FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics – A retrospective
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics
Volume 1 – The Paradigm Shift (2014)
Volume 2 – Wish You Were Here (2014)
Volume 3 – Audeamus (2015)
Volume 4 – The End Times (2016)
(FBP created by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez)
I just finished the fourth and final volume of this series, and I was sad to see the story end, because I liked the series so much.
After all, FBP has everything : a great story with a tantalizing mystery at its center, amazing art, and a wide range of interesting characters.
In fact, it’s the characters that really make this series special : the protagonists are agents of the FBP, heroic geniuses sent to deal with a wide variety of natural disasters – disasters caused by a mysterious global breakdown in the laws of physics.
I would recommend this series for readers of all ages.
In fact, I think that children should be encouraged to read FBP, because it depicts scientists as heroes doing important, life-saving work.
I do want to point out one thing, though : the story is compelling, a real page-turner, but FBP is very, very high concept, presenting many ideas from quantum theory – without these ideas, there would be no plot complication and thus no story. On the other hand, it’s possible to read the series for its dramatic qualities without sweating the science overmuch, if only by looking at the physics emergencies as natural disasters.
So what it all boils down to is this :
you don’t need an interest in science to like this series, because the story is primarily character-driven – hence, I would recommend it to all readers of graphic novels.
However, if you’re a science geek like me, then you should put this series on your ‘Must Read’ list.
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