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 – 01/25/2017

The theme this week is dynamic creativism. That’s just a fancy term I’ve made up to, quite simply, describe the relative levels of creativity that I’ve seen this week – and there are some really good examples. Image Comics Wayward #20 Wayward is a comic that really taps into the …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/04/2017

The first review of the New Year! Why isn’t there a band around when you need one? Seriously … too much to celebrate this holiday season, yet every new comic review is a chance for celebration. I’m extremely pleased with the selection I’ve managed to assemble tonight. There’s some epic …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/21/2016

The best part of the holidays is the anticipation. When the holidays arrive, sometimes you are too tired to figure out what to do with the time you’ve suddenly got in abundance. Do you sleep? Do you catch up on all your television or reading? For me, it’s the latter. …

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REVIEW: ‘The Big Book of Girl Power’ is for the little super hero in your life

'The Big Book of Girl Power' hits so many positive themes: empowerment of women, early literacy development, positive role-models, and good parenting. For every household with a little girl growing up in it, this is one book that should be under the Xmas tree.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/08/2016

I love the holiday season; a time for renewing and sharing friendships. But sadly, our friends can’t always be there for us because of busy, family commitments or conflicting schedules. … Which is when a good story is something to be appreciated because you can always rely on one to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/30/2016

Wow … quality over quantity this time around, but excellent quality nonetheless! Which, I suppose I should be somewhat grateful for as I’m desperately trying to catch up on my super-hero television watching. For instance, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow are all crossing over with shared episodes …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/09/2016

The American election made for a light reading list this week. After all, it’s hard to read comics when reality makes for more fascinating story-telling than fantasy. Here’s the list we’re looking at this week. DC Comics Action Comics #967 All-Star Batman #4 IDW Comics Star Trek: Boldly Go #2 …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/02/2016

Better late than never, I suppose! But once more, the question has to be asked, what’s on the list of reviewed books for this week? DC Comics Catwoman: Election #1 Superman #10 Batman #10 IDW Publishing ROM #4 Image Comics Southern Bastards #15 Eclipse #3 Mayday #1 Marvel Comics Moon …

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