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Welcome to The Letters Page!

In this podcast, creators Christopher Badell and Adam Rebottaro talk for an hour or two each episode about a hero, villain, event, or something else entirely from the wide world of Sentinel Comics. They also answer your questions!

Episodes post weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9 AM, Central Time. We also post Thursday Editor's Notes monthly!

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We usually record episodes on Fridays, so get your questions in by end of day Thursday in order to get them in front of us before we record.

Our Patreon is now live! With your support, we can continue to make The Letters Page... and you can be a part of it! Want more info, on-air thanks, and behind-the-scenes looks at what we do both with The Letters Page and all of Sentinel Comics? Support us on Patreon as a Reader, Collector, or Contributor and become part of the team!

Dec 11, 2018

Let's talk about all the heroes from the OblivAeon Mission Deck!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:03:42

Only a few minutes of goofs and gags before we get to a brief overview! Then, just after the 4 minute mark, we're right on to your insightful and exhaustive questions!

The first question goes through ALL of the mission deck heroes, so that takes up the bulk of the episode. The question after that asks about the Be The Gate heroes, who cross over a little with the Mission Deck, but not entirely! Still, fair game.

We will be recording this month's Editor's Note live on Friday, December 14th, and we'll be going over your nominations for the Letters Page Awards then! If you want to be a part of that recording, check out our Patreon!

Dec 4, 2018

From morally grey to just straight-up evil - what could go wrong?!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:21:27

After the usual goofing around at the beginning, in a shocking change of pace, we bring back the Overview! There, we do some setting explanation to help place what's going on here, both in the world - or Multiverse, rather - of Sentinel Comics and in the metaverse, as well. We also talk about both Rook Cities. Two? Yes, two. But more about one than the other.

Then, we get to your questions right after the 12 minute mark. And, as has been the case with some recent episodes, we let the story happen bit by bit in the answers to your questions! Good questions, everyone.

Right after the 1 hour and 2 minute mark, Christopher's voice changes to a much more gravelly version. Here's a peek behind the curtain: we lost about 10 minutes of audio from the original recording of this episode. Something weird happened and it was gone. Fortunately, we had very good notes, and as soon as we got back from PAX Unplugged, Christopher and Adam re-recorded that section, and we're actually way happier with the way it turned out this time. Honestly, if we could just re-record every episode 3-5 times before putting the audio live, they'd be even better... but that's ridiculous. Anyway! Christopher's voice was pretty wrecked from the convention, as per usual, but you only have to hear it sounding so rough until around the 1 hour and 13 minute mark.

Thanks for listening, everyone! As ever, check out our Patreon for even more stuff!

Nov 27, 2018

It's time for an episode about a pretty new team of villains from another era!

Show Notes: 

Run Time: 1:22:00

No overview today - it's straight to questions! No dilly-dallying, even! Right down to business!

Our first question is from the creator of the Sentinel Comics Wiki. Hats off to him - that wiki is useful to lots of folks, including us! 

We go on after that letter with its many illuminating questions to more great questions from great question writers!

At the end of the episode, we mention the first annual 2018 Letters Page Podcast awards! More information in last week's Editor's Note, and here's the form for Nominations!

This week is PAX Unplugged, and much of GTG will be there, including Christopher, Trevor, and Maggie! If you're on the Letters Page Patreon, we've got an event going on Saturday evening: learn more here! We hope to see you there!

Nov 20, 2018

Time for another Editor's Note! Lots of fun and announcements here!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:23:48

First thing, after mild tomfoolery, we announce the first annual Letters Page Podcast Awards! Two categories, four awards each!

Awards for Episodes

  • Best Storytelling Episode
  • Best Audio Production Episode
  • Funniest Episode
  • Worst Episode

Awards for Questions

  • Most Revealing Question
  • Funniest Question
  • Saddest Question
  • Best Fan Theory Question

Nominate episodes and questions using this form! Nominations are live until December 13th!

Also, here's the upcoming schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 4th: Episode #93 - Inversiverse Dark Watch
  • Tuesday, December 11th: Episode #94 - Disparation: Heroes of the Mission Deck
  • Tuesday, December 18th: Editor's Note #25
  • Tuesday, December 25th: Episode #95 - Happy Holidays!

And here's a photo of our calendar!

Not shown on that calendar is when we're recording episode #93. We're doing that first thing next week, so make sure you get your Inversiverse Dark Watch questions in by the end of this week!

Finally, after all of that, we get to your questions just before the 19 minute mark. In this Editor's Note, we answer questions about:

  • OblivAeon
  • Math
  • Power levels
  • Creating realities
  • Funerals
  • The 4th Wall
  • The Sentinel Comics Animated Universe
  • Names
  • Continuity
  • Baron Blade
  • Miss Information
  • Luminary
  • Incapacitation
  • The Operative
  • The Ennead
  • Video Game Art
  • Other Questions
  • Jansa Vi Dero voice actor
  • Languages
  • Stan Lee... 'nuff said
Nov 13, 2018

A group of characters you know as heroes but in this other reality are far from it!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:22:51

After some brief goofs, we give a brief overview of the Inversiverse and what we're talking about specifically today. Then, we get right to your questions at only 6 minutes into the episode!

Around the 14 minute mark, at the end of the first question, we get a request for pictures of each member of Perestroika for the upcoming episode. I put them on the Patreon, but available to not just Patreon supporters, but everyone! Check them out here.

The second question takes us on a journey through the story of Seraph, who ends up being way cooler than anyone expected. Why are your expectations of us so low? Give us some credit here, folks!

Whew! That's a lot of story telling! More questions give away even more, which is what we're here to do.

If you have any questions for the Perestroika episode, get them in now, as we're recording that on this Friday! And the voting for the December episodes is already happening on the Letters Page Patreon!

Nov 6, 2018

Two of our favorite magical friends!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 50:20

Hey folks! We're into the new format, and we're still having fun and revealing things that we haven't said before, so that's great!

After some nonsense times at the beginning, we get right into talking about where the stories we've told of these two land in the history of Sentinel Comics, plus also some other high-speed recapping! 

That goes right up until it's time for your questions, about 8 minutes into the episode.

After many delightful questions, we actually do a now-rare future section just after the 45 minute mark. And there's a notable reveal there!

We've already done some restructuring over on The Letters Page Patreon, but there are more tweaks to come over the course of this month. It's easier than ever to jump into our community now, and we're excited to see folks join the Discord every day! Hope to see you there (but if you can't no worries - we still love you)!

Oct 30, 2018

It's time for some terror!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:07:21

OK, we do start off pretty silly, but don't worry, we get to questions in the first few minutes, and then we are very serious and very scary.

No, that's not true, the first few minutes of questions are still silly. But then! A scary story! In fact, spoilers, if you don't like scary stories, you probably want to skip the tale from roughly the 7 minute mark to just before 38 minutes in. 

And then, on to more questions and stories!

Near the end of the episode, we talk about the arts that Adam has been doing and posting on his Twitter this month. They're all here on the Sentinel Wiki!

This is the last episode of October, so we read ALL of the names for the last time! Also, restructuring of our Patreon is happening later today, so look forward to that!

Oct 25, 2018

Big stuff in this update! Letters Page AND OblivAeon!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:55:58

We start off by talking about this very podcast! First, the format of the show itself: we'll be recording every Friday (barring scheduling conflicts) and we'll be putting out episodes on Tuesdays. This includes Editor's Notes, which will be recorded live for all Patreon supporters. Also, Extrasodes are going the way of the fondly remembered Interludes. Farewell, Extrasodes! Focusing this show down to the key elements. Each month, we'll have an episode every Tuesday, with the exception of the second to the last Tuesday of the month, which will be an Editor's Note. Makes sense? Good!

Next up, we cover the way that you can be a part of The Letters Page and support the show! The Letters Page Patreon is getting boiled down just to the important stuff as well. Thus, starting next month, there will be two Patreon levels:

  • $1: Collectors: You get access to the Patreon, including the live Editor's Notes and anything else we post exclusively to the Patreon.
  • $10: Contributors: This is full access. Topic submission and voting, interactions with Christopher and Adam on the Discord and live interactions during the Editor's Notes recordings.

We're excited to open up this community to more people this way, and also focus the show a bit, as well! Look forward to the Patreon changes next week!

Then, we get to the schedule for November:

  • Tuesday, November 6th: Episode #90 - NightMist & Harpy
  • Tuesday, November 13th: Episode #91 - Inversiverse: Prime Wardens
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Editor's Note #24
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Episode #92 - Perestroika

After all that business, we get to your questions at around the 15 minute mark! And wow, do you have a lot more questions about OblivAeon!

At the very end of the episode, we mention that an expansion for Spirit Island is currently on Kickstarter! It's awesome! Go check it out!

Thank you so much for listening. We'll catch you next week for a SPOOOoooOOOoooOOOKY episode!

Oct 23, 2018

When the heroes are down and out, what's going on?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:34:06

We're talking about every single hero character card twice over, plus every Vengeance/VotM villain character card, so we have a lot to cover today. As a result, we get right down to business!

Just before the 2 hour mark, we finally get to the villain character cards. Whew! So many cards!

At around two hours and 13 minutes in, we answer some questions! Your questions, in fact!

We've got an important Editor's Note coming up in two days - this Thursday, we do our OblivAeon follow-up Editor's Note, in which we also talk about how the Letters Page (and the associated Patreon) is changing! See you then!

Oct 18, 2018

Who sounds like whom?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:39:09

The final Extrasode! Going out with a bang! This is a pretty interesting look at how we think about a lot of our characters. But, starting next month, no more Extrasodes. The time of the Extrasode has come to an end. More on that topic in next week's Editor's Note. (Which is being recorded live today at 11 AM Central - anyone on our Patreon can watch that live recording!)

We go through a bunch of casting for well over an hour (with unexpected help from the Irreplaceable Taffyman), and then we get to a few questions starting around an hour and 23 minutes in.

SPOILERS INCOMING! We recommend that you listen to the audio to learn who we would love to cast in each role, but here's a list (with a few post-recording notes):

  • Freedom Five & Friends
    • Legacy: Travis Willingham
    • Bunker: Jensen Ackles
    • The Wraith: Grey DeLisle
    • Tachyon: Tara Strong
    • Absolute Zero: Jimmi Simpson
    • Unity: Ashley Eckstein
    • Young Legacy: Hynden Walch
  • F5 villains
    • Baron Blade: Jason Isaacs
    • Citizen Dawn: Jennifer Hale
    • Grand Warlord Voss: Tony Jay
    • Omnitron: Willem Dafoe
    • Miss Information: Tress MacNeille
    • Fright Train: Terry Crews
    • Ermine: Ashly Burch
    • Proletariat: George Buza
    • Friction: Erin Yvette
    • Chokepoint: Shannon Kenny (We mistakenly said “Shannon Kelly” in the episode)
    • Progeny: N/A
  • Prime Wardens
    • Argent Adept: Billy Boyd
    • Captain Cosmic: James McAvoy
    • Tempest: Doug Jones
    • Haka: Dee Bradley Baker
    • Fanatic: Alanna Ubach
  • PW Villains
    • Akash’Bhuta: Elizabeth Peña
    • Apostate: Clancy Brown
    • Infinitor: Jeremy Irons
    • Blood Countess: Rosario Dawson (Since recording, we’ve been convinced that it actually should be Patty Mattson)
    • Biomancer: Faran Tahir
    • Kaargra Warfang: Lucy Lawless
    • Deadline: Liam O’Brien
  • Dark Watch
    • Mr Fixer: Phil LaMarr
    • Expatriette: Kelly Hu
    • Setback: Jason Marsden
    • NightMist: Colleen Clinkenbeard
    • Harpy: Mae Whitman
  • DW Villains
    • Chairman: Marton Csokas
    • Operative: Nika Futterman
    • Plague Rat: Fred Tatasciore
    • Spite: Brian Drummond
    • Heartbreaker: Desmond Harrington
    • Kismet: Jennie Kwan
    • GloomWeaver: Mark Hamill
    • Zhu Long: James Hong
  • Other Heroes
    • The Scholar: Ron Perlman
    • Ra / Blake Washington Jr.: Nolan North
    • Parse: Rose Byrne
    • Chrono-Ranger: Matthew Mercer
    • The Visionary: Seychelle Gabriel
    • The Naturalist: Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • K.N.Y.F.E.: Kelly MacDonald
    • Southwest Sentinels
      • Doctor Medico: Jaime Camil (We later decided off the air that this could have been Nestor Carbonell.)
      • Mainstay: Patrick Warburton
      • The Idealist: Jessie Flower
      • Writhe: Jeffrey Combs
    • Omnitron-X: Cillian Murphy
    • Sky-Scraper: Laura Bailey
    • Benchmark: Khary Payton
    • Guise: John Mulaney
  • Other Villains
    • The Dreamer: Kath Soucie
    • The Hippo: Brad Garrett
    • La Capitan: Penelope Cruz
    • Greazer Clutch: John DiMaggio
    • Highbrow: Dame Judi Dench
    • Revenant: Reed Diamond
    • The Ennead
      • Atum: Kevin Michael Richardson
      • The others: N/A
    • Slaughterhouse Six
      • Ambuscade: Gaspard Ulliel
      • Glamour: Barbara Goodson
      • Desert Eagle: N/A
      • Ray Manta: Maurice LaMarche
      • Revolt: Dante Basco
      • Magman: N/A
    • Green Grosser: Rob Paulsen (We now like Weird Al more for this one.)
    • Wager Master: Nick Kroll
    • OblivAeon: Keith David
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