“The Variants,” a Web series written and produced by gay-owned Zeus Comics on Lemmon Avenue, went viral Wednesday… OK, maybe not viral, but sorta bacterial. In the first day online, YouTube stats showed it had been viewed 1,200 times, according to star-creator-Zeus owner Richard Neal; as of this morning, it has more than 1,600 hits.
Not bad for a sly little 9-minute comedy about nerds (gay and straight) and their quest for comic book affirmation. Production values are surprisingly high, and Neal promises it will only get more bizarre with time. I’ll be there the first Wednesday of every month to make sure.