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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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Have a question you want to ask The Letters Page? Use our handy form!
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!

Nov 13, 2018

A group of characters you know as heroes but in this other reality are far from it!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:22:51

After some brief goofs, we give a brief overview of the Inversiverse and what we're talking about specifically today. Then, we get right to your questions at only 6 minutes into the episode!

Around the 14 minute mark, at the end of the first question, we get a request for pictures of each member of Perestroika for the upcoming episode. I put them on the Patreon, but available to not just Patreon supporters, but everyone! Check them out here.

The second question takes us on a journey through the story of Seraph, who ends up being way cooler than anyone expected. Why are your expectations of us so low? Give us some credit here, folks!

Whew! That's a lot of story telling! More questions give away even more, which is what we're here to do.

If you have any questions for the Perestroika episode, get them in now, as we're recording that on this Friday! And the voting for the December episodes is already happening on the Letters Page Patreon!

Nov 6, 2018

Two of our favorite magical friends!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 50:20

Hey folks! We're into the new format, and we're still having fun and revealing things that we haven't said before, so that's great!

After some nonsense times at the beginning, we get right into talking about where the stories we've told of these two land in the history of Sentinel Comics, plus also some other high-speed recapping! 

That goes right up until it's time for your questions, about 8 minutes into the episode.

After many delightful questions, we actually do a now-rare future section just after the 45 minute mark. And there's a notable reveal there!

We've already done some restructuring over on The Letters Page Patreon, but there are more tweaks to come over the course of this month. It's easier than ever to jump into our community now, and we're excited to see folks join the Discord every day! Hope to see you there (but if you can't no worries - we still love you)!

Oct 30, 2018

It's time for some terror!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:07:21

OK, we do start off pretty silly, but don't worry, we get to questions in the first few minutes, and then we are very serious and very scary.

No, that's not true, the first few minutes of questions are still silly. But then! A scary story! In fact, spoilers, if you don't like scary stories, you probably want to skip the tale from roughly the 7 minute mark to just before 38 minutes in. 

And then, on to more questions and stories!

Near the end of the episode, we talk about the arts that Adam has been doing and posting on his Twitter this month. They're all here on the Sentinel Wiki!

This is the last episode of October, so we read ALL of the names for the last time! Also, restructuring of our Patreon is happening later today, so look forward to that!

Oct 25, 2018

Big stuff in this update! Letters Page AND OblivAeon!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:55:58

We start off by talking about this very podcast! First, the format of the show itself: we'll be recording every Friday (barring scheduling conflicts) and we'll be putting out episodes on Tuesdays. This includes Editor's Notes, which will be recorded live for all Patreon supporters. Also, Extrasodes are going the way of the fondly remembered Interludes. Farewell, Extrasodes! Focusing this show down to the key elements. Each month, we'll have an episode every Tuesday, with the exception of the second to the last Tuesday of the month, which will be an Editor's Note. Makes sense? Good!

Next up, we cover the way that you can be a part of The Letters Page and support the show! The Letters Page Patreon is getting boiled down just to the important stuff as well. Thus, starting next month, there will be two Patreon levels:

  • $1: Collectors: You get access to the Patreon, including the live Editor's Notes and anything else we post exclusively to the Patreon.
  • $10: Contributors: This is full access. Topic submission and voting, interactions with Christopher and Adam on the Discord and live interactions during the Editor's Notes recordings.

We're excited to open up this community to more people this way, and also focus the show a bit, as well! Look forward to the Patreon changes next week!

Then, we get to the schedule for November:

  • Tuesday, November 6th: Episode #90 - NightMist & Harpy
  • Tuesday, November 13th: Episode #91 - Inversiverse: Prime Wardens
  • Tuesday, November 20th: Editor's Note #24
  • Tuesday, November 27th: Episode #92 - Perestroika

After all that business, we get to your questions at around the 15 minute mark! And wow, do you have a lot more questions about OblivAeon!

At the very end of the episode, we mention that an expansion for Spirit Island is currently on Kickstarter! It's awesome! Go check it out!

Thank you so much for listening. We'll catch you next week for a SPOOOoooOOOoooOOOKY episode!

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!

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