Fireside Chats Issue 259: You Actually Like That?

You might not like this one Firesiders. You may look at your favorite hosts differently by the shows end. Mendte, Maurer, Features, and good Ol’ Schucky a.k.a. Ian talk about their unpopular comic opinions. Looking into the comment section of some comic faux pas, you will see some visceral, and hateful responses... So we figured, what about us? What are our unpopular comic opinions. Strap in and prepared to be annoyed as the Fireside guys spill the beans on what would normally be blasphemous to say out loud. Do you agree with any of them? Welcome to Fireside.

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We're the Walking Dead Episode 14: What Do Tigers Dream Of?

*Spoiler alert*

There are no dry eyes in the Kingdom this week. They have lost their beloved Shiva, the King has suddenly lost his thespian accent and most of their soldiers have become hungry for human flesh. Ian fights back his tears as Shiva is surrounded. While Mendte snickers at Morgan attempting to fight Jesus. Nice try. Join our walker stalkers as they are joined by non other than Felix Hergood of the Emergent Gamer to discuss the ups and downs of Season 8, Carol’s return to form and all things Walking Dead. Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 258: That Sounded Scripted

Wednesday’s sun is beating back Tuesday’s darkness, creating a path by parting it’s shadows. On this day we use that path, and the wake of new comics to bring you all the newest news from around the ComicSphere! Welcome back Firesiders - Mendte, Maurer, and Features are battle ready and armed with the best in comic current events. From the Turtles craving some Injustice, to DC claiming one of Marvels most influential writers. Ironfist starts filing, and Jean Grey is back to lead a team... and probably die shortly after for umpteenth time. So tune in and catch up. You know the drill. Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 257: Another Day, Another Doug

***Spoiler Alert***
The crowds are roaring Firesiders. Sparkles, the lord of thunder in one corner, and the Grandmasters champion in the other. As these titans get ready to battle it out in one of the greatest MCU movies to date, the hosts of these chats sit like a bunch of Dougs. Mendte, Features, and Baby Huey sit down with fellow Fireside film fanatic, Damian and practically gush over the Mightiest avengers newest movie. How does Ragnarok change things for the MCU? Who had the stand out performance? Where does Hela rank on the MCU villains leaderboard? What was the funniest moment? The guys break it all down in a no holds bar, spoiler ridden rant on all things Ragnarok. Tune in and become so Doug you’ll think you’re Quailman. Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 256: Disney Kills the Fox Universe

Wednesday. Humpday. Or as the enlightened know it, New Comic Book day. A day where battles rage, adventures begin, and the news in new. That’s right Fireside faithful, midweek is upon us once more, and your favorite harmonious host are back. Mendte, Maurer, and P Underscore Features reunite once more to bring you the happenings from around the ComicSphere. Starting with the return of our favorite purple tattered green giant, and an awesome new app for collectors. Then the guys speculate on the recent Fox/Disney talks and what it could mean for the MCU, plus much more. Joins us, and welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 255: Shucky Plays Dress Up

Sure Halloween seems like it was over forever and a day ago... but that wasn’t the case when we recorded this Issue. That’s right Firesiders, Halloween is still very much in the now here at Fireside studios. And what better way then to celebrate the best on screen costumes of you favorite comic book heroes. Mendte, Maurer, and Features are joined by Ian (Shucky) and the quad squad talk best on screen versions of the Flash, Thor, Joker and more. So grab some candy, and light thoes Jack-O-Lanterns one last time. Last but not least welcome to Fireside!

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We're The Walking Dead Episode 13: No One Cares

Things have become very dicey here lately. Gun fire is normal background noise, walkers are feasting on the Sanctuary and Morgan has gone 007 on us. Ian looks on from behind a passage way as Morgan nails head shot after head shot. While Mendte peers through a keyhole to discover a lack luster throwback to season one. Yawn. Join our two walker stalkers as they air out their grievances with storm trooper level of accuracy, 00-Morgan and all things Walking Dead. Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 254: The Show of Many Names

Halloween may be over, but October has a couple more surprises in store for us Firesiders. On this day, like the Wednesdays before it, hundreds of the worlds most epic stories continue and conclude. The stories aside, the middle of the week also when the news is new. Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they bring you all the latest happenings from around the ComicSphere. The Raid meets the Terminator with the DCEU’s Deathstroke movie, Deadman is back from the grave, and the Justice League’s critics hold the Flash’s future between the words of their reviews. That’s the tip of the iceberg Firesiders, press play and find out for yourselves. If you’re new around here, Welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 253: JustEricson

Fret not Firesiders, we’re back and we’re bringing a special guest. Mendte and Maurer get the chance to sit down with up and coming comedian Ericson. The guys talk about Ericson’s comedy career and podcast, his current and childhood fandoms, as well as all things Star Wars - BB-8 vs R2-D2, how much Ericson passionately hates Rogue One, how much Maurer passionately hates The Force Awakens, while Mendte tries to defend what he can. There is also a little Doctor Who hate, so my apologies ahead of time Whovians. Press play and Welcome to Fireside!

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We're the Walking Dead Episode 12: Princesses and War

*Spoiler alert*

Tensions have risen past the tipping point. Rick, that crazy royal guy with the tiger, and Maggie over at Hill Top are talking about war. That Negan guy with the bat should be nervous. E and Mendte listen intently, wondering how we possibly have the numbers to win this. There are whispers of a new survivor... Some girl with purple hair who goes by Princess. Maybe she can help. A lot is happening around here, so let’s make sure we are all on the same page before this all out war begins. Welcome to Fireside.

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Fireside Chats Issue 252: We Like Gold

Rejoice Fireside faithful! Your bagged and boarded hosts are back with another issue of you favorite neurotic comic podcast. Wednesday is sacred to the comic book community because it brings new adventures and new news. That’s right Firesiders, Mendte, Maurer, Features, and Fireside OG Ian (E, Shucky, our resident Stewie) bring you all the happenings from around the comicsphere! Thor’s new golden look, Venom in production, Superman 1000, the fate of the Rangers, and much much more. Check it out loyal compatriots, and welcome to Fireside!

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Fireside Chats Issue 251: Let's Talk News

Ok Firesiders, a lot has happened in the last week. So much so that we didn’t want to sacrifice any of the awesomeness floating around the ComicSphere by waiting until Wednesday. What’s our topic today you ask? *queue Features* The New News. That’s right Fireside faithful, let’s wrap this week by masking sure you are all up to snuff and prepared for the most epic water cooler talk ever. Mendte, Maurer, and Features talk Black Panther, New Mutants, Thor, Arrow, and much much more. Tune in, catch up, and Welcome to Fireside!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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