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Fireside Chats is a Podcast dedicated to all of the Comic-centric news and topics that fans want to know about. Listen to the hosts bring up hot topics and have conversations that every comic geek wonders about. Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats is a Podcast dedicated to all of the Comic-centric news and topics that fans want to know about. Listen to the hosts bring up hot topics and have conversations that every comic geek wonders about. Welcome to Fireside.
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Fireside Chats is a Podcast dedicated to all of the Comic-centric news and topics that fans want to know about. Listen to the hosts bring up hot topics and have conversations that every comic geek wonders about. Welcome to Fireside.






Fireside Chats Issue 399: Vanilla is a Flavor and Round is a Shape

Well, well, well Firesiders…. I have to say… God you look good today! Did you do something new with your hair? Whatever it is, it’s working for you. Welcome back for another round of that beautiful new news. We only serve the newest around these parts, and we have plenty to go around this week. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they serve heaping helpings to satisfy the comic-y craving. From the new Batwoman trailer, to Spawn 300. From Deathstroke to Napoleon Dynamite… you read that...


Fireside Chats Issue 398: Firesiders Assemble - Steve Baum

FIRESIDERS ASSEMBLE! We had no idea what to do for todays show when it dawned on us, lets bring you all into this. Now obviously we can’t have all of you at once, but we can keep this series going from here on out. So for todays show we talk with long time Firesiders Steve Baum. Maybe you have seen him in our Facebook group (he’s the one who’s caps lock key is apparently jammed in), or maybe you ran into him like we did at the AC Beerfest, but we are thrilled to start this off with Steve....


Fireside Chats Issue 397: I Think We Are All Back...

Ok Maurer is acting real weird…. like being nice and what not. Something is not right. The studio is back like nothing happened…. its very twilight zone-y. The show goes on but I’m not certain that our hosts are all who they say they are. Join Mendte, Features, and… maybe Maurer as they get into a bit of that sweet, sweet new news. From Flashpoint Batman to Captain America’s secret family. From Spider-Man tugging on our heartstrings to Black Widow almost taking those tugs a bit further....


Fireside Chats Issue 396: Wibbily Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

This one is going to get confusing Firesiders, fair warning. Today, while the studio is still smoldering, we thought we would tackle the Marvel timeline. With Endgame being as monumental as it was, some lingering confusion still remains. How does it actually work? Mendte and Maurer (Features and Huey are still missing) try and tackle the toughest part about Endgame, Branch Universe Theory. What is it? How does it work in the comics? How does it differ in the MCU? All questions we are going...


Fireside Chats Issue 395: Late Shift’s Revenge

I hope you are receiving this Fireside Faithful. Tragedy has struck our studio and only a handful of us made it out. LateShift came back looking for vengeance and blood. We didn’t see it coming. He took Features hostage, Baby Huey is missing, and Maurer and Mendte are in hiding. We had to hack into into an off shore server, routed through several unidentifiable VPNs just to get you this recording. But you know what they say about the show and how it goes on... so let’s get into a little of...


Fireside Chats Issue 394: Endgame Spoiler Review with Frank Caliendo

The Endgame spoiler embargo has been lifted, at least over here Fireside Faithful. It’s time to breakdown the event over 20 movies in the making. Last week we tried our best to keep the details out of it and just tell you our thoughts... but not today. We are truly in the Endgame now. How do we do this momentous occasion justice you may ask... we gotta get Frank. That’s right Firesiders, Frank Caliendo joins us once again to talk about the emotional roller coaster that ends the Infinity...


Fireside Chats Issue 393: Not Endgame Spoilers

Ok Firesiders, I know we are all still on Endgame spoilers lock down and we can’t/shouldn’t really talk about it yet. Saturday’s show is right around the corner, and we have a surprise for you. Until than let’s get into the sweet, sweet new news. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they breakdown those weekly comic book happenings. The Batman Who Laughs had a big week, and unfortunately so did Wally West. Plus the Spider-Verse is spilling over into TV! We got a some stuff to talk about....


Fireside Chats Issue 392: Endgame Spoiler Free Review

OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OMG... It’s finally here Firesiders! Avengers Endgame is finally in theaters and everyone is losing their minds over it, us included. With a near perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, and obviously plenty of reviews to back it up, its time we add ours to the mix. Join Mendte and Maurer as they give their thoughts on the MCU’s crescendo and if it lives up the the hype. All while staying as spoiler free as humanly possible. We waited a long time for this so let’s just jump into it....


Fireside Chats Issue 391: Justin Hammerthumbs

Firesiders! We are all excited. It’s almost here. Before we all lose ourselves in Endgame tomorrow, let’s take a look at some of that sweet, sweet, new news that will absolutely get overshadowed once Avengers drops. Even though Mendte, Maurer, and Features said “Beep it! We’ll do it live” for the first time as a collective, if you missed it Monday, no worries, all you need to do is press play to catch up. Things like the Swamp Thing teaser, Star Lord spoilers, Conan gets a piece of...


Fireside Chats Issue 390: Hellboy Spoiler Review

***Spoiler Alert*** Ok Firesiders, you either saw the movie at this point or you opted out. Either way, I think it’s time we talk about the new Hellboy. The movie has been out long enough that if you were going to see it you would have. If you haven’t, you won’t mind today’s spoiler filled issue because you weren’t going anyway. We have all seen the reviews and the low scores, but how do Mendte, Maurer and returning newly appointed sidekick, Felix Hergood of the Emergent Gamer Podcast feel...


Fireside Chats Issue 389: Going Deeper into the News

Welcome back Fireside Faithful! It’s Wednesday so it’s our time. It’s our day from new comics and new news. The boys are back in town and we have a lot to go over. Mendte, Maurer, and Features are back in their Wednesday best (beep Sunday), here to talk about this week in comic happenings. The Turtles got an awesome Gotham redesign, Blade and Logan go claw to fang, Godspeed makes his glorious debut, and so much more. We are just wasting time at this point. Press play. Welcome to Fireside....


Fireside Chats Issue 388: Shazam! Spoiler Review

***Spoiler Warning*** Shazam! Ok. Now that I have your attention, I think it’s time for we review this year’s 2nd Captain Marvel and another major hit for DC. Join Mendte, Features, and Emergent Gamer host/ Comic book movie aficionado- Felix Hergood. Maurer being very Maurer, he still haven’t seen it. But alas, the show must go on. How does Shazam stack up to the comic? How does it stack up with the rest of the DCEU? What does it say for the future of Shazam? Say those manic words Fireside...


Fireside Chats Issue 387: They Say It's Your Birthday

Greetings and salu-BEEPING-tations Firesiders! Its Wednesday once more so let’s break up the monotony with a little of the sweet sweet new news. Fireside is running at full strength as Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey are back together to bring you those weekly comic book happenings. With Loki’s hammer time, Deadpool creating Batman, Another Walking Dead Show rises from the grave of Preacher, Endgame, Shazam, and much more. At this point you know the drill. Welcome to Fireside.


Fireside Chats Issue 386: The Beginning of the Endgame

A day late and a trailer short. You may be asking yourself, “Why the hell didn’t those three ding bats didn’t talk about the new Avengers trailer?” Well first off, stop being rude to both our hosts and those sky puppies. Second, we thought it deserved it’s own issue. Join Mendte, Maurer, Features as they brake down the newest Endgame trailer and a few theories to what the hell is happening. We are in the Endgame not. Welcome to Fireside.


Fireside Chats Issue 385: Dope-N-Dark

Greetings and Salutations Fireside Faithful. Welcome to Wednesday again. By now we are sure you know what that means, it’s time for NEW NEWS (You just read that in Features voice). This week Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features have major stories from all over the Comic-Sphere. News like Matt Ryan looking to bring Constantine to DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, Todd McFarlane’s Jim Lee announcement, and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker appearing in another DC film. All this plus much much more. Find out if...


Fireside Chats Issue 384: Titan Consumed

Endgame is almost here Fireside Faithful, so it’s time to start preparing. Who better to start with than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. Last year Marvel released a book called Titan Consumed, which is the official MCU origin for the Intergalactic Warlord. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they talk about the the novel and summarize the main plot points. How does it differ from the comics? How did he learn about the stones? Is it worth your time? Jump in and find out where the mad Titan...


Fireside Chats Issue 383: Earth 2 Motley Crue

What’s up Firesiders! It’s time for some New News! Join Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features as they talk about all of the latest comic related current events. Well not all of the latest, just the stuff that interests them. Tune in to hear all about Marvel’s 3 Major Announcements from C2E2, Idris Elba’s new comic movie, Black Widow’s movie villian, and much much more. Welcome to Fireside!


Fireside Chats Issue 382: Are we really doing a Doom Patrol Issue?

So with the DC Universe shaping up to be a pretty solid streaming service, we thought we should talk about one of the lesser known, but wildly entertaining shows: Doom Patrol. Welcome back Fireside Faithful, and join us while we break down the first Misfit family in comics. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they breakdown the likes of Robotman, Crazy Jane, Elasti-Girl, The Negative Man, and more. It’s going to get a little weird. Welcome to Fireside.


Fireside Chats Issue 381: Boom Boom Boom Make You Say Bay-O Bay-O

Welcome back Fireside Family! It’s Wednesday so it’s time for a little of that sweet sweet new news. All those “Comic related current events” (it’s easier to type than say apparently) you have come to expect. Join Mendte, Maurer, and P. Features as they bring you the most awesome of those comic centered happenings. Could there be a connection with DC comics biggest two events? Could there be more to the Silver Surfer getting a new book? What about those Walking Dead scars? How could the Fox...


Fireside Chats Issue 380: Capt. Marvel Gets Spoiled

***Spoilers Alert*** Ok Firesiders, we have all had a chance to see it so it’s time for us to talk about Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers is officially in the MCU and it’s time to see what the guys thought. Join Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey as they review Marvels latest hit. How does it stack up to the comic origin? Nick Fury’s eye. Goose’s appetite. The Skrulls. Mar Vel. And that mid credit scene! After you see Marvel Studios newest Captain, come back and press play. Welcome to...