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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 – 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 – 07/24/2019

To review a story, you have to completely accept it. You have to throw yourself into the tale and if it’s good, you come out of it with a feeling of satisfaction. If you didn’t get that feeling after reading it, then there’s something wrong with it. That’s part of what makes …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/20/2019

You ever have one of those weeks that’s just jam-packed with activity? Not annoying or menial tasks, but exciting things that, filled with joy and accomplishment, but still taxing and energy-consuming. I just came off FanExpo’s Toronto Comic-Con this weekend where I hosted every celebrity they had on the list. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 03/06/2019

There are some days when you feel like you’re being attacked on all fronts. It’s a legitimate feeling. We all wear many hats and have many different responsibilities. We can’t get everything right and sure enough, there are those days when it seems like everyone is out to get you. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/27/2019

The mission. The task. The responsibility. The measure of a successful character is the dedication to the task he has either been given or has given himself. That’s what we are looking at this time around. So, let’s get to the list for this week! IDW Publishing Star Trek vs …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 02/20/2019

The greatest obstacle to a sense of fulfilment is an overwhelming sense of futility. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. Sometimes part of a good story is the examination of the motivation behind that process because life is complicated …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 01/23/2019

I think the driving force in a successful story is the amount of curiousity it can inspire in the reader. Comics aren’t an exception to that notion. However, in many respects they have a disadvantage than other media formats. With only 20 to 30 pages per issue, they have a substantially …

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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 – 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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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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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/17/2018

Revenge is like deep dish pizza. It tastes great in the beginning, but eventually, your stomach burns with regret. Still, it’s a powerful emotional motivator and so many stories are built around it. I’m okay with that though, because in the end, and I think a lot of people share …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/12/2018

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As in real life, it is in comics. A misconception of learning among students these days is that learning is a process that involves simply knowing something that they didn’t know five minutes ago. Immediate gratification reveals its ugly self in yet another domain as we continue our catapulted journey through …

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