Keith Thomas Tribute

Keith Thomas is a true inspiration to anyone who has met him. With his cheshire smile anda comedic timing that rivals the best stand ups, he always lit up any conversation he was a part of. Keith was an amazing story teller with many projects under his belt. Each one had a special place in his heart and he never shiedaway from discussing them. Telling the stories behind the stories was the equivalent to pulling a picture of his kid from his wallet. This pride was infectious and never off putting. This was all because at any moment Keith was willing to stop what he was doing just to listen to anything his friends wanted to talk about. Whether it be a project they were working on or a movie they recently watched. Nothing was too big or too small of a topic. None of this compares to the support and wisdom he shared with those privileged enough to call him a friend. Keith’s pride and passion for his own work pales in comparison to that he had of his friends. His would do anything he could to promote, advise, or support. These are just a few reasons that were are proud to have Keith as part of the Fireside Family. This week we lost Keith to an aggressive battle with cancer. It only seemed fitting that we take this time to celebrate him and post some of our favorite moments he shared with us in lieu of a new issue.

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Fireside Chats Issue 250: Beers, Beeps, and CJ Draden

Language alert again Firesiders! CJ is still here and using language Cap wouldn't appreciate. Todays topic is all about the life and times of CJ Draden. Whats tour life like? Whats is traveling the world, going to different, Cons like? And most importantly, how was New York Comic Con (we ask with just a hint of jealousy)? CJ bares all about his convention life style, pros and cons. Mendte, Maurer, and Features ask a couple questions (provided some alcohol) and BOOM! CJ opens up like the skin around Wolverine claws. So sit back and join another round of story time with CJ! Welcome To Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 249: That Bleeping News Show

Warning Firesiders! This is your warning. Artist CJ Draden has infiltrated Fireside Studio and got on the mic. Trying to edit that potty mouth down would mean this show would come out next month. So the language is a little harsher this issues... and next issue but we will save that for Saturday. Welcome once again to the new news where Mendte, Maurer, and Features go over the latest news stories from around the ComicSphere. From Snyder’s last Batman book, to Kirkmen newest. From Thor reactions to the Flashes at war with one another. Welcome to Fireside. You have been warned.


Fireside Chats Issue 248: Marvel Madness

Spoiler Alert.

This is it Firesiders, Inhumans vs X-Men! Well... kinda, it’s really Inhumans vs The Gifted. Both shows recently premiered on their respected stations but who had the better show? Was it ABC with Blackbolt and his critically panned brethren, or is it former Vampire, Bill Compton and his X-Menless mutants? Mendte and Maurer are joined by special guest Felix Hergood from the Emergent Gamer Podcast (since he’s the only one we know who paid to see the Inhumans in theater). See what they all had to say in this battle of nonhomo sapiens superiority. Watch them both first. This is your spoiler warning. Welcome to Fireside.


Fireside Chats Issue 247: Maurer's Return

It’s that time once again Firesiders! From the core of the comicsphere, it’s time to bring you the New News *queue Features*. That’s right Fireside faithful, Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features are back once again to let you in on all the happening within the wold of comics. The guys talk the brutality within Batman Murder Machine, Wolverines crazy comeback, DCEU and the universe that is and isn’t, and much, much more. So pop in those earbuds and turn up those speakers, It’s time for another issue of Fireside Chats! Welcome to Fireside


Fireside Chats Issue 245: Spaghetti News

Fret not Firesiders! Wednesday is here and the gang is back to fill you in on all the latest happenings from around the comicsphere. Well... most of the gang. Mendte, Features, and Baby Huey are mic’d up, but Maurer is another story. With Gambit movie news afoot, we think he may have snapped and is currently on the warpath for Channing Tatum; becoming the Hoodie once more. Worry not because Fireside faithful, because the show must go on. Your remaining hosts talk about the odd connection between Green Lantern and Marvel’s secret Empire, this years Arrowverse crossover, DC’s new Milestone, and much, much more. Check it out and Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 244: Get Off My Lawn

Are we grumpy? Are we jaded? Is Maurer contagious? I don’t know Firesider’s, but Mendte, Features, and Baby Huey air out their grievances with the current state of the comic industry. Could over-saturation be the problem? Is it happening like Steven Spielberg predicted? Find out as the still Maurerless trio discuss recent Marvel missteps and DC duds that have them annoyed. Vent with us good people, and welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 243: Is This Thing On?

Hello? Is this thing on? Hello! We’re back Firesiders! We replaced the cables, greased the wheels, and fed the hamsters.  Were ready rock once more and make up for lost time. Maurer left to replace the mixer, so... Mendte, Features, and Baby Huey figured what better time to record. The Maurerless trio get the show back on rails with the newest news from around the ComicSphere! From the Turtles reuniting with out favorite Bat, to Punisher’s violent viral teaser. This jammed packed issue is dedicated to Maurer. Hope you got a good deal. Welcome to Fireside.


Fireside Chats Issue 242: Sunrise Comics with Mendte and Mr. Maurer

Wake up Firesiders! It's time for the Mendte and Maurer Morning show! Due to late shift's latest attack Mendte and Mr. Maurer snuck into Fireside Studios armed with Coffee, Wawa Sizzli's and Sarcasm.  LIsten up as they talk the lastest news about the "White Knight" of Gotham and the future of Star Wars. As well as acknowledging one of the greats that left too soon.  Some DCEU and Arrow-Verse news in TV Land. Plus Thor Ragnarok and Justice League rumors and confirmations lie ahead.  So turn it up and press play.  Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 241: Fireside Fight Club - Guardians of the Galaxy

Do you hear the bell Firesiders? The bell that pits titan against titan? Ok... well maybe not titans... but fictional characters against four podcast hosts? That's right Firesiders it's time for another Fireside Fight Club! Where Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Baby Huey go toe to toe with your favorite comic book Goliaths. Today's match up finds the guys trying not to die while facing off with the Guardians of the Galaxy! Find out how our mild manor host could possibly take on our favorite band of intergalactic A-Holes. Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 240: That's What The Empty One Is For

Wednesday means different things to different people. For some it's Humpday. A day to prep for the rest of the week. For us it's a day new comics, but after well over 200 issues... it's also time for the New News. A time to discuss all the happenings from around the ComicShpere. Mendte, Maurer, And Features talk Secret Empire which Mendte has some... issues with. Marvels drops a Legacy trails, plus how the Inhumans did at the theater. Tune in and catch up. Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 239: Defenders Spoiler and Review Show

Spoiler alert Firesiders! Heed our warning right here and now. If you haven't finished the Defenders on Netflix, don't press play. Although, If you are like us and finished a day or so after it was released... and are now wondering why we haven't done a review yet... fret not Fireside Faithful, because here it is (we felt it was right to give the Slowskys enough time to join us). Mendte, Maurer, and Features break down what they loved and hated about the culmination of our favorite Netflix heroes.  And sweet Christmas is there a lot to talk about! Twists and turn and repeating "I'm the immortal Ironfist" galore. So grab a coffee, catch up if you haven't, and let's get going. Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 238: Not an Ex Machina

Greetings Fireside Faithful! Wednesday is upon us once again, and with it comes new comics, and new news. Team Chats is at full strength as Mendte, Maurer, and Features scourer the ComicSphere for all the happenings and details. Thor fights the Hulk while lending Cap his hammer. Plus the Joker Merges with Batman, while Frances battles whitewashing with Hellboy. Needless to say a lot has happened and your going to want the details. Enough teasing! Press play and find out what in DCEU is going on. Oh... and Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 237: Big D's "No Prize"

Greetings and Salutations Fireside Faithful! Welcome to another issue of Fireside chats.  Mendte and Mr. Maurer have a special treat for your ear holes today as they have brought you a special guest.  Writer, Musician, Comic Fan, and unofficial winner of a Marvel "No Prize" David "Big D" McWane is on the show today.  Through the powers of modern technology Big D joins the Fireside family to geek out about all things in the comic verse.  Fresh off his tour with "Big D and the Kids Table it's time for some relaxation.  Listen as Dave tells us his own comic origin story and what it's like to be a comic fan as a full time touring musician.  Plus as a special treat find out the unsolved mystery of a huge mistake in Wolverine's continuity.  Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 236: Nemesis and Puppet Masters

Were back Firesiders, fresh off the heels of a Defenders binge session. Some of us finished but others have to wait because Wednesday is upon us once again. It's time to recap the biggest stories from around the ComicSphere. While Features is off moonlighting with Late Shift again, Mendte and Maurer rejoice as Moon Knights gets his Joker. Baby Huey fills in and talks about a Power Rangers comic fav potentially making his small screen debut. That's tip of the iceberg people, so press play and catch up. Welcome to Fireside.


Toying Around Episode 3: Just Take Our Money

Whats going on? Baby Huey and Mr Maurer are coming at you with all the new from within the Toy World from the past few weeks. The guys go talk about some of the new lines and figure coming out with Marvel Legends, Some new Legacy items within the Power Rangers line, a very cool fan submitted Voltron idea that LEGO will be making and also how the Mattel company is trying to shake up the Barbie world yet again. So sit back and relax and enjoy an all new Toying Around. 


Fireside Chats Issue 235: An Intervention with Dr. Oz

The mystery keeps getting more and more tantalizing Firesiders... who I'd Dr. Oz... MISTER! I mean Mr. Oz. Slip of the tongue... that happens consistently. Mendte's brain slips aside, your three hosts discuss new and old theories since the start of DCs Rebirth on the identity of the infamous Mr. Oz. Mendte is elated with a pretty wild theory online, while Maurer and Features are pretty steadfast in their Watchmen inspired speculations. Does Dr... I mean Mr. Oz originate in a time before Superman as we know him? Or do the breadcrumbs DC scattered throughout rebirth lead to that bloody button? Press play, tune in, and Join the conversation below. Welcome to Fireside.

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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.