Friday, May 20, 2011

The Variants Web Series Season 2

The Variants Web Series

The Variants web series, one of The Blot’s guilty pleasures and a must watch for any true comic book fan, returned last week with the first all new episode of Season 2! For those of you unfamiliar with The Variants, it’s a web comedy series that takes you behind the counter of your favorite comic book store.

The Variants is the brain child of Richard Neal, Joe Cucinotti and Ken Lowery. In early 2009, Richard, owner of the award-winning Zeus Comics, thought all the crazy stuff he saw in his store would make excellent fodder for a comedy series. Seeing the success of web comedies like The Guild, Richard approached Joe and Ken – longtime friends, writers and regulars at the store – to help him develop the series.

While I was originally drawn to the web series because of its locale (Dallas’ Zeus is one of my favorite comic book stores), I stayed with the series because of its outlandish stories and zany cast of characters. Plus, there are some really great cameos by some big name comic creators! But don’t take my word for it, start watching The Variants from the pilot episode, or order you can order The Variants Season 1 on DVD here for just $15.
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