Dial H #4

Dial H #4

Writer: China Mievelle Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
1.5User Rating

Abyss has arrived! Can the newest Dialer or anyone stop him? In a desperate attempt to save Manteau from X.N., Nelson is forced to team with his enemy. Plus, the secrets of Squid revealed!

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 1, 2012

    And this is why I would 100 times over rather read the strangest of ideas from Miville than I would from Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Aug 2, 2012

    Unfortunately, the writing style in the narration does tend to be a bit confusing at times – some sequences may require re-reading. So while I think that Mieville has a bit of work to do in shoring up his scripting for the comic book medium, there aren't flaws in the plot itself that are left unattended at this point. Sometimes the more uninhibitedly creative writers in comics can trip themselves up by throwing all their ideas into a script without giving everything a sturdy base to stand on. Early on it seemed like Mieville might fall prey to that very thing. Rest assured, “Dial H” #4 not only fills the characters out underneath the tights, and the masks, and the scaly skin, but gives us plenty of indication that there's even more to discover about this world and all the weird that inhabits it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 7, 2012

    It's hard to believe something as inherently perplexing as Dial H exists within DC's New 52, but it does, and you should buy it so it will continue to exist there. It may be an acquired taste, but it's well worth the effort so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 8, 2012

    Well, I must say I've never read anything like that before. While I personally enjoy the experience, I have to imagine you'd need a pretty indulgent attitude like mine to feel the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 2, 2012

    "Dial H" is just four issues into its run, but at this point I'm going to say that if there isn't at least a Best New Series nomination at the Eisners next year, then Mieville and Santolouco will have been robbed. Each issue is inventive, exciting and building towards a greater whole while still providing an individual chapter enjoyable in its own right. If you aren't reading "Dial H," head to the store and snag all four issues. You'll be pleased with the end result. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 5, 2012

    We're left off in this issue with a cliffhanger ending, but next month we're taking a break for a #0 issue that'll tell the story of an ancient H Dial that's sure to tie into the conflict at hand by the end of this month's issue. We're heading towards a big climax so I can't wait to see what's to come next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 1, 2012

    Mateus Santolouco brings just the right blend of gritty harshness and bizarre imagery to the table in his art. This book looks and feels very much like a lost project from the early years of the Vertigo imprint (albeit with much better coloring). As much as Vertigo has shrunk in recent years, it's good to know that DC is still willing to publish books of that style, even if they now carry the New 52 banner. Read Full Review

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