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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!

Jul 31, 2018

We're at Gen Con doing setup and getting ready, so - as previously announced - there's no episode this week! And yet, we still recorded a minute and a half of explanation, just to tide you over. Thanks for listening, everyone! We're eager to return to our normal(ish) schedule soon!

-Christopher and Adam and Trevor and everyone else at GTG

Jul 26, 2018

An Editor's Note just before we head off to Gen Con!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:28:01

Here's the schedule for July!

  • Tuesday, August 7th: We're on Break!
  • Tuesday, August 14th: Gen Con 2018 Live!
  • Tuesday, August 21st: Episode #79 - Sentinel Comics Animated Series: Phase 2
  • Thursday, August 23rd: Extrasode #5 - Sentinel Comics RPG Live Steams Recap and Discussion
  • Tuesday, August 28th: Episode #80 - The Incoming Storm: Mist Storm Universe from the end of OblivAeon to the beginning of Prime War
  • Thursday, August 30th: Editor's Note #21

And a photo of the calendar on our wall!

(It doesn't say that the month is August... but it is.)

Topics covered in today's episode:

  • Citizen Dawn and the Citizens of the Sun
  • Young Legacy
  • Sentinel Comics: the Roleplaying Game
  • Daybreak
  • and more!

Looking forward to seeing some of you at Gen Con!

Jul 24, 2018

We made a radio play! It turned out pretty dang awesome!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:07:57

Just listen to the episode! It's got a lot going on.

All of the voices in the radio play are either Adam or Christopher, other than Ruby, who was voiced by the talented and most excellent Heather Reusz!

Around the 40 minute mark, we get to your questions!

This Thursday is this month's Editor's Note! Next week is Gen Con! We're excited to see you - and record an episode with you - there!

Jul 17, 2018

Let's talk about looooove.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:19:00

A strange change in format today: after some mild preamble, we start of by getting into your questions, just before the 5 minute mark!

Then, we spend over a third of the episode on a single letter...

The questions cover the vast majority of the things we wanted to talk about today, so enjoy the process of us keeping up with you fine folks!

Spoilers: At around an hour and 9 minutes in, we talk about a Biomancer story. A bit of the recording was lost here, but the thing we talked about that didn't make it into the episode is that, after her death, the body of the woman we mention is enshrined in Biomancer's lair, and sometimes he makes fleshchildren to look like her, but he always destroys them because he cannot match her perfection. For all his "work toward perfection", he cannot match the perfection of his one true love. Also, he's super creepy. /spoilers

After that, our brief "overview" - which is more of a "let's fill in the couple things no one asked about" bit - starts about an hour in.

For our Patreon supporters, the voting is already up for the August episodes, so make sure your voice is heard! Get your vote in now!

Jul 10, 2018

We go out to explore SPAAAAAAACE!!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:21:51

Right off the bat, we mention that the day this episode goes live, we're doing another live stream of the Sentinel Comics RPG! Come join us on our Twitch channel!

We then mention that our Patreon Collectors and Contributors can submit topics for August now. Check out this Patreon post about it!

At the two minute and 45 second mark, Adam realizes what we should name this episode. And lo, that is what the episode is now named. Let it be written.

Then, we finally get into space stuff.

The overview is mostly breaking down how space is used across the different eras of comics publication, and also how that all fits together to show the primary purpose of space in storytelling.

After that, we get into your questions just after the 12 minute mark, letting your questions about space shape the order we talk about the variety of space stories.

Questions spark us to talk about:

  • Golden Age Captain Cosmic stories
  • Captain Cosmic's (Hugh, not Ray) interactions with those stories
  • Plants (Space plants, that is)
  • Stuff we like making
  • A strange story
  • Humans compared to aliens
  • Cute aliens?
  • Humanoid aliens
  • Galactic Strike Force races
  • Singular Entities (briefly)
  • Galactra's race
  • Empyreon's race
  • Translators/alien languages
  • Magic in space
  • And more!

Around an hour and 14 minutes in, we talk a little about the future of space in the various worlds of Sentinel Comics.

And then we tease a bit more about Prime War before reading names and signing off.

Join us next week for an episode about love.

Jul 5, 2018

First things first: we're not lawyers and no one should ever take our advice! That aside, we're gonna give advice anyway!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 57:15

We start off with a bunch of disclaimers, because boy howdy are we NOT lawyers.

Then, we jump right into the lies.

The questions begin at five and a half minutes in.

Join us next week for an episode about EVERYTHING SPAAACE!!!

 

 

Jul 3, 2018

Diving deeply into 6 comic book issues!

Run Time:

Show Notes: 1:20:23

We start off by raving about a game we've been playing a lot lately... you'll just have to listen to find out!

Then, once we get down to brass tacks, as they say, we talk about a bunch of other comic books before we can even get to Dark Watch #1. But then, we do! And wow are there some twists and turns!

Around 47 minutes into the episode, we read your letters to you!

On Thursday of this week, we've got another Extrasode coming your way! We've already recorded it, and it's a weird one, but no Il Alimento, certainly. Whew! 

Keep on saving the Multiverse!

Jun 28, 2018

Another Editor's Note full of delightful things!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:15:55

Here's the schedule for July!

  • Tuesday, July 3rd: Dark Watch Issues #1-6
  • Thursday, July 5th: Christopher & Adam Give Legal Advice
  • Tuesday, July 10th: Captain Cosmic's Galactic Encyclopedia
  • Tuesday, July 17th: Shipping: Love in the Multiverse
  • Tuesday, July 24th: Greatest Legacy Radio Play
  • Thursday, July 26th: Editor's Note #20

And a photo of the calendar on our wall!

We go to your questions after 11 minutes in.

Topics of this Editor's Note:

  • Moral grey areas
  • The Host
  • Power sources
  • Magic
  • The Void
  • Fan-fiction
  • Inverse Universe characters
  • Swipping
  • The Extremeverse
  • Storn
  • Disparation Stories
  • Singular Entities
  • Wager Master
  • Fashion
  • Fan favorites
  • Visionary vs The Dreamer
  • Old art vs new art
  • Servants of OblivAeon
  • Branching realities
  • True power

Thanks for listening, everyone!

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!

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