If you follow Zeus Comics owner Richard Neal on Twitter, this isn’t news to you. For everyone else, the Lemmon Avenue comics shop — a favorite of all the current and former comics nerds in the office; hey, Todd and Trey! — has been busy readying a web series called The Variants. Two episodes have been filmed so far, and from the sound of it, expect something along the lines of The Office in a comic book store, with Neal and his employees playing versions of themselves. Nothing online just yet, but at least a teaser should be up by the time of Comic-Con International in San Diego later this month.
(Random note, and full disclosure: one of the guys behind the series is Joe Cucinotti, a local actor and — formerly — a radio DJ. He is also the brother of an ex-girlfriend of mine. He’s good people.)