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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/25/2020

Back in March, the common perspective around us began to take on an extremity of panicked proportions. In fact, there were post-apocalyptic jokes being thrown around social media that this virus was going to herald the beginning of the end of the world as we knew it. That accounted for …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/11/2020

It’s a fandom-filled review list this week as we explore comic representations of some of the greatest franchises to entertain fans in the last fifty to sixty years! Of course, we’re talking about the viscerally nostalgic impact of Warhammer followed up by a double-punch combination of Star Wars and Star …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 11/04/2020

I like my villains dramatic and grandiose. In 1977, Star Wars gave us a perfect cinematic villain on a scale that hearkened back to the early days of film-making. The villains in the old Republic (Heh … just caught a pun there) serials were also rich in their menace. They …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 10/14/2020

One of my greatest gaming victories was a Games Workshop board game by the name of Adeptus Titanicus. Giant robots and futuristic warriors and weapons fighting in a future 40, 000 years in the future. In the real world though, painted plastic toys that you assemble yourself to create armies. …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 09/23/2020

2020 should be known as “the year we fought the good fight”. Resilience is a commodity in great demand this year. Frontline workers, first responders, medical staff and now teachers have been called on to engage in light of the common good. Of course, this means exposing themselves to a …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/26/2020

If there’s anything I appreciate, it’s a pure, pleasant surprise. I mean, I don’t spend all my time looking at the comic solicits. Every now and then, one slips past my radar. I experience a momentary disappointment in myself when that happens, but if it does, and the comic is …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 08/12/2020

Tragic characters are the ones we feel for the most. The definition of a tragedy is something that could have been avoided, but the tragic character is a noble one possessed of many virtues, yet has a single flaw that will prove his undoing. Looking over the character choices in …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/22/2020

Shock. Yeah, that’s what I’m looking at this week. I want a title that’s going to absolutely shock me out of my willing suspension of disbelief. I want something to read that’s going to just floor me. You know why? I just learned that CCO, Publisher and President of IDW …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/08/2020

It seems to me that the notion of “the common good” is one that is under-appreciated in our modern times. I think it’s a relevant notion for when we talk about comic heroes because heroes, even non-powered ones, step up because they perceive an injustice in their world that requires …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 07/01/2020

It’s Canada Day! I’m on vacation. So, I’m looking for something to go along with easing my gravity chair back in the garden under a canopy while drinking a beer. Because I can. That’s what’s great about Canada: we have freedom, popularly governed by a belief that it’s something that …

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Captain Kirk’s Weekly Comic Review – 06/24/2020

You can’t plan everything in life, you know? I mean, you can set favourable conditions, work things towards your advantage, but life just has a way of surprising you. Sometimes for the worse, to be sure, and I think we’re all experiencing some of that now, but also, life just …

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