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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 – 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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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 12/02/2015

When does cynicism over-ride critical judgement? It’s a question that I consider very carefully as sometimes I’m not the right reader for a certain comic. But given my enjoyment of the medium I think sometimes I mistakenly believe that I will enjoy every comic. When I don’t, it tends to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/25/2015

There are some good titles this week. It’s a short list but that just gives me the time to focus more and give them their due attention. That’s the problem with comics: sometimes there are so many good ones to read – who has the time? Well, fortunately, you’re in …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/18/2015

Did you ever look forward to lifting the Chance or Community Chest cards when you played Monopoly? That’s what this week’s big list is like. Lots of number ones from Marvel and a new title from Image. I liked those cards – it was an act of random discovery; something …

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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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