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Welcome to The Letters Page!

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

We post episodes every Tuesday morning at around 10 AM, Central Time. We also occasionally post Thursday morning Interludes!

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In an early episode, we mentioned that a Letters Page Bingo type thing could be fun. As a result, awesome Letters Page listener Kyle Grossman has created THIRTY different Letters Page Bingo cards, and you can find them all here!

Apr 18, 2017

This episode has arrived before it even left!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 79:15

Three and a half minutes in, we mention that there's an upcoming Freedom Five Episode. We do a lot of, "We'll talk about that in the [some character] episode," so I figured I might as well give you the official schedule through the end of May, at least.

  • Today: Tachyon!
  • Next Week: Lilian Corvus (Matriarch, Harpy, Pinion)
  • May 2nd: Absolute Zero
  • May 9th: Vengeful Five
  • May 16th: Unity
  • May 23rd: Freedom Five
  • May 30th: Chokepoint

Worry not! We'll still do an Interlude about the upcoming schedule at the end of this month. I genuinely have no idea how many of our listeners read these show notes.

We talk about a couple of Tachyon's interns, Krystal Lee and Devra Caspit.

A bit after the sixteen minute mark, we tell an interesting story involving Tachyon and Tempest in the Bloodsworn Colosseum.

The last big pre-OblivAeon story we talk about for Tachyon is the Progeny story. We go over that starting around 19:30. This is a major turning point for Tachyon's powers and story.

At the start of the Questions segment, we do a bit of Talking About How To Questions. We get SO MANY questions, and we love them. But they've gotta be tagged properly or we might miss it. And that would be sad! We don't want to miss your questions.

Oh, boy. At just after the 55 minute mark, we're gonna say a thing about Tachyon that you're not all going to love. But it's true!

At 58:15, we reveal the name of a foe that has never been publicly named before!

At around the hour mark, we dig into the Iron Legacy timeline: Tachyon's role there, some things she does, some things that happen to her - it's all pretty rough. 

At the end of the question segment around 68 minutes in, we talk about a Tachyon story that happened in Fanatic's book Absolution. We do some defining of blood magic and vampires, too!

See you next week to talk about Tachyon's cousin!

Apr 13, 2017

This interlude is called the Betterlude, because we recorded it once already, but now it's back and better than ever!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 23:31

Things we talk about!

  • Parsons family powers
  • Baron Blade in multiple places?
  • Kismet in no places?
  • Omnitron stuff
  • Expatriette in another reality
  • Where are the comics?

Thanks for listening!

Apr 11, 2017

Magicks from another realm! An ancient evil entity! What more could you ask for?

Show Notes: 

Run Time: 89:06

Just as a heads up, Adam gets real demanding in this episode.

About fifteen minutes into the episode, we try to figure out what a group of Nazi Ghosts would be called. A haunt? A heil? Help us out!

We sneak in stories for a lot of other characters here. NightMist, Spite, Lifeline, even Doctor Medico! (Really big NightMist reveal during the Q&A portion, in particular...)

At around the 38 minute mark, he talk about Richard Launius. He's co-designed a game that we're publishing this year! It's called Fate of the Elder Gods. Find out more here.

Trevor does a great job with the sound effects at 54:30ish. Thank you, Trevor.

 

Apr 4, 2017

Time to talk about NightMist! Lots of big story stuff here.

Before the show even properly starts, Christopher jumps in to apologize for not posting an Interlude last week. We recorded it! It was really great. And then, the files got eaten by the internet, somehow. We have new plans in place to keep that from happening in the future (we're glad that we lost an Interlude and not an entire Episode), but we'll just have to re-record all that stuff this Friday after we record the GloomWeaver episode. Sorry about that! We're pretty annoyed about it, but what can be done? Just gotta move on.

Also! A few episodes ago we mentioned that a Letters Page Bingo type thing could be fun. Lo and behold, it has happened! Awesome Letters Page listener Kyle Grossman has created THIRTY different Letters Page Bingo cards, and you can find them all here!

Now, onto the episode itself!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 78:02

Before going on to introducing Faye Diamond, we first talk about her father Thomas, and before that, his father Joe Diamond. (As we discuss in the beginning of the Q&A portion, yes, that Joe Diamond from the game Arkham Horror crosses over with Faye Diamond from Sentinel Comics, due to a creation connection.)

Adam and Christopher get into sound effects and weird voices during this episode. 

Around the 32 minute mark, we talk about NightMist during the Vengeance event, and how she gets shot with a regression dart and loses her powers. That's pictured in Baron Blade's Vengeance deck.

So, that happened. But it doesn't last! In a couple of ways, actually.

Around 43:00, we talk about NightMist encountering and losing to Progeny. This story is told during the OblivAeon lead-up ARG. And the next story about NightMist and The Harpy is also told during that ARG.

And that is the end of the NightMist story.

 

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