Miéville, China; Illustrated by: Santolucco, Mateus
Date finished: 2014-05-04
A reboot of an old DC series in which dialling the letters HERO on a phone turns the dialler into a random superhero for a few hours. Hapless slob Nelson Jent stumbles across the dial and finds himself stuck in a battle with a crime lord, pursued by the mysterious Manteau, and trying to discover the forces behind the dial. I liked Nelson's story, which switches between exciting and funny. There's a witty episode where he dials a politically-incorrect hero and has to stay inside, and a final story that hints at how the dial works. Checking Wikipedia, I learned that the series was cancelled after 15 issues, and there's a second TPB that collects the rest of it; I'm going to have to borrow or buy it.
%T Dial H For Hero %S Into You %V 1 %A Miéville, China %Q Santolucco, Mateus %K comics %G ISBN 978-1-4012-3775-2 %I DC %C New York %D 2012 %@ 2014-05-04 %* *