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Welcome to The Letters Page!

In this podcast, creators Christopher Badell and Adam Rebottaro talk for about ninety minutes each episode about a hero, villain, event, or something else entirely from the wide world of Sentinel Comics. They also answer your questions!

We post episodes every Tuesday morning at around 10 AM, Central Time. We also occasionally post Thursday morning Interludes!

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In an early episode, we mentioned that a Letters Page Bingo type thing could be fun. As a result, awesome Letters Page listener Kyle Grossman has created THIRTY different Letters Page Bingo cards, and you can find them all here!

Jul 27, 2017

The longest interlude we've ever recorded, by far! So many questions answered! The name of this episode is most certainly not "Lightning Round".

Show Notes:

Run Time: 83:50

We cover tons of characters in this episode. A ridiculous amount of them. And almost as many different stories. Ready for hopping all over the place? Strap in - it's going to be a bumpy ride!

Just after the 50 minute mark, Adam and Christopher have a debate about who would win in a fight between two villains, and Adam actually convinces Christopher! It's a surprising outcome for everyone.

Rather than listing all the characters we talked about, here's a list of the things we didn't talk about, even though we did get questions about them!

  • Galactra
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Major Flay
  • Seer
  • Idolator
  • Revenant
  • Green Grosser
  • Blood Countess
  • Zhu Long
  • All Slaughterhouse Six members

Those characters all do count as Nemeses, but their stories have to wait for the episodes they are important in, so feel free to ask more questions about them.

Here's the next month's schedule!

  • August 1st: Argent Adept
  • August 8th: Akash'Bhuta, Akash'Thriya, and more!
  • August 15th: Visionary/Dreamer
  • August 22nd: RevoCorp/Benchmark
  • August 29th: Gen Con Live!
  • August 31st: Post Gen Con Retrospective Interlude

If you're at Gen Con, come to the Gen Con live recording on Saturday at 3:00!

Get your Argent Adept questions in now! See you next week!

Jul 25, 2017

Let's talk about NINE villains! Nine times the goodness!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 72:47

There's a lot of rambling nonsense and nonsensical rambling in this episode, but there's also a lot of good story!

Just before the ten minute mark, Adam divulges his scale of animal evilness, from most evil to least evil. So, that's probably a useful thing for all of you out there in internet land.

Then, a bit after the fifteen minute mark, The Ennead start taking over Egypt, and we talk for the next 5-10 minutes about how locked down that whole situation was.

Right after the 26 minute mark, we tell a few but very minor story about Set after The Ennead event. I'm calling it out here because I really like the story. It's not an important story, but it's fun.

Just how many times do we say "reservoir" in this episode?

Right before 34 minutes in, we do a "and then they all died" bit THAT IS TOTALLY TRUE. They all died. Period.

The next thing we do is answer a question - our first question of the episode - in which we reveal a retcon that happened within the pages of Sentinel Comics. 

As promised, here's a link to the page of the ARG in which Ra and The Ennead showed up for the last time in the Multiverse.

SPOILERS! Starting at the 60:50 mark through 68:25, we talk about spoilers for the Sentinel Tactics timeline, so if you want to wait until it's released to play through the story content yourself, skip this spoilers segment.

Thanks for listening, everyone! Thursday is the longest interlude ever! Talk to you then!

Jul 18, 2017

Is Ra the true Egyptian God of the Sun, or just a madman with the power of fire? Or, is he something else entirely?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 106:57

We start with a quick overview of who Ra is, and then start breaking down his long and somewhat convoluted story. Let's dig right in.

In the first ten minutes of the show, we reveal Ra as a villain (of sorts) and then kill him off (sort of), and not at all as a joke! And it's not even the most exciting ten minutes of the show!

Starting just before the seventeen minute mark, Adam attempts to name all nine of The Ennead. He does... OK. More on those folks next week!

Around 28 minute in, we start getting into just HOW all of this Egyptian mythology stuff has been translated into modern Sentinel Comics.

Lots of great questions in today's episode, with a ton of story stuff covered entirely in the Q&A segment.

At 55 minutes, we get a question that sparks a REALLY long answer with a ton of story. Enjoy!

Wow, this is a long episode. Whew!

Lots of big reveals in the future section. We talk about the future of a minor side character from the card game timeline and what happens to them in the Tactics timeline. And then! In the RPG timeline section, we go into SPOILERS! Skip from 96:55 to 103:55 if you want to avoid major story spoilers for the RPG.

In a couple days, we're recording the episode about The Ennead AND the interlude about Nemeses! Get your questions in now!

Jul 11, 2017

An episode about a slavering rat beast!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 76:10

Just a warning: we rehash some old jokes this show. We're out of material, folks. You heard it here! We're already washed up.

But there are also some actual reveals in this episode! Like Plague Rat's real human name from before he was fully rattened!

This is an episode of cautionary tales and important life lessons. Brush your teeth. Don't play in the sewers. Don't do drugs. Or crime. Stay in school, kids.

We go from drug dealer, to rat beast, to infectious rat beast, to captured rat beast... look, a lot happens with Plague Rat, actually. You'll just have to listen to the episode!

And we have a decently long Q&A segment today! Lots of fun stuff there. Good questions. Strange answers. And even a few twists!

And we wrap up with a glimmer of hope for the future.

Next week is Ra!

Jul 4, 2017

Today is an American holiday, so we're going to talk about an All-American hero!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 83:50

Look forward to all manner of voices from Adam in today's episode!

About 10 minutes in, we introduce the robot named CON. And yes, we will explain CON in this episode. It's about time!

At the 20-minute mark, Adam refers to human flesh as, "Delicious, delicious flesh." We just want to mention right now: we do not support or advocate cannibalism. Adam does not consume human flesh and he does not think of it is actually delicious. That line about delicious flesh was from Plague Rat's point of view.

Right after that, we explain how time travel works. So, that's cool.

Around the 47-minute mark, we say that Chrono-Ranger mostly acts in the main canon timeline just after saying that he act in a bunch of different timelines. Turns out, both are true. In the bulk of Sentinel Comics, he's doing stuff in the primary timeline, but in his occasional solo limited series, he shows up in and alters many different timelines.

In the future section, we actually reveal a decent amount of story, both from the Tactics timeline and the RPG timeline. A lot happens to Jim Brooks in both futures, including two different name changes.

Thanks for listening! Get your Plague Rat questions in now!

Jun 29, 2017

Let's make some excuses!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 28:36

Since we got immediately down to business on Tuesday's Deadline/Lifeline episode, this interlude is a good deal more... fast and loose.

Things we cover in this interlude:

  • The Wraith and Ermine
  • Chokepoint or Choke?
  • Our brothers
  • Gen Con
  • (Dark) Visionary
  • James Bowie
  • David Bowie
  • Knives
  • K.N.Y.F.E.s
  • Paige Huntlys (Paiges Huntly?)
  • Sergeant Steel
  • Stargent Seal
  • Animals

Also, as promised, here's an art!

How do we get through ALL OF THAT in under half an hour? Guess you'll just have to listen to the whole thing to find out!

Oh, also, the very exciting upcoming schedule!

  • July 4th: Chrono-Ranger
  • July 11th: Plague Rat
  • July 18th: RA!
  • July 25th: The Ennead
  • July 27th: Interlude - Nemeses
  • August 1st: Argent Adept

Things are really heating up here on the Letters Page! And not just because it's a hot summer here in St. Louis. But also because of that!

Jun 27, 2017

Tarogath... the destroyer? Or savior? Or just all-around jerk? You decide!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 86:29

This is a no-nonsense episode! (Meaning we only engage in minimal nonsense.) It's not the longest episode we've recorded, but it might be the most jam-packed with exciting info!

We start off by talking about the Enclave of the Endling, including proper pronunciation of the names of many Endlings and their fallen races. Got questions about the Enclave of the Endlings? Submit a question! We'll do an Interlude on the Enclave some day.

More info on blood magic and vampires and such today, around the 23 minute mark. And in the questions, as well!

Shortly after that, we actually delve into more of the details of the OblivAeon event than we've revealed before. Makes sense, as Tarogath is rather important to that event!

Just after 41 minutes in, Christopher said, "Tarogath, who became the villain Deadline, who then became the villain Lifeline." (Italics for emphasis.) Definitely meant hero there. Just talking too fast. Whoops! Lifeline's not a villain.

This coming Thursday's Interlude has already been recorded, but you still have some time to get your Chrono-Ranger questions in! Send 'em our way, buckaroos!

Jun 20, 2017

Today, we talk about Michael Conteh of Conteh Energy Corporation! Surely, that's where you know him from, right?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 61:31

Right in the beginning, we mention that The Operative will come up later in the podcast. And then we follow-through on that promise! We talk about stuff between The Naturalist and The Organization - which does happen to involve The Operative - just after the six minute mark.

Lots of exciting things in today's episode, including space adventures, business take-overs, and even the origin of Akash'Thriya!

The Naturalist has to deal with Equity early on, but we'll also hear from the Slaughterhouse Six - lots of people want to kill The Naturalist, apparently.

As we have done before and we will certainly do again, we discuss how unsettling birds are in this episode. Listen to the few minutes leading up to the 30 minute mark for that gem. I'm certain it'll come up again in the future.

The future holds a lot for The Naturalist, but we can't spoil TOO much for now - lots of story things will come up in the long run!

We've already recorded all of the episodes from now through the end of June, so send in your questions for the Chrono-Ranger episode! We'll announce our schedule through the beginning of August next week.

 

Jun 13, 2017

Let's talk about a shady organization that reaches throughout the Multiverse!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 67:07

At the beginning of the podcast, Christopher predicts that this episode will have a run time of an hour and twelve minutes. Turns out, didn't even make it that long!

This episode, we cover F.I.L.T.E.R. in all of its incarnations, get into The Block - the extradimensional F.I.L.T.E.R. prison and HQ, and also talk about the story of Sergeant Steel and his Steel Squadron!

Just before the 17 minute mark, we mention that the K.N.Y.F.E. episode is essential listening for the story we're about to tell. If you haven't listened to that one yet, go do so!

We get to introduce the character of Felix Stone in this episode! Exciting times. (We also dispose of him. Whoops! Spoilers.)

You also get to learn of A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.!

As promised, here is the Time-Crazed Prisoner from The Block:

As we mention at the end of the episode, the next few recordings are all going to happen pretty quickly. Paul and I will be out of town for a wedding in a couple weeks, and we're all more nose-to-the-grindstone than ever right now, so we're doing a pile of recording this coming Friday, and then skipping a week for weddings, and then doing another pile of recording the Friday after that. So! Hit us up with questions for these characters ASAP!

  • The Naturalist
  • Deadline / Lifeline
  • Chrono-Ranger

Thanks for listening!

Jun 6, 2017

She's tough, she's Scottish, and she's got energy powers! It's Agent Paige Huntly: A.K.A. the hero known as K.N.Y.F.E.!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 55:34

First thing first! We're both older - but certainly no wiser - than we were last episode! Happy Birthday to us.

We first introduced the character of Paige Huntly in last week's Chokepoint episode, as their stories intertwine before Agent Huntly ever becomes K.N.Y.F.E.

When we get to the Progeny fight, we go into a bit of a discussion on whether Progeny's head flying away is cool or silly. Who is right? You decide!

And then we're off to SPACE!

Lots of great stuff about alternate realities, people being awful, her Scottish-ness, and even more in the questions section.

Get your questions about F.I.L.T.E.R., Sergeant Steel, and The Block now!

Also, this episode's post-credits bit is the longest one ever, I think!

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