What is FALL OUT TOY WORKS?
FALL OUT TOY WORKS is a five issue comic book series distributed by Image Comics. The initial concept for the series was created by Pete Wentz
(bassist and lyricist for the band Fall Out Boy) and Darren Romanelli (aka Doctor Romanelli
, primarily known for his fashion work and successful reimaginings of classic franchises such as Beetle Bailey, Looney Tunes, and Fraggle Rock). The creative scope of the comic later grew to include the rest of Fall Out Boy
(Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley), Nathan Cabrera (frequent Romanelli collaborator and friend of Pete's), the writer Brett Lewis (known for his work on The Winter Men and Bulletproof Monk), and the Indonesian based artistic powerhouse known as Imaginary Friends Studios
Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy, Fall Out Toy Works brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life. But in the dark future of Los Angeles, where the megalomaniac Baron has a stranglehold on all industry and blocked the very sun from the skies, can the dream of the Toymaker and Tiffany truly flourish?HOW LONG IS IT?/HOW MUCH IS IT?/WHERE CAN I GET IT?
All issues have been 32 pages long.
A trade paperback compilation of all the issues along with bonus content has been released, with an MSRB of $16.99.
The cost depends on the retailer, although depending on where you get either the individual issues or the TPB, you might be able to get a discount on them.As to where to get them...DigitalThe full comic is available to read for free through Atomika Press
. The uploaded version of the comic does have differences from the print version (mainly in issue one and five), but is essentially the same comic.Comixology
has issue one for free and issues 2-5 for $1.99.Print
Your local comic book store, of course. Most stores should have it, although if they don't, they allow for special orders. Don't know where your local comic book store is? Go to a site made for the purpose of finding that sort of thing out!Amazon.com
is selling issues 1-4 individually, as well as the TPB.Amazon's preview of the TPB features most of the Pete Wentz/Darren Romanelli interview and the bonus sketch content!In Stock Trades
has the TPB.
The official Fall Out Boy merch site has issue one
, and five
. (Don't be mislead, they're selling issue one but the description is that for the trade paperback for some reason.)
There is also a Meltdown Comics exclusive variant covered issue 1 floating around out there, but it's rather rare to come across.WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
MOTION COMIC Double Barrel Motion Labs
is currently producing a motion comic. This will combine the visuals seen in the comic with music, sound effects, and voice acting. The current line-up of voice actors (that we know of...)
Toymaker - Patrick Stump
Crybaby - Pete Wentz
Tiffany - Anna Faris
Gravity Welles - Jaime King
The motion comic has been delayed past its original release in 2010, but still appears to be in production as of April 2013
, now also under the banner of Quality Transmedia, which "focuses on branded entertainment it can incubate in the digital space and shift to broadcast and film". Hmmm, sounds interesting...
Shirts available from Fall Out Boy's GoMerch store and through comic stores, such as one with a Tiffany design
. There was also very limited
set of Fall Out Toy Works jackets made by Romanelli (one for each main character) sold through Pete's clothing line, Clandestine Industries (good luck getting a hand on one of those!).
The release of FOTW toys has been put into consideration since the beginning. No news on them as of yet.
Potentially in the works. Very hush hush.
As Pete Wentz has said before, there might be a few more surprises in store besides just these things. Keep an eye out!
FALL OUT TOY WORKS: Issue 1[link to cover][link to variant cover]
'TIFFANY'S BLUES,' Part 1
A brilliant young robot maker risks his entire company for his factory's newly produced android named Tiffany, but when his new concept fails to work, fixing her becomes his greatest passion--and potentially his own destruction.
FALL OUT TOY WORKS: Issue 2[link to cover]
'TIFFANY BLUES,' Part 2: 'MY EVENING OUT WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND'
Jasper, the brilliant young toymaker, has lost his greatest creation, his greatest passion, Tiffany, to the Baron. Jasper's concern is that while Tiffany's physical construction is complete, she needs to learn and that is ONLY done through experience.
So when the Baron decides to give Tiffany a crash course in life, is it any surprise what happens when you give a child the keys to the car?
FALL OUT TOY WORKS: Issue 3[link to cover]
'TIFFANY BLUES,' Part 3: 'BUT AREN'T ALL DREAMS INTERLUDES ANYWAY?'
The Toymaker saves Tiffany from the clutches of the Baron, and the pair escape the city to start a new life in Paris. There an old scientist, Giraud, offers the hope that the pair can have their dreams fulfilled. But for their dreams to become reality, a nightmare must be faced...
FALL OUT TOY WORKS: Issue 4[link to cover][link to pre-release cover]
'TIFFANY BLUES,' Part Four: 'WHY WOULD ANYONE CARE ABOUT ANOTHER DREAM?'
The battle between the Baron and the Toymaker escalates as armies of toys are built to do battle. But as war heats up, Tiffany, the subject of their fallout faces a nightmare of her own.
FALL OUT TOY WORKS: Issue 5[link to cover]
'TIFFANY BLUES,' Conclusion: 'WELL, WHAT IF SOMEONE ELSE HAD THE SAME DREAM?'
As the Baron and the Toymaker clash in their final battle, Tiffany is lost amid the many shattered memory fragments that make up her programming. Just who is TIFFANY?
Fall Out Toy Works TPB Vol. 01 Tiffany Blues[link to cover]
A brilliant young toy maker risks his entire company for his factory’s newly produced android named Tiffany, but when he falls in love with his own creation and she has already been sold to the most powerful man on Earth, getting her back becomes his greatest passion and threatens to lead to his own destruction. Inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy, Fall Out Toy Works brings the magic of innocence to life as both a toy maker and his invention set about learning the true secrets of life.
Created by Fall Out Boy, Darren Romanelli (Dr Romanelli DRx) and Nathan Cabrera, this collection also includes interviews with Pete Wentz and Darren Romanelli, plus a sketchbook section revealing the origins of the designs for the project. Collects Fall Out Toy Works #1-5