The biggest theme of Dial H for Hero has been, “what makes a hero?” However, Dial H for Hero #10 offers a bigger question, whether there truly is a right or wrong.
Sam Humphries, Joe Quinones, Jordan Gibson, and Dave Sharpe ask some big questions in the craziest Earth in the multiverse.
On the search for the Y-Dial, Miguel and Summer find themselves rocketing through the multiverse. The end up on Earth-32, the strange Earth full of mixed together heroes. There, they find the dial, but they also find the truth of Mister Thunderbolt’s identity- Mister Thunderbolt is Robby Reed!
Humphries and Quinones fill the story with an infectious and exciting energy. Humphries battles the two sides of right and wrong, but also allows his heroes to question the shdes of grey in between. He gives them difficult choices to make, and it’s not totally clear if the decisions anyone chooses are right. It’s a complex read, but it isn’t at all difficult to get into.
Quinones continues to create career best work in this story. He plays with page structure and art style to tell the story, and he and Gibson’s designs give the story a fantastic frantic energy. He even uses a classic Mad Magazine fold in page for the issue’s big emotional reveal, instead of a traditional splash page. It goes far beyond standard superhero fare, and into a beautiful new reinvention of the artform.
I’m excited to see where the story goes from here.
Dial H for Hero #10 is available now from DC Comics.