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This Just Happened: Dial S for Sidekick

This Just Happened: Dial S for Sidekick

By Alex Nagorski Friday, March 8th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read DIAL H #10 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)

From the creative team of Hugo award winning novelist China Mieville and artists Alberto Ponticelli and Dan Green, DIAL H transports readers into another world where the H-dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact, can turn you into almost any superhero imaginable. All you have to do is: Dial H for hero!

Following the events of the last couple of issues, the search of our protagonists (Nelson and Roxie) to unlock the mysteries of the H-dial has led them to Canada. But they have discovered that they are not alone in that search … the Centipede is following their every step!

Together, The Bristol Bloodhound and The Glimpse escape from the clutches of the Centipede. With nowhere to go, Roxie suggests that the heroes head to a safe house and wait for her there. When she arrives, Nelson explains to her that he was safe with The Bristol Bloodhound, now revealed to be warrant officer Mason Jones, because he did whatever Nelson asked him to do.

Roxie decides that there must be a problem with Jones’ dial and decides to see for herself. But when she dials 4376, the number for hero, it doesn’t work! Jones reveals that Roxie’s number is not the one he calls, and instead he calls 7433. Roxie is puzzled, but Nelson knows what the problem is … 7433 spells S-I-D-E, which means that Jones has been dialing S for sidekick! Will this new discovery be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the H-Dial? Place your bets in the comments section below and keep reading DIAL H to see what happens next!

Below, take a look at a page from “On the Side of the Angels” as the S-dial is discovered. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of DIAL H #10, in stores now!