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John Kirk is a popculture journalist, who immerses himself in the world of Star Trek, super-heroes, and everything a fan of nerdculture would love. John has interviewed many of the creators and personalities who live in this world and whose work can be found in publications like the Eisner Award-winning comics journal, BACK ISSUE, and websites like or If it’s geekworthy, John probably knows it and has written about it.

The Helena Effect

by John Kirk September 20, 2019

I don’t use the word “super-hero” lightly when I talk about my daughter, Helena. While they have their origins, they also have an extra something special that sets them apart. My daughter is someone special; she is a cancer survivor, an advocate bent on obtaining the best care for children with cancer in our country and she is a super-hero.