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 – 02/17/2021

the influence of the 70’s four-colour heroes is a power that instilled a genuine sense of the power of justice in a lot of people my age who grew up reading them. There was nothing a true crusader borne of the spot-colour process couldn’t do. They could absorb damage, push …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/10/2021

It’s independence week for me this time around! I love stories with an individual hero/villain breaking ground and proving their worth, but gotta be true to myself. You see, lucky for me, I get sent a wide array of comics to preview, and to be honest, it’s such a massively …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/20/2021

I find that looking fondly back at the past helps me to look forward to the hopes of the future. That’s the province of comics in my opinion. Comics are the rightful successor to the pulp literature of yesteryear. These were stories that captivated the imagination but were set in …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/13/2021

If there’s anything people need to have exemplified right now, it’s a sense of resilience, and that’s what I see in Star Wars: Darth Vader #9 (Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Mark Paniccia). I am still in solid admiration of Raffaele Ienco’s art. He has captured …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/06/2021

It’s a fevered fight of favourite fandoms in this week’s review! Not only are there two Star Wars titles to relish and read, but two Star Trek ones to rise up and challenge them for comic supremacy in the matter of iconic franchises! Without further ado, make sure the Kyber …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/16/2020

Acting without thinking is normally not a good course of action, but sometimes, you gotta fall back on unmitigated rage to see yourself through a situation. I mean, this week, though it’s only the middle, has seen a great source of rage and in all honesty, it was unbridled anger, …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/09/2020

I think the most endearing value of the Star Wars franchise has been the heroes. We’ve seen the relationships between these heroes over the course of its 43-year expanse. The best stories include closer examinations of those relationships – the friendship between Han and Chewie, the love between Leia and …

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Captain Kirk’s Comic Review – 12/02/2020

I’m hardly what you might call a cat lover. I prefer the stable and honest predictability of a dog’s companionship over the fickleness of a feline personality. If cats could talk, their tone would be condescending; their manner would involve forced tolerance and their attitude would be a demanding one. …

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