GotG Easter Eggs

Guardians of the Galaxy: Easter Eggs & Cameos

Now that we’ve managed to see Guardians of the Galaxy a few times it seems like a perfect moment to stop and take a look at all the crazy references in James Gunn’s entry into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.

We love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that is certainly no surprise to anyone reading. The MCU has revolutionized the way we look at comic book movies, and has brought characters to the big screen that would never have made it ten years ago. Of course, there is something else we love about the MCU, and that is the dizzying number of references. You can call them Easter eggs, cameos, trivia, hidden details, whatever. We love them, and Guardians of the Galaxy probably had the most of them – either hidden or out in the open – of any Marvel Studios picture to date.

Today we’ll take a look at some of our favorites, and point you in the direction to find even more.


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Geek’s Weekly Comic Pull List – 8/6/14

It’s that time again, GEEK’s Weekly Comic Pull List is out!

We’re sad to see the conclusion of Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey’s Moon Knight run for Marvel, but we can’t wait to see Superman vs Superman in DC Comics’ Earth 2 #26, and are very intrigued by Dynamite Entertainment’s Terminal Hero #1!

What title are you most looking forward to this week?

Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1
Kick-Ass 3 #8
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4
Moon Knight #6
New Avengers #22
Superior Spider-Man #32
The Punisher #9
Aquaman and the Others #5
Detective Comics #34
Earth 2 #26
Grayson #2
Green Arrow #34
Justice League 3000 #9
Superman/ Wonder Woman Annual #1
Fairest #28
Alex + Ada #8
Genius #1
Imperial #1
Nailbiter #4
Spread #2
The Victories #14
Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1
Harbinger: Omegas #1
The Bunker #5
Grimm Fairy Tales: Goddess, Inc. #1
God is Dead: The Book of Acts – Alpha
Uber #16
Mars Attacks First Born #3
Star Mage #5
RoboCop #2
The Woods #4
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1
Jennifer Blood: Born Again #1
Terminal Hero #1

Check out the details and covers of the pull list at the link at the top of the page and then join the discussion on the GEEK Facebook page!

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Corvus the Crow Live at The Studio w/ Guests – August 1st

Corvus the Crow’s first show is here, and it is going to be incredible!

They will be joined by Global Genocide, Forsaken Rite, and Holoshock at The Studio Music Foundation on August 1st with Raised Fist Productions. The show is 18+ and doors are at 8.

You can get more show details here, and be sure to contact us through the band members, on the Corvus The Crow Facebook page, or at

It’s going to be a great show with some great bands, so be sure to get your tickets today!

SDCC Geek Coverage

Geek Exchange’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Coverage

I apologize for not posting here lately, but it is currently the biggest and busiest week of my year, as I take over the reins of the Geek Exchange website and offer some of the best coverage available on the web from this year’s Comic-Con!

You can check out the massive amount of coverage at the link below.



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X-Men: Apocalypse – A GEEK Casting Call

Co-written with Aaron Reese:

Days of Future Past may have just wrapped up at the box office, but we’re already thinking of the wonderful possibilities X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment could offer – primarily the cast of the new generation of X-Men.

It’s safe to say X-Men: Days of Future Past has been a box office hit. Now the buzz for Apocalypse has been garnering press and attention from all over, and fans are bursting with questions. Who are the next wave of X-Men? How will Apocalypse be introduced to the cinematic universe? What does this mean for the future of the canon? Well, we can’t answer all of these questions, but we did take a stab at the new roster and cast for Apocalypse. After some diligent searching, endless name calling and intermittent side-eying, we’ve curated a list of our top picks for the future of the X-franchise, as well as some necessary character additions for Apocalypse. The young Storm, Jean and Cyclops have been confirmed for Apocalypse, and as per usual with these things, we (Aaron Reese and Scott Fraser) dug into it and geeked out accordingly with the latest GEEK Casting Call.

Professor X and Beast in X-Men Days of Future Past

Where the lines of X-Men: First Class blurred regarding the Brotherhood of Mutants and the X-Men, Days of Future Past defined them, placing the canon’s mutants in their respective roles and pairings. What was clearer than ever was Professor X and Beast were the only remnants of the original cinematic X-team. Logan’s plea to Xavier is to found the X-Men, starting with the trio that builds the core cinematic team: Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm. With the amount of intelligence between Beast and Xavier, it’s safe to assume that Cerebro is completely operational and has aided them on their global search for the new Children of the Atom.

James McAvoy and Nicolas Hoult have both been confirmed to return for Apocalypse. As Fox works on rebuilding the X-verse, it’s been clear that these two, along with Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, are the new anchors of the franchise until the core trilogy is re-established. Which works quite well, an older Beast and Professor X teaching three young yet powerful mutants the ropes could be a heck of a lot better than the first stages of the Danger Room sequence we saw in First Class. In short, these two are the foundation of the X-Men to come, and surely this is a good thing.


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Avengers NOW! A New Captain America, A Superior Iron Man, & The New Avengers

Following the announcement of the new female Thor made on The View, Marvel has revealed new plans for the Avengers, Iron Man, and a brand new Captain America!

The reports of the new Thor were met with a little strangeness on the internet, partly because of the strange reveal on The View that had more than a few fans confused by the PR move. However, no one really batted an eye when Marvel revealed on The Colbert Report who would be taking over the role of the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America. Rick Remender has recently drastically altered the world of Steve Rogers, who has had the super-soldier serum removed from him, making him unable to continue on as Captain America.

Joe Quesada appeared again on The Colbert Report to announce that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, who as the Falcon was a constant companion to Rogers. Stephen Colbert is no stranger to the Captain America universe, having received the shield of Cap on his program previously. The first images of Sam Wilson as the new Captain America were revealed, and showcased a unique mixture of the Falcon and Cap outfits, while also featuring some elements of the new SHIELD uniforms we’ve seen on Nick Fury and Jim Hammond recently.


The Geek Exchange Episode 009

The Geek Exchange 009 – Less Than Meets The Eye

The latest episode of The Geek Exchange Podcast takes a look at Transformers: Age of Extinction and what has become of Michael Bay. We also look towards San Diego Comic-Con International, discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and make some bold predictions about the Marvel Studios panel.

Oh, and Amanda goes a little crazy over Booster Gold fan fiction.


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