Fireside Chats - Comic Book Podcast
Summary: Comic Book focused news and reviews brought to you twice each week. Join us as we analyze the newest comic current events and debate the weekly hot topics that every comicbook geek wonders about. Welcome to our multiverse. Welcome to Fireside.
Ring the bell Firesiders! It’s time for another Fireside Fightclub - the show where your favorite hosts go toe to toe with some of comic cultures finest. We have taken on the Suicide Squad, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Arrowverse, but now we face our most cunning adversaries yet... the Robins. It was going to be the BatFamily, but we aren’t ready for Batman. See how Mendte, Maurer, and Features would try and take down Nightwing, Red Hood, and Red Robin using only one weapon each. Who will come out on top? Press play to find out. Welcome to Fireside.
*SPOILERS* Welcome back Fireside family! Loki caused the multiverse, Spider-Man showed us it’s potential, and now Doctor Strange takes up tumbling through the maddness in his latest big screen debut! Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, and Features as they welcome back a guest from out own internal multiverse, Ian aka Shucky (sorry, I know you hate it.) Join the gents as the first talk about the finale to Moon Knight before diving into Marvels apparent first horror movie-ish. The gang breakdown Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness - from the performance, cameos, and the films meaning for the future of the MCU, to the directing choices, connection to Wandavision, and fan reception. So grab a pizza ball, home in your hover wheelchair, and get ready as the incursions begin. Welcome to Fireside. *SPOILERS*
Happy Stars Wars Day Firesders and May the Fourth be with you! With just a day to go before the release of Doctor Stange and the Multiverse of Madness, the news was slim. Not because there wasn't enough, no no no... We just didn't want to come across any more spoilers. Join Mendte, Mashko, Features, and Baby Huey as they talk about the unfortunate passing of Neal Adams, the Walking Dead spinoffs, the FFs (Fantastic Four and Fast and the Furious) and their director issues, Star Trek (Happy Star Wars day!) and Hasbro, and of course Doctor Strange! So avid the internet... *cough cough* Screen Crush *cough cough*... Stop scrolling social media because the spoilers abound. Just hit play and welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside Family! Greetings, Salutations, what’s up, We are Groot, the whole nine yards! It’s time once again for a chat by the Fireside! New comics means a new show! Mendte, Maurer, and Features are joined by Ry, aka Felix Hergood from the former podcast that gave us our start! The guys catch up on Moon Knight and the potentially exciting twist, the Thor Love and Thunder trailer, All-New Wolverines' new powers, maybe more Dath Vader, and an onslaught of Sony news from a new Spider-Man spinoff, to the Spiderverse and beyond. So head to your local shop and support those fine folks, and while you pick up your pull list hit play. Welcome to Fireside!
What was new, is new again. Rebirth. Restoration. Reformation. The answer is obviously new comic book day. They were new last week and me again. I don’t think DC is doing rebirth anymore but we are! Welcome back Fireside family, today's issue has been long overdue. Since it came out into the light we have been talking about The Batman, but this time we finally recorded it. That’s right fireside family, now that it’s on HBOmax it’s time to dive into Vengence’s latest outing as the caped crusader. Join Mendte, Mashko, Huey, and Maurer as they break down the latest reformation of Gotham’s protector, The Batman. The guys first talk about the latest Moon Knight and some shakeups taking place at DC, but if it leads to more quality renditions like Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson Batman, we are all in. The guys also theorize what's in store for the future of this new year two scalloped caped detective. What books do we hope they pull from? Plus what direction and tone we hope they take? So pop in your polaroid contact lenses, replace el with la for rata alada, hit play, and welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Fireside faithful! It's new comic book day and there is no way we are leaving you with nothing to listen to on the ride to the shop! Join Mendte, Mashko, Features, and Grumpypants Maurer as they break down the week’s comic-related current events. Obviously, Maurer is talking Moon Knight... How could he not? We also tackle topics like Jurassic Worlds' new Joker, Ezra Miller and the Flash’s future, Fast and the Furious, Thor 4 toy leaks, the Crow reboot, and more! So suit up, and stick the superhero landing better than Steven Grant, and welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside Faithful! There are questions that have plagued mankind for a millennium. What is most of the universe made out of? What is the meaning of life? Who built the pyramids? Well, the time has come to answer one of the most recent, but as important, and the one you all want to know… Did Maurer like Moon Knight? That’s right Firesiders, Join Mendte, Mashko, and Maurer as they play a little catch up. The gang talks about Cody Rhodes and Wrestlemania, Morbius, Batman, and the reason you all pressed play… Moon Knight and Maurer? Find out, become vengeance, and welcome to Fireside!
What better way to celebrate the release of Moon Knight on Disney+ with a classic issue of Fireside Chats. This issue was released back in August of 2019 well before any real information about the show was available. In fact, at the time of this recording we didn’t even know that Oscar Isaac would be taking on the role. Enjoy this look back at our show and gain some knowledge about the character. You saw this coming Firesiders. With all the excitement around D23 and the announcement of a Fireside favorite Moon Knight getting a show in the MCU, we had to do this. Join Mendte and Mr. Maurer as they break down Moon Knight. They talk origins, Batman comparisons, story lines, and TV rumors all to get you up to speed on the “Avatar of Khonshu”. So sit back and prepare yourself. Moon Knight has arrived. Welcome to Fireside.
Happy Wednesday dear Firesiders! New comic book day is enough reason to celebrate, but we have a special issue to go with you while you pick up your pull list or fill your kart online. In today’s issue, the guys are joined by legendary inker, artist, writer, and more - comic book great Mark McKenna! Join Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Features as they explore Mark’s 30 plus year career as a comic book inker, credited on more than 600 books and 12,000 pages across Marvel, DC, and more. Mark has worked on book like Star Wars, Doom Patrol, Deadpool, X-Men, Justice League, Spider-Man, and more. Plus he also has a children’s book called Banana Tail, and his creator-owned series - Combat Jacks! Hear what Mark thinks about the current state of comics, advice for up and coming artists, Comics and NFTs, and more. So knock back an Irish car bomb, put some ink to paper, and welcome to Fireside.
Greetings and Salutations dear Firesiders! Legendary surfer Clay Marzo once said that “Waves are toys from god.” Well our next guest knows a little something about that. From starting at McFarlane Toys, to paralleling his former boss and starting a company, Four Horsemen studio, H. Eric “Cornboy” Mayse has has made waves in the toy market for decades. Join Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey as they chat with this Titan of Plastic about his start, the partnership with Mattel and He-Man, Four Horsemen’s original lines like Mythic Legions, and the age old toy debate - Playability vs Collectibility. So sit back and enjoy the insightful look at the toy industry with a true moderne corncob coy boy. Welcome to Fireside.
When this guest comes to town you know we need to throw an explicit warning right at the top! Welcome back Firesiders! We have a special show for you today as the guys sit down with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds Star, creator of the infamous hand baby, Xander himself, Nicholas Brendon! Nicky joins Mendte, Maurer, and Features to talk about his newest venture into the world of fine art. The gang talks about many of his different pieces (see them at NickyBrendon.com, and our website), his method, what art means to him, plus the 25th anniversary of Buffy. Nicky even takes a minute to serenade you, dear listener. All wrapped up in the chaotic comedy that you would expect. So check out his art, and tune in for a deep dive into their creation, bringing new meaning to hand baby. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Fireside family, greetings and salutations! It’s time for some comic-related current events, and even throw Mendte talks too damn much, the crew has plenty to chat about from around the comicsphere. Join Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey as they talk about Jason Aaron's new Avengers team, the final Morbius trailer, revisiting some old mutant/ MCU fan theories because of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and with how good Superman and Lois is, how can the CW fix the Arrowverse. So buckle up, get some plasma for your hand squids, and welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside Faithful for the 4th chapter of our Rebirth. All will be explained. Until then we have to talk about the Super Bowl… trailers I mean... to be clear. That’s right dear Firesiders it’s time to break down that amazing Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness trailer and unravel the hype and concern like the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak yelling at America Chavez. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they take the trailer apart, as well as Moon Knight, Peacemaker’s finale, and the leaks surrounding Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney plus show. Check out the trailers, catch up with Eagly, and Welcome to Fireside!
Greetings and salutations Fireside family! Let’s address the strange multiversal elephant in the room… The Doctor Strange trailer dropped hours before we recorded this so tune in next week for a breakdown. As for today's show - Mendte talks about Jurassic World’s new trailer, Maurer talks about the bullet we dodged with Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie, Mashko talks about DC’s 2022 movie lineup, and Feature talks about the Book of Boba Fett Finale! So sure… what the Doctor Strange trailer again, then take a break with us for an hour, then watched it one more time. Welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside family and happy Boba Finale day! Just like Fett who missed the last few episodes of his show we are back with a vengeance! As we continue with our rebirth to evolve the show, join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, Features, and a stinky, micless Bany Huey once again in our new longer format. The gang talks about all of the Spider-Man, Venom, and Knull rumors, a Madam Webb movie for some reason, Spider-Man 2099, Peacemaker, Boba Fett, the Oscars, and more. So pause Peacemaker's incredible ballad, and check us out before it goes down on Tatooine.= Welcome to Fireside.