FBP: The Federal Bureau of Physics, previously known as ''Collider'' is a Science Fiction comic book by Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez, and is published by Vertigo Comics. The series centres on a world similar to our own, where a series of strange and unexpected phenomena have led scientists to conclude that the laws of physics aren't as carved in stone as we had believed. However, humanity adapted to the changes, and the new paradigm of unpredictable physics became a part of our normal, everyday lives, particularly to the creation of a new government agency with the mandate of to prevent and protect. Its official title: The Federal Bureau of Physics.
What was extraordinary soon became ordinary, a part of peoples daily lives. They move on and do what people have always done: survive. But even that new status quo is now under threat. Things are getting worse, and it falls to Special Agent Adam Hardy and his FBP team to figure out whats going on, before its too late
The series contains examples of:
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: James Crest of Crest Corp., Inc. He welcomes staying in the Bubbleverse just to escape the investigation of the SEC.
- Five-Man Band
- Mundane Made Awesome: Inverted. The phenomena of failures in physics are treated as relatively ordinary such that the government has a specifically designated bureau in charge of addressing these occurrences.
- No Sense of Humor: Cicero
- Parental Abandonment: Adam's father disappeared while investigating an anomaly.
- Pocket Dimension: A bubble universe, called a Hoff's Gravitational Inversion, forms at the end of issue 1. In issue 2, it's further explained that this is not a true parallel universe, and will collapse within 36 hours, killing anyone trapped inside.
- Stoic Spectacles: Cicero
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Jay Kelly sacrifices himself to ensure that Adam is able to escape the Bubbleverse in issue 4.
- Intimate Healing: Rosa and Adam Hardy in Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here
- Disappeared Dad: Adam Hardy's father was killed chasing quantum tornadoes before the series starts.
- Privately Owned Society: FBP is privatized after a mishap in the first book.