Comic Review: Dial H for Hero #3 (DC Comics)

In the new issue of Dial H For Hero from DC, Miguel and Summer travel to Central City, home of the Flash. They are after the H-Dial, the retro-looking red dial […]

In the new issue of Dial H For Hero from DC, Miguel and Summer travel to Central City, home of the Flash. They are after the H-Dial, the retro-looking red dial phone. but we know it’s never just as simple as that!

It’s issue 3, and Dial H continues to be delightful. And when I use the use ‘delightful’, I’m not using it in a vague, passive way. I mean that I like how this comic ticks. It’s got the teen angst thing, the villains, a wonderfully bright and dramatic colour palette. (Palette, spelled P-A-L-E-T-T-E, the type that painters use.) It’s that artistic sense of playfulness that gets me. Big panels, playful and aberrant shifts of visual style. Topsy turvy turnarounds.

Writer Sam Humphries, Artists Joe Quinone and Arist Deyn, with colourists Jordan Gibson and Arist Deyn combine forces to make this one of the most delightful (yes), wacky, whimsical, wonderful parodies and pastiches of comic books. There’s a new hero born every minute in this book, and I want to stick around to see them all!

DC Comics, Dial H For Hero 3, $3.99 for 21 pages of content Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!