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Dial H for Hero #3

Dial H for Hero from DC seems to get a reboot every other year. That’s because it is about a magical dial, the H-dial, which allows a person to become a hero by dialing H-E-R-O. The dial causes its possessor to become a superhero with a new name, costume, and unique powers—every time.

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Wonder Twins #3

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

The (mis)adventures of Zan and Jayna continue in Wonder Twins #3, and this series continues to be Wonder-ful (not even sorry about that pun.)

After a <quote> successful <unquote> first mission in issue #2, issue #3 gives us a perfect blend of action, character development, and plot development. Zan is pretty much just Zan, but Jayna meets a new friend who will probably destroy her in the school science fair, before having an alien heart to alien heart with Superman. There’s also a remarkable amount of backstory to Gleek, which is a pleasant surprise.

The League of Annoyance returns, and are out for retribution for their fallen associate, Drunkula (Sorry, Baron Nightsomethingorother)...

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Detective Comics #1001

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciler: Brad Walker
Inker: Andrew Hennessy
Colorist: Nathan Fairbairn
Letterer: Rob Leigh

I mentioned the finale of Detective Comics #1000, was little more than a teaser to bring casual readers back for issue #1001. Well, it must have worked, because here I am. Not exactly eager, but cautiously curious as only a long time non-Bat-reader can be.

The story opens with Commissioner Gordon making a phone call from a playground littered with hundreds of dead bats. The news doesn’t surprise Batman, as the same thing seems to have occurred in the Bat-Cave. Seeking help to find answers, he makes a visit to Francine Langstrom, scientist and wife of Kurt Langstrom, aka Man-Bat who has been away working with the Justice League (Dark)...

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Detective Comics #1000

Writers: Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Warren Ellis, Denny O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, James Tynion IV, Tom King, Peter J. Tomasi

Artists: Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Becky Cloonan, Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Alex Maleev, Kelley Jones, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Tony S. Daniel & Joëlle Jones, Doug Mahnke

Inks: Jonathan Glapion, Scott Williams, Raul Fernandez, Jaime Mendoza & Doug Mahnke

Colors: FCO Plascencia, Alex Sinclair, Jordie Bellaire, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Dave Stewart, Alex Maleev, Michelle Madsen, Brad Anderson, Tomeu Morey, David Baron

Letters: Tom Napolitano, Todd Klein, Simon Bowland, Andworld Design, Willie Schubert, Josh Reed, Rob Leigh, Sal Cipriano, Clayton Cowles

1000 issues is a milestone few characters will ever see, and even fewer titles will see...

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YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS CH. 1

Written by Greg Weisman

Art by Christopher Jones

Color by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters by Wes Abbott

THE DEAL: I’m going to preface this by warning folks that if you’re an avid DC fan, I’m not the reviewer for you. I’m a comic lover, but I’m not particularly enthusiastic about either of the Big Two. With that out of the way…

Young Justice: Outsiders brings together the scions of the League’s foremost champions: Batgirl, Superboy, Miss Martian … and of course, the ever-present Beast Boy. Together, they fight evil wherever it rears its exposed brain, while working through the challenges that come with being normal hormonal teenagers who hang out on an asteroid and wear spandex every moment of their lives.

THE GOOD: Something I look for in all my comic art is facial expression, and that’s some...

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