Here's an exclusive first look at next week's issue of Dial H, the DC Comics series from Kraken and Railsea author China Miéville, artist Mateus Santolouco, and the legendary Brian Bolland (on cover art). This issue delves further into the history of the mysterious dial that can transform its user into bizarre superheroes. Dial H #5 hits the stands next Wednesday, October 3. Here's the synopsis:

Written by: China Mieville
Art by: Mateus Santolouco
Cover by: Brian Bolland
Color/B&W: Color

It's Nelson and Manteau versus Abyss! But with two heroes and only one Dial, who will "dial up" to save the day? And as the dust settles, a new player emerges. Is he friend, foe — or something else entirely?