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.

Spotlight on artist Dave Dorman (Star Wars, Aliens, D&D, Indiana Jones)

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Dave Dorman’s a lucky guy. I mean, the talent notwithstanding, it’s the subject choice that he gets to work with that makes any card-carrying geek seethe with envy. Do you remember back the amazing cross-over event Marvel ran with its Star Wars titles just before the New Year? I’m not …

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INTERVIEW: Learning from former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter

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I met former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Jim Shooter… and I shut up, I listened and I learned. I didn’t meet him the usual way that I normally meet comic book celebrities. I didn’t go to a con, approach his table, shake his hand and then get him to sign something. No, for this one …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/23/2016

Despite my frequent hand-washing, vitamins and hydration, I have been struck by the dreaded “con-crud” illness that is a perpetual danger coming off a comic convention. Of course, with my luck, it soon graduated into the flu. Oh, comic conventions. In this case, I’m talking about Fan Expo’s Toronto Comic-con …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03162016

It’s March Break for all of the students in this city, but even though I’m not in school, it’s a busy week for me. I’m prepping to run two panels at Fan Expo Canada’s Comicon in Toronto this weekend. Yup – I’ll be running a panel for Suicide Squad creator, …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/10/2016

Ultra short review this week. Why? Because when you have things in abundance, you grow to lose appreciation for them. When they are in short supply – you love them more. Well, that’s the official story I’m sticking to. Image Comics Jupiter’s Circle V2 #4 A good read. I’ve grown …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/03/2016

Great to be back in the saddle again! After a week’s enforced vacation from comic reading, I’m eager to get going! (I blame it on domesticity! But … shhh; let’s keep that a secret, shall we?) Image Comics Citizen Jack #4 With Donald Trump’s bid for presidency, this is a …

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INTERVIEW: Linda Park and the Antaeus Theatre Company’s enterprise for a new home

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I’ve admired Linda Park for her performance as Ensign Hoshi Sato on Star Trek: Enterprise for a long time now. Imagine my joy when I got handed her phone number and told that she’s looking forward to chatting with me. Yeah… I was giggling like a typical Trek fanboy but the …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/17/2016

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I’ve got a lot of stuff on my brain right now: preparing for Fan Expo Comic-Con in March, booking flight tickets for San Diego Comic Con in July and figuring out how to work two stories for Roddenberry Entertainment’s www.1701news.com. I do this on top of my responsibilities of being …

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