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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!

Jun 26, 2018

An entirely new team of heroes!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:25:33

We start right in on the backstories of the heroes who will become the team Daybreak! Starting with:

  • Rockstar
  • Muse
  • Headlong
  • Aeon Girl
  • Muerto

Around 42 minutes in, we get to your questions!

Lots of good questions about the characters. At an hour and 14 minutes in, we get a question that leads to talking about the Principles of each of the members of Daybreak.

Another Sentinel Comics LIVE show today! Come watch us on our Twitch channel at 1:00, Central time!

Jun 19, 2018

An episode about America's Newest Legacy!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:17:20

(Sorry about this one being 12 hours late - we ran into a technical issue this morning and had to do a bunch of extra work today to get this one up. Thanks for bearing with us, everyone!)

We begin with the history of Pauline Parsons in Sentinel Comics, starting with her first appearance in the '50s! We go on from there through the rest of her appearances, and how her story - and the story of the Legacy line - change across the decades of publication history.

Even given all that, we are treading Legacy stories you're at least somewhat familiar with, for the most part, so it's only a bit after the 23 minute mark that we get to your questions! And we start off with a "song". Yeah. Let's go with "song".

A little after an hour into the podcast, we mention the five members of the team "Daybreak". Here are those team members:

As we talk about around the one hour and thirteen minute mark, earlier today was the first ever episode of Sentinel Comics LIVE! It went great, and we had a decent pile of folks show up to watch! (Here's the videos saved by Twitch. They got broken into part 1, part 2, and the bulk of it in part 3 for some reason. We'll be uploading the whole thing to our YouTube account in high quality at some point soon.) Join us next Tuesday at 1 PM Central.

Also, if you're a Letters Page Patreon supporter, the voting for July's episodes is up now! Go and vote - let your voice be heard!

Jun 14, 2018

An Extrasode about how story and mechanics work together in Sentinel Comics games!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:01:27

Another extrasode attended live by our Patreon Contributors! Do you want to be a part of our next live recording! Join us on the Letters Page Patreon!

We officially move on to the submitted questions around the 17 minute mark, though we answer a couple questions from the live chat before that.

Finally, after we have talked about all manner of story and mechanics interactions, we talk about the near future of Sentinel Comics - and I'm not talking about the stories from the comic books. Around an hour and 50 minutes in, we explain the plans for OblivAeon, the Letters Page, the Sentinel Comics RPG, and more. There's a lot going on with Sentinel Comics, and we're taking some time to make everything go together correctly.

Thanks for listening!

Jun 12, 2018

EXPLOSIONS! POUCHES! LOUD NOISES! It's time to get EXTREME!!!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:52:54

EXTREME!

Today's episode is so ridiculously off the chain. There are also lots of actual chains. 

We tell a bunch of EXTREME stories. It gets BRUTAL. This isn't your DAD'S episode!

Really, buckle in, kids - things are about to get WICKED SICK.

In the first ten minutes of the episode, we knock out one of the most BADASS stories you've ever heard... and we're just getting started!

We get to your TOTALLY BADICAL questions just before an hour in.

EXTREME!!!

Jun 5, 2018

How do the heroes and villains do what they do?! Let's dig into that!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:24:26

We start off with an overview section that's based on the character creation system from the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG! We go through each of the "Power Sources" from that system and talk about how they relate to the rest of Sentinel Comics. 

Around 30 minutes in, we get to your questions, which end up being the bulk of the episode!

This week, we're recording 3 episodes again, as Christopher is out of town next week for Origins. (If you're there, come say hi!) On Thursday, we'll be recording the X-treme Verse episode! On Friday morning at 11 AM Central, we'll be recording the Story Meets Mechanics Extrasode! It'll be a LIVE recording for the Contributors on our Patreon, and everyone else on the Patreon will get access to that video shortly after the recording is done. Then, later that same day, we'll be recording the Young Legacy episode!

Make sure you get your questions in for those three episodes before then!

Thanks for listening!

May 31, 2018

A birthday Editor's Note for Adam!

Show Notes:

Run Time:1:17:59

Schedule for June!

  • Tuesday, June 5th: Superpower Sources
  • Tuesday, June 12th: Xtreme-Verse!
  • Thursday, June 14th: Extrasode - Story Meets Mechanics
  • Tuesday, June 19th: Young Legacy
  • Tuesday, June 26th: Daybreak
  • Thursday, June 28th: Editor's Note #19

And here's the calendar of when we're recording episodes, and when those episodes will be released!

Topics covered in this Editor's Note:

  • NightMist's Book of Monsters
  • NightMist's House
  • Dark Watch
  • The Harpy
  • Oni
  • Zhu Long
  • Types of Magic
  • Emojis
  • Haka
  • Zhu Long's followers
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Alternate Realities
  • Disparation Freedom Five
  • Non-Absolute Zero Ryan Frost
  • Outside Time/Space
  • Animal-verse
  • Plant-verse
  • Other Disparation stories
  • Inverse Universe
  • Podcast listening habits
  • Singular entities
  • Magmarian crystals
  • And more!

Thanks for listening!

May 29, 2018

A story of the Dawn!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:47:18

We get deep into a major story from the history of Sentinel Comics

Right off the bat - after only a few minutes of tomfoolery - we kick off this whole event with the story of Freedom Five #595.

Then, we dig into each and every issue of Freedom Five and the also the weekly limited series that are all part of the Sunrise event.

Around an hour and 15 minutes in, we get to your questions.

In a couple days, we'll release an Editor's Note with the upcoming schedule for June!

Got questions for us? Submit them here!

Want to be a part of the Letters Page? You've got options over on our Patreon!

Thank you for listening!

May 22, 2018

A world where the heroes are villains and the villains are heroes! Wacky! But then, these foes don't look so much "wacky" as they do "actually really evil"...

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:40:37

We get right into it, which is good, because we have a lot to cover today!

In the 3rd minute of the podcast, Adam claims that by 1988, the movie The Land Before Time had been released some time ago. Turns out, it was actually released November 18, 1988. So, pretty close!

Then, we get into the Disparation stories set in the Inverse Universe.

Around fifteen minutes in, we introduce the team of ne'er-do-wells pictured above. Villainous!

Just before the 44 minute mark, we start talking about how the Inverted Universe starts talking about how these stories in issues of Disparation change the future of Disparation books!

Then, right after the 47 minute mark, we get into your questions!

In the future section, starting around the 1 hour and 32 minute mark, we talk about not just the future of Disparation, but the future of the Letters Page, as well! This even includes an interesting SPOILER. The Inverted Universe changes so much!

As mentioned at the end of the episode, we're recording the Sunrise episode this Thursday, so get your questions in by then. Additionally, we're recording Editor's Note #18 on Friday morning (which will be a live recording for our Patreon supporters at the Contributor level), and then recording the first episode for June later that day. The topic for that episode is "Superpower Sources".

So, the Sunrise episode will be released next Tuesday, which is May 29th; Editor's Note #18 will be released Thursday, May 31st; and the Superpower Sources episode will be released Tuesday, June 5th.

Get your questions in!

May 15, 2018

We create something without any preparation! Will we make a hero? A villain? An environment? Something else entirely? We don't know yet!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:47:26

We recorded this episode live with the help of our Patreon Contributors! The episode is much better than the live recording, as Trevor has cleaned up the audio and also cut a bunch of dead time when we were just reading the chat and things like that. Still, if you want, you can watch the live video here. Want to be a part of our future live episodes? Check out our Patreon!

After some explanation and laying of ground rules, we start our collaborative brainstorming about 4 minutes in.

Around the 22 minute mark, we finally figure out what it is that we're talking about, and begin crafting the mythos of that story.

We dig into questions from both the submission form and the Discord chat starting a bit after 56 minutes in.

The future segment begins at around an hour and 34 minutes.

At the end, I mistakenly say that we're recording both the Inverse Universe episode AND the Sunrise Story Arc episode on Friday of this week. Nope! Just the Inverse Universe episode. However, next week, we'll be recording Sunrise, Editor's Note #18, AND the first episode for June. What's that first episode? We don't know yet, but the voting for what episodes we'll do next month will be up on our Patreon today, so keep an eye there!

Thanks for listening!

May 8, 2018

Delving back into Disparation stories!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:15:06

Who are these people? Where do they come from? What is their story? Listen on to find out!

After a few minutes of goofs and introductions, we get into the actual content of Disparation, Vol. 1, Issue 24!

Just before the 38 minute mark, we get to your questions!

This Friday, we'll be recording our "Behind the Scenes" episode, which will release next Tuesday. But for those of you on our Patreon, you'll get the video of the experience by the end of day Friday! And if you're a Contributor-level supporter of the Patreon, you'll get to watch and participate LIVE!

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