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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 – 12/21/2016

The best part of the holidays is the anticipation. When the holidays arrive, sometimes you are too tired to figure out what to do with the time you’ve suddenly got in abundance. Do you sleep? Do you catch up on all your television or reading? For me, it’s the latter. …

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REVIEW: ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ is for the little super hero in your life

'The Big Book of Girl Power' hits so many positive themes: empowerment of women, early literacy development, positive role-models, and good parenting. For every household with a little girl growing up in it, this is one book that should be under the Xmas tree.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/08/2016

I love the holiday season; a time for renewing and sharing friendships. But sadly, our friends can’t always be there for us because of busy, family commitments or conflicting schedules. … Which is when a good story is something to be appreciated because you can always rely on one to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/30/2016

Wow … quality over quantity this time around, but excellent quality nonetheless! Which, I suppose I should be somewhat grateful for as I’m desperately trying to catch up on my super-hero television watching. For instance, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow are all crossing over with shared episodes …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/09/2016

The American election made for a light reading list this week. After all, it’s hard to read comics when reality makes for more fascinating story-telling than fantasy. Here’s the list we’re looking at this week. DC Comics Action Comics #967 All-Star Batman #4 IDW Comics Star Trek: Boldly Go #2 …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/02/2016

Better late than never, I suppose! But once more, the question has to be asked, what’s on the list of reviewed books for this week? DC Comics Catwoman: Election #1 Superman #10 Batman #10 IDW Publishing ROM #4 Image Comics Southern Bastards #15 Eclipse #3 Mayday #1 Marvel Comics Moon …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/19/2016

I’m considering the nature of criticism this week. In my class, I constantly wrestle with how to mete out criticism. People forget that one of the toughest jobs of teaching isn’t the teaching itself, it’s the assessment. After all, if you have a teacher who you really respect, doesn’t it …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/12/2016

Too many titles and not enough time to wax philosophically! Let’s get to the list! DC Comics Batman Detective Comics #942   “The Night of the Monster Men” concludes in this issue. It was a pretty simple premise, but what I really liked about it is that we saw a return …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/05/2016

It’s a different world from the one fans know, when it comes to the shades and intricacies of geek-culture. Comics, like other aspects of nerdstuff, are in the business of selling dreams and we, the loyal followers of fandom, buy them with gusto. Conventions are warehouses of the purest of …

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INTERVIEW: Manu Intiraymi discusses ‘The Circuit,’ a fan film that fans can make

I’m a fan. I go to conventions; my heart literally skips beats at the thought of sharing a few moments of time with my fandom idols and I get euphoric when I’m in their presence. Yeah, I spend money to get into these events and I part with hard-earned cash …

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