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

  • Bran And Hodor Will Return In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    After being absent from Season 5, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Hodor (Krisian Nairn) are returning for Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones.’  When last seen, following an attack by Wights that took the life of Jojen, Bran was brought before the three-eyed raven that tells Bran that he will never walk again, but […]

  • Toby Kebbell Sets The Record Straight On Doctor Doom In ‘Fantastic Four’

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    No super hero movie in recent years has garnered as much pre-release hate as Josh Trank’s reboot of ‘Fantastic Four.’  News of changes to the classic comic mythos has had fanboys sharpening their pitchforks for months.  That certainly pertained to the film’s take on Doctor Doom… or should I say Victor Domashev?  Turns out, I […]

  • SDCC 2015: Joss Whedon Returns To Comics With ‘Twist’

    Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Joss Whedon parted ways with Marvel Studios in order to focus on other more personal projects, but what?  The answer came at San Diego Comic Con this year, where Whedon popped up to announce the first of these personal projects– a new comic book named ‘Twist’ which he will release through longtime collaborators Dark Horse, […]

  • Check In And Check Out The New Teaser For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 07:37 pm GMT -4
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    ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ just put in an appearance at San Diego Comic Con, at which creator Ryan Murphy and some of the cast teased the upcoming season of the popular anthology.  No new footage was shown, but now here it is! Well, just a tiny bit.  FX has released a short teaser clip for […]

  • SDCC 2015: ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Panel Reveals Character Names And Shared Universe News

    Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    View image | gettyimages.com Series creator Ryan Murphy joined cast members Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer for a SDCC panel for the latest installment of his anthology series ‘American Horror Story,’ subtitled ‘Hotel.’  (The panel, which you can watch below, shared the spotlight with Murphy’s freshman series ‘Scream Queens.’) Murphy and […]

  • John C. Reilly Has Signed On For ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2′

    Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Any good video game gets a sequel, so why not a hit animated movie based on video games?  Multifaceted actor John C. Reilly appeared on Irish radio show RTE Arena, where he revealed that he’d signed on for ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2′ a follow-up to the 2012 Disney/Pixar film in which his title character is a […]

  • SDCC 2015: The ‘Heroes Reborn’ Trailer Arrives With New And Old Faces

    Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The Heroes may be Reborn, but how long will they stay that way?  In shades of the ‘X-Men,’ on the reunion of  ‘Heroes Reborn,’ the existence of super powered beings, referred to as Evos, is now known to the public and they are being hunted and killed.  The reason?  Prior to the show’s beginning, the […]

  • 30 Years Later: The Life, Death And Spectacular Rebirth Of Supergirl

    Posted Sunday, July 12th, 2015 07:59 pm GMT -4
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    Thirty years ago this week, DC Comics released what still stands as one of the most shocking and emotional single issues ever, ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ #7, featuring the highest-profile super hero death ever at that time; that of Supergirl.  One didn’t need to be a comic book fanatic to know who she was!  Debuting […]

  • SDCC 2015: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photos Show Carrie Fisher In Costume As Leia

    Posted Sunday, July 12th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Despite there not being a new trailer, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ managed to make quite an impact at Comic Con this year, with a lengthy behind-the-scenes video that gave fans a peak behind the proverbial curtain at some of the work that goes into the magic of the movies.  And their panel over all […]

  • SDCC 2015: Watch The Leaked ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer… While You Can

    Posted Sunday, July 12th, 2015 03:48 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ may have stolen the show at Warner Brothers SDCC presentation, but keep in mind that it isn’t the only DC Comic property set to storm theaters next year.  The bad guys are getting their shot in ‘Suicide Squad’ which made its presence felt at the gathering with its first […]

  • SDCC 2015: ‘The Flash’ Adds Teddy Sears As Jay Garrick And Announces New Big Bad

    Posted Sunday, July 12th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Just yesterday we reported that Geoff Johns had confirmed that the original Flash, Jay Garrick would definitely appear on ‘The Flash’ Season Two, following the not-so-subtle appearance of his famous silver and gold helmet in the Season One finale.  Garrick will arrive to warn the show’s existing Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) about an impending […]

  • First Look At Jon Bernthal On The Set Of ‘Daredevil’ Season Two

    Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2015 05:35 pm GMT -4
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    Netflix and Marvel struck gold with their first collaboration, ‘Daredevil‘ based on the gritty street-based super hero.  It was such a rousing success that Netflix ordered a second season almost immediately, before the second series, ‘Jessica Jones‘ has even been given a release date and the third and fourth, ‘Luke Cage‘ and ‘Iron Fist‘ have […]

  • SDCC 2015: Geoff Johns Reveals “We’re Going To See Jay Garrick” On ‘The Flash’ Season Two

    Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Season One finale of ‘The Flash’ was peppered with Easter Eggs that only astute fans of the comics would catch, but the most obvious was the appearance of a certain gold and silver helmet which came clattering out of the time portal that Barry entered in an effort to stop his nemesis The Reverse-Flash.  […]

  • ‘Gotham’ Actor Cameron Monaghan Instagramed A Photo That’s No Joke

    Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2015 12:30 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Shameless’ star Cameron Monaghan appeared on the first season episode of ‘Gotham,’ “The Blind Fortune Teller” in the mysterious role of Jerome Valeska, a young man whose mother was a snake dancer and whose biological father was a fortune teller for Haly’s Circus.  Jerome killed his mother Lila after he learned of her deviant sexual […]

  • SDCC 2015: New Teen/Adult-Skewing ‘Tranformers’ Series Is Coming To Machinima

    Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Hasbro and the Transformers are combining with online gaming and video platform Machinima for ‘Combiner Wars’ based on the toys, IDW comics and upcoming video game ‘Transformers: Devastation.’ The ‘Combiner Wars’ storyline has been playing out in the comics for the past year and this marks the first time that the comics, video game and […]