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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/06/2018

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It’s a short list this week, which is fitting, given that I’m looking for titles that have straightforward stories. Sometimes, I’m not very sophisticated and sometimes I just want a story that’s got in- your-face attitude. Which makes sense, as this has been a week when everyone has been in …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/30/2018

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You know, I’ve always been fascinated by betrayal. Okay – it’s not like I’m actively looking to screw someone over, but the whole concept of disavowing a friend, stabbing an acquaintance in the back or even just talking crap about someone in order to minimalize their position and maximize yours …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/23/2018

You ever worry about taking the next step? I do. Some times the next stage of your career, your hobby, your whatever is rationally the obvious thing to do. Yet there are issues like: moving out of your comfort zone, the amount of effort involved, or even just downright anxiety …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/17/2018

Commitment is such a chore. That’s what we’re looking at this time around. Why? Well, a lot of reasons. First, it’s the driving force behind super-heroes. Second, without commitment, how would we learn responsibility? Finally, it’s also getting close to the end of the school year and with the improving …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 05/02/2018

What’s the theme this week? Vengeance. Yep – straight up: that’s what really makes the world go ‘round, folks. That satisfying feeling of making someone pay for their crimes against you. These stories always find their mark with an appreciative audience because they have the right elements: justice, schadenfreude, and …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/18/2018

What we have now is a result of what we did before. I, for one, appreciate what I have now. I’m a person who appreciates hard work, sacrifice, and the significance of things that I have because of the effort that went into obtaining them. I value good relationships, things …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 04/11/2018

Any cause worth fighting for is worth reading about. Sometimes you have a cause – a belief in something bigger than yourself. It’s worth a battle even when people tell you to lay down. I’m about causes and about fighting. So that’s my take for this week’s review list. There …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/28/2018

You know, those closest to you can let you down. It’s sad, it’s sometimes painful but it’s also inevitable. Friends, to many folks’ surprise can be jerks. Remember Kitty Pryde’s famous line? That’s a universal experience that writers draw upon. It makes for the most poignant of dramas and the …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/21/2018

We all have expectations. We have expectations of ourselves, our friends and definitely what we want from a comic. Though these are all subjective things, sometimes there are some universal constants that we can all agree upon. So, this week, we’re looking for expectations in the picks for this week. …

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REVIEW: ‘Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger’ takes its Korean hero to hell and back

This hardcover volume of the 'Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger' limited series comes with a diary/essay by series creator and writer Onrie Kompan which details the long road - full of trials and setbacks - that he had to walk to bring his creative vision to life. The 'Yi Soon Shin' series is one of the most impressive achievements in indie comics, but this bonus material by Kompan should be required reading for aspiring indie comic creators everywhere.

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/07/2018

Stories that emphasize the value of a character’s role in a story setting have always been enjoyable reads, to my mind. There’s something about the concept of an almost predestined character that is not only true to their inner-self and motivation but also to the flavour of the book they …

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