A whole book of creepy crawlies and the evil that lurks in the darkness!
(No, not the book in that picture. A different book.)
Run Time: 1:46:28
Lots of fun stories and mythology in this one!
We start off with where this book shows up in the history of Sentinel Comics.
Pretty quickly, we get to your questions! Just after 6 minutes in, we're already going into the Questions segment, and we use that to guide the stories from the Diamond Book of Monsters.
And then, A bit after the 10 minute mark, we're in on our first long-form story of this episode. Buckle-up!
After wrapping that up, we dive into another long story, starting a bit before the 28 minute mark. Zoom!
Then, we get into more question and answer type stuff, but we do reveal a lot more mythology of the dark corners of the Multiverse!
There is even a future segment in this episode! Starting around an hour and 36 minutes in, we discuss the future of the Diamond Book of Monsters.
We're recording an Episode AND an Extrasode this coming Friday! Get your questions in now for the Supplemental Legacy episode and the Food podcast Extrasode by the end of day Thursday, April 26th!
Thank you as always to all of our listeners and supporters!
Let's get animated!
Run Time: 2:29:40
There is a lot of stuff in this episode! The first season of the SCAU (Sentinel Comics Animated Universe) is made up of 26 episodes and a movie, and we get into ALL of that!
We talk about the episodes for over an hour, going pretty in-depth on many of them.
At around an hour and 28 minutes, we start in on the movie.
Then, at the one hour and 51 minute mark, we get to your questions.
Also! A future section, about two hours and 21 minutes in!
Voting on topics for May is up now on the Patreon! Vote and help decide what happens next on The Letters Page!
The dread scion! It only exists to exercise the will of OblivAeon!
Run Time: 1:20:24
We start off with an overview of when and how Progeny first showed up in the pages of Sentinel Comics, starting with the Freedom Five book.
Just before the 18 minute mark, we briefly get back into the debate of "does Progeny's head blasting off into space look cool." Spoilers: there is no real resolution to this argument.
Just after 19 minutes in, we get to the Progeny origin story, which is told in the pages of Prime Wardens, Vol. 2, after that first Progeny story.
Then, just after the 24 minute mark, Progeny goes to space! A cool K.N.Y.F.E. and Captain Cosmic story is told.
We start in on your questions 30 minutes into the episode.
Don't forget, the Sentinels of Freedom video game is currently live on Kickstarter! Go check it out!
Patreon supporters: we'll be posting the topic submission form today or tomorrow and then voting will go live next week! We'll post the details on all that on the Patreon page.
Have more questions about Progeny? Sent them to us here!
The first ever Extrasode!
Run Time: 2:14:54
These were intended to be for Patreon supporters only, but we polled them, and they voted overwhelmingly in favor of making them available to all Letters Page listeners! That said, we did record it live with interactions from our Contributors, and then shortly after recording it, we posted this video for Patreon backers, so they got it first! Now, the episode goes live for everyone!
This Extrasode is probably more serious than most will be, but it's still a lot of fun. We go deep into the history of how we met, how we starting making stuff together, and how that ended up being Sentinels of the Multiverse and Greater Than Games!
Christopher is at PAX East right now, and Adam is about to fly to the UK! If you're at PAX East, find Christopher and say hi! If you're in the UK, go find Adam - he's around there somewhere!
We're talking about these so familiar and yet so different heroes!
Run Time: 1:21:26
Welcome to April, and a whole new format! The next 3 months will feature different types of episodes than what you're used to, but they're going to be great! Interested in having input in what we talk about? Check out our Patreon! That's the best way to get involved in what we're doing here with the Letters Page.
We jump around in time a bit to start off, but then! We actually lay out the history of a book we've only hinted at before and never directly quoted or defined: Disparation! Disparation Volumes 1 and 2, at that!
Then, after telling all that backstory and even going briefly over a few other Disparation issues, we finally get into the story of this alternate reality Dark Watch.
Just a minute before the one hour mark, we get into your questions!
Thanks so much for listening!
Also, the Sentinels of Freedom video game is live on Kickstarter now! Go check it out - we're seriously excited about all of the storytelling we get to do with this project!
Get your questions in for the Animated Series and NightMist's book of monsters!
Our first ever live recorded Editor's Note! Here's the video!
Run Time: 1:07:42
OK, first thing first: the video quality is AWFUL. But! We're working with Trevor to make it better in the future!
As we mention in the first few minutes, we didn't yet know the upcoming schedule when we recorded, but since then, the voting has concluded! Here is the final tabulation of all three polls combined:
So! Given those votes, here is the upcoming schedule for April!
Now, please submit questions for the Animated Series and NightMist's Monsters episodes, but we're recording the Disparation and Progeny episode today and tomorrow - as well as the GTG Origin Story Extrasode - as we're both traveling the first couple weeks in April.
Also! Extrasodes were going to be Patreon-exclusive content, but I polled the Patreon backers and they were pretty keen on them being for everyone, so that's happening! However, the videos of the Extrasodes and Editor's Notes will be made available to Patreon supporters as soon as they're created! And Contributors can even watch and interact live, just like they did for this very Editor's Note!
OK, back to the business of this Editor's Note.
Topics we cover today:
And more topics that came in live from our Contributors!
Looking forward to the new format starting with next episode! A hearty thank you to all of you fantastic listeners, and especially to our Patreon supporters!
One of the most terrible villains of the Multiverse is here! Tremble before Grand Warlord Voss, Earthlings!
Run Time: 2:13:34
We get right into it by talking about the first appearances of Thorathians in the history of Sentinel Comics.
Then, we jump to the 60s to introduce Grand Warlord Voss himself!
After that, the next divergence is talking about space stuff - the space race, space exploration, and the wonders of space as a genre, so to speak.
Then, finally, we actually get to the origin and backstory ofRainek Kel'Voss! Which takes a while. About as much time as everything leading up to that. Reasonably!
Just after 35 minutes in, we get to the mid-80s, and stuff starts getting intense. Big stories. Big meta-information. Big reveals. Everything's big.
Whew! What a wild ride! OK, right, moving on. Almost halfway through the episode - a few minutes before the one hour mark - we get into your questions.
There are LOTS of great questions that make us dig into more of the story of Grand Warlord Voss and the Thorathian people. We answer almost all of your questions!
We get into Thorathian naming practices at around an hour and 43 minutes in! Fun stuff, there.
At 2:04:40, we do the quickest future section we've ever done!
See you Thursday for an Editor's Note!
A team that is sometimes extreme, but is always awesome.
Run Time: 1:54:19
Our Patreon is running smoothly already, thanks to so many of you! As a result, this week, we'll be recording our upcoming Editor's Note LIVE for those of you at our Contributor level. Afterwards, the video will be posted for our supporters over on the Patreon.
Anyway! Prime Wardens!
We start off by digging into some of the specific dates of the history of Sentinel Comics - we use the historical landmarks of where these heroes came from as a framework for the bulk of this episode. This is by far our most historically accurate episode.
Starting just after the 12 minute mark, we zoom in on the story of the very first Prime Wardens story. We go on quite awhile just about this one big story. It's a very cool story, if I do say so myself.
Around 33 minutes in, we get into the Fall of the Prime Wardens story.
We talk about the re-formation of the team and the second volume of the Prime Wardens book around the 41 minute mark.
At 45 minutes in, we get to your questions, starting with questions about the entire team!
We get a little EXTREME around an hour and 9 minutes in.
Our future section today starts just after the one hour and 43 minute mark. There's a lot of interesting details in there, including a return of the SPOILERS! If you are avoiding spoilers for the story content of the SCRPG Starter Kit, you'll want to skip from 1:45:45 to 1:47:55.
Don't forget, at noon Central Time today, join Adam, Maggie, SaRae, Craig, and me on our Twitch channel for the hero character creation for our upcoming Sentinel Comics Live show! (And Paul will be there in the chat!) We're going to figure out how all this video stuff works!
See you next week for Grand Warlord Voss!
The long-awaited episode for one of the first heroes from Sentinel Comics!
Run Time: 3:29:10
Our longest episode yet! It is astounding to me that an episode about one character ended up longer than our previous longest episode, the Southwest Sentinels/Void Guard episode, about 4 characters who make up two teams with major changes in there. But, then again, hardly surprising that Tempest takes so long to cover - really speaks to just how much is going on in the Tempest story.
We cover the three major phases of Tempest's life:
There are lots of things going on in each of those phases, but that's a fair way to break up the stories of Tempest. Be sure to tune in next week when we talk more about the whole team of the Prime Wardens, and the week after when we talk specifically about Tempest's primary nemesis: Grand Warlord Voss! There are a good bit of Tempest stories that we don't get too into in today's episode, as they belong in the Voss episode much more.
Just after the 52 minute mark, (that's right - we cover the entire overview in less than an hour!) we get into your questions! And there are a lot of them. You folks asked about all the things!
At around an hour and 16 minutes into the episode, we get asked a question that results in a deep dive into the biology of the Maerynian people. I know a lot of people have been wondering about this stuff for a LONG time.
An answer to a question just under two hours and 40 minutes in that gets us into a discussion of what we've done to make Sentinel Comics feel like "real" comics. Then, we go on to give a preview of the sort of thing we'll be doing in the OblivAeon episodes! At least, we go down a rabbit hole that is certainly the type of discussion that will be happening in the OblivAeon episodes.
Just after the two hour and 50 minute mark, we finally get to the character of Leviathan... who we give a quick overview for, but don't get into too thoroughly. Want more? Perhaps we'll do another episode later!
We finish your questions and go to the future section at just after three hours in. It's a quick one!
Ooh, and a big reveal at the end of the future section! I wonder what the implications of that will be...
Finally, the major announcements! They begin at 3:05:31. I'm not putting all that info here - I want you to hear it the way we present it in the episode, not just give you a wall of text. However! I will say, you should definitely check out the changes that are going live later today on our Patreon!
Thanks for bearing with us through this whole episode! See you next week for an almost certainly shorter episode about more characters!
One way or another, all of these environments house some great power... let's talk about them!
Run Time: 1:42:54
We dig into the last of the environments - they only sort of go together in this episode, but they're all important parts of Sentinel Comics!
Lots of cool story bits for each of those places!
Next week is the long-awaited Tempest episode! Get your questions in using the submission form by end of day Thursday, March 8th!
Aaaand, finally: our Patreon is now live! Go check it out! We'll be adding Patreon exclusive behind-the-scene content all the time, including a livestream happening within a few hours of this episode going live!