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

  • Andy Serkis And Director Matt Reeves Discuss The Subtext Of ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Top notch motion capture performer Andy Serkis, who brought to life lead Ape Caesar in this summer’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ has generated Oscar buzz for his second outing in the franchise.  The newest movie in the series which many haled as the most intelligent of the big budget summer blockbusters this year, […]

  • You’ll Never Guess Who Darth Vader Is Going Head-To-Head With In His New Comic Book Series!

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    The original ‘Star Wars’ took the world by storm in 1977 and merchandisers scrambled to slap the movie’s logo and various characters on every manner of product you can imagine.  One of the most visible and fondly remembered ‘Star Wars’ items was the Marvel Comics series. The comic was a smash success, despite Stan Lee’s […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #134

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Life in the zombie-infested world of ‘The Walking Dead’ has been too idyllic lately, but there have been threats bubbling under the surface: a suspicious new group of survivors have been taken in, but these battle weary travelers aren’t quick to trust Rick and his crew (my how the tables have turned); Negan is still […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Responds To The Question Of Maggie’s Thoughts On Beth’s Absence

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    This article contains SPOILERS for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5, so if you aren’t up to speed, turn back now! Midway through Season Four of ‘The Walking Dead’, the survivors of The Prison were fractured into smaller groups and scattered with seemingly nowhere to turn, much less any way of finding one another.  But slowly, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Batgirl’ #36

    Posted Sunday, November 16th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    This series gets even geekier this issue as Barbara Gordon continues to restart her life.  She’s not in as dire straits as Black Canary, whose every possession was torched.  Dinah has since been crashing with Babs and her less-than-enthusiastic roommate Frankie.  Babs gets even more supporting cast members when she submits her thesis at Burnside […]

  • Possible ‘Ant-man’ Concept Art Reveals The Look Of Corey Stoll’s Villainous Yellowjacket

    Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Taking a diversion from the comic books, it was revealed that Corey Stoll had been cast as villain Darren Cross in the upcoming Peyton Reed-directed ‘Ant-Man’ movie, slated to be the next entry into the Marvel cinematic universe.  But in the movie, Cross takes on the super villain identity of Yellowjacket. This varies from the […]

  • Daniel Bruhl Lands A Mystery Villain Role In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    While there were many super villains in the Marvel Comics miniseries ‘Civil War’, none were really the true antagonist of the story.  That role went to Iron Man/Tony Stark… or was it Captain America/Steve Rogers?  It depends on which side you took.  After a tragedy caused by the ineptitude of teen heroes The New Warriors […]

  • Are You Hungry For More Games? The Cast Of ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Debuts A New Clip Plus Two New Videos

    Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Both installments of the last ‘Hunger Games’ series are in the can, but the cast is just out promoting the third movie in the franchise, ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ which comes out next week.  Since the first movie arrived, the actors that starred in it have risen in popularity and acclaim, most notably front woman […]

  • Will The Flying Graysons Swing Into ‘Gotham’?

    Posted Thursday, November 13th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    The bodies of Thomas and Martha Wayne haven’t had time to grow cold.  Their only child, Bruce, who is roughly twelve years old, is slowly beginning his journey into becoming Batman, the masked vigilante who will eventually rise up to battle the growing corruption and even more colorful crime that is infesting Gotham City, the […]

  • DC Unveils More Alternate Realities That Will Converge In ‘Convergence’

    Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Just days ago, DC released this image to tease their upcoming event ‘Convergence’ set for release next year, the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking series ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ that ended DC’s sprawling multiverse and relaunched the company’s comic book line for a new generation. But now, it looks like DC is going back to […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Takes Flight In Two New Clips From ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

    Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Jennifer Lawrence is set to soar in the penultimate film installment of ‘The Hunger Games’ saga, ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ which hits theaters in just a couple weeks on November 20th. If you haven’t seen ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ yet, you may want to before reading on. You will definitely want to before seeing ‘Mockingjay […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Grayson’ #4

    Posted Sunday, November 9th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    They should just rename this comic ‘Man Candy’ and leave it at that.  Dick Grayson spends most of this issue leaping through the air in a pair of tights and gloves and nothing else.  (Not that I’m complaining, mind you, as Mikel Janin is doing a bang-up job illustrating it.) This issue is something of […]

  • RUMOR PATROL: An Extra From ‘Batman V Superman’ Spills That An Important Character Will Die

    Posted Saturday, November 8th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Death death and more death!  That’s what ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ seems to assure.  Following what many dubbed the “disaster porn” that closed out 2013′s ‘Man of Steel’, is this a good idea? Obviously, since this an introduction to a new Batman, played by Ben Affleck, we get (the nine millionth) reprise of […]

  • Dwayne Johnson ‘Guaran-damn-tee’s That ‘Shazam!’ Will Be Independent From The DC Cinematic Universe

    Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Dwayne Johnson (also known as The Rock) set the record straight regarding the upcoming ‘Shazam!’ movie which Warner Brothers has cast him in. Ever since 1984′s ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths,’ the lead ‘Shazam!’ character, Captain Marvel and his supporting cast, which includes Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel among others, were transitioned into the mainstream […]

  • The New Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Features Exactly 1% Hobbit

    Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ready to say goodbye to Middle Earth for good?  December 17th’s release of Thorin Oakenshield *ahem* ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ puts a cap on ‘The Hobbit’ series of movies, a trilogy based on a book that was shorter than any of the three ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels which were each […]