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    Just Because Gerard Did It… (Fallout Toy Works Announced)

    By | June 25th, 2009
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    Now today, I was reading my tweets on the twitbooks, and our benevolent overlord, Matt, posted a rather alarming tweet. Pete “Mr. Simpson” Wentz is creating his very own, Fall Out Boy inspired, comic book.

    I about died laughing.

    Well, giving him the benefit of the doubt, I read the plot. It seems to be a strange sci-fi retelling of the Greek myth Pygmalion. Read your myths, kthx. The story seems to go as follows:

    “FALL OUT TOY WORKS, inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy, tells the story of a brilliant young robot maker who risks his entire company for his factory’s newly produced android named Tiffany as she becomes his greatest passion and potentially his own destruction. FALL OUT TOY WORKS teams Wentz with Darren Romanelli AKA Dr. Romanelli “DRx”, the ground breaking designer behind the reinterpretations of Nike, Looney Tunes and Black Sabbath, and writer Brett Lewis, the acclaimed creator of BULLETPROOF MONK and The Wintermen. Art chores will be handled by Sam Basri of Imaginary Friends Studios, the art studio behind the art for Radical’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Steve Nile’s City of Dust.”

    Admittedly, the artwork is something that draws me in, and if anyone has read Radical’s line of books, the art is always superb. So while the story may be…mediocre at best, the art will be pretty. That makes it worth it, right? RIGHT?

    I guess not. Oh well. But while I’m currently thinking it’s hokey, I’ll give the first issue a shot because it will be pretty as all get it.


    Gilbert Short

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