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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!

Sep 18, 2018

It's officially the beginning of the end.

Show Notes

Run Time: 2:16:09

We jump right into the story, not wasting too much time messing around as we often do. And! You get to hear hints of some new music! What could this music be? Only time will tell.

Initially, we go through snapshots of various events that lead up to OblivAeon. But, as we get deeper into the OblivAeon story, we zoom in more and more. 

That said, it's half an hour into the episode before OblivAeon finally reaches Earth. And by that point, there have already been two major character deaths. Yikes!

Just past an hour and 51 minutes in, we get to some of your OblivAeon questions. More coming next week!

Upcoming cool event: on Thursday morning of this very week, we'll be doing a live stream for all of our Patreon supporters! We're releasing another "Create Something Live" episode in early October, and we're recording it on Thursday, September 20th, at 11 AM Central time. Only the Contributor level supporters will be in the chat, but the video will be available to everyone on the Letters Page Patreon.

Also, this morning, we're launching a Kickstarter for the great game Homebrewers. Go check it out. It's genuinely a blast.

Look forward to the second part of the OblivAeon story next week!

Sep 11, 2018

The end of the beginning of the end. Or is it the beginning of the end of the beginning?

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:03:17

We start with important info: don't listen to this episode. That is, if you don't have OblivAeon yet, we think you should wait. Now, if you're cool about spoilers, then go for it. But there's a few big things in this episode, and it's only going to get worst as the month progresses. That said, we're shipping out more and more copies of OblivAeon every day, so you will have it soon!

So, after some chatting and disclaiming, we get into the overview of the scions' stories just before the 5 minute mark. And we start with a bunch of stuff about OblivAeon's backstory, in fact! This episode starts off FAST!

After going through all of the scions, we get to your questions - following the same structure as the scion overview - at around 44 minutes into the episode.

I'm not going to say more in these show notes. Like I mentioned above, some big reveals here, so you should listen and experience it yourself! 

More on OblivAeon next week!

Sep 6, 2018

The most ill-advised episode ever.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:28:25

As we quickly realize, us formulating and planning out ways to destroy the world or take over all the people or anything along those lines... makes for a pretty dark episode. We're definitely going on some watch lists now.

That said, a lot of the episode is caught up in arguing semantics and logistics. This is why supervillains frequently work alone. If they did work together, they'd be more likely to make a podcast or a bunch of games.

For those of you on the Letters Page Patreon, tomorrow morning the voting will go up for what episodes we will create next month! The topic submission stuff is up now, but today's the last day to submit topics that we'll look at for next month. Get ready to vote on September 7th!

Sep 4, 2018

Let's talk about... EVERYTHING.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 3:03:21

This episode is the most info-dump episode we've ever done, but it's all gotta get out there. We're doing a lot of connecting the dots between stories we've told across all of the episodes leading up to this one. But there's still lots of story to be found here!

We jump right into it, digging in hard to the year by year of Sentinel Comics, since the beginning of the Golden Age. 

Not really a lot to say in the show notes that we're not saying in the episode - we go through it all! You're just going to have to listen to find out more!

After 2 grueling hours and 16 arduous minutes of overview, we finally get to your questions.

As promised just after the 2 hour and 49 minute mark: Brian, here's that cover!

We have a brief future segment around the 2 hour and 56 minute mark, and then proceed on to a brief closing, including name reading. This month is just getting started, and it's already heavy stuff!

Thanks for listening!

Aug 30, 2018

It's time for another Editor's Note that is turns out to be mostly about more shipping!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:25:24

The September Schedule!

  • Tuesday, September 4th: Multiverse Recap
  • Thursday, September 6th: Extrasode #6 - Christopher and Adam make up doomsday plots
  • Tuesday, September 11th: Scions
  • Tuesday, September 18th: OblivAeon, part 1
  • Tuesday, September 25th: OblivAeon, part 2
  • Thursday, September 27th: Editor's Note #22

And here's the photo of the calendar on our wall!

You'll note that we're recording the first couple episodes for October well before the end of September. Adam's going to be out of town at the end of September/beginning of October, so we've got to get ahead on the recording schedule. For our Patreon supporters, the topic submission process will go up soon, and then we'll do voting early enough to make sure that people get a chance to submit questions for those episodes.

Topics we talk about in this Editor's Note:

  • Shipping
  • Maerynian Biology/Sex Ed
  • Fan-ships
  • Citizen Dawn and the Citizens of the Sun
  • Canon ships
  • Human/alien hybrids
  • Non-canon ships
  • GTG office crushes
  • Weird ships
  • Daybreak
  • FriendSHIPS
  • Inclusion/Representation
  • Actual shipping
  • Couriers
  • Negative relationSHIPS
  • Young people dating
  • Dream ships
  • Fleek
  • Legacies getting their powers
  • Thiago Diaz
  • Us forgetting our own jokes
  • Questions?
  • And more!

Thanks for listening!

 

Aug 28, 2018

This is a big one... in a lot of ways. But well worth it for what's to come.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 3:11:29

You read that run time correctly - this episode is over 3 hours. However! It is only our second longest episode, losing to the Southwest Sentinels/Void Guard episode by 7 minutes!

That said, we cover a TON of stuff in this episode, so let's get right down to it!

We start off by going through the meta-verse of the publication company of Sentinel Comics. What led to the Mist Storm Universe? How was it handled and published in the world that Sentinel Comics were real actual comics? Who wrote these books and why? What sorts of decisions were made? We get INTO IT.

After revealing all that, including a name of a comics line that we've never said publicly before, we finally get into actually talking about the stories and timelines of the Mist Storm Universe at around 24 minutes in.

So! Then! Just after the one hour mark, after talking about the stories from several comics series, we get back into the meta, talking about decisions made by the publisher. That doesn't take too long, and after a bit of banter, we're into the stories of each of the books from those decisions.

Then we go BACK to the meta verse around an hour and 14 minutes in. Stuff is happening! Things are falling apart! Why? Well, that's what we're talking about! Listen on, dear friends!

From then on, we're jumping back and forth between in-comics stories and meta-publishing-universe stories right up until we get to the stories that end the Mist Storm universe.

At around an hour and a half in, we cover one of the big ending stories that we think you'll be excited to hear.

Throughout the episode, we keep saying things like, "oh, we'll get to that soon." Well, just after an hour and 41 minutes in, we get to the stories of those characters. Whew! It's a lot of stories about a lot of characters. 

Around two hours and 23 minutes in, we get into the story of the Prime War limited series. Larger than life stuff, there.

Finally, at the two-and-a-half-hours mark, we finally dig into your questions. Though, we do speed through them, as we've already covered a LOT up to this point.

We do have a notable future section at 2 hours and 51 minutes in, which covers what titles come out of the Prime War series. More cool stuff there! This episode just keeps giving!

Then, just before the end of episode at around 3 hours and 4 minutes, we read all of the Patreon backers at the name-reading levels. Whew! A big finish to a big episode!

See you next week for another big episode about a lot of stories: the Multiverse recap episode!

Aug 23, 2018

We had a great time playing the Sentinel Comics RPG on Twitch in July, and this Extrasode is all about how that went!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:12:20

We recommend you watch the live streams before listening to this episode. Here they all are!

At the beginning, we talk about the stuff that Christopher and Adam have wanted to talk about this whole time but have not gotten a chance to go over yet, as the veil of secrecy between the GM and the players had to be maintained! But now, the fetters are loosed, and the talking commenced!

Then, around 18 minutes in, we get to your questions.

We finish with questions and wrap up with some discussion about what comes next just after the 1 hour and 5 minute mark.

See you this coming Tuesday for an episode about the MistStorm Universe... and how it ends! And more!

Aug 21, 2018

Let's pause on talking about fake comic book and talk about fake cartoons instead!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:18:13

We covered Phase One of the Sentinel Comics Animated Universe in Episode 64 - now we're back to talk about Phase Two, but there's way too much to cover in a single episode if we're going to keep going into the contents of EVERY episode... and we want to keep going into all that! Thus, this episode is JUST about Season Two of the Freedom Five animated show. We will do a Part 2 episode when you fine folks on the Patreon vote on it, which I imagine will happen shortly!

We get right into all of that, right off the bat, and then about five minutes in, we dig into the first episode of the season!

Around the 1 hour and 43 minute mark, we get to your questions!

At about 2 hours and 10 minutes in, we go to the future section, in which we talk about the future of the Sentinel Comics Animated Universe (mainly the rest of Phase 2). Then, in the wrap-up, we talk about some important Future of the Letters Page business. You'll just have to listen to find out!

For those of your on our Patreon, voting just went live for the September Extrasode. Go let your voice be heard!

Tune in Thursday for an Extrasode about our recent Sentinel Comics RPG Live streams!

Aug 14, 2018

We had a thrilling Gen Con! And now, you get to listen in on how at least a couple hours of that show went for us!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:00:35

We had an exciting musical guest this year: Jean-Marc Giffin! He's the composer behind all of the music for the Sentinels of the Multiverse video game by Handelabra, and lots of other great music as well! If you're one of our Patreon supporters, there will be a post on the Patreon later today with the music files for Jean-Marc's versions of the Letters Page songs, along with the original files for those songs, as we've never released them before and thought that now might be a good time.

The bulk of this episode is Q&A, though we do have an Overview and Future section! You'll just have to listen in to find out what we talk about.

Speaking of our Patreon, we'll be doing a live episode on Thursday morning of this week for our Contributors, so if that's you, come hang out with us at 11 AM, Central! During that live recording, we'll announce what we're doing for next month's schedule, and that'll get posted here next week! Exciting times are upon us!

Looking forward to getting back into the regular Letters Page schedule with all of you!

Aug 7, 2018

We just got back from Gen Con last night, and wow are we tired! 

We are very eager to get back to recording, but for now, enjoy this tiny tinysode! Catch you next time!

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