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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 – 09/10/2015

Okay … Fan Expo is done and while I enjoyed myself immensely, there were very few comic memories that I will take with me from this year. You need representative samples of two things for a successful comic guest list at a con: established artists with a long history who …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/03/2015

None of the comics I’m currently reading are represented at this year’s Fan Expo in Toronto. This is a late post, I have to apologize to my loyal readers. As I mentioned in last week’s review, it’s comic season for all Toronto’s – and Canada’s, for that matter – largest …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/27/2015

Another lead-in to Fan Expo here in Toronto … it’s happening next week, after all. I was contemplating the nature of comic book artists and writers and why we want to meet them so badly. They’re a different breed of celebrity compared to the movie stars and television actors that …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 08/19/2015

We’re about two weeks away from what is arguably Canada’s biggest comic show: Fan Expo. Many of the artists and writers I’ll mention in past postings have been there. I usually hope to run into one or two, look at their work or show my appreciation. For example, Stuart Immonen, …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 07/29/2015

Super heroes aren’t doing it for comics any more. Seriously … when’s the last time a super hero comic really grabbed public attention? For me, Moon Knight is my choice, but even still, I find that it’s an exception to the rule and I’m drawn to more non-super hero books …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/16/2015

It’s the variety of comics that I look forward to every week. Super heroes, adventurers, and others are representations of literature figures that entertain me or make me look at the world in different ways. I mean, how many times have you considered a moral dilemma from the perspective of …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 07/01/2015

Happy Canada Day! Yup, as I write this, my family is fast asleep after a busy day of picking strawberries, making jam and watching fireworks in celebrating the 148th birthday of this great nation! I stole some strawberries, watched some fireworks but then I had comics to read. Yup … …

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‘The Loxleys and Confederation’ will help readers to see the greatness of Canadian history

'The Loxleys and Confederation' makes a difficult subject clear, relevant and interesting. It’s a perfect resource for history teachers and a great piece of comic art that tells a poignant and dramatic story allowing readers to see why Canada is such a great country.

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