Media Release — LOS ANGELES- May 4th, 2009 – Tired of being at the mercy of media conglomerates who do not seem to “get” him, Mr. Stuffins announced today that he’s twittering… starting immediately @MisterStuffins.
“I got stuff to say that people need to hear,” Stuffins told BOOM! Studios. “Seriously, why are you laughing?”
MR. STUFFINS #1 hit store shelves this past Wednesday, April 30th with the tag line, “My teddy bear’s a secret agent!” and follows the adventure of a cute cuddly teddy bear who has all the moves of James Bond. When a scientist succeeds in creating Artificial Intelligence, he discovers to his horror that the government plans on making it a weapon. On the run, he hides the program inside a mechanical toy bear. An unsuspecting family buys the toy bear and a little boy discovers a new best friend – a cute, cuddly toy bear with all the training of Jason Bourne! Chaos, fun, and mayhem ensue, from the creator of EUREKA Andrew Cosby and EUREKA writer Johanna Stokes!
Greeted with unanimous critical praise, MR. STUFFINS #1 was given a 5 out of 5 rating by Major Spoilers, who called it “one of the most fun comics I’ve read this year.” Diamond Comic Distributors’ newsletter THE SCOOP raved, “We’re ready for another issue of this series right now.” Comic Book Jesus called it “an impressively cuddly debut” and went on to say, “this is something parents could read with their kids, with both getting enjoyment from it.”
“The bear’s outta control,” MR. STUFFINS co-creator Andrew Cosby said. “He must be stopped. Don’t read his twitter updates, it’ll only encourage him.”
“Stuffins? He can’t possibly start twittering,” Johanna Stokes, MR. STUFFINS co-creator, said. “He doesn’t have opposable thumbs. I don’t think. And what’s your name again? How did you get this number?”
MR. STUFFINS Features A covers by the Eisner Award-winning creator of MOUSE GUARD David Petersen.
MR. STUFFINS #2 hits stores on May 27th, 2009.
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