Comic Review: Dial H for Hero #2 (DC Comics)

Now that Miguel and Summer are on the lam in a stolen Mayo truck, things start to go REALLY wrong. It’s DC’s Dial ‘H’ For Hero, issue 2. Everyone is […]

Now that Miguel and Summer are on the lam in a stolen Mayo truck, things start to go REALLY wrong. It’s DC’s Dial ‘H’ For Hero, issue 2.

Everyone is after the red dial phone. This retro relic from the past is still connected, and there are some real baddies that want to ‘receive’ it!

In ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ (nice retro 60’s title!) Miguel loses control and concentration, while some evil doers grab the phone. It’s a busy day, but we’re not off the hook yet; still some time for flirting and teen angst.

This issue, written by Sam Humphries, with art by Joe Quinones, coloured by Jordan Gibson, is a really fresh take on heroism. I really enjoy the playfulness of the writing, and the whimsy and impulsiveness inherent in both the writing and the visuals. There are ‘shout outs’ to various types of heroes here when dialed up on the bright red phone. It’s like a Cracker Jack box or a Forrest Gump box of chocolates; you never know what you’ll get.

What you DO get in issue 2 is a well written, fun romp of a story, ideal for all ages, with a strongly composed direction. You don’t wonder what is going on, you KNOW what is going on. And that’s a relief when reading a story these days. Clarity in the signal and you know that the operators are standing by, watching over the narrative. Pick it up!

DC, Dial ‘H’ For Hero #2, $3.99 for 23 pages of content Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!