|hatman (hatman) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-12-14 04:39 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||publisher: image comics|
I'd actually wanted to start out with Take A Chance, but since those comics are in a box upstairs, I guess that can wait until tomorrow. Instead, for your reading pleasure...
Fall Out Toy Works is a comic book which purports to be based on the "ideas and lyrics" of the band Fall Out Boy, but don't let that sway you either way.
Visually and thematically, it kind of reminds me of Clockwork Girl, but there are major differences. (Including the occasional use of some naughty words.)
It takes place in a futuristic world where AIs are so common as to have almost become passe. A genius toymaker specializing in AI toys is on the verge of bankruptcy when a billionaire comes to him with a proposal - an obscene amount of cash in exchange for a custom, one-of-a-kind AI... a robotic woman who can actually feel love.
It's never been done before. It doesn't even seem possible. And... it's turning out to be even harder than he'd thought. It's one failure after another. He's got the software, but the hardware just isn't capable of making it work. Until inspiration strikes. Which leads him to go look up his old friend the rabbi. A rabbi who happens to have a sideline...
Not sure how funny that is for non-Jewish readers, but I was amused.
(For the record, that scene the only Jewish reference in the series so far.)
Manischewitz: Brand of common household Kosher wine,* often used for blessings and sacraments.
*Among other things. Their products pretty much fill the Kosher aisle at many grocery stores. But they're best known for the wine.
Goy: Non-Jew, un-Jewish
Shiksa: Goyish woman. Especially as contrasted with the internal stereotype of the Nice Jewish Girl that a sensible Good Jewish Boy should marry (if only he'd listen to his mother).