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YMMV: Fall Out Toy Works
  • Awesome Art: Imaginary Friends Studios onboard, check. Cover art by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau? Check AND check.
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: When the comic was first announced, some My Chemical Romance fans (not all of them, especially with the fandom overlap between My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy) claimed that the comic was a ripoff of The Umbrella Academy. From what little promotional material was given out at the time, absolutely NOTHING indicated that Fall Out Toy Works was going to be a superhero comic within the same vein as The Umbrella Academy and both comics have differing art styles. This complaint was non-existent by the time the comic actually came out.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Crybaby has a ridiculous amount of fanart for being a background character that never talks until the final issue.
  • Fan Dumb: The comic went into Development Hell for so long that the final issues and the trade paperback were released around the time that Fall Out Boy's hiatus started. Tweets from the official Fall Out Boy Twitter promoting the comic were often met with disappointment that they weren't actually tweets announcing a comeback. Tweets announcing a comeback several months into the hiatus.
  • Genius Bonus: Gravity Welles, based on, well, gravity wells.
  • Robo Ship: Toymaker/Tiffany being the most popular.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The ending. So, you have two guys who claim they love you but see you mainly as a tool for their own ends that are currently fighting to the death to claim the right to have you. You call bull, then leave. What's the sensible thing to do after that? Go back with the guy that wasn't a Jerkass but still built you to save his own skin. It was either shortsided, rushed, or completely intentional.
    • The Orwellian Retcon of the last page of issue 5 in the trade paperback and the webcomic version takes those implications out entirely.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The art looks like something out of a Disney movie and features colorful toy robots including a teddy bear boy and a moth that doubles as a smartphone. The book waxes philosophical about the nature of romantic and platonic relationships, there's frequent cursing, and the opening of issue three features Tiffany and the Toymaker having sex in a dream sequence.

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