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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 – 07/11/2018

As comic characters grow older, it can be very challenging to keep their stories fresh. Especially with flagship characters like Spider-man, Superman and the like. I’m interested in looking at this this week. After all, SDCC looms around the corner and it’s a time of celebrating the work of creators …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/04/2018

Hope keeps us going, but it’s a double-edged sword. While the promise of success is a tantalizing reason, it’s also frustrating because what we want, still isn’t guaranteed. I guess that’s a ‘glass-is-half-empty” approach but that’s what I’m working with this week as we go through the list of comic …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/20/2018

It’s getting to the end of the school year. I tell my students that the biggest detriment to a successful year is a negative attitude. But, attitude can be divided into so many different layers that it’s important to recognize them in order to remove them from one’s mindset. There …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/13/2018

New beginnings are always important in life. I’m not really one for change though, so I’m probably running the risk of sounding hypocritical here, yet I see the dividends in my friends’ lives when they decide upon this course of action. However, it has to be carefully planned out; It’s …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/06/2018

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It’s a short list this week, which is fitting, given that I’m looking for titles that have straightforward stories. Sometimes, I’m not very sophisticated and sometimes I just want a story that’s got in- your-face attitude. Which makes sense, as this has been a week when everyone has been in …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/30/2018

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You know, I’ve always been fascinated by betrayal. Okay – it’s not like I’m actively looking to screw someone over, but the whole concept of disavowing a friend, stabbing an acquaintance in the back or even just talking crap about someone in order to minimalize their position and maximize yours …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/23/2018

You ever worry about taking the next step? I do. Some times the next stage of your career, your hobby, your whatever is rationally the obvious thing to do. Yet there are issues like: moving out of your comfort zone, the amount of effort involved, or even just downright anxiety …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/17/2018

Commitment is such a chore. That’s what we’re looking at this time around. Why? Well, a lot of reasons. First, it’s the driving force behind super-heroes. Second, without commitment, how would we learn responsibility? Finally, it’s also getting close to the end of the school year and with the improving …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/02/2018

What’s the theme this week? Vengeance. Yep – straight up: that’s what really makes the world go ‘round, folks. That satisfying feeling of making someone pay for their crimes against you. These stories always find their mark with an appreciative audience because they have the right elements: justice, schadenfreude, and …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/18/2018

What we have now is a result of what we did before. I, for one, appreciate what I have now. I’m a person who appreciates hard work, sacrifice, and the significance of things that I have because of the effort that went into obtaining them. I value good relationships, things …

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REVIEW: Netflix’s bold ‘Lost in Space’ reboot will satisfy new and old fans alike

There are the two audiences a reboot has to successfully satisfy to succeed: the new fans who want something that fits within their present-day perspective and the older ones who want the acknowledgement of the show's influence on their lives. With 'Lost in Space,' Netflix has done both.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/11/2018

Any cause worth fighting for is worth reading about. Sometimes you have a cause – a belief in something bigger than yourself. It’s worth a battle even when people tell you to lay down. I’m about causes and about fighting. So that’s my take for this week’s review list. There …

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