Fireside Chats Issue 234: Puppy Monkey Mendte Huey

As they Tuesday moon sets and the Wednesday sun rises Firesiders, fans around the comicsphere rejoice. That particular sun ushers in New Comics and New News. That's right Fireside Family, Mendte, Maurer, and Features are back with all the going ons in the world of comics. From the Arrowverse taking home a few surfboards at the Teen Choice Awards, to Kirkmen's future with AMC and Amazon. From the return of Malcom Merlin and the Purpleman, to all things Batman Metal. We got a lot to go over so press play and let's do this. Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats 233: Return of the Rumor

Rumors Firesiders! Rumors are all over the place right now due to some potential bad blood at Marvel Studios. A supposedly disgruntled employee spilled the beans on a lot of upcoming details about the MCU. Who's getting a new franchise, what characters aren't making the cut, who is Sony willing to share with Marvel, and what's after the Infinity War movies. There is a lot to unpack. The last time this happened with the DCEU, some turned out to be true, so it's worth taking a look at. It's time to turn up those speakers Firesiders, and speculate with Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they take these rumors head on. Welcome to Fireside. 

Fireside Chats Issue 232:

Ok Firesiders, Wednesday brings new comics and the new news *Queue Features*. Thats right Fireside faithful, Mendte, Maurer, and Features are back as always to talk everything new with the ComicSphere. From Kick-Ass, Kingsmen, and Netflix, to Caps blank slate and Constantine’s future. And how could we not mention our first look at Josh Brolin’s Cable. So tune in, catch up, and as always… Welcome to Fireside.

Toying Around Episode 2: Once You Pop!

Baby Huey and Mr. Maurer are back and they are going down that deep black hole that is know as the world of Funko Pop! Join them as they talk about how Funko Pop! started out till where they are today. They also discuss the ton of different lines and sub-lines that in the Pop! brand.

If you have a Pop! that you would like to know how much it is going for right now please check out and dont forget to keep it here to for all our Funko Pop! news.

Fireside Chats Issue 231: DJ Tony Drake - The Indies

Ok Firesiders you are in for a treat today.  Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features are joined by DJ Tony Drake.  A musician and visionary that met the Fireside Crew at the Philadelphia Wizard World.  Tony comes to us via satellite to talk his upcoming project "The Indies".  This is a project unlike any we've come across.  It's deep mythos of a post apocalyptic world filled with super powered assassins, genetic testing, and record labels.  Tony talks about everything from the idea that sparked it all to the upcoming Kickstarter that will make everything possible.  So if you like Comics, Animation, Hip Hop, and Independent Artists.  Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 230: You're Listening to WJZZZZZ

The news keeps coming Firesiders. It may be daunting to some, but to us it’s job security. The news wont stop and neither will we. Join Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and the triumphant return of P. Features as they dive into the maelstrom of news from around the comic sphere. We have out first look at the Avengers from 10,000… or 1,000,000 BC… or something, Secret Empire issue 7 spoilers, Flash’s new… yet old… yet not look, and so much more. Pop in those earbuds, turn up those speakers and Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 229: Let's Go Out to the Movies

I don know about all of you Firesiders, but we at the Chats love trailers. So if you are like us, then San Diego Comic Con was was like Wonka’s Factory. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Baby Huey as they talk about (arguably) the most exciting part of comic con…. those sweet, sweet trailers. Hulk has something to say and Thor reminds us he’s the God of Thunder in Ragnarok. Aquaman surfs a Parademon and Flash thinks they are a bit rude in Justice League. Not to mention Thanos throwing planets in the leaked Infinity War trailer. Thats not even getting into the Inhumans, Flash, Arrow, Lucifer, Riverdale, Gotham, ect… It was a great con for trailers. Grab your popcorn and see wha the guys thought of all that’s to come. Welcome to Fireside.

Toying Around Episode 1: The Return

Toying Around has returned! Baby Huey and Mr. Maurer are back to bring you all the news from the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. The guys go over some of the exclusives that you can pick up from the Con like, The Marvel Legends 12 inch Daredevil and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles box set. They even talk about some of the brand new Funko Pops that will be hitting the store shelves very soon! So sit back relax and enjoy the return on Toying Around! 

Fireside Chats Issue 227: Fun But a Little Bit Out There

Think back Firesiders, think back to those shows growing up. Pete and Pete, Rocco's Modern Life, etc... Who were your favorite characters? Now who's that characters favorite superhero? That's right Firesiders, that's where we are after 226 issues. Mendte, Maurer, and Features talk about the best Superheroes within your favorite childhood shows. Really Really Big Man! Captain Caveman! Mermaid Man! The tubular trio go over all their favorites and why. Tune in and let nostalgia take over. Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 226: More News and Other Randomness

Wednesday is here Firesiders! That means new comics and new news. Mendte, Maurer, and Features are back to business, fresh of that Spider-Man buzz. This jam packed issues will see some characters return (some from the grave, others to their 9 to 5), others get a new looks. Some take a trip to the 60's, while we in the present get new hybrids, new shows, and the fate of Steve Rogers. All of that and our first glimpse at Infinity War and the children of Thanos. Buckle up Firesiders, we have a packed thirty minutes to satisfy that comic itch. Tune in, press play, and Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 225: Friendly Neighborhood Fireside

Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has finally had his Homecoming, and we at Fireside all thiwped out! The Wall Crawler is back in the spotlight after years of being left out of the arena. Join Mendte, Mr. Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey as they break down all they loved and all they hated about his Homecoming. From Michael Keaton possibly being the best MCU villain to date and MCU timelines to Iron Man's influence on Peter and how much is too much. So disable your training wheels protocol, grab your lego Death Star, and become the man in chair as you press play for this shocker of an issue. Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 224: The Quiet Storm

Firesiders! I'm glad I have your attention, because we have a lot to talk about. It's Wednesday so it's time to get you all up to date with the happenings from around the Comicsphere. Mendte, Maurer, and Features are your bagged and boarded journalist once again. We have heroic Jokers, Spider-Man's most important three days, and 12 Billion in the bank. Not to mention not to mention DC's Metal clans, and Marvels 90 minute Rebirth. So let's get you all informed and up to date! Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 223: Spider-Show

With great power Firesiders…. You know the rest, and I bet you get where we’re going with this. Thats right this issue is all about Spider-Man. We haven’t seen the movie yet (it wasn’t out when we recorded this), but that doesn’t stop us from being way to excited. Join Mendte, Maurer, Features and the spectacular return of Ashley as they talk about what makes Spider-Man specials to each of them. Their favorite costumes, movies, Parkers, and how they think Tom Holland will stack up. So grab Cap’s shield, sling a hammock, and Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats 222: Patches

Rise and shine Firesiders! As you wake from your BBQed coma, desperate for water and perhaps some Tylenol, let us get you caught up with all things comic related. The traditional trio of Mendte, Maurer, and Features are joined by new comer, Ashly. Together they rattle of the top news stories from around the Comicsphere; ranging from the million year old Avengers, to Falcon Cap and War Machunisher. ANNND... the Watchmen coming to HBO, Carnage and Venom's first ever big screen family reunion, and so much more. They are probably a few rants and tangents sprinkled about I'm sure. So grab the pain relievers, chug some water, and eat a banana for the potassium because we have some catching up to do. Welcome to Fireside.



Fireside Chats Issue 221: Awakenings

Rejoice Firesiders! After the odin coma and a late night showing of Wonder Woman, the Tenacious Trio are back. Our faithful Features once again greets the internets with the echo of an Earth 2 titan. Mendte and Maurer are at full power as their beloved brethren returns to deliver the newest of news. From 3 Jokers and the Duke of the BatFamily, to Marvel’s Legacy and Venoms homecoming; this issue is packed to the gills with news. So pop in those earbuds and turn up those speakers as Fireside brings you all thats worth knowing from around the Comicsphere. As always, Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 220: Fireside Reviews Wonder Woman

****Spoiler Alert****

Go see Wonder Woman before hitting play.

Aries may corrupt the hearts of men, but Wonder Woman stole ours. Enough time has passed for us to do our spoiler filled review. Grab your lassos and ice cream and join Mendte, Maurer, Baby Huey, and Woodsy as they talk about everything they loved about DC new standard for its extended universe. Features would be here... but he's currently seeing the movie. So let's get above average. Welcome to Fireside. 

Fireside Chats Issue 219: She Hasn't Dead Yet

The Odin sleep has ended. A thousand barrels worth of coffee brewed. the Con was ages ago and yet its affects remain. Mendte, Maurer, and Features have awoken from their slumber to bring you all the newest of the news from around the comic sphere. Well… Maybe not Features. He wont wake up. Don’t be alarmed, he’s breathing… heavily even. He’s just refusing to wake up. The show must go on, for the news will only be new for so long. Woodsy and Baby Huey step up to the mic to fill in for our favorite comatose Earth two-er. The gang goes from Secret Empire to Batman’s future. From remembering Adam West to all things Black Panther. Tune in and Welcome to Fireside!

Wizard World Philadelphia 2017 - Jaco Tartaruga "Be the red drop"

Greeting Firesiders! We have a very special issue for you today.  Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Features step aside for the most part and let guest host and Fireside Family member CJ Draden (EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING) interview an extremely talented guest.  Jaco Tartaruga is a water color artist with a flair of chaos and color.  His style shows control and fury all at the same time.  Sit back and listen to just a small part of his amazing story. (We did) Welcome to Fireside.

Wizard World Philadelphia 2017 - Talking Zenescope with Ralph Tadesco

Greetings Firesiders! As the Fireside Family continues the post convention Odin Sleep.  We will be bringing you some of the amazing interviews from Wizard World Philadelphia 2017. Today we start with Ralph Tadesco from Zenescope.  A Pennsylvania based indie publisher that has stood the test of time.  Their unique take on fairy tales and urban legends has allowed them to not only create strong female characters in comics but in at least one television property.  So sit back, press play, and Welcome to Fireside.