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

  • Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim Comments on Batman Appearing On ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Could Bruce Wayne be headed to Starling City?  DC Comics properties are scattered all over the television landscape these days, with ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ on The CW, ‘Gotham‘ on Fox and ‘Constantine‘ on NBC and ‘Supergirl‘ headed to CBS in the fall.  But does that mean there’s no chance of crossovers?  There’s already talk […]

  • ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Rogue Cut’ Will Be A Distinct Film Unto Itself?

    Posted Monday, January 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    It is well known that Anna Paquin filmed a sequence for ‘Days of Future Past’, reprising her role as Rogue in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise, but that the scene was cut because it didn’t tie in well enough with the rest of the movie.  Fans may have been upset that her scene wasn’t included in […]

  • Sam Raimi Admits To The ‘Awful’ Mistakes He Made On ‘Spider-Man 3′

    Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    2002′s ‘Spider-Man’ the first live-action, theatrical presentation of Marvel’s most famous hero was met by overwhelmingly positive reactions from fans of the comic as well as newcomers.  The film was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Toby Maguire in the  title role, as Peter Parker, a nerdy high school student turned city savior.  Believe it […]

  • Marvel Really Wants Emily Blunt For One Of Its Films, But Is Captain Marvel One Of Them?

    Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe could have been a very different place… twice.  And the career of actress Emily Blunt could likewise have taken a major spin in a different direction. While promoting her new Disney movie ‘Into The Woods’, Blunt briefly discussed Marvel’s courtship with her that has been going on for years.  First, the […]

  • For A Limited Time, You Can Listen To Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Entire Radio Play ‘Good Omens’

    Posted Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s radio play ‘Good Omens‘ has just wrapped its six-week run on BBC Radio 4, so now all six 30-minute episodes are available for your listening pleasure. Scripted, produced and directed by Dirk Maggs, who also delivered the radio play versions of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ and ‘Neverwhere’, ‘Good […]

  • Neil Patrick Harris Steps Under The Big Top In A Preview For The Second Half Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

    Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Like most shows, ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ is taking a bit of a winter break, due to the bustling holidays, but will return with new episodes in January, with one very high-profile new cast member, fan-favorite Neil Patrick Harris.  The recent Tony Award winner plays Chester, who appears to acquire the titular Freak Show […]

  • Warner Brothers Hires SIX Writers For ‘Wonder Woman’ Film?!

    Posted Friday, December 19th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    There’s obviously a lot depending on the ‘Wonder Woman’ live action movie.  It will mark the first time a major female super hero has headlined a movie.  It will also feature a relatively unknown actress in the title role, Gal Gadot.  Warner Brothers apparently isn’t taking any chances.  It’s reported that the studio has contacted […]

  • This Helmer Took His Name Off Paramount’s Directors Shortlist For ‘Star Trek 3′

    Posted Friday, December 19th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Paramount had hoped that a third modern ‘Star Trek’ movie would be in theaters in time for the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016, but since losing J.J. Abrams, who directed the first two films, to Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ sequels and Roberto Orci, reportedly due to script disagreements, things are looking dark.  Now to boot, another […]

  • Check Out Charlie Cox As Daredevil From The New Netflix Series

    Posted Friday, December 19th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Netflix will be unveiling a new series based on Marvel Comics’ ‘Daredevil’ in 2015, the first of a series of shows that will debut on the streaming service, in addition to Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  As Daredevil creeps closer to its premier, the first images of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ alum Charlie Cox have […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Mattel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Versus Kenner’s ‘Super Powers’ Part 2

    Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    A few weeks ago, we took a look back at the fondly remembered ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars‘ toy line from the mid-1980s. This week, we’ll examine that series’ biggest competition, the ‘Super Powers Collection’ produced by Kenner and based on Marvel’s chief rivals, the DC Comics super heroes. As the story goes, DC was […]

  • New Fifty-Few(er): DC Axes 13 Series In March

    Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Is it the economy?  Or did DC overreach with their ambitious relaunch of 52 monthly books?  Either way, DC is ending 13 series in March 2015. Among them, however, are three miniseries that were already slated to end that month, ‘The New 52: Future’s End,’ ‘Batman: Eternal’ and ‘The Multiversity.’ But perhaps more surprisingly, are […]

  • ‘Jem And The Holograms’ Will Receive Their First Ever Comic Book Series Via IDW Publishing

    Posted Sunday, December 7th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound…but one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she […]

  • Warner Brothers, The Lasso Of Truth Compels You! Is Jason Fuchs Going To Write ‘Wonder Woman’?

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Are we already so bored with ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ that all we can talk about is what’s coming next?!  First, after weeks of rumors and speculation, Warner Brothers confirmed their lineup for ‘The Suicide Squad’ movie.  Then ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ director Michelle MacLaren was announced as the director of […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off Enlists Cliff Curtis And Two Younger Cast Members

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    We all know that no one is safe in the world of ‘The Walking Dead‘, but are you ready for a zombie-infested world without ANY of the main cast?  No Rick?  No Carl?  No Michonne?  No Daryl?  Well, it’s coming.  We’ve known for some time now that the producers were cooking up a spin-off, or […]

  • Manu Bennett Will Return As Deathstroke In The Second Half Of ‘Arrow’ Season 3

    Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    There is only one more episode of ‘Arrow’ left to air this year, next week’s episode 10 entitled “Left Behind,” which will heavily feature Laurel training for what has seemed like her eventual destiny since the very first episode, if you’re familiar with the comics at any rate, although they threw fans for a loop […]