Dial H for HERO

Published
July 1981
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Murray Comics (Black)
 
Murray Comics (Black)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Dial "H" for HERO) Cover, 1 page

"Echo; Zeep; Ariel; White and Black; Music Master; Gladiator"

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-633
Characters
Zeep; Echo; Music Master; Ariel; White; Black; Gladator; Wildebeest.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ros Andru, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Colours
Tatjana Wood, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino , letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #483 (July 1981)
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. Games Villains Play! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer [as John Costanza]
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #483 (July 1981)
Games Villains Play
Show/hide 2. Beware the Wildebeest, My Son! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7364
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; Wildebeest; King Faraday

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #483 (July 1981)
Beware the Wildebeest, My Son!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle the Wildebeest.

Notes

Wildebeest created by John Herbert; Ariel created by Francisco Garcia; Gladiator created by Jeff and Erica Zonder, Josh and Jenny Gubkin; Black and White created by Wayne Hastings.

Show/hide 3. Here Come the Heroes! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-693
Characters
Grockk; Firegirl; Vicki Grant [Sulphur]; Christopher King [Brimstone]

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Romeo Tanghal, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor [credited]
 
Mike W. Barr, Associate Editor [credited]
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, Consulting Editor [credited]

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #486 (October 1981)
Here Come the Heroes!

Synopsis

The tale of how Vicki and Chris found their H-E-R-O dials in an old chest in the house Chris' family moved into.

Show/hide 4. Thunder over Fairfax! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7236
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; Thunder Axe

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Jack C. Harris, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #480 (April 1981)
Thunder Over Fairfax!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle Thunder Axe to save Vicki's parents.

Notes

Thunder Axe created by Joe Johnson; Hypno Girl created by Elliott Buchholz; Star Flame created by Terrence Mohammed.

Show/hide 5. To Save a World! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7190
Characters
Chris King (intro); Vicki Grant (intro); Flying Buttress; G.L.U.N.K.

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Jack C. Harris, original Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #479 (March 1981)
To Save a World!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki meet the Flying Buttress and G.L.U.N.K. who send them on a mission to retrieve important control rods to save a planet.

Notes

Flying Buttress created by Steve Mattson; Megaboy created by David Cason; Sunspot created by Shawn Sherman; GLUNK created by Richard Morrissey; Ice created by Clifford Stroud; Color Commando created by James McClernan.

Show/hide 6. Mr. Negative! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7394
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Mr. Negative; Rainbeaux [Vicki Grant]; Steadfast [Christopher King]

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor
 
Mike W. Barr, original Associate Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Consulting Editor

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #484 (August 1981)
Mr. Negative!

Synopsis

When a homeless person suddenly has the power to infect his negative attitude on those around him Christopher and Vicki must use the H Dials to help him drain off his new power.

Notes

No credits listed. Letters credit from Steven Tice. Other credits from The Comic Reader #191.

Mr. Negative created by Rudolph M. Minger; Rainbeaux created by Robert P. Lasco; Steadfast created by Richard Hango.

Show/hide 7. Self-Destructress! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7277
Characters
Christopher King; Vicki Grant; Gary King; The Sixth Sensor [Christopher King]; Dimension Girl [Vicki Grant]; The Destructress [Martha Winters]; Aquarians

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Jack C. Harris, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #481 (May 1981)
Self-Destructress!

Synopsis

The Aquarians turn Martha Winters into The Destructress but she's stopped by Chris and Vicki and returned to sanity.

Notes

The Sixth Sensor created by Lynn Thilcult; Dimension Girl created by Steven St. Thomas; The Destructress created by June Roe.

Show/hide 8. The Circus Psycho! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7237
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; Battering Ram

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Dennis Jensen, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Jack C. Harris, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #480 (April 1981)
The Circus Psycho!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle Battering Ram, who was stealing from the circus.

Notes

Battering Ram created by David Wile; Midnight Wisp created by William Wong; Solar Flare created by Bob Skinner; Strato-Girl created by Michael Bise; The Wrangler created by Tom Reed.

Show/hide 9. Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth! (Dial "H" for HERO) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dial "H" for HERO
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7310
Characters
Chris King; Vicki Grant; H.I.V.E.; Blade Master

Credits

Writing
Marv Wolfman, scripter
Art
Don Heck, line art
Text
Todd Klein, letterer
Editing
Len Wein, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #482 (June 1981)
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth!

Synopsis

Chris and Vicki battle the Blade Master, who works for the H.I.V.E., to save Chris's father. Mr. King has begun to think there is some connection between the kids and the super-heroes.

Notes

Blade Master created by Lorenzo Duran Jr.; Aniwoman created by Luis & Angel Velasquez; Teleman created by Bredd Goede.

Show/hide 10. Here Comes Murray [Blue] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Here comes Murray with comics for the 80's. Fun for everyone with Mighty Murray Comics. Look for Murray on the great Murray Comics."

Details

Printed
1981 to 1983
More...
Here Comes Murray [Blue]

Notes

A black and white version of this ad also exists. This coloured version was generally used on the back cover.


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Entry created

  • 14/02/2005

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  • 16/07/2021

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  • 16/07/2021