The original cover (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).
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!
HUMAN TORCH! -- BATMAN! -- MR. FANTASTIC!
And last but not least... THE FORKUPINE!
Simpsons Super Spectacular #12 - original, real cover made to look old!
"ONE TO THRILL YOU" returns, with the spookiest issue of Dial B ever...