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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 – 02/17/2016

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I’ve got a lot of stuff on my brain right now: preparing for Fan Expo Comic-Con in March, booking flight tickets for San Diego Comic Con in July and figuring out how to work two stories for Roddenberry Entertainment’s www.1701news.com. I do this on top of my responsibilities of being …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/20/2016

It’s report card time in Toronto and all over the city, many teachers are scrambling around to provide valid and objective assessment on their young charges. That’s what I try to do when I’m reading my comics. I look at the structure, the story, the believability and the context of …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 01/06/2016

Happy new year, everyone! Welcome to the first comic post of 2016. I want to start with a question. How far do you go with fan appreciation? I’m asking this question because of the recent lawsuit CBS has launched against a fan-funded production called “Axanar” for IP infringement on December …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 12/16/2015

It’s not Christmas but my very own Comic Santa Claus has just arrived to deliver my shipment of choices for discussion this week. However, I must confess, my mind is already clouded and distracted by thoughts of Star Wars sugar plums … and Star Trek lumps of coal. However, I …

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