The ComicsVerse podcast was born out of the principles Justin Alba and Kathleen Wisneski learned while studying at Columbia University in a course titled "Comic Books and Graphic Novels as Literature." ComicsVerse takes an in-depth, analytical, and almost academic, approach to comic book characters and storylines utilizing comic book theory as put forth by Scott McCloud in his definitive work UNDERSTANDING COMICS. All that smart talk aside, we sometimes have potty mouths, but we always manage to have a ton of fun by interviewing comic book creators, artists, writers, editors and historians as well as having panel discussions involving character studies and delving into the plot intricacies of particular story arcs.