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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/09/2019

Happy New Year and welcome back! This week, it’s the call of responsibility that governs this week’s theme in the comic lists. After all, it’s been a restful and relaxing holiday break but like the rest of the western world is realizing, the holidays are over and it’s time to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/19/2018

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You know, this is the not just the season for giving, but it’s the season for planning. I mean, at this time of the year, you put together lists, make appointments, arrange to see friends and family – it’s all one huge sequence of elaborate planning. So, of course, that’s …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/12/2018

“We … do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; …” That’s a truncation of President John F. Kennedy’s famous Rice Stadium speech exhorting the American public to support the Apollo space program. It’s one of my favourite speeches, not just because it talks …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/05/2018

Let’s face it: it’s not like we lead second lives, have secret identities or are the heroes in some grand adventure. But in comics, we can. Reading comics allows us the vicarious, albeit brief thrill of borrowing those features and losing ourselves in a fantasy with values that speak to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/21/2018

The absence of a strong central authority in a given situation makes for chaos. Now, I’m not an advocate for absolute despotism, but I do recognize that there has to be structure in all things for them to run smoothly, and comic stories are no exception to this rule. The …

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At 95, Stan Lee was “waiting” to do more writing. Maybe now he can.

My first introduction to Stan Lee was in 1977 in a small bungalow in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I first read copies of John Byrne’s Iron Fist and X-Men. These were my first comics in Canada, emigrating from Scotland. I had no idea who this “Stan Lee” was, presenting the comics …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/07/2018

Opposition in all things is not only an axiomatic fact of life but it’s a necessity. It’s necessary for our learning, it’s necessary for personal growth but it’s also necessary for a good story. We are living in a time of great opposition these days. By the time this article …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/31/2018

Well, Halloween is once more upon us. It only makes sense that the theme for this week would have to be one that’s inspired by scary stuff and things that “go bump in the night”. Maybe that’s too much of a simplistic theme but the one thing that I’ve discovered …

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