A first look at the newest issue of China Miéville's comic book, Dial H

We've been digging Dial H, weird fiction maestro China Miéville's terrifically dark revival of the screwball 1970s "superhero grab bag" concept Dial H For Hero.

In Miéville's update, a perennial loser named Nelson comes into contact with a telephone dial that lets him transform into some creepy do-gooders. Unfortunately, Nelson also attracts the attention of some shadowy malefactors. Courtesy of DC Comics, here's an exclusive sneak peek at the next issue, which hits stores Wednesday, July 4. Here's a synopsis:

DIAL H #3
Written by: China Miéville
Art by: Mateus Santolouco
Cover by: Brian Bolland

Nelson gains an unlikely ally, just as his career as a hero looks like it might be over before it's begun! Meanwhile, SQUID and X.N. may be gaining a new ally of their own, one who could prove to be unstoppable. The origin of the latest wielder of the H dial continues here!

A first look at the newest issue of China Miéville's comic book, Dial H

A first look at the newest issue of China Miéville's comic book, Dial H

A first look at the newest issue of China Miéville's comic book, Dial H

A first look at the newest issue of China Miéville's comic book, Dial H