FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics

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FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics
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Publication information
Publisher Vertigo Comics (DC)
Format Ongoing series
Publication date July 2013
Creative team
Writer(s) Simon Oliver
Penciller(s) Robbi Rodriguez
Inker(s) Robbi Rodriguez
Colorist(s) Rico Renzi
Creator(s) Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics is an American comic book series by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez, distributed by Vertigo Comics. FBP imagines a world where disturbances in the laws of physics are as common as weather, and necessitate forecasts about wormhole locations, momentary gravity losses, and entropy reversals. With much fanfare, the government creates a new bureaucratic organization to deal with quantum disturbances, the Federal Bureau of Physics.[1] The story follows special agent Adam Hardy as he deals with internal departmental battles and increasingly dangerous and radical quantum disasters.

Original title[edit]

Oliver and Rodriguez originally meant for the title of FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics to be Collider. While Vertigo distributed the first issue under Collider, beActive, an Irish comic press, took legal action and forced Vertigo to change the title.[2][3] While Oliver said he was ambivalent about changing the name, the process of creating a new title allowed the creative team an opportunity to "really get back examine to the nuts and bolts, and kick the tires of what the book's really all about." [4]

In other media[edit]

Warner Bros. are development a film version of FBP with Justin Marks penning the script and David S. Goyer and Nellie Reed producing.[5]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol 1: The Paradigm Shift FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #1-6 February 2014 9781401245108
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol 2: Wish You Were Here FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #8-13 September 2014 9781401250676
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol 3: Standing on Shoulders FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #14-19 May 2015 9781401254346