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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.

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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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/12/2019

There are terrible things that happen in the world but there are also terrible people who make these things happen. It’s the terrible people we should concern ourselves more. When events occur by themselves, there is no-one to blame. But people who set these events in motion need to concern …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/22/2019

Rules are important in any situation. As an avid game player, I cling to rules to understand context, themes and most importantly, strategy. But there are the unwritten, unspoken rules that pop up in every situation that throw us for a loop. I’m talking about values, or house factors which …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/15/2019

Whatever happened to the simple pursuit of crafting a good story? For that matter, whatever happened to stories having simple endings? In my book, it’s enough for good to triumph over evil and for some reason, that’s just not the expectation any more. I love to be surprised by a complex …

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