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Dial H #4
Aug 4th, 2013 by Rusty

Dial H #4 cover

Dial H #4

Date: October 2012
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 20 color pages plus ads and 2 pages of #0 covers
Writer: China Miéville
Artists: Mateus Santolouco, Tanya & Richard Horie, Steve Wands, Brian Bolland
Notable Notes: Nelse teams up with Squid to save Manteau!

Friends, Enemies and Frenemies!

This issue of Dial H really says a lot about friendship and loyalty. We get to see how when one person is a self-centered jerk it usually ruins friendships, and we also see how a loyal friend can help out someone in need – even if a super hero identity isn’t available!

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Dial H #3
Jun 30th, 2013 by Rusty

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!

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Dial H For Hero #2
Jun 1st, 2013 by Rusty

Dial H For Hero #2 cover

Dial H For Hero #2

Date: August 2012
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Stats: 20 color pages plus ads
Writer: China Miéville
Artists: Mateus Santolouco, Tanya & Richard Horie, Steve Wands, Brian Bolland
Notable Notes: Crazy superheroes battle Darren’s old gang!

Superhero Variety Hour!

Did you ever dream up your own superheroes when you were a kid? (Do you still do that?!) I sure did. Mostly I pretended to be Daredevil, but sometimes I would make up my own super powers – like magical rainbow-colored eyes that could control people! Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Um, anyway, here is comic book with some wonderfully strange superheroes. Give it a try – you may like it!

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Dial H For Hero #1
May 9th, 2013 by Rusty

Dial H For Hero #1 cover

Dial H For Hero #1

Date: July 2012
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
2013 Price Range: $3.00 – $4.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus ads and “The Dark” column
Writer: China Miéville
Artists: Mateus Santolouco, Tanya & Richard Horie, Steve Wands, Brian Bolland
Notable Notes: Strange phone booth creates even stranger super-heroes!

One of my Favorite Authors!

I have been a big fan of China Miéville for several years. After reading the bizarre Perdido Street Station I was totally hooked on his writing style. Embassytown, a wonderfully good alien story, only sealed the deal for me. Anyway, when I discovered that he was writing this comic series I knew I had to give it a go! The series has been getting good reviews and hasn’t been canceled yet so I figured it was time to give it a try. It is hard to judge a series or writer by one issue, but after reading this one I am impressed by Miéville’s quirky and dark humor!

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