Review: Hotell 2 & 3

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel. – where many check in but few check out.

Written by: John Lees
Art by: Dalibor Talajic
Colored by: Lee Loughridge
Published by: AWA Studios – Upshot

If you remember my first mini review involving Hotell, I loved it.

And now I’m back, happy to report that this 4 issue series just keeps getting better.

Hotell has to be one of the absolute best horror comics right now. It definitely pushes the limits and dares to take things a little farther. A little darker. A little more gorey. The interwoven story lines between the first three issues are written so tactfully, it’s like watching a great anthology horror. (Speaking of, I had confirmation from John Lees that I was right about the film Southbound being an inspiration!)

The art for the series completes the horror feeling, giving you haunting imagery, disturbing gore, and taking the script even to the next level, without hiding anything from the audience. We take in the whole, gory, horrifying experience, and it’s incredible.

I’m dying for issue four, even though it breaks my heart that it’s issue 4 of 4. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series. As a huge horror fan, I appreciate everything that has went into Hotell, and I know other horror fans will, as well.

Don’t keep sleeping on this book. If you haven’t checked into Hotell, yet, do yourself a favor and catch up now!


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