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The creators cited "it was too catchy" and "people who liked the first issue might buy the second" as reasons to change the name before the second issue hits stores.
Source: MTV Geek
MTV Geek announced today that the hot new Vertigo series, Collider, would be changing names after only one issue. The new name for the series is Federal Bureau of Physics, or FBP, though neither the full name nor the abbreviation is particularly attractive, so screw it, they're gonna use both. The full title will be FPB: Federal Bureau of Physics. Yup. The comes as a result of a copyright dispute over the name "Collider."
"When we came up with the name Collider, we thought, this is a catchy name that people can remember. It's short, it's to the point, it really grabs people, you know?" said writer Simon Oliver in an exclusive interview at MTV Geek. Unfortunately, since the interview is exclusive, we can't publish Oliver's actual words and so we're just making up stuff we think he might have said. Good enough, right? "It took a lot of work to come up with the perfect name. A lot of hard, grueling work."
"Well, I'm not going through all that again," added Oliver. "Just so someone else can claim copyright on it? I'm gonna come up with the most unwieldy, awful name ever."
"A name like Collider only comes along once in a lifetime," Oliver continued. "I mean, look at the stuff Robert Plant did after Led Zeppelin. Band of Joy? Strange Sensation? The Sensational Space Shifters?"
Oliver shook his head sadly. "Just like Robert Plant, I know that you only get one great shot at the perfect name," he explained. "We had ours, and we blew it."
And that's how the next issue came to be called FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #2. Doesn't it just roll off the tongue? Like a raspberry. Fppbpbpbpbpbpbpbpb.
Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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