Review: Mr. Stuffins #2
Release Date: 10 June 2009
Writer(s): Andrew Cosby and Johanna Stokes
Artist: Axel Medellin Machain
Covers: David Petersen, Matt Cossin
Colours: Andres Lozano
Letterer: Johnny Lowe
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Mr. Stuffins, the highly trained black-ops agent teddy bear, is back in the second issue of this three issue miniseries! And he’s back with a vengeance now that the boy he’s convinced he needs to protect is suddenly in danger of something more dangerous than a swirly.
The NSA agents have found Zachary’s house and are moving in to get Mr. Stuffins for their unnamed but highly creepy boss. Too bad for them that Stuffins is the most efficient killing machine on the planet. Yeah, he totally mops the floor with all of them and it’s hilarious. After that, Stuffins takes Zach on the run, only to hit a potentially big problem in getting Zach’s mom and sister back – Stuffins runs out of batteries! It could have been worse; I had to put my Ruxpin through about 5 teddy bear surgeries before he totally died. He was really heavy and I kept dropping him! Good times, good times.
Anyway, I absolutely still love this title. It is pure entertainment from cover-to-cover, simple as that. It is so fantastically ridiculous that I can’t get enough. The pacing is so quick, the dialogue is brilliant, and the action is straight out of a Super Action movie. I seriously can’t get enough of this comic because everything in it works so well together.
Just like in the last issue, it’s not All Action All The Time here. It still has the realistic dynamic between Zachary and his family. The contradictions and mixed emotions of a family falling apart, only to pull together when a bigger crisis falls into their laps, is wonderfully played out in such a short amount of space. I really hope this title goes on longer than the three issues of this miniseries because it’s a great all-ages comic that makes you smile.
Really, though? It’s all about this surly little guy, spouting out tough guy speak. That will never get old.