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Fun idea for a book . I think DC should bring it back. This version is from the 80's reader could create heroes and mail them in ,winner appeared in the book. I can only imagine how many large breasted slutty costumes heroines sprang from the minds of 13 year-old boys...

Tags Group: Dial H for hero,Title: Adventure Comics, creator: Carmine Infantino

George Perez did alot of the covers.

I'm thinkin' maybe a design a "dail H for Hero" contest for Scans daily ?????? What do you folks think ???

Date: 2010-02-04 02:00 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Death of the Endless)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Heh, that Hunter gent looks like Prometheus.

Date: 2010-02-04 02:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
That . . . actually, considering Prometheus' hook, tying it somehow to the H-Dial/V-Dial would be . . . interesting . . . veddy interesting.

Date: 2010-02-04 03:05 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I used to love Dial H, I had a complete set some time ago. Before I had to get rid of my collection, *sigh*. Great to see it again.

Date: 2010-02-04 03:09 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Circumstances. I needed money immediately, in any way I could get it. And selling my entire collection was one of those ways.

I miss those comics. Dial "H", a full run of Micronauts, the original Mage series by Matt Wagner (I couldn't get into the second series), New Teen Titans, all of the High Society and Church & state arcs of Cerebus (including a signed copy of everyone stuck in a closet), etc.

Date: 2010-02-04 03:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
They did do a revival of this a few years back. I believe a lot of people didn't like it. I don't remember enough of it to say whether it was bad or not.

Date: 2010-02-04 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
Nah, the basic story (person gets HERO dial thing, becomes hero) was there.

Unfortunately, things had a way of going awfully wrong. And I distinctly recall the thing being unreasonably... gory.

But there -was- a storyline to everything, and it all wrapped up in the final issue.

Date: 2010-02-04 06:10 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
H.E.R.O. I still own the first trade and am sad there was never any others.

I really liked it and I recall at the time that it was getting quite a few good reviews. Not 10/10 scores, but a respectable 7 or 8.

I liked the concept, too, where the dial kept jumping around to different people, so each story was how different people dealt with it. It was like a superhero version of 100 Bullets. Really great stuff, to be honest.

Date: 2010-02-04 04:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I actually have the issue of this series where they fight an outerspace squid man and a giant walking spatial anomoly like somebody made a giant cut out of the starry night sky at a planetarium and brought it to like.

It also had lizard men and gambling little people (saying little people because I don't wish to be yelled at by the Mods again).

Date: 2010-02-04 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] saralakali
The first three scans (not counting the cover) were drawn by Don Heck if you wanted to add him to the tags.

Date: 2010-02-04 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fun idea for a book . I think DC should bring it back.

At this point someone would probably accuse them of ripping off Ben 10.

Date: 2010-02-04 10:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I was just thinking that... :) Well, that and half a dozen other comics (Since, y'know, Warlock is obviously based on Upgrade :) )

Date: 2010-02-04 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thandrak
Well, I always considered Ben 10 to be the Animated version of Dial H.

Date: 2010-02-05 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This was a legitimately fun series, but I fear reader-submitted superheroes wouldn't work today... Everyone would want to preserve their trademark for their webcomic (or somesuch) or just submit horribly ironic or dirty stuff.

It was a more innocent time.

Re: "horribly ironic or dirty stuff"

Date: 2010-02-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, of course. Just look at some of the submitted Legion and Supergirl costumes, they're almost as stripperific as modern-day superheroine costumes.

Date: 2010-02-05 06:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Rainbeaux is very much like what Halo (of Outsiders) was later. Her few powers she used here are switched a little except for red is the same. Halo's orange is concussive not gravity, where green is stasis not wind so they seem swapped. Wonder if Rainbeax was Halo's inspiration - I always liked the Aurakle aspect of Halo.


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