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 – 07/01/2020

It’s Canada Day! I’m on vacation. So, I’m looking for something to go along with easing my gravity chair back in the garden under a canopy while drinking a beer. Because I can. That’s what’s great about Canada: we have freedom, popularly governed by a belief that it’s something that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/24/2020

You can’t plan everything in life, you know? I mean, you can set favourable conditions, work things towards your advantage, but life just has a way of surprising you. Sometimes for the worse, to be sure, and I think we’re all experiencing some of that now, but also, life just …

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INTERVIEW: Kristian Bruun on being the underdog in ‘Red Rover’

Red Rover is the chance of a lifetime … for Damon to leave his life behind and join a colonization effort to Mars. But, when he meets a free-spirited Phoebe who introduces him to the project, he has to decide: a life on a new planet, or discovering a new life on the one he wants to leave behind.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/27/2020

Because … science. Another week in quarantine and I can understand the frustration of those people who need to get back to work, or quite frankly, just get out of their home and be somewhere else, especially now in Toronto when the good weather has finally returned. What I can’t …

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REVIEW: ‘Half Truth’ is smart fun for the whole family while social distancing

During this time of imposed isolation, we’re all looking for ways to connect with each other as we wait for the pandemic to die down. Half Truth is an entertaining game with simple rules but enough tricks to make for a challenging evening of fun and sharing with the family.

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Distanced D&D: A chat with Jeff Cannata of ‘The Dungeon Run’

  Right now, distancing practices and school closures are presenting obstacles in traditional educational delivery models. Students are cut off from their friends, their teachers and the traditional social interaction of teaching has now been remanded to contact via the internet on platforms like Google Classroom or videoconferencing. Curriculum packaging …

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Hardcover and omnibus compilations for your COVID-19 comics binge reading

You know that mental list of comic book titles that you’ve been pining to read? Well, I’ve got a few meaty hardcover and omnibus compilation suggestions you can add to it, because, in this new day and age of challenges, I think we all need something to occupy the abundance …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/25/2020

I wish we had a more direct connection to the editors on the books we review. Not only would they provide greater insight into the machinations of the overall publishing direction of the stories that get printed, but clearly, they’d have greater insight into the inner workings of the creators. …

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