Sockamagee! Dial H for Hero Returns…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 22, 2009 in Comic Books |

Dial H for Hero: Cover of the Re-issue

In January of 1966 artist Jim Mooney and writer Dave Wood introduced a new concept for the existing comic book series House of Mystery. They came up with a teenage boy Robert “Robby” Reed who uses an old fashioned telephone dial to become one of many superheroes. This classic kitsch series became known as Dial H for Hero and ran until 1968, but was picked up again by DC Comics in the 80s and just a few years ago in 2003. Well the good news is that it looks like DC will be re-issuing the series as a book in April of next year.

To give you a taste of just how much this silly series was here are some covers which are pure entertainment. Most of these covers are by Jim Mooney, but at the end of the series other artists were brought in — in fact issue #163 below is by Carmine Infantino (but the rest are authentic Mooney):

Dial H for hero: issue #157 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #158 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #159 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #160 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #161 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #162 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #163 illustrated by Carmine Infantino

Dial H for hero: issue #164 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Dial H for hero: issue #165 illustrated by Jim Mooney

Sadly Jim Mooney passed away in 2008, but he left behind a wonderful collection of work. Other books he worked on included Spider-Man and Supergirl.

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