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Captain John K. Kirk

Captain John K. Kirk
John Kirk is an English and History teacher and librarian in Toronto, Canada. In addition to the traditional curriculum, John tries to teach his students to make sense of geek culture. And with the name "J. Kirk," it's hard for him to not inject "Star Trek" into his lessons. Comics, RPGs and the usual fanboy gear make up his classroom resources.

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/18/2019

star trek year five 6

Fear can be so powerful but it can also be a subtle influencer. The little, every-day fears in our lives can be pervasive and persuasive in our lives and decision-making. It’s the subtle type of choice-affecting fear that guides our emotions and actions that drives characters or even us that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/11/2019

I’ve been struggling with a theme for this week. I think it’s because I’m after that initial stage of transition – where everything begins again. I think the stage after you’ve started something new is a comfort stage. So, that seems like a good area to place my comic-reading for …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/04/2019

It’s the end of the summer and September is often a month associated with new beginnings. For a lot of people, me included, I think the beginning of the school year has a lot to do with that. We’re looking at new beginnings this week, so without any delay, let’s get to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/21/2019

Here’s a common theme that you might find in comics: being what you are but knowing you aren’t worthy of it. It’s not one that’s restricted to just comic characters however. Many creators feel that way as well as their audience. It’s probably a very common thread that audience, writers …

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Karl Urban is the King of Fandoms: An appreciative look at his geek-tastic career

karl urban king of fandoms

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Karl Urban, King of Fandoms. I dare you: name a fandom that Karl Urban hasn’t been a part of? I’m even including Westerns in that. Seriously… take a few minutes and go through as many genres and fandoms you can think of and see …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/31/2019

The importance of hope. I’m taking this idea as the theme for this week’s overview of comics because I think it’s something that is undervalued as we think about how we make our ways through this series of challenges and obstacles we call life. People think hope is just a …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/24/2019

To review a story, you have to completely accept it. You have to throw yourself into the tale and if it’s good, you come out of it with a feeling of satisfaction. If you didn’t get that feeling after reading it, then there’s something wrong with it. That’s part of what makes …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/10/2019

savage sword of conan #7

We like continuity; I think it’s a natural state of humanity. But I think humanity also thrives on adaptation, which is an essential to survival. Sometimes, it’s good to change; not just out of a natural need to get along with folks, but because it’s an essential survival skill. So, …

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