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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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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
Oct 16, 2018

Two shows and two movies! All totally real! (Note: this is yet another lie.)

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:17:59

We're excited to finally be getting back to the animated series for this episode! Lots to get through here.

We start right off with season 1 of the Prime Wardens show.

Around 29 minutes in, we get into the two movies after finishing the Prime Wardens show. Both movies! Two of them. 

Then, just before 41 minutes in, we finally dive into the Dark Watch show, which takes a good deal longer than anything else. We clearly went a bit overboard on this part, but we were inspired!

Finally, we get to a few questions at the 2 hour and 6 minute mark.

More exciting episodes coming soon! Plus, if you're at the Contributor level on the Patreon, you'll be able to join us this Thursday morning for a live recording of a bit Editor's Note (which will be released in audio form next week). See you then!

Oct 9, 2018

The final Baron Blade story of the Multiverse!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:12:01

Sure, we are still the fools that mess around for the first few minutes of the episode, but then we get right down to the story! And what a story!! We go through all 12 issues of the Burying the Blade limited series, though not in a page-by-page way, so much as a "telling all the story" method. 

Just before the 37 minute mark, we use the long-lost spoilers tag! There is spoilery stuff in here for the OblivAeon story, so if you want to avoid that info for a bit more, skip from there to the questions section!

Speaking of which, we get to your questions just after the 45 minute mark.

We'll be recording this month's Extrasode live on this Thursday morning, so if you're a Letters Page Patreon supporter at that level, come join us for that! 

Oct 2, 2018

We take another stab at making a live story element! What are we going to make? We have no idea.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:24:10

This episode is all over the place, as we intentionally did no planning, letting our creative process take us where it would... and it turned out pretty interesting! Listen on to discover a bit of world building as we craft it. (After we spend the first 6 minutes stalling...)

We get to live questions right around the one hour and 12 minute mark. These are all questions from the Discord chat, as questions couldn't have been written in for a topic that no one could predict!

At the end, we mention briefly that we're looking at doing some Patreon restructuring, which we are going to be doing at the end of October! This will be the last month of Patreon working the way it currently does - next month, it'll be different! We'll be talking more about that over the course of this month.

Sep 25, 2018

The end of the end... or is it?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:14:02

We get right down to the brassiest of tacks! And it's a good thing, too - there's plenty to talk about, still!

We get to your questions about an hour and 27 minutes in.

Thank you all for listening through the end of the Multiverse! Catch you next month for the very episodes for which you voted!

Sep 20, 2018

An Editor's Note for between the two OblivAeon episodes!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:01:10

We answer questions NOT about the OblivAeon episodes! However, we will be talking about those in the next Editor's Note!

IMPORTANT NOTE! The morning that this episode is released, we'll be doing a live recording of a "create a story live" episode! It's happening, today, September 20th at 11 AM Central! The live showing will be viewable by everyone on the Patreon! Come join in!

Here's the upcoming schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 2nd: Episode #85: Create a Story Live! (Recording today!)
  • Tuesday, October 9th: Episode #86: Story Arc: Burying the Blade
  • Tuesday, October 16th: Episode #87: SCAUniverse, Phase Two (Part 2)
  • Thursday, October 18th: Extrasode #7: Casting the Voices of Sentinel Comics
  • Tuesday, October 23rd: Episode #88: The Art and Mechanics of Incapacitation
  • Thursday, October 25th: Editor’s Note #23
  • Tuesday, October 30th: Episode #89: Something Wicked… (Halloween Special)

And here's the customary photo of next month's release calendar:

The bulk of the questions section of this episode is spent on various topics from the Vertex line of Sentinel Comics, but after that, we also go on to talk about a few other things, including:

  • When Sentinel Comics stories happen in the "real world"
  • Super-pets?
  • "Super ultra kawaii" manga comics?
  • And even some thanks!

We hope you can join us at 11 AM, Central today for our live "create something" episode recording! And look forward to part 2 of the OblivAeon story next Tuesday!

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Sep 18, 2018

It's officially the beginning of the end.

Show Notes

Run Time: 2:16:09

We jump right into the story, not wasting too much time messing around as we often do. And! You get to hear hints of some new music! What could this music be? Only time will tell.

Initially, we go through snapshots of various events that lead up to OblivAeon. But, as we get deeper into the OblivAeon story, we zoom in more and more. 

That said, it's half an hour into the episode before OblivAeon finally reaches Earth. And by that point, there have already been two major character deaths. Yikes!

Just past an hour and 51 minutes in, we get to some of your OblivAeon questions. More coming next week!

Upcoming cool event: on Thursday morning of this very week, we'll be doing a live stream for all of our Patreon supporters! We're releasing another "Create Something Live" episode in early October, and we're recording it on Thursday, September 20th, at 11 AM Central time. Only the Contributor level supporters will be in the chat, but the video will be available to everyone on the Letters Page Patreon.

Also, this morning, we're launching a Kickstarter for the great game Homebrewers. Go check it out. It's genuinely a blast.

Look forward to the second part of the OblivAeon story next week!

Sep 11, 2018

The end of the beginning of the end. Or is it the beginning of the end of the beginning?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:03:17

We start with important info: don't listen to this episode. That is, if you don't have OblivAeon yet, we think you should wait. Now, if you're cool about spoilers, then go for it. But there's a few big things in this episode, and it's only going to get worst as the month progresses. That said, we're shipping out more and more copies of OblivAeon every day, so you will have it soon!

So, after some chatting and disclaiming, we get into the overview of the scions' stories just before the 5 minute mark. And we start with a bunch of stuff about OblivAeon's backstory, in fact! This episode starts off FAST!

After going through all of the scions, we get to your questions - following the same structure as the scion overview - at around 44 minutes into the episode.

I'm not going to say more in these show notes. Like I mentioned above, some big reveals here, so you should listen and experience it yourself! 

More on OblivAeon next week!

Sep 6, 2018

The most ill-advised episode ever.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:28:25

As we quickly realize, us formulating and planning out ways to destroy the world or take over all the people or anything along those lines... makes for a pretty dark episode. We're definitely going on some watch lists now.

That said, a lot of the episode is caught up in arguing semantics and logistics. This is why supervillains frequently work alone. If they did work together, they'd be more likely to make a podcast or a bunch of games.

For those of you on the Letters Page Patreon, tomorrow morning the voting will go up for what episodes we will create next month! The topic submission stuff is up now, but today's the last day to submit topics that we'll look at for next month. Get ready to vote on September 7th!

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