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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.

Fearless Fred’s ‘The Fourth Planet’: a product of diversity in creativity

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The Fourth Planet is a product of eclectic and diverse inspirational backgrounds and a passion that can only be fuelled by “one who knows.” It’s really a testament to the variety of sci-fi and comic influences that are being applied in the creation of this comic and, at the same time, an individual story of great merit that speaks to the power of listening to that creative voice.

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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls: The Fuse #4

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Image Comics is really making an impact with its cadre of creator-owned titles. It’s a great publishing decision: shared credit for innovative talent and a diverse publishing list. Sure, it’s not a huge money-maker, but over time, the risk-taking will pay off in allowing new talent to rise to the forefront and the money will come.

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Eric M. Esquivel shows sympathy for the devil in ‘Loki: Ragnarok and Roll’

If you get the chance, pick up Loki: Ragnarok and Roll. It’s a grittier representation of the Norse Pantheon that taps into the true violent nature of the Viking culture while also serving up a delicious slice of sardonic humour on the side. You can laugh at these gods instead of having their nobility and heroism rammed down your throat.

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Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pull: Star Slammers #1

This will be the inaugural post for a new, weekly examination of my pull list from my local comic shop, sharing some opinion, a word or two about each comic and finally ending off with which one makes my pick of my pulls. Some weeks will be long and some will be short, but overall, we’ll try for regularity, and as we all know, regularity is our friend.

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