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DIAL H #13

• This issue must be read to be believed!

• Open-Window Man tells the tale of a world of living graffiti that’s on the verge of erasure.

• Send up the Open-Window signal—we need a hero!

Story by China Mieville
Art by Alberto Ponticelli & Dan Green
Colors by Tanya Horie & Richard Horie
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover by Brian Bolland

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 7.7%


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  1. I love the new team member! I always look forward to this each month, but I hate that it’s ending!!

  2. Sad that this is going to get the boot in a few months. But I’m gonna enjoy the ride until the bitter end….Shame we couldn’t get a better artist to cap it all off though.

  3. I will miss this book after it ends! Hopefully China Mieville will stick around comics for a bit. Love this writing!

    Meh – Pionticelli’s art may not be for everyone but I’ll take it over Greg Land any day!

  4. It looks like Mieville and a slew of artists from this series is going to be involved with ‘Villains Month’. One of the Justice League spotlights will be ‘DIAL E’ and it’ll introduce 20 villains with the Dial. So that’s something I’m willing to give a shot and good on DC for stalling the end of this series for a little while longer.

  5. I’ve been loving this series, and am sorry that it’s ending. Hoping DC gave Mievelle enough advanced warning that he can craft a satisfying conclusion . . .

    I think that Ponticelli is an artist whose style fits very specific books, such as here or Frankenstein, the latter title he really shined on. Not sure if I would like his work as much on a traditional superhero series though . . .

  6. I loved the concept of this issue and I think Ponticelli/Green handled it very well. You can tell Mieville had to rush a bit with this issue cause a lot had to be explained here. Initially I was going to moan because he had to rush introducing all of these guys with the Dials….But the idea of having a child from a chalk world being explained all of this really made the issue compelling. You can still tell there’s a roughness to the art but this was the best these two have done since taking over the series. Hopefully we see some more experimenting with this series before we get to the end.

    5/5 (POTW)

  7. Really enjoyed this. Quirky and clever and whimsical, it opened up new possibilities for the DCU while providing plenty of story punch. There were ideas going on here, and it was a joy to read.

  8. I really enjoyed this issue, clever and entertaining. In the lead for my pick of the week, but I still have a couple titles (cough, Astro City, cough) to read still . . .

  9. This series also has the BEST covers. Just as good at Fiona Staples on SAGA.

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