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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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Sep 19, 2017

Let's talk about the Southwest Sentinels! And then Void Guard!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 198:12

This is our longest and strangest episode ever. By far. In a lot of ways. Our fault for doing an episode about four different characters covering two teams. Also, no interlude this Thursday - we packed everything into this one episode. 

Knowing that this episode would go long, right off the bat, we ask Trevor to get aggressive with the edits. And yet, still, this episode is so many hours long. What happened? Oh geeze. We're sorry?

So, we mention in the first few minutes that last week we had a huge spike of new listeners on Wednesday. That Wednesday was our highest download day of all time. What?! Why? If you're a new listener who joined us last Wednesday, let us know where you came from, please! Tweet at us here, or e-mail us at letterspage@greaterthangames.com. Let us know what brought you to The Letters Page! We're excited to have all you fantastic listeners, old and new alike!

Then we start going blow by blow through the pages of the Southwest Sentinels comic books.

After the 27 minute mark (once we're into the second issue of Southwest Sentinels), we talk about a character named Night Snake. Here's the sketch (as promised around 28:30) of that character who never made it into the canon of Sentinels of the Multiverse, even though he was a part of Sentinel Comics.

And then, we're on to Southwest Sentinels #3!

At 45 minutes in, we do a bit of foreshadowing for the power origin description that we don't actually get to until the question section MUCH later. (Like, over an hour later.)

Just after 70 minutes in, we end the Southwest Sentinels book, do a bit of transition story, and then start up the Void Guard book. It's not enough that we're doing an episode about four different heroes, we're also talking about two different hero teams!

We finally begin the Q&A portion of the podcast after an hour and a half into the show. And we have a TON of great questions. Buckle up, everyone!

97 minutes in, we finally begin actually explaining the origins of the powers of Doctor Medico and Mainstay, and how that origin connects to what else is happening in the pages of Sentinel Comics. This is a big reveal that has additional ramifications as Sentinel Comics moves forward into the future.

Then, around the 110 minute mark, we dig into the real story behind The Idealist! Finally! In retrospect, it shouldn't have surprised us that this episode ended up over three hours long, given how much we're covering here, and how many big reveals there are. But still. Whoof.

So many questions about so many things!

Around the 175 minute mark, we promise to show off Writhe being creepy. So, here you go!

Yikes.

Finally, after 190 minutes of episode, we get into the future section and talk a bit about what the futures could hold for Void Guard.

Whew! That was a long episode! Did you make it through the whole thing? We barely did!

Get your questions about La Capitan / La Comodora in now!

Sep 14, 2017
A team of villains, led (sort of?) by Ambuscade! Let's learn more!
 
 
Show Notes:
 
Run Time: 92:50
 
This interlude is pretty much just an entire episode. Yes, we're aware we need to revisit what we're calling interludes. We'll explore that on next Thursday's... whatever it is we call it. But, yeah, this has a ton of story, including some major reveals!
 
We start off by talking about Ambuscade, Re-Volt, Desert Eagle, Ray Manta, Magman, and Glamour. We do some backstory and overview stuff. Then! It's time for your questions, which we kick off by digging into the biggest reveal of the whole Slaughterhouse Six story.
 
The questions are mostly organized by character, but they do jump around a little bit. You'll figure it out - I believe in you!
 
About 72 minutes in, a conspiracy theorist leads us down a twisting trail of what the future will hold with AI and such. Christopher reveals his secrets. Some of them, at least.
 
Upon this episode going live, you still have a few hours left to get in your questions about The Sentinels/Void Guard!
Sep 12, 2017

Ansel G. Moreau is a famous movie star! He does his own stunts!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 123:04

Shockingly, this is the longest episode we've ever done! Man, that Ansel G. Moreau really loves to steal the scene.

We apologize right off the bat for the quality and quantity of bad French accents in today's episode. We're so, so sorry.

After the Ambuscade story stuff in the first 25 minutes, we get into a fun Mainstay and Ansel story that both Adam and Christopher end up having too much fun with on the air. It takes almost as much time as everything else that leads up to just that one story.

40 minutes in, we get into spoilers for OblivAeon territory, but we're just spilling the beans now! Have we spoiled that info before? We don't know... but we're doing it anyway! This episode is full of ups and downs.

Then, we get right into your questions! Of which there are many!

In the Q&A portion, we talk a lot more about Ansel G. Moreau's film career, his connection to RevoCorp, and indulge in a decent amount of listener-meta-silliness. All told, a fine time.

When we get into the future section, we spill some spoilers, but don't really tag them. Just putting the future story stuff right out there! If you want to avoid RPG spoilers, maybe skip from 117:45 to 119:35. 

See you in a couple days for the Slaughterhouse Six interlude!

Sep 5, 2017

Our big friendly fighting friend... it's Haka!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 102:01

We get right into it on this one, as we've got a lot to talk about. Within the first few minutes, we're already into the backstory of Aata Wakawarewa!

As a result of us digging right in, we manage to get through the Haka overview, from backstory to OblivAeon, in 25 minutes! On to your questions!

We had a lot of fun in the Questions section, because we got so many great questions! Haka has a lot of great stories, and we're happy to recount them.

Shortly after the 75 minute mark, we have our first call out of the episode to any of the strange meta-question nonsense things that goes on in these episodes. And shortly after that, we dive right into the nonsense.

After that dip into silliness, things start getting a bit more serious, and the questions and answers after the 80 minute mark start a turn for the worse.

Around 88 minutes in, we read a question that leads to the answer of "how the heck is Haka doing what he does?" We go into the complete answer here, but we intentionally leave out who is behind all this. We will reveal who that is... soon. 

At the 95:30 mark, we begin a Spoilers section! Don't listen if you don't want spoilers for the end/branching point of the Haka stories! You can safely begin listening again at 98:45.

Next week, we'll be releasing both an episode AND an interlude! The episode is all about Ansel G. Moreau, AKA Ambuscade AKA Stuntman, and the interlude will be about the Slaughterhouse Six! We're recording that episode and interlude on Friday, so make sure you get your questions in by the end of day this coming Thursday, September 7th.

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