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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/31/2017

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I spent the weekend moderating comic panels at MegaCon. The two things that came out moderating both new creators and old were: the power of a solidly written story and how much comics have declined in terms of readership. I hosted creators from the days when comics published 300,000 copies …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/24/2017

Short and sweet this week, loyal readers! Yours truly will be off to a convocation of comic-con goodness this weekend in none other than sunny Orlando for MEGACON, 2017! I will have the good fortune to be moderating the likes of Bob Layton, Jason Aaron, Mike Zeck and other greats. MegaCon …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comics Review – 05/17/2017

There’s a very present theme of love in the comic list this week. Maybe it’s because we’ve just come off Mother’s Day (and that always inspires memories of unabashed and unrestricted love in me) or maybe I’m just listening to too many 1981 music tracks on my Spotify account? Could …

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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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