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.
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.
We’re back Firesiders! The boys are back in town! It’s been a long time since we left you without some comic current events to step to. Apologies, but trust we have a lot in store for you coming soon. Until then, welcome to our new format! We were excited to be back so a language warning is on this one, but the gang is all here. Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, Features, and Baby Huey as they kick off our first show back by playing catch-up - From the Book of Boba Fett and Peacemaker to Moon Knight and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness rumors! As we get back into the swing of things, we want to hear from you! If you have any feedback, reach out! Welcome to Fireside, welcome to the next phase.
***SPOILER ALERT*** Ok Firesiders, even though we are still on break, we had to come back for this one. Spider-Man No Way Home hit theaters and we HAVE to talk about it! We are going to keep this write-up short because the two-week spoiler ban is currently stronger than the barriers of the Marvel multiverse at the moment (at least here it is). Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, Features, and Huey as they talk about the biggest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Endgame. There is a lot to gush about, and there is plenty of that in this issue, but also - How does No Way Home change the future of Spider-Man, Marvel, and Sony movies? Look, if you have seen the movie, get ready to nerd out over the best, and nit-pick over its worst moments. If you haven’t seen it... I don’t know what to tell you except SPOILER ALERT. Welcome to Fireside… and one more time… ***SPOILER ALERT***
Welcome back to the last official show of 2021 dear Firesiders! That’s not to say we won’t be back for some big things coming out… *cough* No Way Home *cough* *cough*… but until such a time, join us for an interview years in the making. Long-time listeners may remember Redonkulous Entertainment from our time at Wizard World Philadelphia, an indie comic publisher with characters like Bloodmoon and Charge. We have been trying to reconnect to see how things are going with the Redonkulous crew ever since and we finally made it happen. Join Mendte and Maurer as they talk about Redonkulous’s new characters like Arrowshot, Knight-Owl, Eclipse, Black Ninja, and more. We also talk about their new clothing line and the documentary, ROAD TO REMINISCENCE, which follows the team as they prepare for the “A Redonkulous Reminiscence,” event held in Atlantic City, NJ, that honored loved ones who have passed on. Join us one last time… maybe… in 2021. Welcome to Fireside.
Happy Hawkeye day Firesiders! Before you watch the two episodes that dropped today, make sure you listen to yesterday’s Kate Bishop Breakdown, and after why not check back in for a little more new news! It’s Wednesday so it’s time for those lovely comic-related current events! Features is back again to join Mendte, and Baby Huey to talk about those comic book happenings that you may have missed. The guys talk about the Miles and Gwen Verse, Batman moving to New York City, a new Shazam, first look at Poison Ivy in Batwoman, Young Avengers, Power Rangers, Spider-Man No way Home, and so much more! We are ready when you are. Hit play and welcome to Fireside!
As promised Firesiders, we are back (a day early even) with a breakdown of the Hawk-ess herself, Kate Bishop! We will still have our news show tomorrow, but we couldn’t leave you on Hawkeye Disney Plus day without a rundown on who the MCU archer is and why she is important to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Join Mendte, Features, and Baby Huey as they talk about the origin of the Knightress, Kate Bishop. How she ties into future marvel plans, the Young Avengers, and where we think it’s all heading. So before you kick the holiday season off with our favorite Marvel archers, hear how she started in the comics. Welcome to Fireside.
Who are you gonna call Firesiders? Me?…. no…no… no no no… the only ghost I come across is when dating. So No… BUT with the release of Ghostbusters Afterlife, it’s safe to say the paranormal world is about to get some long-overdue busting. Join Mendte, Features, and Felix Hergood as they return to the Ecto-1 for a nostalgia trip that we all need in 2021. We keep it spoiler-free in the beginning, but then we break down the movie's best scenes, cameos, and excitement, and what does this movie mean for the future of the franchise? So power on your proton pack, cuddle up with your Gatekeeper or Keymaster, roast a bag of Stay Puft, and hit play. Welcome to Fireside. ***Spoiler Alert***
Hello Internets! Welcome to the Wednesday show where we talk about the…. Say it with me now… New News! And there are really only 2 things we need to talk about, the 2nd Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and the Disney Plus day announcements! Join Mendte, Mashko, Maurer, and Features… (Yes FEATURES IS BACK!) as they break down and react to the first trailer moments after it dropped, as well as recap all of the shows coming to Disney Plus from Marvel Studios like Moon Knight, X-Men97, Marvel Zombies, Ms. Marvel, and more. Are you excited? I bet you can guess which of us are…. Welcome to Fireside.
Welcome back and happy Disney Plus day! Before you fire up Shang- Chi, let's tackle some of the new news you may have missed! Join Mendte, Mashko, and Felix Hergood as they recap those comic-related current events you probably expected a few days ago. From a team of AquaMEN, to the new Queen Goblin taking on Spiderman. From the first reactions to Hawkeye to our first look at the new Boys. From No Way Home new to Spidey finally joining the Avengers on PS5. That's just the tip of the emerging celestial so let’s jump into this like people auditioning for the Aquamen. Welcome to Fireside.