Written by Sam Humphries
Illustrated by Joe Quinones
Published by DC Comics
The first issue of this comic book series had a really nice set up and execution.
Writer Sam Humphries took the old Dial H For Hero concept and updated it fairly well. It was fun and quirky and told a good story. This latest issue continues that trend for the book and picks right up where we left off.
Miguel and Summer are sitting at a diner as this issue opens.
Miguel has used the phone that gives a person powers last issue to great effect. They are sitting at the diner with the phone at the table and it is a great comedic scene to open the issue with. The phone keeps ringing and Miguel keeps hanging it up.
He eventually picks up the phone and tells the person on the phone to stop calling. He gets yelled at by someone from the “Thunderbolt Club!” He is told that he must pick up the phone when it rings. He is told he must find a way to get to Gemworld.
Miguel is defiant and refuses to obey and just hangs up the phone. This leads to a few problems.
Miguel then puts a rope around the phone and throws it off a bridge! He realizes that they are screwed because of it but he’s just had it. Some random guy just dives in after the phone and he gets taken over by it’s powers. And then get really nuts as Miguel must stop the guy and take the phone back!
The fight between the two is really great. The guy who took the phone becomes a cartoon anime type of character. It’s a cool fun scene. The action is fun and light and it’s a good time overall.
The art by Quinones perfectly compliments the story by Humphries. It’s a nice book for sure. If this is kept up, this could be a nice solid comic book series for some time to come.