You may think
you know the Multiverse, and all it’s various worlds and legends, but you may
suffer from two-dimensional thinking. The Multiverse is far more complex a
construct than previously imagined, and Miguel has been sucked into it like
refuse in a sewer. Thankfully, he has Robby Reed, creator of
that website and author of
many articles, to guide him.
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
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.