At the end of the month, nine popular comics podcasts will take part in a huge crossover event called Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts. It's an epic undertaking that crosses between  shows including Wait, What?, House to Astonish, War Rocket Ajax and Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men.

Each show will tie-in for one episode, in which guests from the other shows intervene and take part in the discussion. Each show focuses on a different, criss-crossing topic relating to the world of comics, including 'Guilty Pleasures', 'Complex Continuity', and 'The Comics We Share'.

The other participating podcasts are The Fan Bros Show, Into It with Elle Collins, Silence, Less than Live with Kate or Die, Journey into Misery, all flung together into the mysterious 'Battlepod'. The meeting of minds should lead to some interesting discussions, and because the podcasts vary in tone and audience, the crossover may lead listeners to podcasts and comics that they've not encountered before.

In the interest of full disclosure, we should note that several of these podcasts feature past, present, and future (who knows?) contributors to ComicsAlliance, and two of these podcasts were even previously hosted on this site. Hey, what can we say? We really like smart, opinionated comics commentary! ComicsAlliance is in no way involved with or benefiting from the event.

Secret Convergence on Infinite Podcasts begins on October 29th, with the first installment taking place on the Fan Bros Show podcast.  The crossover also features specially commissioned artwork from James Stokoe and Brandon Graham. You can see Graham's contribution above.

For the latest updates on the podcasting event, follow @scoipodcasts on Twitter.