Dial H

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Dial H
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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Publication date May 2012 – August 2013
No. of issues 16 (#1–15 plus issue numbered 0)
Main character(s) Nelson Jent
Creative team
Created by China Miéville & Mateus Santolouco
Written by China Miéville
Penciller(s) Mateus Santolouco (#0-5)
David Lapham (#6-7)
Alberto Ponticelli (#8-Present)
Inker(s) Mateus Santolouco (#0-5)
David Lapham (#6-7)
Dan Green (#8-Present)
Letterer(s) Steve Wands (#0-9)
Taylor Esposito (#10-Present)
Colorist(s) Richard Horie & Tanya Horie (#0-Present)
Allen Passalaqua (#12)

Dial H was a DC Comics superhero title launched in 2012 as part of the second wave of The New 52. It is a contemporary, frequently humorous take on the Silver Age title Dial H for Hero. It was written by novelist China Miéville, featuring artwork primarily by Mateus Santolouco with Brian Bolland as the cover artist.[1][2]


The comic tells of an out-of-shape man named Nelson Jent discovering that dialing H-E-R-O at a mysterious phone booth will transform him into unique, though short-lived, superheroes. Each time creates a new persona with a new set of powers, eventually returning him to his normal self.[3]

DC Comics announced the cancellation of the title in May 2013. It concluded with issue #15 on August 7, 2013.[4] An epilogue issue titled Justice League #23.3 Dial E was released as part of Villains Month initiative.[5][6]

Collected Editions[edit]

  • Dial H Vol. 1: Into You (Dial H #0-6)
  • Dial H Vol. 2: Exchange (Dial H #7-15, Justice League #23.3)


  1. ^ Alex Carr (April 23, 2013). "Omni Exclusive: China Miéville on Dial H and the Superhero B-List". Amazon. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kushins, Josh (January 12, 2012). "DC Comics in 2012–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". DC Comics. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Dial H #1 (July 2012)
  4. ^ "DC Comics' Full August 2013 Solicitations". Newsarama. May 13, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andy Khouri (September 16, 2013). "China Mieville's 'Dial H' Says Final Goodbye With 20-Artist 'Dial E' Issue For Villains Month [Special Wordless Preview]". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hennon, Blake. "DC Villains Month: 'Justice Leagues' revealed; Greg Pak on Darkseid". Hero Complex. LA Times. Retrieved January 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)