Fantasy Author China Miéville Discusses Random Superpowers, DC Comics' Dial H for Hero and Video-Game God Mode

China Mieville's been trying to break into comics a long time. The native Londoner has busied himself with becoming an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction author in the meantime, turning out acclaimed work like Perdido Street Station and the upcoming Railsea.

A few years ago, it looked like Mieville's big…