FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 1: The Paradigm Shift

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Wormholes in your kitchen. Gravity failures at school. Quantum tornadoes tearing through the midwest. As with all natural disasters, people do what they always do: They adapt and survive. And if things get really bad, the Federal Bureau of Physics (FBP) is only a call away.

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics is the story of Adam Hardy: Young, brash and smart, he's a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a ...

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Overview

Wormholes in your kitchen. Gravity failures at school. Quantum tornadoes tearing through the midwest. As with all natural disasters, people do what they always do: They adapt and survive. And if things get really bad, the Federal Bureau of Physics (FBP) is only a call away.

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics is the story of Adam Hardy: Young, brash and smart, he's a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a "BubbleVerse," Adam is sent on a rescue mission and finds his skills and abilities pushed to their limits when he discovers his partner has a different agenda...

Collects issues #1-7

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
The first installment of this new series tells the story of agent Adam Hardy’s battle against the forces of evil in the America of the future, where the laws of physics have broken down. Wormholes appear, time speeds up in localized regions, and parallel dimensions spring up in city plazas. Hardy works for a government agency that deals with such emergencies; his father was killed in mysterious circumstances surrounding a quantum tornado, giving him a personal connection to his job. Hardy is involved with a mission to save a billionaire from a parallel dimension and, with his partner, Rosa Reyes, he foils a plot to use a wormhole generator to free a jailed gang member. Rodriguez’s scratchy art sacrifices likability for a sense of immediacy, which perfectly suits the tone of the book, much aided by Renzi’s gorgeous color sense and Nathan Fox’s eye-catching covers. While the story is promising, playfully exploring science fiction themes, some plot points are skipped over in a race to get through the complex subject matter. It’s a lot to cram in, but the result is a gritty, grungy story set in a surprising world. (Feb.)
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“If this stellar beginning is any indication of what's to follow, we're in for a delightfully unpredictable ride. Oliver and Rodriguez have something unique on their hands, and I'm looking forward to what they've got up their sleeves for the next issue.”—IGN

 “FBP sets the bar high for the rest of the year’s new releases from Vertigo.”—A.V. Club/The Onion
 
“A fantastic start to an exciting new series and a reminder of what a quality powerhouse Vertigo is and can be. It's also a nice reminder of why the industry needs more books from Vertigo, not less. A higher quantity of smart, beautifully executed comics that explore the fantastical and bizarre without being about traditional superheroes is a very good thing.”—Comic Book Resources

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"an impressive collaboration, a promising debut, and a very nice package."—Comics Alliance

"...a fantastic start to an exciting new series and a reminder of what a quality powerhouse Vertigo is..."—Comic Book Resources

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401245108
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 203,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Oliver is the writer of the Wildstorm comic book series Gen13 and the Vertigo comic book series The Exterminators and Hellblazer Presents: Chas—The Knowledge. He also wrote the acclaimed Vertigo Crime graphic novel Noche Roja.

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