Warning, the above post may contain traces of sarcasm, or have been written in an environment where it may have come into contact with sarcasm.
My name is Steven Tudor, nice to meet you.
Issue 0 might have helped, but yeah, like others, I found it a bit too confusing and difficult to care about.
The gimmick's okay on the face of it, but often, the plot seems to play second fiddle to whatever wacky creations the Dial/Mieville's going to come up with next.
It's a shame because as a fan of Mieville's novels, I did want to like it. Oh well.
Dial H is one of the few decent DC nu52s out there.
It's slim pickings, too.
It's a gloriously layered, clever, emotional and wonderfully surreal.
It's rare that a comic book comes along completely out of the blue (I'd never heard of Dial H before this) and knocks me for six. I loved it even more when I found out how Mieville is playing with the original concept so well.
It's true modern classic comic book.
I'll be picking up my last issue (#6) later today. Some interesting ideas and artwork, but it's just a little bit too out there for my liking. Not that there was anything I didn't really understand or follow, it's just not my bag. And the upcoming Ponticelli artwork guarantees I won't recant and jump back on the book.
This month's issue is really straight forward, so I urge you guys to give it a shot.
Fantastic post, Desaad.
I'll take a comic that occasionally disappears up its own arse while searching for something new than yet another Bat-title or Green Lantern spin-off.