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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 – 10/11/2017

Yeah, it’s a perfect Star Trek storm this week with all of IDW’s Trek titles hitting the shelves all at once. While this would have delighted the adolescent in me, the grizzled comic veteran now has to pick from his favourite children. Oh, boo-hoo. The Star Trek and comic geek …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/27/2017

Tuesday is the day in the week when one stands upon a precipice of hope, but the middle of the week offers little respite to the dreary-minded simply holding out for the weekend. To the rescue? This week’s selection of comics. Every weekend I curate a list of books that will …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/06/2017

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There are some moments at comic conventions that completely go unappreciated and overlooked. Fan Expo Canada was like that. While there were some things that didn’t work out for me this past weekend, there were still some moments that were priceless and memorable and needed to recognized. I was actually …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/16/2017

I think the most worthwhile thing about writing this column is that I’m not restricted to reading one milieu. Variety really is the spice of life and it’s what makes life interesting. I read a variety of comics and while I enjoy the super-hero genre, I also enjoy comics that …

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INTERVIEW: Cas Anvar gives us more reasons to be scared of ‘The Strain’

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Not just another vampire show, FX’s The Strain has a great deal of creative pedigree attached to it: writing, acting, but also historical significance. Originally conceptualized as a television show, it went through various format changes, including novelization and a comic from Dark Horse Comics before it found its way …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/02/2017

My God, there’s a lot in this week’s list to get excited about. There’s an overwhelming amount of talent on display – enviable talent, and one of the problems I encounter in writing this column is that it’s easy to be stunned by that talent. After all, these are people who …

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