Dial H #0

Dial H #0

Writer: China Mieville Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

One of the first users of the H Dial learns a horrible secret that spells certain doom for the future!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 6, 2012

    "Dial H" #0 is a great diversion from the series' main story, even as it made me feel more excited about the book as a whole. If you haven't been picking up "Dial H" up until now, this is a great introduction on the big ideas of the series. Mieville and Burchielli have turned a strange concept into something even more wonderful in "Dial H." Don't pass it up a second time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Patrick Hume Sep 6, 2012

    Riccardo Burchielli replaces regular penciller Mateus Santolouco on art, which helps give this period piece it's own look, although the texture and jagged energy of Santoluoco's work is missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 6, 2012

    For a #0 issue this one is pretty successful, and I think it's also a lot different than any of the other #0 issues we're going to get this month, but it's one that's definitely catering to fans of the series it comes from. Now I can't wait to get back to the main story so we can find out what the hell is going on in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 10, 2012

    A very interesting and revealing issue, if in a mostly academic way. Sadly, the art provides little support whatsoever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Sep 7, 2012

    While the first half of this tale is forgettable, I absolutely loved the last half of this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Sep 10, 2012

    There is seemingly no formula for DC's Zero Month, as each zero issue takes on its own place in the grand scheme of its title. The introduction of new characters, the explanation of certain concepts, the revelations of backstory; all of which can aid a given title as it moves forward. The theme we really must look it is that each Zero issue is in a way a celebration of that title. Dial H #0 celebrates the titular gimmick, while also revealing an intriguing aspect that will undoubtedly have a great impact on the main storyarc to come. In that, it accomplished its task. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 5, 2012

    If you can stomach the subpar artwork and the general weirdness of the story, you're in for a pretty decent resolution. It's emotionally affecting and it progresses the reader's understanding of how an H-Dial works (assuming the reader already knows what an H-Dial is). Despite those positives, though, this is an issue that you can afford to miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 6, 2012

    I've really enjoyed this series from China Miville, but this issue feels a little bland. Instead of showing any kind of usable origin of the dial or some explanation to some of what we've seen in the series first four issues, we're just shown another owner of a dial. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 6, 2012

    All in all, this should have been a month for curious readers to take a shot on a weird book that they missed the first time around. A book that isn't selling well could have benefited from a new jumping on point. I guess that isn't the way writer China Mieville (nor the editorial staff) wanted to go. But with a story that doesn't take place in the regular narrative, it just feels like a missed opportunity. With a story that doesn't live up to the fun of what was going on in the first 4 issues and art that misses the mark as well, this is an issue that is easily skipped for new and old readers alike. Unfortunately, a month of “Dial H” feels tossed off, and I'm not sure this wonderful, struggling book can afford it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    hatmasta Nov 2, 2012

    I wouldn't read this issue if you haven't already been reading the series as it will confuse the hell out of you. But if you have been reading this (and I SERIOUSLY hope you have or will), issue zero sheds some light on the Dial H origin, dating back to a mesopotamian-like culture. It's really good.

  • 3.5
    JuliusMc Aug 31, 2017

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