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 – 11/25/2020

Back in March, the common perspective around us began to take on an extremity of panicked proportions. In fact, there were post-apocalyptic jokes being thrown around social media that this virus was going to herald the beginning of the end of the world as we knew it. That accounted for …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/11/2020

It’s a fandom-filled review list this week as we explore comic representations of some of the greatest franchises to entertain fans in the last fifty to sixty years! Of course, we’re talking about the viscerally nostalgic impact of Warhammer followed up by a double-punch combination of Star Wars and Star …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/14/2020

One of my greatest gaming victories was a Games Workshop board game by the name of Adeptus Titanicus. Giant robots and futuristic warriors and weapons fighting in a future 40, 000 years in the future. In the real world though, painted plastic toys that you assemble yourself to create armies. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/23/2020

2020 should be known as “the year we fought the good fight”. Resilience is a commodity in great demand this year. Frontline workers, first responders, medical staff and now teachers have been called on to engage in light of the common good. Of course, this means exposing themselves to a …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/09/2020

Exploration requires a special type of courage. To even want to go to a place where there are no definites, no assurances, or protection is a risk that a lot of us – including myself – simply don’t want to undertake. That’s a measure of greatness that, at least, I …

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