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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 – 11/12/2015

The comic delivery was delayed this week. It was Remembrance Day in Canada (Veterans’ Day in the States) and this Friday is Friday the 13th. That’s why you should always keep things simple. Sometimes things don’t work out so, keep things simple and they’ll be easy to fix in the …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 11/05/2015

MARVEL COMICS Star Wars #11 I’m leading with Marvel’s heavy hitters this week. I’m late – I know, but life gets n the way of even comes sometimes and starting off with Marvel’s best simply seems easier to begin this week’s review! But this issue is a complicated assortment of …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/21/2015

Comics and sports are very similar with regards to the enthusiasts who follow them. True. That’s why you see sporting memorabilia sold at the same events where comic collectors can be found obsessing over their “got-its” and “need-its” to fill the holes in their collections. Whether it’s trading cards or …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic reviews – 09/23/2015

Quality over quantity, right? That’s a hard concept for a glutton like me. Seriously – I had two lunches today. One that I prepared for myself (Beautiful ham sandwiches with aged cheddar cheese …) but then a retired colleague brought in a wonderful West Indies curry dish to touch base …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/16/2015

What’s on deck this week? A lot of Marvel titles, that’s what. Why? Well, sometimes there’s a tendency to   slam the “Big Two” comic publishers, saying that individual titles from the other lines like Image or IDW are defining what’s currently bold and trend-setting in the comic world. I can’t disagree with …

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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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