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

  • Director James Gunn Discusses Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s Father And Thanos

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ set up a mystery as to the father of Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Jason Quill, played by Chris Pratt.  Quill, leaving him spends a lot of the movie discussing his mother, who died when he was a child, leaving him a mix tape collection before he was whisked off into space.  But […]

  • Are You Ready For Some Aquaman Shots From ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Set to explore the origins of DC’s underwater ruler, ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’ will be the next in-continuity animated movie from Warner Brothers, due in stores next year.  But if you can’t wait, here are a few still pictures that hint at the storyline of the film: Yep, in addition to Arthur Curry/Aquaman, we […]

  • The Marvel Universe Is About To Get Turned Upside Down In ‘Axis’

    Posted Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Marvel is kicking off a new miniseries entitled ‘Axis’ in October and by the fourth issue in November, the Marvel Universe will be a very different place as heroes turn evil and villains seek redemption in what is being referred to as ‘Inversion.’  This move is described as “the recalibration of the Marvel Universe’s moral […]

  • We’re GIVING You all Kinds Of ‘The Giver’ Material Including Taylor Swift’s Cameo

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Pop stars crossing over to acting can… well, outside of Cher and arguably Justin Timberlake, typically wash out, but will the charming country chanteuse Taylor Swift be able to step outside of her typical profession and score in her supporting role as Rosemary in ‘The Giver‘? It certainly helps that her character has a musical […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Opens The Door For ‘The Inhumans’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 07:18 pm GMT -4
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    Now that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has solidified Marvel’s license to print money, that means that the studio is free to develop movies based on any of the parent publisher’s properties, no matter how off-beat.  Marvel is now moving forward with a movie based on ‘The Inhumans’.  The original characters appeared as supporting players in […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro Is Willing To Use TV’s ‘Constantine’ In His ‘Justice League Dark’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Guillermo Del Toro has a lot of irons on the fire, with ‘Crimson Peak‘ on the way and a sequel to ‘Pacific Rim‘ following that up, but one of his longer running projects has been a movie based on DC Comics’ supernatural side, originally dubbed ‘Dark Universe’ but that will likely be named ‘Justice League […]

  • Clancy Brown Joins The Cast Of ‘The Flash’

    Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Mister Krabs is heading to Central City as Clancy Brown himself has been cast as General Wade Eiling on ‘The Flash’.  This comes on the heels of Wentworth Miller being cast as Captain Cold, Kelly Frye as Plastique and the news that producers are looking to cast Girder.  (This is in addition to Weather Wizard […]

  • Check Out A Bonus Clip From The ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Blu-ray

    Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 08:45 pm GMT -4
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    Sebastian Stan had a fairly big role in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ but that was nothing compared to the part he played in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, where he played the titled assassin sent to battle Cap and his allies The Black Widow and The Falcon. In preparation, Stan spent a lot of […]

  • Kyle MacLachlan And Henry Simmons Are Joining ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    New players will be entering the Marvel TV Universe this fall as ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ returns for a sophomore season, despite its title agency falling apart in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.  Agent Phil Caulson (Clark Gregg) will be scrambling to rebuild the famous Marvel espionage agency and these new faces may contribute to this. […]

  • ‘Frozen’ Is Getting Sequels, But Not In Movie Form

    Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Frozen’ became the highest grossing animated movie of all time so of course Disney plans to revisit Arrendale… just not in the manner that you might think.  Honestly, I think there will definitely be another ‘Frozen‘ movie but in the meantime, Disney is going old school and releasing a series of YA books, published by […]

  • Zack Snyder Doesn’t Exactly Deny Aquaman Is In ‘Batman V. Superman’ In A Radio Phone Call

    Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Ugh.  Still with this?!  Well, it sounds like the hosts of a local Detroit morning radio show were talking smack about Aquaman – you know, the tired old “talks to fish” b.s. that’s plagued the character for decades, despite the fact that his comic book currently outsells Superman’s and The Flash’s and he even recently got a […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Grayson’ #2

    Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Dick Grayson continues his espionage adventures as a member of the corrupt agency Spyral.  This issue we get a further glimpse into just how crooked the agency is, when Grayson’s partner Helena Bertinelli offers to take in a known killer that the pair have been tracking.  The villain in question appears to have some connection […]

  • NSFW: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Almost Ended Much Closer To The Comics

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 08:13 pm GMT -4
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    On ‘The Talking Dead’ season finale, Andrew Lincoln, the actor who portrays Rick Grimes on the hit show ‘The Walking Dead’ expressed some lament that he had to censor the final line of the last episode of Season Four, after most of the main cast was herded into a train car.  But apparently, the fact […]

  • Cassie Lang Will Play A Role In The ‘Ant-Man’ Movie

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well, it sounds as if Janet Van Dyne (#JanetVanCrime) has been written out of ‘Ant-Man’ as she was the wife of the first Ant-Man, played by Michael Douglas, who apparently died before the movie takes place.  But could they possibly be substituting another female hero in her place? Well, in the original comics, the second […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Gets A New Trailer Plus Villain News Including Wentworth Miller As Captain Cold Photos

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘The Flash’ is racing to The CW and will be here sooner than you think.  The show debuts on October 7th, which is just two months away.  There’s a lot riding on this show’s success, as it opens the door to super powers in the DC TV Universe, something that was intentionally absent from its […]