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The original cover (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).
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SECRET ORIGINS
MILHOUSE as ROBBY REED!

As regular readers of Dial B for Blog are aware, Robby Reed was a DC comics character who could change into different superheroes by using an alien device to "Dial H for Hero." Since Robby was one of the more obscure and short-lived DC heroes, he has never been satirized -- until recently!

Matt Groening's Bongo Comic Group recently published a story starring Bart Simpson's best friend, Milhouse, in the first-ever full-blown parody of the "Dial H" series! In this story, which ran in Simpsons Super Spectacular #12, Milhouse uses his cell phone to RE-dial H for Hero, and becomes...

THE GOLDEN AGE FLASH!
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BLACK LIGHTNING!
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HAWKMAN!
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HUMAN TORCH! -- BATMAN! -- MR. FANTASTIC!

And last but not least... THE FORKUPINE!
Simpsons Super Spectacular #12 - original, real cover made to look old!
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"ONE TO THRILL YOU" returns, with the spookiest issue of Dial B ever...
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