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FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here (Fbd: Federal Bureau of Physics) Paperback – September 30, 2014
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About the Author
- Publisher : Vertigo (September 30, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 140125067X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401250676
- Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.65 x 0.3 x 10.16 inches
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- #6,027 in Science Fiction Graphic Novels (Books)
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Book 2 of the Oliver/Rodriguez/Renzi FBP graphic novel is one too many. From the by the numbers clichéd bar fight to the time flip flops and where are you now and what happened first it is confusion for the purpose of making an installment rather than moving the plot forward. The art remains strong, but there are other graphic novels and other graphic artists. At best this is analogous the old middle school creep out about what if the universe is a tiny speck of dust on the thumb of another middle school kid who lives on another speck of dust universe and so forth. I am not going to spend this kind of money for so little.
Part of the problem of reading literature is that you can experience how a story like this should be told. A plot device based on continually jarring the reader as you leap across time and loop sequences should serve a purpose. In FBP; Vol 2 Wish You Were Here, the purpose is to keep you confused while the publishers can check off that a the FBP books have another to sell you. Almost any spoiler I could give you might itself be false because there is no reality.
At some point series hero, the scruffy and always out of sorts Agent Adam Hardy and his side kick<?> partner Agent Rosa Reyes are for some reason in Nakeet , Alaska where for some reason they subject themselves to a life or death experiment in which they create or enter into or somehow are part of a pocket universe, whatever that is. And they either live through or their projected selves live through or maybe they loop back to live through, or something like that.. Anyway all of this is somehow related to an evil rich guy and finding Adams father and, well plot stuff, sorta…
There is a cute bit about tossing balls into an anti-physics hole that will toss some number of them back. I wonder what happens if you shoot machine guns into it? Also some stuff about fighting your way down stairs so that you can fight your way back up. Also Rosa suddenly becomes very talkative and inventive and no I do not get all this either.
Just plunk down your money for two more volumes and you may get a clue. Your money because I am not spending any more of mine, and maybe because the series was cancelled after four volumes. Maybe this time I am not the slow learner. Also I am recommending you move on, besides the art work there is nothing to see here.
Welcome to volume two of Federal Bureau of Physics, where our favorite agents Rosa and Adam find themselves dealing with multiverses and alternate realities!
This volume is ordered in a non-linear fashion, which worked really well for the topic and story line. It skips from not only past to future, but also from one reality into another. This can also make it a bit confusing to follow the story if you don’t pay attention while you’re reading, and you can miss out on valuable hints.
There’s also so much quantum physics going on in so few pages it can make your head spin (see quote above). Rosa and Adam are in a quantum physics experiment that deals in questioning reality. But, really, as the saying goes- some people should not be left to their own devices.
I do feel like Rosa’s character took a leap in development somewhere between the first and second volume and we missed out on it. Where in the first volume she had trouble communicating even in small talk, in this volume she had no problems at all speaking her mind.
Overall, the story is compelling and handled the topic with flare. I’m still wanting to see a bit more detail with facial expressions with the art, but it’s as psychedelic/pop-artish as the first volume.