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 – 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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INTERVIEW: Actor Jeff Teravainen on the golden age of sci-fi TV

Jeff Teravainen

Dark Matter is presently one of SyFy Channel’s hottest science fiction series right now and Pop Mythology was really lucky to talk to one of the actors that make it such a memorable show. If you haven’t caught Jeff Teravainen’s performance as Lt. Anders on Dark Matter, then you might …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/29/2016

End of school. Non-teachers don’t get this, but there’s such an emotional drain on the last day of school. You look at your students and as they enjoy their final day celebrations, you wonder if you’ve prepared them – changed them, well enough for the challenges that they are about …

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HEXER DUSK: action-packed sci-fi comic kills it on Kickstarter

hexer dusk

You know, Jan Duursema and John Ostrander are names from the heady days of my youthful comic reading. Titles like Arion, Lord of Atlantis, Wonder Woman, Hawkworld, and then there are the Star Wars titles from Dark Horse Comics: Star Wars: Legacy or Star Wars: Republic. The high quality collaboration …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06082016

wonder woman rebirth 1

I try looking for the common threads in comics that I select for review. Sometimes it’s obvious but occasionally it’s a tough one to figure out. However, there’s always some subliminal element that I pick up on that determines my list. Life’s like that. The commonalities in life are always …

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