Dial H For Hero #3

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Teen daredevil Miguel and runaway Summer travel to the home of the Flash in Central City to steal back the H-Dial as a secret former wielder of the powerful device swears to do anything to become a hero again-including handing the dial to Mr. Thunderbolt, the villainous entity working to steal the Dial. But it's hard to work together when you can't trust your partners...so it's time for the mysterious Summer to reveal her past to Miguel!

  • 10
    AIPT - Ari Bard May 22, 2019

    We may think we know how much to expect from a 20-page comic book, but Humphries, Quinones, Gibson, Sharpe, and Deyn are here to shatter those expectations with a book that is filled to the brim with humor, character, style, and intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto May 22, 2019

    Dial H For Hero #3 has also made great use of side characters and the hero designs have been just as incredible as before. With only a few issues left, it's acceptable to assume that the series will dive into the plot completely. All hands on deck for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey May 22, 2019

    Dial H for Hero continues to be a pleasant surprises for DC's Wonder Comics line. Three issues in and writer Sam Humphries has mastered the balancing act of having heartfelt characters, comedic timing and fun takes on various superhero tropes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece May 22, 2019

    DCs Wonder Comics line has been a string of successes for the publisher, and Dial H For HERO remains one of the lines crown jewels. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 22, 2019

    Creative team Sam Humphries and Joe Quinones get an assist from indie creator Arist Deyn making their Wonder Comics series even more surreal in Dial H for Hero #3., What ensues could easily be mistaken for a Young Animal title. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco May 22, 2019

    DIAL H FOR HERO #3 is a must read. By diving into her backstory, Miguel's friend, Summer, is becoming more than just a sarcastic sidekick. Visually, this comic is like falling down the rabbit hole into a imaginative world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 24, 2019

    The story moves at a great pace. And the art by Joe Quinones is perfect. You couldn't ask for a better creative team. This is some great stuff for sure and I'm enjoying it very much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 25, 2019

    There's still a lot of mystery boiling away here - why does the dial look like a classic "hotline" rotary phone? Who is Mr. Thunderbolt? Who's the voice on the other end of the line? Why is the dial so addictive? Those points push the story forward, and along with the two young determined young protagonists, there's a lot to like here. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner May 23, 2019

    For the homages alone, this comic is worth the price of admission. Tack on the themes at play and the characters we follow, and the comic becomes better and better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 22, 2019

    Dial H for Hero #3 was a wild ride that you wish you didn't have to get off from. Summer's backstory was more than satisfactory, the action was creative, and the hero creations were not only bold, they were unique. To say that they are never before seen is quite the understatement, and that continues to make this book memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan May 24, 2019

    It's a nostalgic return of Robby Reed! "Sockamagee!" I love it when a comic pays homage to aspects of its origin, and we get to see an older Robby Reed! That brings the generations of this comic back full circle (ala an older Bruce Wayne). We are down the hatch now in a road trip to find out more about the H-phone. Let's hope we find out a new power or letter combo! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 26, 2019

    Dial H for Hero #3 is a bit different from the typical superhero book. Our young main characters have real problems in their lives, and those threads are used deftly to help drive the plot. It's certainly imaginative, and not a bad story overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 13, 2019

    Dial H for Hero #3 continues to deliver interesting experiments with art and form while also developing the characters, particularly Summer, into something more than just a throw-away name in a wikipedia article. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 22, 2019

    A high point of this issue was discovering how addicting the H dial is. Users become dependent on it, much like other sources of a high, and that's reflected in Summer's backstory with her mother. I hope to see this aspect of the H dial play out in other forms with other people. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 22, 2019

    What started out as a promising return of the H Dial has turned into a snooze fest of a book.  If anything, this book should be fun and this issue is far from that.  Sam Humphries has somehow made me care less about his main characters as the story has meandered about and if it wasn't for Joe Quinones' art, this would be a complete waste.  Maybe Humphries can rebound and make things work in the second half of the series, but it's going to take some huge halftime adjustments. Read Full Review

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