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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 – 05/02/2018

What’s the theme this week? Vengeance. Yep – straight up: that’s what really makes the world go ‘round, folks. That satisfying feeling of making someone pay for their crimes against you. These stories always find their mark with an appreciative audience because they have the right elements: justice, schadenfreude, and …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/18/2018

What we have now is a result of what we did before. I, for one, appreciate what I have now. I’m a person who appreciates hard work, sacrifice, and the significance of things that I have because of the effort that went into obtaining them. I value good relationships, things …

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REVIEW: Netflix’s bold ‘Lost in Space’ reboot will satisfy new and old fans alike

There are the two audiences a reboot has to successfully satisfy to succeed: the new fans who want something that fits within their present-day perspective and the older ones who want the acknowledgement of the show's influence on their lives. With 'Lost in Space,' Netflix has done both.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/11/2018

Any cause worth fighting for is worth reading about. Sometimes you have a cause – a belief in something bigger than yourself. It’s worth a battle even when people tell you to lay down. I’m about causes and about fighting. So that’s my take for this week’s review list. There …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/28/2018

You know, those closest to you can let you down. It’s sad, it’s sometimes painful but it’s also inevitable. Friends, to many folks’ surprise can be jerks. Remember Kitty Pryde’s famous line? That’s a universal experience that writers draw upon. It makes for the most poignant of dramas and the …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/21/2018

We all have expectations. We have expectations of ourselves, our friends and definitely what we want from a comic. Though these are all subjective things, sometimes there are some universal constants that we can all agree upon. So, this week, we’re looking for expectations in the picks for this week. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/07/2018

Stories that emphasize the value of a character’s role in a story setting have always been enjoyable reads, to my mind. There’s something about the concept of an almost predestined character that is not only true to their inner-self and motivation but also to the flavour of the book they …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/28/2018

It’s important to know who’s there for you, and likewise, to let those people in your lives that you are there for them. Relationships are not only clearly important in life, but they are key in writing a successful comic. The chemistry between characters is of paramount importance in order …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/14/2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! While, I should be looking for the comics that exemplify the romantic nature of love, instead, I’m looking for another form of comfort in the form of stress relief. Why do I find comics such a stress-reliever? That’s simple: Series of fantasies, not unlike soap operas in …

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