Fireside Chats Issue 186: Pump Up the Jams

Check 1...2...Check...Check...Greetings and salutations Firesiders!  On this sonically charged issue of Fireside Chats the guys dive into a topic close to their hearts.  Music.  For Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Baby Huey, music is closely associated with their favorite super heroes.  Mendte can't see an image of Batman without hearing Danny Elfman's classic Batman theme.  Mr. Maurer gets angry if "The Lonely Man Theme" isn't playing when Hulk is on screen.  Meanwhile Baby Huey can't stop humming the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song anytime he sees Mikey. (It drives the rest of Fireside nuts!)  All shows and movies had distinct and catchy theme songs back in the day.  So much so that they became intertwined with the memories of these beloved characters.  In recent years this has evolved into something new.  With Guardians of the Galaxy and Suicide Squad opting for heartfelt 80's mix-tapes instead of actual themes.  This sparked the interest of the guys here at Fireside.  So sit back, plug in those headphones, and pump up Fireside Chats.  Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 185: Desperately Seeking Spiderman

What's goin' on Firesiders? In this issue of Fireside Chats Mendte and Mr. Maurer are joined by Fireside's own Baby Huey to talk shop on this weeks breaking news stories.  The guys start in the land of comics with some interesting revelations.  Starting with Deadpool where we finally find out who his true love is (Hint: it's not himself), the age of Luke Cage continues, Rocket takes some fashion tips from Tarantino in his ongoing series, and Hal Jordan has something to say about Lobo.  Over in TV Baby Huey and Mendte talk about their love for Riverdale, Mendte breaks down Powerless, and the guys talk breaking CW news and a bit of Walking Dead rumors.  Finishing off the news on the silver screen the guys start off with "The Batman".  The guys talk about Ben Afflecks decision, Kevin Smiths opinion, and who's on the shortlist for his replacement.  Plus breaking Wolverine (Not) News and much much more.  Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 184: Fireside Goes to the Movies

Greetings and Salutations Firesiders! Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features are back with another round of geek speak and nerd scrumming on this issue of Fireside Chats.  We all know that one friend who will belittle a movie just because it was based on a comic book.  How many times have we heard someone crack a joke about how bad something is just because of a little spandex? Well your friends here at Fireside have some ammunition in the battle for all that is good in the world of super powers and secret identities.  In this issue the guys chat about all kinds of Movies and TV shows that are based on comic books that not even some of the most knowledgable connoisseurs knew about.  So sit back, relax, and Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats Issue 183: The One Without a Name

It's about Beepin' time Firesiders! Mendte finally figures out when to show up for our recording and your trio of top notch talkers return to their full strength to bring you the news.  The guys start the show off with Mendte making his voice heard on last weeks new topics before heading into the latest and greatest.  This week the guys are all over the place with Comics talking Batman Beyond, Justice League v Suicide Squad, Walking Dead and Secret Empire.  In TV news we get some X-citing news about an upcoming pilot, Kevin Smith's daughter wants to portray her namesake, Cloak and Dagger get cast and more.  In Movies the guys start by paying tribute to the late great John Hurt before diving into David Ayer's regrets, Vin Diesel's latest movie comments and some might morphin power ranger's updates.  Welcome to Fireside!

Toying Around Reviews - Avengers Deluxe Iron Man

Toying Around Reviews - Avengers Deluxe Iron Man

Today we are going to take a look at something new from Hasbro, an Avengers based line geared more towards kids. Like they have done with the Spider-Man line in the past, they are now making a line just for the Avengers from the Avengers TV show on Disney XD

Fireside Chats Issue 182: Just Like Me and You

Greetings Firesiders! Welcome to another Issue of Fireside Chats.  Mr. Maurer is still at the helm and has a topic that immediately brought one guest to mind.  The Topic is heroes without powers and the guest is none other than Felix Hergood.  So join Mr. Maurer, P. Features, Baby Huey, and the Emergent Gamer's own Felix Hergood as they talk about heroes that are just like the rest of us.  The guys dive into what makes people love these type of heroes so much, how could they possibly hold their own with their super powered counterparts, who makes the list for top non powered hero and much much more.  Welcome to Fireside!

The Avengers Project Announcement Trailer

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix announced today a multi-year, multi-game partnership, starting with an all new Avengers game. This new partnership between Marvel and Square Enix should make them one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment.

and now the Announcement Trailer for the New Avengers Game!

~Baby Huey

Fireside Chats Issue 181: Mr. Maurer May Make Mendte Mad

Hello! Hello! Beep You! HAHAHAHAHA Mendte didn’t make it. I mean Mendte was late. I mean Maurer rescheduled the recording time and didn’t tell him. HAHAHAHAMaurer, Features, and Baby Huey take over and are joined by Felix Hergood from the Emergent Gamer Podcast. This is one of the best news shows to date…. AND MENDTE IS NOT HERE! HAHAHAHA! Venom is back, Episode’s 8 title revealed, the Logan and the Power Rangers trailer, Unbreakable 2, Hellboys fans strike back, and much much more. Check it out and piss off Mendte like we did! Welcome to Fireside!

Toying Around Reviews - Power Rangers Movie Target 6 pack

Toying Around Reviews - Power Rangers Movie Target 6 pack

Today we will be taking a look at the Power Ranger Movie 6 pack that is only available at Target. The Rangers in this set have what looks like a translucent metallic look to them.

Fireside Chats Issue 180: Looking Back at 2016

What's going on Firesiders?! As your favorite trio of podcast geeks get settled into the new year.  They thought that they would reflect back on the biggest events and moments of 2016.  Starting of with a sort of "In Memoriam"  for all of the great comic characters we lost (for now) then going into some of the great new characters we gained.  After that Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and P. Features dive into the biggest moments in Comics, TV, and Film. So grab an Ecto Cooler, sit back, and enjoy. Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 179: New New News Show

Hello Firesiders and welcome to our News show of the week giving you all the new news that you can handle.  Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Features have some great gems this week.  Starting in comics where Superman finds a new tailor and returns to basics, the culmination of a dream we never knew we had is announced, a lackluster teaser for what could be an awesome announcement and some sad Spidey news.  TV news brings us the return of Patton Oswalt, the Defenders first official photo shoot with a cool easter egg, Jeff Loeb tries to get fans to point their anger elsewhere, Legion has some separation anxiety, and there could be a new Black Canary!  Not to be left out we get some rumors for something we definitely don't care about, Doctor Strange may be a LMD in Infinity Wars, Peter Dinkladge casting rumors, Green Lantern Corps gets it's Lanterns and Ben Affleck is tired of being asked about Batman.  Welcome to Fireside.

Fireside Chats Issue 178: Morphin' Time

Go Go Firesiders, it’s Morphin’ time! Welcome to Saturday and welcome to Angel Grove A.K.A. Fireside Studios. Mighty Morphin Mendte and Maurer are joined by resident Power Rangers expert Baby Huey. Join them as they break down everything from the Mysterious White/Green Ranger hybrid from the recent comics, to the new Justice League crossover, to whatever the hell that thing pretending to be Alpha 5 is in the new movie (Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi). Tune in, zone out, and may the power protect you as we get into for all things Rangers. Remember Firesiders, together we are more!

Fireside Chats Issue 177: Return of the Geek Guys

We're back Firesiders! Just like Luke Skywalker we spent our time away becoming masters at our craft.... Ok we really just spent it catching up on our read piles and playing lots of retro games.  But the one thing that is true is that Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Features are back with tons of news for you.  The guys start off reflecting on some sad events that left a lasting impact in our galaxy as well as a galaxy far far away.  Then jump into some comic news that has everyone talking.  Scarlet Spider is back with a brand new costume, Marvel teases a new event, Deadpool picks a fight with Punisher and Geoff Johns hints at what could be the most talked about comic rumor of 2017.  In TV the guys have lots of Arrow-verse news and a teaser that leaves Mr. Maurer just confused.  With movies there is some rumors of a certain superhero movie being a shoe in for an award and a suprising nomination for another.  All this and more, Welcome to Fireside!

Fireside Chats: Best of 2016

Hello Firesiders! Before we get back to our regularly scheduled Issues.  We would love to share just some of our favorite moments from 2016.  So let's relive some great geek conversations the the Corpse Crew, our resident Harley Quinn expert Dani and a great Fireside Chat between Mendte, Mr. Maurer, and Features about there favorite Team Ups.  Welcome to Fireside!