FBP Federal Bureau of Physics: Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here: 01/18/16
FBP Federal Bureau of Physics: Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here by Simon Oliver is the second in the Federal Bureau of Physics series. This omnibus covers issues 8-13 of the comic. In Paradigm Shift the world of the FBP is set up and we're given a couple example cases. The first book was pretty much world building and paranormal hijinks. It's a colorful, psychedelic police procedural, somewhere between Dragnet and The X-Files.
Now we move to the characters and into their back stories. Except, in a world where entropy goes haywire, it's possible to literally go into a character's persona through the creation of an artificial, pocket universe, built and fueled by the psyche of its participants. Thus we've entered the world of VR-5 (for anyone who remembers that awesome but short lived TV series).
Even though Simon Oliver tells you what's going on, it's not always easy to separate the real from the pocket. And, there are hints dropped that the pocket universe might be more connected to the real world than anyone thinks. It's not Vegas — things that happen in the pocket universe might not actually stay there.
The bright colors and bold style continues from the first book. I love the crazy pallet thats made up of purple, cyan, magenta, yellow and green.
I have the third omnibus Audeamus, which I will be reading and reviewing soon.