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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/10/2019

savage sword of conan #7

We like continuity; I think it’s a natural state of humanity. But I think humanity also thrives on adaptation, which is an essential to survival. Sometimes, it’s good to change; not just out of a natural need to get along with folks, but because it’s an essential survival skill. So, …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/12/2019

There are terrible things that happen in the world but there are also terrible people who make these things happen. It’s the terrible people we should concern ourselves more. When events occur by themselves, there is no-one to blame. But people who set these events in motion need to concern …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/22/2019

Rules are important in any situation. As an avid game player, I cling to rules to understand context, themes and most importantly, strategy. But there are the unwritten, unspoken rules that pop up in every situation that throw us for a loop. I’m talking about values, or house factors which …

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REVIEW: Mickey Spillane lives on in ‘Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer’

mickey spillane's mike hammer

Fans of the hard-boiled detective genre and grittier comics will enjoy 'Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer.' The casual sexism and senseless brutality may offend modern sensibilities. But taken as a product of the time in which it was originally created, this is a beautiful adaption, keeping alive one of pulp fiction’s most distinctive characters.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/15/2019

Whatever happened to the simple pursuit of crafting a good story? For that matter, whatever happened to stories having simple endings? In my book, it’s enough for good to triumph over evil and for some reason, that’s just not the expectation any more. I love to be surprised by a complex …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/24/2019

I just did an interview with the propmaster of Star Trek: Discovery for another website today. What I got from that interview was the importance of a love of details. Props are important in conveying ambience and mood, and that’s why details are so important. We’re looking at detailed craftsmanship …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/17/2019

The theme for this week is unlikely allies. Life takes you in weird directions sometimes and this week, we’re looking at the weird directions that some of our favourite comic heroes are sent. DC Comics Batman #69 We’re finally seeing the picture of Batman’s state of being coming together with …

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