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DIAL H #12

• Nelson and Roxie are on the run from the Centipede and The Fixer!

• Their only hope of rescue lies in the hands of Open Window Man!

• But who is that masked avenger?

Written by China Miéville
Art by Alberto Ponticelli & Dan Green
Cover by Brian Bolland

Price: $2.99
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  1. Every time I see this on the list, I get excited!!

  2. Open Window Man?

    Even for this series that’s a lame superhero. lol

    But stoked none the less.

    • He’s part of Boy Chimney’s Team House from way back in #3 or #4! They took on Rake Dragon. And I love his floral drapes.

    • The lamer the better. I also remember him from one of the earlier issues. This series is so creative and out there, shame that it might not be lasting much longer. I really hope the H-Dial sticks around in the DCU from here on out.

  3. Interesting concept that’s been executed marvelously so far. Love this book, and I hope it doesn’t go away anytime soon.

  4. I stopped reading this after the #0 issue (I think that may have been a mistake), but some sort of Open Window Man origin story could tempt me back.

  5. I’ve been enjoying this book, but now I’m officially lost.

  6. It is really disjointed but I still love it. I basically know whats going on…….. Maybe I’m not supposed to know everything thats going on. Personally, I would like a little more clarity. I’m still going to read it though. It utterly facinates me and the tone is like nothing else out there. I’m dying to know who these characters being dialed are and where they are from. If this series gets cancelled and I dont get a Nelson and Roxie adventure in the other mystery dimension I will be disappointed. Not to rag on Ponticelli because I really like what he is doing but an arc in the mystery dimension would be a good time to feature another artist and give the series regular a break. I would love a vastly different style to be featured in this series. Sidenote: Bolland was not given credit for his cover work on the credits section.

  7. Wow.

    Ponticelli’s art was really bad. The layouts were so awful that it was a pain in the butt figuring out what was going on. The story was great and there was a lot of great humor & revelations here. Excited to see where this is gonna go now but man we need to get a new artist here.


  8. Thisi s the kind of story I wish Mahmud Asrar would draw.
    I like how they are discovering what we have known since #0, and that is their super identities are only ‘borrowed’ which could result in a tragedy in some other universe. Centipede Man has one of the most awesome powers out there. The story does seem a little disjointed but that is because we, the readers, know more about whats happening then the protagonists themselves do.

    I like how the super identities are these badly done puns often times.

  9. consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

    First issue of this I picked up since #2 I just couldn’t resist a book with a character called Open Window Man in it. I was a little lost but still really liked it. Need to pick up the trade/s

  10. The pace ramped up tons in this issue – perhaps because there’s only 3 (4 if #15 is double-sized, I guess) issues left? I like the art, but the layouts didn’t help direct you through the frantic story. Still one of the best things in comics though, IMO. I’d give this 7.5/10

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