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 it’s time for Herogasm, the yearly vacation for all the Supes, at least that’s what the comic version of The Boys always told us. Coincidently Mendte is also on vacation so the lineup for this show consists of Mr. Maurer, Mashko, Huey and Features. This group of boys are talking about a lot of TV this week with the finale of Obi-wan Kenobi, another Ms. Marvel episode and the very anti-climactic episode of The Boys that we were waiting for. All this and more on THAT! comic podcast, Fireside Chats.
Welcome back Fireside family! Our hosts are dropping like Reva meeting Anakin, so like our very own Kenobi, Grizzled Ry (formally Felix Hergood) jumped in the chat to save the day! Join Mendte, Features, and Ry as they remember the incredible Tim Sale, they talk about the Kraven the Hunter controversy, review the Boy, Kenobi, and Ms. Marvel, as well as catch up on some comic-related video game news. From Shredder’s Revenge to the interactive Facebook Walking Dead show, and much more. So before you finish Kenobi, or watch Multiverse of Madness, or keep up with the MCUs Lizzi Mcguire, hit play, and Welcome to Fireside.
Wednesday has become a buys nerdy day. New Comic book day, Ms Marvel, Kenobi… And in the morning the Boys are up. The middle of the week found a great way to dethrone the weekend’s hold on our excitement. So while you get ready to head to the store, or while you run some errands before you hop on Disney Plus, don’t forget your favorite place for comic-related current events. Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, and Features as they talk about Ezra Miller’s newest alarming actions, Black Adam’s first trailer, Ms Marvel, Jurassic World, Spider-Verse, Dark Crisis, and more. So buckle up because… well… safety first, but this issue is jam-packed. Welcome to Fireside.
It’s that time once again dear Firesiders and what a day for a new issue?! Not only do we have more Kenobi, but Ms Marvel drops today! So before you press play on those, or if you are running errands, play a little fireside catch-up and join us. Mendte, Mashko, and Maurer talk about Amazon releasing the Boys early and our thoughts on the first episodes, the recent controversies surrounding Star Wars and Moses Ingram, Todd Phillips might advise the future of DC movies, and the return of Darth Vader. So before you embiggen on Disney Plus, or before the force is with you today, press play and welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Firesiders and may the force be with you! With the premiere of the OB-Wan Kenobi show and the Star Wars celebration, we have a lot to talk about from a Galaxy far far away. Join Mendte, Maurer, Mashko, and Features as they talk about some of the biggest announcements from this year's Star Wars celebration, followed by a spoiler review for Kenobi so far. Ashoka and Rebels, Tales of the Jedi with Liam Neeson and Count Dooku, Mandalorian season 3, and so much more - this was a great celebration and perfect lead in to the inevitable showdown between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. So before you start episode 3, press play, get hyped, and welcome to Fireside!
Welcome back Fireside faithful! There is no classic re-uploaded episode today, today we got that new new… That new new news. Join Mendte, Mashko, Features, and Huey as they break down some of those comic-related current events that you’ve come to expect. From Death Rangers and She-Hulks trailer to Daredevil and Namor in the MCU and of course Star Wars with Obi-Wan Kenobi dropping on Friday! Hell, we even talk Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. So rewatch Revenge of the Sith, press play on this issue, and may the force be with you. 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.