Dial H #2

Dial H #2

Writer: China Mieville Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Part two of the five-part opening story! As our hero learns to use the H DIAL, he begins to suspect there is something sinister at work.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 13, 2012

    This is definitely a book that's hard to write about in a review because it's something you just have to read to understand. China Miville certainly has fun with the series and lets his imagination run wild, and that's the greatest draw to this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 11, 2012

    If you like the weird stuff like MODOK and the Bi-Beast, you'll probably enjoy the heck out of Dial H. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 6, 2012

    It's really tough to give a recommendation for a book like Dial H because it's so out there that some people may have a tough time getting into it. The thing is: it's a really good comic book, and it's only getting better. I was hesitant after reading the first issue, fearing it to be a flash in the pan that might not translate well into a sustained series. This book should be all anyone needs to make up his or her mind on the series, though, and I'm pretty sure most people will agree that it's the most promising series of DC's Second Wave. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 12, 2012

    While you can't tell right now if there's a storyline that'll be worth your time in the end, you definitely have a lot to be interested in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Jun 12, 2012

    Dial H #2 is not the slam dunk of the stunning first issue, but it is still a darn good read, building atmosphere and pathos better than most books on the stands. China Miville is still finding his footing as a comic book writer, but growing pains notwithstanding, I feel very comfortable recommending this book to most any reader. This issue features eight heroes (although a ninth, Rancid Ninja, is unfortunately never seen), six broken windows, three attempted poisonings, two snailtrailed thugs, and one account of mollusk-on-mollusk violence. Dial H #2 earns a very respectable four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 10, 2012

    This is turning out to be a great, bizarre little story that works very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 22, 2012

    By the end of the issue we still don't know everything about what's going on in the series, but we do have a mysterious new character named Manteau, a powerful and interesting villain in The Squid, and an identity for X.N. Dial H is a crazy series, and honestly I can't wait to see it get crazier in upcoming issues, and I'm also really excited to find out exactly what X.N. and their whole gang is up to here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 7, 2012

    "Dial H" #2 ends up being not quite as fun as the first issue, but at the same time the base that's being built in this issue feels important enough that it seems like more of a necessary evil than something to worry about. Honestly, so long as Mieville and Santolouco keep coming up with crazy new heroes for Nelse to transform into, I'll be fairly happy. That there's an interesting story connected to it all? Well, that's just the icing on the cake. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 10, 2012

    Dial H had a bit of a stumble in its sophomore issue, but it's clear there's a lot to come in this series. It might be a bit too much too soon at times, but I'm interested enough to give it a few more tries to see if it all comes together. Here's hoping. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 8, 2012

    A Vertigo-esque take on a Silver Age comic, even if not very good, should at least leave the reader thinking "Well, that was" different." "Dial H" does not even do that; it is a dull, confusing read that is noticeably average " which, of course, means it is not average at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    hatmasta Nov 2, 2012

    To reiterate: this book is Grant Morrison meets Rick Remender. China Mieville is incredibly creative with his writing. This guy was born to make comics, and this book, along with I, Vampire, is my sleeper hit of the New 52. And the character Manteau? Wow. I haven't been so fond of a literary character since I don't even know when. READ THIS SERIES.

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