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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 – 12/20/2017

The greatest lies are the ones we want to believe. That’s what fiction is: a carefully crafted exercise in willing deception. It takes a great deal of skill to entertain us with tales of make-believe and more effort than one would be willing to admit. A common misperception is that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/13/2017

We all need to acknowledge the miracles in our lives – even the small ones. It snowed a major amount today. Though I live in Canada, this is significant because in the last few years, my part of Canada hasn’t really seen much snow before the holidays. Pretty banal, right? …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/06/2017

When thinking of the dominant theme in the selection of comics for this week’s round-up, I am reminded of how solitary the act of reading comics is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m lamenting my lot to read every publisher’s books on a weekly basis or issuing a call to …

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REVIEW: Syfy’s adaptation of Grant Morrison’s comic makes me ‘Happy’

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'Happy!' is Syfy's TV adaptation of the comic by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Gritty, grim, and at times gruesome, this is a true-to-life realization of Morrison’s unapologetic style of storytelling and one of the best comic-to-TV adaptations I’ve ever seen.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/29/2017

The end of November always has such a feeling of anticipation for me. There’s an accelerated intensity as we get closer to the Christmas shopping season and the comic retailers add new products to their shelves. It’s a magical time that only seems to get better with every week of …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/22/2017

There are always moments in time you wish you could go back and change. It’s such a universal constant of the human condition and it makes for really good stories. This is a handy, because that’s exactly the theme for this week’s review of comic titles. Huh … who would …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 11/01/2017

You know, I’m racing against time here. After all, October 31 is the night when ghouls and goblins conspire to raise all sorts of hell on my street, and as a good community member, it’s up to me to dress accordingly in my Knights’ Templar outfit and brandish my four-foot, …

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INTERVIEW: ‘Slasher: Guilty Party’ creator Aaron Martin on what’s *really* scary

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What scares you? Producer/Showrunner Aaron Martin, creator of the Netflix hit, Slasher: Guilty Party knows what scares you. After all, he shared his fears with us. “I think it’s the fact that there are people out there who are capable of doing the things that you see on this show …

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