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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!

Feb 27, 2018

One of the most important heroes of Sentinel Comics is also one of its most terrible villains. Today, we cover the Fall of Legacy.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:50:40

In the first few minutes - after a bit of nonsensical side-tracking - we get right into the appearances of Iron Legacy in the history of Sentinel Comics. With that, we also tell some of the historical elements of the Young Legacy story, as that's a necessary part of the story setup.

And then, things start getting really spread out. Good thing we've got your questions to help figure everything out! We get into your Iron Legacy questions right around the fifteen minute mark.

We cover how Iron Legacy can be "stronger" than Legacy, various art elements, what's going on with other heroes and villains in the Iron Legacy timelines, and even more odd food analogies for how we deal with time and reality and such, and more!

We are forced to take an emotions break around 45 minutes in. Then, we get back to more cheery Iron Legacy stuff. Yay?

Then, around eight minutes after the one hour mark, we get into alternate reality and timelines questions! Way more positive stuff!

Get ready for topics about alternate versions of lots of heroes and villains, Disparation stories, outside reality/time, and a few other things - we're all over the place.

Around an hour and 20 minutes in, we reveal our true, secret goal behind everything we've done for the bulk of the last decade... So now you know!

A bit after that, we get into possibly the most delightful segment we've ever done - the Animal-verse! Warning: we get REALLY silly.

Before wrapping up, we talk a bit about environments!

Last, but certainly not least, we mentioned our new Patreon last week, and we're putting more stuff up on it over the course of this week! We're looking forward to making this show even more awesome with your help!

Feb 22, 2018

An Editor's Note about Time and Space!

Run Time: 1:12:33

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 6th: More Settings: Insula Primalis, Ruins of Atlantis, Magmaria, Fort Adamant, Omnitron-IV
  • Tuesday, March 13th: Tempest
  • Tuesday, March 20th: Prime Wardens
  • Tuesday, March 27th: Grand Warlord Voss
  • Thursday, March 29th: Editor's Note #16

We cover two primary categories of topics in this episode: TIME and SPACE!

  • Time Cataclysm
  • Shattering of the Timelines
  • Time travel
  • CON
  • Chrono-Ranger
  • La Capitan
  • Silver Gulch
  • Final Wasteland
  • Outside Time
  • Wagner Mars Base
  • The Apollo Missions
  • Captain Cosmic
  • Infinitor
  • Judge Mental
  • Dok'Thorath
  • Bloodsworn Colosseum
  • Greazer
  • Fashion
  • Lifeline

Also, at the very end of this month, we're launching a Patreon! Help us keep making The Letters Page, and be a part of the podcast yourself! We'll be putting more information here as we get closer to March.

Next week is Iron Legacy and other alternate realities! It's going to be a lot of ups and downs...

Feb 20, 2018

Lots of Fake News in this episode. Where is it all coming from?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:42:15

Let's go back to the 50s! This episode starts with story from very early on, and then works its way up through the end, slowly but surely.

After fifteenish minutes of establishing backstory and world stuff and some goofs, we get into the villainous stuff.

Then, we spend a bunch of time in the aughts! I don't want to spoil too much in the show notes - you'll just have to listen to find out what happens!

A bit before the hour mark, we get into your questions!

We get into fan-saltiness around the 1 hour and 25 minute mark. A lot of questions and stories lead up to this, but the fan backlash due to the Sentinel Comics choices resonates with us strongly. We've all been there!

In a couple days, we'll have an Editor's Note with the upcoming schedule for March, as well as more exciting questions, answers, and some exciting news! See you there!

Feb 13, 2018

Parse has keen arrows, but a far more keen eye!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:30:53

We don't spend any time dillying or dallying in this episode! In fact, this may be most "content per minute" episode we've ever done - just jam-packed with the story of Parse through the years of Sentinel Comics!

We start off in the 80s, including a bunch of information on how various titles are being treated then, laying the groundwork for Parse's origin.

Just after the 6 minute mark, we mention that the Iron Legacy and Alternate Realities/Timelines episode is coming up on the recording block in a few days - get your questions in now!

Around 12 minutes in, we introduce a character we've never talked about before... and within a couple minutes, you learn why he's never come up before.

The high-speed rate of reveals continues, right up until the start of the Miss Information story around the 20 minute mark... but then we clam up. Don't want to spoil next week!

Even more publication history oddities around 23 minutes in, covering her origin yet again and setting up why Parse is in space so much.

A bit after the half hour mark, we talk a bit about OblivAeon, and how the appearance of that cosmic, singular entity alters Parse and her story. 

Then, just after 34 minutes in, we get to your questions!

The questions do a great job, as per usual, of further digging into Parse's abilities and story. Strong work, everyone. One of you even made Adam laugh so hard that we had to pause recording momentarily!

In the future segment - starting around the one hour and 25 minutes mark - we talk about a few important things, including a reveal of where she's ending up in the Sentinel Comics Universe!

Whew! There we go! That one seemed fast, but it was still 90 minutes of non-stop Parsing! See you next week for an episode and an Editor's Note! Also, later this afternoon at 3 PM Central time, Christopher will be doing a livestream over on the OblivAeon Kickstarter page! Come hang out!

Feb 6, 2018

The most settings ever covered in one episode!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:11:34

This episode is all about the weird and magical environments from the world of Sentinel Comics!

  • Madame Mittermeier's Fantastical Festival of Conundrums and Curiousities
  • Tomb of Anubis
  • Realm of Discord
  • Nexus of the Void
  • Temple of Zhu Long

An important note: There are a few spoilers in this episode for the story of the issues included in the Sentinel Comics RPG Starter Kit. If you want to avoid a minor spoiler, skip from 1:31:20 to 1:32:04. From 1:43:45 to just before 1:48, we do get into a few more notable story spoilers, so listen at your own peril. Or skip that chunk of time, if you want to experience the story in play. We specifically mention incoming spoilers, so you have at least a heads up.

As much as this is a settings episode all about environments, this episode also covers a lot of characters who are important to the world of Sentinel Comics. Enjoy!

At the end of the episode, we mention that we were going to be recording the upcoming Parse episode between when we recorded this episode and when it aired. Due to some scheduling conflicts, that didn't happen, but we will be recording the Parse episode tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7th). So, you still have a few scant hours to submit Parse questions! Also, we're recording Miss Information's episode as well this week, so get those questions in now!

(Last thing! Next Tuesday, February 13th, at 3:00 PM Central Time, I'll be doing a live stream test on the OblivAeon Kickstarter to cover a bunch of Kickstarter and OblivAeon related things. Come hang out!)

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