By Philip Schweier
July 24, 2019 - 07:48
As stated in earlier reviews, nothing is off limits, no stone unturned, no concept left un-ridiculed in some manner. The DC Universe is self-aware in manner not seen since the Crisis on the Multiple Earths. But taking a page from Stranger Things, it has an unpleasant under belly, for every hero must have a villain, every Action, a reaction.
This title really is aimed at long-time DC fans; fans who are not inclined to take their comic book habits so seriously. They’re comic books, fer crissake! If you seek kernels of truth to elevate the human spirit, try William Shakespeare. This is a Multiverse of capes and masks. We read comic books to escape reality, not validate it.
Is the H Dial likely to become a staple of the DCU, like the Bat Signal or the Guardians of Oa. Highly unlikely. But it’s a fun property to drag out from time to time and experiement, and remind readers of a time when comic books could be fun, without the doom and gloom introduced by the Dark Knight Returns. If that’s your cup of tea, then Dial H is not.