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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/03/2017

I’m exclusively reading DC Comics this week. In the last three years that I’ve been writing this column, I don’t think this has ever happened. Are there numbers? I need numbers. Well, according to Comichron.com, March saw Marvel earning the number one position of most units sold with Amazing Spider-Man …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/26/2017

If there’s anything I’ve grown to appreciate in my short term of existence on this planet, is the rejuvenating and sudden joy in discovering a pleasant surprise. In all honesty, I tend to look at life like playing Monopoly. Remember the Chance and Community Chest cards? Sure, there were disappointments …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/19/2017

Conflict is inevitable – in fiction and in life. In fact, conflict is often the great accelerator in good fiction but there has to be a balance. As in cooking, there has to be the right balance of ingredients. Conflict is tempered by motivation and good characters need authenticity to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/12/2017

There’s a distinct human theme in this week’s pulls. Humanity in all its various incarnations reflected in art makes for a joyous theme of discovery when reading; so why should comics be any different? Fantasy makes us take a real look at ourselves and our dreams. Without fiction, how would …

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5 things I’m looking forward to at C2E2 2017

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This year, as a newbie cosplayer, I jump both feet first into the joyous pool of C2E2. I’m excited to rub elbows with my fellow geeks next week. Aside from the FUNimation bar at the Hyatt, here’s what I’m looking forward to the most: 5. We Are Cosplay In addition …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/05/2017

Back from a two-week stint on a whirlwind trip that saw a lot of adventure and excitement. Comics are great for vicariously living adventures, but there’s nothing that can replace the real thing. But life inspires art and sure enough, experiencing real adventure allows one to fully appreciate the adventure that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/01/2017

How do you measure commitment in a comic? To me, it’s a reflection of the level of detail in the character-creation, the word-building or the story’s intricacy. Comic story-telling has a greater level of commitment because of its visual dimension and sometimes the teamwork needed, unless you’re a writer/artist. But, …

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REVIEW: ‘Our Lady of Birth Control’ is a timely, important tribute to Margaret Sanger

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Margaret Sanger’s life story, from child of Irish immigrants to birth control education crusader, is un-put-downable. 'Our Lady of Birth Control' is an important book, especially during today’s tumultuous political times when resources like Planned Parenthood are being threatened.

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