Media Release — Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 24, 2009 – There’s a sexy new comic book heroine set to reveal herself exclusively to iPhone and iPod Touch users, and this scantily clad adventurer, with a popular, familiar name, is bringing her exploits to life in this direct-to-iPhone release.
Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, partnered with Universal Uclick, America’s No. 1 distributor of comics online and on mobile, has announced an all-new version of one of his most sizzling creations, Stripperella. The sultry super-heroine stars in an original four-volume comic book series written by Lee with art by Anthony Winn available only on the App Store.
Exotica Jones, the new incarnation of the motorcycle-riding exotic dancer who fights crime as Stripperella, makes her eye-popping debut in this all-new made-for-mobile comic book series debuting exclusively on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
“Some people think Stripperella is merely a far-out fantasy featuring a torrid, whistle-bait pin-up,” said Lee. “But thoughtful readers look beneath Stripperella’s frivolous façade and recognize a scholarly, psychological analysis of today’s complex male/female relationships with cogent commentary within the sophisticated subtext. Congratulations to Universal Uclick and POW! for Stripperella, the perfect cerebral companion for the thinking man.”
“Stripperella is an eye-catching super heroine, and comic fans will appreciate that Stan Lee, master comics craftsman that he is, has injected this series with a madcap spirit that makes it a thoroughly entertaining read,” said Universal Uclick President and Editor Lee Salem. “This mature-audiences series – available exclusively in the App Store – is uncommonly, unabashedly, undeniably fun. It’s exactly the kind of all-out entertainment fans have come to expect from the most well-known innovator in comics.”
Longtime fans of the cheeky heroine will note that POW! Entertainment has updated the character’s original design from the adult-oriented cartoon series that marked Stripperella’s worldwide cable television debut in 2003. But while she sports a new look, iPhone and iPod Touch users can rest assured that the famous curves, tongue-in-cheek humor and “bombshell” status that made Stripperella stand out from the pack remain perfectly intact.
“We started by repurposing print comics for the iPhone. It has always been our intention to bring original content, created exclusively for mobile consumption, to the marketplace,” said Salem.
To get Stripperella and other favorite comic books, graphic novels, webcomics and manga for the iPhone and iPod touch go to www.StripperellaApp.com or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.
About Universal Uclick:
Universal Uclick is largest independent syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for print, desktop, web and mobile phones. Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for major brands like Doonesbury, Dear Abby and some of the most significant comics in history including Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Garfield, For Better or For Worse, Cathy, and Ziggy as well as recent hits Lio, Cul de Sac and The Argyle Sweater. It is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Consumer content and services are available through newspapers, GoComics.com Web site, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. Universal Uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.
About Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment
POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment Inc. (Pinksheets:POWN.PK), an advanced media and entertainment company, was founded by world-famous comic book and motion picture icon Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman, Esq. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW!, capitalizing on this combined expertise, specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with other individuals and entities of entertainment’s top echelon, including studios and networks, in the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises.