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FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 3: Audeamus: 02/14/16

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 3: Audeamus by Simon Oliver

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 3: Audeamus by Simon Oliver is the third omnibus in the short but extremely satisfying FBP comic. The first one was the set up. The second one was an example of how things can go weird. This one is the rats leaving the sinking ship.

In the "Bad Jubies" episode of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake a monster storm is approaching, one that threatens to wipe everything off the face of the land. It's a sentient blizzard tornado tsunami thing. While the storm is different, it's appearance and its danger is very close to the quantum tornados exploding all over the world.

A disaster story with an ensemble cast sets up a variety of interesting characters to knock them over, one by one, to see who will make it out the other end. A pair of characters rising to the top in all of this mayhem are a mother and daughter.

It's the daughter, Ina, though who is the standout. Children can be tricky to write, coming off as an unrealistic mixture of too nostalgic, too naive, and yet somehow a wunderkind in some other aspect. Ina thankfully doesn't get pulled into the first two categories, though she does seem to have an uncanny understanding of the breaking down physics.

As with the previous two books, FBP continues on with colorful artwork, crazy adventure, humorous moments, and a plot that would have been perfectly happy on Fringe.

Five stars

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