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.
The time is now Firesiders…. well, and ‘was‘… or even ‘soon’ I guess… I don’t know man, time works differently in the TVA! That’s right, we are burdened with a glorious purpose and that is to review the first episode of Loki on Disney Plus! Join Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey as they break down the first episode of Loki. ***SPOILER ALERT*** we keep it spoiler-free at first but that goes out the window quickly. What did we think? What does the show mean for the MCU moving forward? Is it Mephisto?… it’s not. And how this changes what Endgame taught us about timelines in the MCU. so make sure you have your ticket, listen to Miss Minutes, and Welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside Faithful! We missed you! After taking a needed break last week to be with family on Memorial Day, we are back with that sweet, sweet, New News! Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they talk about Zoop, which may or may not be cool for creators, Ghost Spider Rider, Loki reactions, Batwing, Shazam, Super-Pets, and so much more. Let's not waste time, if you read to this point you might as well just press play and get the show started. Welcome to Fireside.
With the new Suicide Squad releasing later this month, we wanted to revisit the original Fireside Fight Club from way back in 2016. Remember though, first rule of Fireside Fight Club is...damn it. We already broke the first rule. Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Feature are joined by Baby Huey on their first night at Fireside Fight Club. Since it's their first night, they have to fight. Your fearless Fireside Hosts try to do the unthinkable. Takedown the Suicide Squad.
Welcome to another classic issue of Fireside Chats, Fireside Faithful! As we take a few days to regroup and get ready for next week’s Loki release. We wanted to revisit a very special issue with you. Join Mendte and Mr. Maurer as they partner with Frank Caliendo, John Holmberg, and Scott Long to interview the amazing Todd McFarlane! In this special two-parter issue, Mendte and Maurer pick up where the Caliendo Cast leaves off. Check them out for the first half of the interview where they talk Sports and Success, and come back to us for Comics, Art, and Inspiration. a Huge thank you to everyone involved with the Caliendo Cast for having us on. Welcome to Fireside.
Greetings and solutions Fireside family, it's topic time. With HULU releasing the only surviving defender, M.O.D.O.K. We figured today's topic would be a twofer - Breakdown and Review. Join Mendte, Maurer, and, Mashko as they talk about the origins of the giant head in the doomsday chair, where you may have seen him before, and what we thought of the Hulu show. So watch a couple of episodes because we are in *SPOILER* territory here. A *SPOILER ALERT* is in effect. So hop into your favorite chair, strap on a headband, and let's do this. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Fireside Faithful, to a Wednesday like no other… except all the Wednesdays that you have listened to us in the past. It’s a lot like that… just with newer news! Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they deliver a piping hot casserole of the comic-related current events. From Miles Morales turning 10, to the awesome Eternals trailer, Set photos from Thor, Flash kicking off season 8 with a crossover event, and so much more. Grab a plate AKA headphones and get yourself some. Don’t think about it… just hit play. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Firesiders! With the release of Zack Snyders Army of the Dead, we thought it would be fun to grab Buz from the Living Corpse and talk about Zombie Related comic events you should check out when you finish. Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, and the aforementioned zombie/comic guru, Buz, as they break down some of the best zombie stories in comics. From which books are recommend, what influenced Buz, Dead World, Walking Dead, and so much more. Welcome… to… Fir…Brainssss…
Welcome back Fireside Family! Wednesday, new comic book day, yada yada, there are a lot of names, but around here it’s all about the Comic Related Current Events! Join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they talk about Naomi’s impact on the Justice League, Heroes Reborn aka Marvel’s DC, Loki, Black Widow, Spider-Man 3 leaks, and so much more. Let's not waste time and just get into it. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back Fireside Family. With the drop of the Venom 2 trailer, we thought it would be fitting to do a Carnage Breakdown. Little did we know how much pent-up animosity Mendte had with the first movie, and his fears of Cletus Kasady being PG13. Join Mendte, Mashko, and West Cost Fireside Captain, the Barbarian of Comic Books, Corban. Long-time listeners will remember him, if not... he explains it. Join the trio as they explain who Carnage is, what makes him different from Venom, his sadistic past, and why it means so much to Mendte. Let there be Fireside. Welcome.
Greetings and salutations Fireside Faithful! New News and Comic related current events from around the comicsphere are why we have Wednesdays. It was a bagged and boarded ritual for over half a decade, so even with 2 hosts, the show goes on as it’s been written in history. Join Mendte, Mashko, and Mashko as they repeatedly say Hello and kick it a couple of times, bringing this week’s comic happenings. From another new Captain America to Jupiter’s Legacy, and a Monkey Assassin. Oh yeah, and The Venom 2 trailer! All that and then some, so let there be Carnage and Welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside Faithful, it’s time to revisit a Fireside classic. Over the years we have taken on some formidable bagged and boarded foes, and arguably lost them all…. Except maybe Thanos (Crazy sounding, I know). Well, today it’s time to dust off Fight Club and take on our New MCU Captain America, Winter Soldier, and US Agent from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Join Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey, where they go toe to toe with the flying star-spangled man and friends armed with one weapon a piece from the respective universe. See if the guys can win another one, or if this will go in the big book of Ls. Welcome to Fireside!
Did you all get the chills and a little choked up when you say the Phase 4 teaser too? Yeah... so did we. Welcome back Fireside faithful! It’s Wednesday again, and while plenty is happening around the comicsphere, there is one thing the rises above the rest. Join Mendte, Mashko, and Baby Huey as they break down the Marvel Studios Celebrates the Movies... AKA our first real look at Phase 4! Oh, and some other things, Invincible, X-Men, a new Avenger, Flash at Wayne Manor, and Kamala Khan. We also pay our respects to a legend, John Paul Leon. Watch the phase 4 tease then hop in! Welcome to Fireside!
The mantel has been passed Firesiders, we have a new Captain… well that's not a psychopath. It's time to talk about Falcon and the Winter Soldier! At this point we have all see it, but if not here is your ***SPOILER WARNING***. Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, and Features as they break down the journey of our New Captain America! The guys discuss John Walker’s US Agent arc, Falcon’s transformation into Cap, Bucky’s redemption, Isaiah Bradley, Zemo, and the potential leaders of the MCU‘s Dark Avengers and Young Avengers. So press play, don’t hit on Sam’s sister, and Welcome to Fireside!
Wednesday is upon us once again, dear Firesiders. It’s time for a heavy dose of those comic related current events that this day foretold. So as you make it to the comic shop, join Mendte, Maurer, and Mashko as they talk about last week's best comic happenings. From Blade joining the UN, and Symbiot Spider-Man heading through some trippy crossroads with Hulk, to Captain America 4 being announced, and the Greek Gods crashing Thor Love and Thunder. And that’s just the tip of Mount Olympus. So let’s pretend this is a Burger King bathroom and “Get Busy”! Welcome to Fireside.
It’s time to talk invincible. Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Mashko give their spoiler filled opinions and reviews of Prime Video’s Invincible based on the Robert Kirman comic starring Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, J.K. Simmons, Zazie Beets, Mark Hamill, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen, Ross Marquand, Fred Tatasciore, Jon Hamm and more.