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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 – 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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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/08/2016

End of convention season! For me, September just doesn’t mark the return to school but the farewell to summer conventions and the time when I get to express my nerdiness to its fullest capacity. San Diego was great and Fan Expo in Toronto was amazingly successful. I had the opportunity …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/31/2016

Why is that Wednesday seems to be a nexus point for events? Is it just the fact that it’s hump day or is there some sort of cosmic pattern behind calendar arranging? Clearly I’m talking from my own experiences but I’m sure it’s also been an experience that other folks …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/17/2016

For a lot of people August represents the anticipation of a new year. Back to school is around the corner and this brings back memories for those no longer beholden to the school year. Hence the instinctive gearing up that we all seem to do. After all, isn’t there something …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/10/2016

DC Comics has definitely led the way with new offerings this summer. Rebirth has definitely made a huge impression in its continuity and certainly on me. I have to confess that, for the most part, I’m enjoying the new iteration of the DC mythos. My only problem is the lack …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/03/2016

Been a really busy July; August is looking like it’s not going to give me any rest either, but thank God for comics. Seriously, if there’s anything that will bring me down, square my focus or just re-establish my calm, it’s comics. The thing is though, with this being such …

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