Also by this author: FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics - The Paradigm Shift, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics - Wish You Were Here
Published by Vertigo Comics on May 26th 2015
Genres: Comic, Science Fiction
“Protecting mankind from the impossible.” In theory, that’s the reason people become agents of the Federal Bureau of Physics. But if the breakdown of the laws that govern the universe has shown the world anything, it’s that theory and reality are two very different things.Amazon •
For Cicero Deluca, the FBP was a way to escape a life of bullying for a virtual kingdom of the nerds. For Adam Hardy, the FBP was a chance to find the secrets of his father, a groundbreaking physicist who lost his career for telling the truth about his discoveries. Protecting mankind wasn’t high on either of their lists.
But the massive quantum tornadoes tearing across the planet may make them rethink their priorities. The universe is running out of dark matter, the mysterious glue that holds reality together. And unless Adam and Cicero can help the FBP create more, there will be no more mankind left to protect…
Collects issues #14-19
“Well, like I say, I’m only a kid, but I’d probably do what they told us in kindergarten… make nice, play fair, always wash your hands… and do whatever I had to do to save the world.”
In the past comics, Cicero Deluca is almost completely overlooked as a character. In this volume, however, we are given an inside scoop of his relationship with Adam’s father and just why Cicero decided to join FBP in the first place. I do have to say after reading this volume I have a new found respect for the character and can see Cicero becoming a favorite of the group as long as he’s not shoved into the background again.
After Cicero’s story, the gang meets up with a man named Blackwood. He knew Adam’s father (surprise!) and we get a bit more added to the story.
Quantum tornadoes hit a major highway leading to a city, trapping Adam and a few survivors in a kind of quantum bubble just to the side of reality.
Six-year-old genius Ina was a great addition to the comic. You might remember her and her mother earlier in the comic series, calling to complain about a wormhole in their kitchen that their cat kept getting lost in. Ina is a super genius and super cute, and watching Adam having a deep conversation with a six-year-old is like watching Luke ask advice from Yoda. She’s one awesome kid.
Then it gets screwy. Apparently the universe is running dry on creation, aka dark matter. Blackwood enters the picture again, acting a bit creepy, and has a dimensional travel project in the works and wanting to add Adam and his crew to the inter-workings.
Overall, this edition did little in moving the story along, but instead worked in getting deeper into the world. Can’t wait see what happens in volume 4!