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Dial H, Volume 1: Into You (New 52!)

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Bestseller!

Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville breathes new life into a classic DC Comics series as part of the second wave of DC Comics—The New 52.

In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all of the secrets and power it possesses. It has been many years since the H-Dial has been seen, though legions of villains have been scouring the globe looking for it and its ability to transform users into a variety of superheros and take on their powers and psyches. Will our hero be able to harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into the hands of evil? Will this newfound power plunge our hero to madness? And will we ever discover where the H-Dial came from and its true meaning?

Review:

"In noted SF author Miéville's much-ballyhooed relaunch of the Silver Age classic Dial H for Hero, a pudgy telecom engineer named Nelson discovers a telephone booth where each time he dials a number he is transformed into a different superhero. One day it's pollution-spewing Boy Chimney, the next it's the armor-clad Iron Snail or the emo-goth Captain Lachyrmose, and so on. All of these (dangerously and unpredictably temporary) forms aid Nelson in his battle against a reptilian gangster threatening his town, and against Abyss, a cross-dimensional villain threatening all of existence. The concept of the randomized superhero is an addictive one, which likely explains why DC reboots this series every other decade. But even with an ace fantasist like Miéville crafting the story and some energetic art from Santolouco, it doesn't come together. A fundamental problem here is that once Miéville comes up with a particularly engaging hero (Boy Chimney deserves his own series), it's too soon on to the next one, and the next. Even more disappointing is the fact that the story in this collection of the first six issues is so pedestrian and, with the exception of some semipoetic dialogue, not befitting of Miéville's great penchant for baroque oddity. (April)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A New York Times Bestseller!

Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville breathes new life into a classic DC Comics series as part of the second wave of DC Comics—The New 52.

In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all of the secrets and power it possesses. It has been many years since the H-Dial has been seen, though legions of villains have been scouring the globe looking for it and its ability to transform users into a variety of superheros and take on their powers and psyches. Will our hero be able to harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into the hands of evil? Will this newfound power plunge our hero to madness? And will we ever discover where the H-Dial came from and its true meaning?

About the Author

China Miéville is the author of KING RAT; PERDIDO STREET STATION winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; THE SCAR, winner of the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; IRON COUNCIL winner of the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; LOOKING FOR JAKE a collection of short stories; and UN LUN DUN, his New York Times bestselling book for younger readers. He lives and works in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401237752
Author:
Mieville, China
Publisher:
DC Comics
Author:
Santolucco, Mateus
Author:
Mieville, China
Author:
Santolouco, Mateus
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
graphic novel;comics;fiction;superheroes;superhero
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
10.14 x 6.6 x 0.28 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 168 pages DC Comics - English 9781401237752 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In noted SF author Miéville's much-ballyhooed relaunch of the Silver Age classic Dial H for Hero, a pudgy telecom engineer named Nelson discovers a telephone booth where each time he dials a number he is transformed into a different superhero. One day it's pollution-spewing Boy Chimney, the next it's the armor-clad Iron Snail or the emo-goth Captain Lachyrmose, and so on. All of these (dangerously and unpredictably temporary) forms aid Nelson in his battle against a reptilian gangster threatening his town, and against Abyss, a cross-dimensional villain threatening all of existence. The concept of the randomized superhero is an addictive one, which likely explains why DC reboots this series every other decade. But even with an ace fantasist like Miéville crafting the story and some energetic art from Santolouco, it doesn't come together. A fundamental problem here is that once Miéville comes up with a particularly engaging hero (Boy Chimney deserves his own series), it's too soon on to the next one, and the next. Even more disappointing is the fact that the story in this collection of the first six issues is so pedestrian and, with the exception of some semipoetic dialogue, not befitting of Miéville's great penchant for baroque oddity. (April)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Bestseller!

Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville breathes new life into a classic DC Comics series as part of the second wave of DC Comics—The New 52.

In the small run-down town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all of the secrets and power it possesses. It has been many years since the H-Dial has been seen, though legions of villains have been scouring the globe looking for it and its ability to transform users into a variety of superheros and take on their powers and psyches. Will our hero be able to harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into the hands of evil? Will this newfound power plunge our hero to madness? And will we ever discover where the H-Dial came from and its true meaning?

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