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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/31/2018

I have a firmly established tradition of hating that non-essential, utterly insignificant placeholder of a day called Tuesday. Save me, comics. For instance, yesterday’s morning consisted of discovering that the water bottle in my laptop bag was unsecured and flooded it along with my students’ marked work. We had a …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/24/2018

Decisions, decisions decisions. This week’s comic list includes titles that are about looking back with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and examining the nature of the decision-making in the story. There’s nothing like the tangy flavour of regret to make a story palatable, is there? But choices are integral to …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/17/2018

It’s a Battle Royale between the two titans of comic publishing in this round-up. This week’s list is comprised exclusively of titles from DC and Marvel – well, with some collaboration from Dark Horse Comics. It may seem predictable but if you look at the top ten leading titles for …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/10/2018

There’s a theme for this week’s collection of titles. I’m a hierarchical type of thinker. I tend to think in patterns, trends or in some sort of thematic way. That formed the basis for this week’s list and it was fun pulling it all together. See if you can figure …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – DOUBLE-SIZED EDITION – 12/27/2017

Another satisfying Christmas has passed and I find that this is the time for reflection of the past year’s events. What have I done, I suppose, if I were to quote John Lennon. I’m pretty pleased with the way that this column has shaped. We’ve covered a lot of titles, …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/20/2017

The greatest lies are the ones we want to believe. That’s what fiction is: a carefully crafted exercise in willing deception. It takes a great deal of skill to entertain us with tales of make-believe and more effort than one would be willing to admit. A common misperception is that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/13/2017

We all need to acknowledge the miracles in our lives – even the small ones. It snowed a major amount today. Though I live in Canada, this is significant because in the last few years, my part of Canada hasn’t really seen much snow before the holidays. Pretty banal, right? …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 12/06/2017

When thinking of the dominant theme in the selection of comics for this week’s round-up, I am reminded of how solitary the act of reading comics is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m lamenting my lot to read every publisher’s books on a weekly basis or issuing a call to …

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REVIEW: Syfy’s adaptation of Grant Morrison’s comic makes me ‘Happy’

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'Happy!' is Syfy's TV adaptation of the comic by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Gritty, grim, and at times gruesome, this is a true-to-life realization of Morrison’s unapologetic style of storytelling and one of the best comic-to-TV adaptations I’ve ever seen.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/29/2017

The end of November always has such a feeling of anticipation for me. There’s an accelerated intensity as we get closer to the Christmas shopping season and the comic retailers add new products to their shelves. It’s a magical time that only seems to get better with every week of …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/22/2017

There are always moments in time you wish you could go back and change. It’s such a universal constant of the human condition and it makes for really good stories. This is a handy, because that’s exactly the theme for this week’s review of comic titles. Huh … who would …

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Captain Kirk’s weekly comic review – 11/01/2017

You know, I’m racing against time here. After all, October 31 is the night when ghouls and goblins conspire to raise all sorts of hell on my street, and as a good community member, it’s up to me to dress accordingly in my Knights’ Templar outfit and brandish my four-foot, …

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