My friendly neighborhood comic shop, the Eisner Award winning Zeus Comics is launching a new web series. The Variants tells the story of “…the war waged between retailers at your typical comic book store and their customers.”
Now there’s a little bit of truth to the whimsy above. If you follow the real life Barry on Twitter, you’ll be exposed to some fantastic snark concerning his customers on a daily basis. Some of my favorites:
- “Hey sir, what can I get for a dollar?” (waves dollar at us) Me: “Nothing in here.” (the usual glare)
- Occasionally I have to restock old issues of X-FORCE. Sometimes I skim them. Oh, the horror. THE HORROR.
- When I say “everything except for new comics” it’s probably a safe bet that thing you’s pointing at that isn’t a new comic is on sale.
Outlandish scenarios unfold regularly at the comic shop and those stories have made themselves into episodes, such as the time Zeus bought a dead man’s comics from his friends to fund his funeral. Or the customer who refused to call red-haired Keli anything but “Mary Jane,” after Spider-Man’s girlfriend.
This looks to be awfully funny. Plus, topless girls!