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Dial H #3
June 30th, 2013 by Rusty

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Dial H #3 cover

Dial H #3

Date: September 2012
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 20 color pages plus ads, “Fleet Week at DC Entertainment” and 2 pages of #0 covers
Writer: China Miéville
Artists: Mateus Santolouco, Tanya & Richard Horie, Steve Wands, Brian Bolland
Notable Notes: Nelse and Manteau fix his phone!

Monster Hands

Do long, gangely fingers equal alien or monster hands? I think so, at least in the comic book world. This issue has loads of stringy, creepy fingers and I’ll tell you right now they usually don’t indicate that sunshine and happiness are about to follow!


At the end of issue #2 we saw Nelse join forces with a mysterious woman: Manteau. This issue begins as the 2 of them fight off the gang of thugs at the phone booth. During the action the phone is damaged, but Nelse and Manteau rescue the dialer and return to her house where she tells him all the great phone inventors through out history have been helped by someone named “O” and how she herself is a telephone engineer who can fix his rotary dial. Meanwhile Ex Nihilo and Squid try to track down the dialer as well as inject some poor man with void in order to create a dangerous entity. Nelse and Manteau try to stop them, but alas they are too late.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 2 stars – I was really disappointed with this story. It was quite difficult to follow and very choppy.
  • Art: 4 stars – I would have to say that the art was the highlight of this confusing issue. The creatures were grotesque but drawn very well!
  • Fun Factor: 2 stars – Sorry to report that the confusing storyline killed the joy in this issue. I think it left a permanent furrow in my brow! It was fun, however, seeing the crazy superheroes that the phone booth created!

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