Fall Out Toy Works Vol. 1 Tiffany Blues Review

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The story follows a nameless toy maker who is brilliant at electronics but not so much in business. When his debts become too much for him to handle a benefactor comes to his aid with an offer to create something that hasn’t been done, create the most realistc doll, and create real love.

LOVED

ART – The art is wonderfully rendered on every page. The coloring is great in it’s cel-shaded style for the characters and the painted look of the backgrounds and cityscapes. The cityscapes in the opening pages are a nice mix of Blade Runner and Akira styled futuristic architecture. The layouts are well done and shine especially in a montage sequence toward the end of the story.

FOB EASTER EGGS – The are a lot of nods to various Fall Out Boy songs or albums. One Chaper is called “An Evening Out with Your Girlfriend,” in reference to the band’s first album, another chapter is “Drop A Heart, Break A Name,” which is a lyric in Fall Out Boy’s hit song “Sugar We’re Going Down.” There are quite a few more for the eagle-eyed FOB fan.

NOT SO LOVED

STORY – The story starts off well and sucks you in, however as the story progresses it gets side tracked and thrown off course. First we think this is going to be a story about the Toy Maker and how he is going to get his creation he loves back, but then the focus shifts to his creation, Tiffany, and her quest to become more real. Then toward the end everything becomes super existential and completely philosophical. There really isn’t a coherent plot or clear resolution to this story. There is one set-up that doesn’t pay off at the end and is really disappointing.

BLAH-BLAH-BLAH – Toward the end Tiffany goes on and on about what is real and what isn’t real and what are her dreams and what are not. This whole dialogue she has seems to be to herself and takes up 5 pages where the word bubbles are fighting the wonderfully crafted page layout. It’s a real shame.

VERDICT

Fall Out Toyworks vol. 1 Tiffany Blues great eye candy but is pretty much all there is to it. Unless you are a fan of Fall Out Boy, especially Pete Wentz, then this book may appeal to you. Otherwise skip over this book.

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