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.
This week in the news, we discuss how Jonathan Kent, the newest version of Superman, is bisexual. We try to have a recap of New York Comic Con but move swiftly from NYCC to talking about our excitement for DC’s Fandome. James Gunn has confirmed who has been chosen to play Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Also since the rumor mill started churning, we have some new Howard the Duck news as well as some potential spoilers from none other than one of our favorite companies, LEGO. So please join Mr. Maurer, Huey and Mashko for these topics and more as the comic related current events continue to flow.
We gave you a week , so now it’s time for our VENOM 2: Let There Be Carnage movie review. That’s right Firesiders, it’s time for the spoiler ridden show. If you haven’t seen the Eddie Brock buddy-cop movie yet, you may want to check it out first before consuming this review. Of course if you just want to hear our opinion on the movie, press play or download us from your favorite podcast platform.
Welcome back Firesiders! It’s comic-related current events time! Don't read comics? First why the hell not? Second, don't worry, we have plenty of TV and movie news to go around as well… comic-related of course. Join the three Ms of madness, Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they talk about what's going on around the Comicsphere. From Disney settling with Scarlet Johanson, to more Daredevil coming to the MCU rumors, to getting Blade sooner than thought, and of course our thoughts on Venom 2. So buckle up bagged and boarded brethren, press play, and welcome to Fireside.
Time, space, reality… Welcome back Watcher watchers! Get it… if you watch What if you are watching the Watcher…. like Uatu… the main bald guy floating out there… you get it. Anyways welcome to the What IF what if Friday show full of what ifs. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they eventually review the latest episode with Vistron (well two of them do, and I but you can guess which two), but first the trio talks about what What If scenarios they would like to see in future seasons. So let’s jump into this latest prism of endless possibility. Follow me and ponder the question… Welcome to Fireside… Ok, not a question… but you get it.
Wednesday brings so many gifts to comic fans. From countless new comic books, to just picking up your pull list - whichever it is, we offer the gift of new news for your ride to the shop! That’s right Firesiders, it’s comic-related current events time! Join the three Magnetic M’s of Madness, the Majestic M’s Mystery, the Melodramatic M’s of Maturity - Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they bring you the news that matters to those of us with unused bags and board. From Marvel suing to keep the rights of your favorite characters, to our first look at Doctor Doom’s Darkhold, Doom Patrol, Sandman, the Ayers cut, and so much more. Welcome to Fireside you marvelous mylar miscreants.
Welcome back Firesiders! With Batman day recently passing, we thought it’s time to catch up with the Comic Book Barbarian himself, Corban! His opinions on Batman Forever and DVDs aside, he knows Batman like Maurer know Moon Knight. Join Mendte, Mashko, and Corban as they catch up on the Caped Crusader comics, what happened on Batman Day, Panda Girl aka the new Robin, and Future State Joker. So grab your cape and cowl, a bagged lunch from Alfred, and hit play! He is Vengeance and we are Fireside. Welcome.
Welcome back Fireside Faithful! The Confidential Crusader (Maurer) is still out doing nonspecific anti-crime/crime-related activities… so Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey have swooped in with those comic-related current events! From Swamp Things Green Hell, to Captain Krakoa, and Sabertooth, to the Emmy’s, Hit Monkey, and Venom 2 leaks. We have a lot to catch you up on, and we need to do so before the Confidential Crusader hits us “BAM” with an NDA. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Firesiders… Bros… It’s Friday, so you know what the means bro? It’s topic time bro! And what better topic after the release of the Hawkeye trailer than a breakdown on the man himself bro (and a few tangents thrown in there). Join Mendte Bro, Mashko Bro, and Broby Huey as they talk all things Clint Barton. From his comic book origins, that time he was Goliath, how it may tie into the Disney Plus show, the Tracksuit Draculas Bro (the bro thing makes sense when you listen), and Mendte being attacked by a toothless arthritic tiger. Yes. That happened. So give your dog a slice of pizza and hit play. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Fireside faithful! The gang is all here and it’s Wednesday so go get your pull list while we serenade you with come comic-related current events. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko, the three M’s mad about mylar… the stuff you bag your comics in… no?… I’ll come up with something better at some point. The guys talk about the Hawkeye trailer, Death of Doctor Strange, the Avengers getting vaccinated, Shan-Chi’s second week’s numbers, Sony’s Spider-Man and Wolverine, and so much more. Don’t let your pull list just sit there… comic shop owners hate that and lose money… help’em out, pick’em up, and press play. Welcome to Fireside.
There’s another disaster brewing in Fortnite and thanks to Epic Games, this one is really hitting home. If you remember a few months back we talked to writer Garrett Gunn about his upcoming projects which included the fabulous Warcorns: Combat Unicorns, published by Source Point Press. Well Firesiders, it looks as if Epic Games is allegedly back to it’s old ways with borrowing other people’s intellectual property and profiting of it.
Welcome to ISSUE 600…. and 1... Ok look, we are making up for the fact we forgot to celebrate on Wednesday… ok? CAN YOU BELIEVE ITS BEEN 600 ISSUES!?! Crazy. We decided to post the Shang-Chi review Wednesday so today’s topic will be some Comic Related Current Events. After naming the MVP of the last 100 issues here at Fireside, Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey play a little catch-up. From the deaths in Dark Ages 1, Spider-Man now being worth more than Superman, What If Zombies, Moon Knight, Blade, Aquaman, and more. This issue is stacked. Press play, welcome to Fireside, and let us know what your favorite Fireside moments from the last couple of years!
***Spoiler Alert*** Welcome to issue 600!!! Is reaching 600 issues of Fireside Chats worth celebrating? YES! Did the guys forget and just act like this is any other show? YES! Fret not Firesiders, we will celebrate with some Comic related current events. They had to take a back seat to the MCU’s newest hero, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! That’s right Fireside faithful, join Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey as they break down Marvel’s newest big-screen outing. What did we think overall? How was does Shang-Chi fit into the greater MCU? What's up with the end credit scenes, and more. This is a spoiler-filled review so proceed with caution. Welcome to Fireside.
Ask yourself…. WHAT IF….? Or better yet… WHEN WILL… we finally talk about WHAT IF? Well, today is the Day Firesiders! It’s time to dive into the multiverse and explore the four worlds we have seen thus far. Join Mendte, Mashko, and longtime cohort, Felix Hergood of the Emergent Gamer Podcast, as they break down the first four episodes of the MCU’s first animated show. What were the stand-out moments? What fell short? and most importantly, are we excited for more? I guess only the Watcher truly knows but I’m sure you will get a good idea of where we stand… so hit play. Welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Firesiders! Happy Wednesday to most, and a happier New Comic Book day to my bagged and boarded brethren! With those new comics comes new New News! Mendte Maurer and Mashko are here to being you… say it with me now… Comic-Related Current Events! From Spider-Man taking on the Sinister Thirty Six, Mar-Vel’s possible return, People getting way too hyped for the color purple, Val in Black Panther 2, and the Scarlet Witch VS Fox’s X-Men. A lot happened… let's get into it. Welcome to Fireside… and welcome to the Year of Maurer.
Be careful what you wish for Firesiders! It’s finally here! The Spider-Man No Way Home trailer is out and the Comicsphere is flooded with theories and speculation. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they break down our first look at a live-action SpiderVerse unfolding. The guys tell you their thoughts…who’s hyped, who’s not, who do you think? Plus the comics we think influenced the movie, how Mephisto may be involved, and… if we are right… what this means for the future of Marvel! Hit play. Let’s do this. Welcome to Fireside.