FROM THE PUBLISHER: With the Dial finally secured, and on the run from those who want to control the powerful device that can give anyone the powers of a random superhero, Miguel and Summer head to the old Justice League Detroit headquarters with the hope of finding some help in contacting Superman.
Sure is getting boring reading this book month after month. Pretty formulaic, and paint by numbers as far as I’m concerned. Nothing really surp….. alright I give up I can’t do it, I cant continue to say what I’m saying!!! Every issue, every month I wait with baited breath. What will happen this time on Dial H for Hero? How will I be blown away by the creativity and out of this world transformations in this book? Expectations are pointless. They will be quickly blown out of the water, if you so choose to have them.
I find that just going in without expectations and ideas about what could happen is best, because this book surprises and astounds me every time not matter what I think. Not many comics can make me say ”wow” issue after issue, from the writing and the art both. They are at the top of the mountain for me. And it helps that one isn’t leading the charge. They are both contributing, which on the whole makes for a more enjoyable book.
Issue #4 of Dial H for Hero opens up a DC/JL comic thread that was pretty interesting. Are there JL headquarters in every major city in North America? And who mans these HQ? Well in the Dial H universe they are maned by unmanned JL member robots. Robots supplied by Batman himself. This revelation was revealed in the first couple pages of this issue and like the other issues in this series it had me laughing out loud, resulting in my son asking me what was so funny. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll try and not mention it next month but the banter between Miguel and Summer is hilarious and feels real for kids in there pre to early teens. For this issue I will keep the H Dial transformations a bit of a secret. But again they are outstanding. To be a fly on the wall of the creative meetings for this book. I can’t begin to imagine how they come up with the ideas. My wildest comic dreams wouldn’t come close to what we’ve seen so far.
Dial H for Hero is the best in the line from Wonder Comics. Young Justice, Wonder Twins and Naomi are all good though (Wonder Twins being a close second. League of Annoyance hahaha). Miguel is a Hero I can get behind. He makes mistakes, he is funny, but among all else he has the heart that make great heroes. Speaking of heart? This book has ice cream scoops full.
RATING: GOTTA GO!
Emmet Davis, small town Ontario, Canada, I live with my two amazing kids and lovely partner. That's one half of my life, the other? Movies, Sports, and Comics.
Preacher, Batman: Year One, Locke and Key are some of my first loves and entries into the world of Comics, but the first comic I ever owned was The Amazing Spiderman: Skating on Thin Ice #1 from February of 1993. I was six years old then. That issue blended what I grew up to love as a teen and an adult, hockey and comics, and of course not doing drugs. Still own that same copy to this day. Thanks for reading