Comics

Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/15/2020

I think I love Undiscovered Country for the same reason why I haven’t gotten rid of cable TV. Please don’t think my flippancy indicates any sort of disrespect to creators, Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, or to the talents of Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, Matt Wilson and Crank, so let me …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/02/2020

Resolve – it’s the dominant mindset after Christmas and leading up to New Year. We resolve to change ourselves, establish new habits and make a decision that things are going to be different next year. Well, that’s the mindset that we’re looking for in this week’s comic review! Let’s get …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/26/2019

I was teaching about what resonates in communicating a message to an audience to my students this week and one of the points they glommed onto was emotion. At this time of year, emotions run high. Eliciting an emotional response from a viewer, reader – whatever the medium, is the …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/11/2019

This week’s theme is taking care of business. Yep – pretty simple, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s best to boil life down to its essential elements and so it is in life, as it is reflected in comics. There’s a great deal of comfort in getting things done and this week, …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/04/2019

Ever felt overwhelmed by life’s many challenges? I think that’s a common experience we comic readers can relate to. Sometimes it feels like there’s too much daily stuff on our plates and too hard to make sense of it all. In our weekly devotional comic fixes, we read about compelling …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/20/2019

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Before I begin, I want to acknowledge and mourn the passing of comic artist, Tom Lyle. For me, his Scarlet Spider will always stand out as one of the most recognizable character designs in comic history. Rest in peace, Mr. Lyle, and for your work, we are thankful. The theme …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/13/2019

Adversity is the theme for this week’s review. It’s in everyone’s lives, to be sure. We all handle it in different ways, But the great things about reading other accounts – even fictional ones – help us to deal with them by seeing other people’s solutions. The visual nature of …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/06/2019

I’m all about completion. While I admire quality in pursuing one’s craft, I am also about getting the job done. Depending upon the situation, sometimes I would settle for just getting the job done to a level of acceptability than to a point of perfection. That happens in writing. Creators …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/23/2019

Biting off more than we can chew is the theme we’re looking at this week. It happens. I mean, there’s something to be said for striving for a goal: that’s admirable and something we teach our kids to do, right? Shoot for the stars and you’ll hit the moon, remember …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/16/2019

Okay, it’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada as I’m writing this, so it’s no stretch of the imagination that the focus for this review has to be on what I’m thankful for! So, without a further delay, let’s look at comics that I’m thankful for! DC Comics Sadly, I wasn’t able …

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