren D. Price and Lee is using that date to rebrand his five […]

  • Lynda Carter Channelled Hillary Clinton To Play The President On ‘Supergirl’

    Posted Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 05:04 pm GMT -4

    Hillary Rodham Clinton may become the first female President of the United States in real life, but in the world of fiction, particularly speculative fiction, there have been several female POTUSes with the newest arriving in just weeks: Lynda Carter who is taking on a guest-starring role on ‘Supergirl’.  Of course, Carter is most famous […]

  • A New ‘Twilight’ Movie Is A “Possibility” According To Lionsgate’s Co-Chairman

    Posted Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Are you ready for the return of the Cullen family?  Because they might be returning, according to Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman 0f Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, the company that released the five movies in the ‘Twilight’ franchise based on Stephanie Meyer‘s best selling YA novels.  But it sounds as if it depends on Meyer. According to Wachsberger: […]

  • Weekend Box Office (09/23-09/25): ‘Magnificent Seven’ Tops A Not-So-Magnificent Weekend

    Posted Monday, September 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    Antoine Fuqua’s star-studded remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ won the weekend, with Fuqua’s highest opening to date and star Denzel Washington’s third best, not to mention the second best opening ever for a western (falling behind ‘Cowboys & Aliens‘ of all things). Sony’s worldwide marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein declared: “Sony is on a […]

  • Steven Moffat Reveals Why The TARDIS Hated Clara

    Posted Sunday, September 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman) helped serve as a bridge between the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, respectively) on the hit BBC series ‘Doctor Who’, but after helping the Twelfth Doctor assimilate to his role as a Time Lord, Coleman exited the series and left a few plots unresolved, including […]

  • ‘Deadpool”s Ed Skrein Joins The Cast Of Robert Rodriguez & James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

    Posted Friday, September 23rd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ has added ‘Deadpool’ bad guy Ed Skrein to the cast as a villainous cyborg named Zapan, possessor of the Damascus Blade.  Skrein joins Rosa Salazar, who plays the title hero, as well as Jackie Earl Haley and Christoph Waltz who will play Dr. […]

  • Aye-Yi-Yi! Bill Hader Has Been Cast As Alpha 5 In ‘Power Rangers’

    Posted Friday, September 23rd, 2016 01:17 pm GMT -4

    SNL star Bill Hader is the latest addition to ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’.  The comic/voice actor will portray Zordon’s faithful robot companion Alpha 5!  It’s unclear if he will simply be providing the voice or if he will appear either in a practical suit or mo-cap/CGI, but… I kinda thought this movie was already filmed, so […]

  • Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof And Others Contribute To DC’s Orlando Benefit Comic

    Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 07:33 pm GMT -4

      Patton Oswalt may be one of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on TV, but his next comic book work will be for DC and IDW Comics.  Oswalt is just one creator contributing to ‘Love Is Love’, a 144-page collection of one- and two-page stories which goes on sale in December with proceeds going to Equality […]

  • Magic Mallet: Marvel Just Unveiled A New Revelation About Thor’s Hammer Mjönir

    Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses the events of ‘Thor’ #11.  If you haven’t read it, proceed with caution! When you think about Thor, the first thing that probably pops into mind us his enchanted hammer Mjönir.  Forged of mythical metal Uru, the mallet can only be lifted by Thor or another that is deemed worthy; […]

  • Weekend Box Office (09/16-09/18): ‘Sully’ Soars On 2016′s Worst Box Office Weekend

    Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    The box office hit a new low as nothing really clicked with film fans.  2016 is already on track to be the worst year for movies in roughly 100 years and this dismal weekend certainly didn’t help. Movies generated approximately $89M, which is down from the weekend of January 22-24, when the northeast was blanketed […]