Dial H, Volume 1
Dial H, Volume 1
DC Comics, Paperback, 9781401237752, 168pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville breathes new life into a classic DC Comics series as part of the second wave ofDC Comics The New 52.
In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all of the secrets andpower it possesses. It has been many years since the H-Dial has been seen, though legions of villains have been scouring theglobe looking for it and its ability to transform users into a variety of superheros and take on their powers and psyches. Will our hero be able to harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into the hands of evil? Will this newfound powerplunge our hero to madness? And will we ever discover where the H-Dial came from and its true meaning?
Praise for Mieville's Dial H:
"Dial H is a terrific tale of an ordinary schlub raised to hero status by accident. It’s an old trope but, as detailed vividly by Mieville, Dial H is full of cleverness and narrative energy."—EW.com's Shelf Life
"Miéville, a mystery/horror novelist, brings raw energy and intelligence to Dial H and it's amazing just how refreshing and invigorating that is."—MTV.com
"Mieville and Burchielli have turned a strange concept into something even more wonderful in "Dial H." Don't pass it up..."—Comicbookresources.com
"Wild, crazy fun. Miéville's ideas are golden from the get-go, and we can only imagine how much zanier they're going to be as the series wears on."—Craveonline.com
"Although Dial H is shorter on visceral horror, it goes longer on comedy, resulting in one of the best of DC Comics’ uneven New 52 relaunches."—Wired.com