Fireside Chats Issue 216: Escape the Real

Firesiders… Lets take a moment to look at the comic industry. Look at it’s influence on us, while acknowledging our influence on it. What do the comics today say about our generation of readers? What do the movies say about their audiences? What impact do our dollars and choices have on the industry today? Join Mendte, Maurer, and Features as they take a step back from their fandoms and look at the comic industry from the side lines for a moment. Tune in as they try and uncover some truths that may be hidden underneath watchmen buttons and hydra caps. The trio battles through generations of stories, controversies, and characters to see what’s their driving forces are. Finally, what is more powerful: Escapism, Realism, or Nostalgia? Welcome to Fireside.