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Review: Hotell #4

HOTELL #4

There is a reason why everyone who has watched any of Alfred Hitchcock’s films calls him the master of suspense. As his deft use of tension and silence allowed the one thing viewers usually hope for, relief. As you unconsciously hope the good guys win and the evil incarnate perishes. This is where Hitchcock both excels and cruelly tricks the viewer, as this si where he usually twists the knife.

As the terror that usually we spend the whole film waiting, for is equally unanticipated and worse than what the viewer expected.  Take, for example, Psycho, where we find out who is the villain in the film, as they are both tragic and inexorably malevolent. As the materialization of said sinister force, makes the payoff, that much more rewarding.  In the final issue of Hotell, the Pierrot Courts finally have their reckoning.

We are taken back for the last time, to the Pierre Courts Hotel, where the front desk clerk, as our narrator, feels the agitation and knows we are asking to leave, from the frights that lie within. We meet David, a man traveling with a priest, Father Villalobos, who just kidnapped his son, Cody, believing he was been possessed by a dark spirit, prompting David to commit an exorcism. Before long, the spirit overtakes him, destroying the hotel and a long-dead secret which leads the spirit to the hotel in the first place, leaving the place overtaken by the fire. By the story’s end, every occupant gets their comeuppance, in the most unsettling ways.

Overall, a more than satisfying conclusion to a collection of stories that has redefined nightmare fuel. The story by John Lees is shocking. The art by the creative team is spectacular. Altogether, a story that more than induces fear, it remixes it for the modern era.

Story: John Lees Art: Dalibor Talajic, Lee Loughridge, and Karen Andrews
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Hotell #3

HOTELL #3

The Old Guard has created a lot of chatter since it premiered. The film starring Charlize Theron offered a new take on the hitman genre. My first thought was that it may be another Wanted. Also based on a comic series, it turned out to be much more, as these particular hitmen are mostly immortal.

Just like the book, it got into the backstories of several important characters. We find out Charlize Theron’s character knew another immortal that got imprisoned underwater for the rest of her days. The mere thought of never being able to die and being held captive for the rest of your days is in effect hell on earth. In the third issue of Hotell, the Pierrot Courts have a guest who may not leave.

We are taken to the Pierre Courts Hotel, where we meet Kirsten Clements, who is driving in the rain to right to the Pierrot Courts. As we soon find out she is tracking the whereabouts of a woman who went missing at the hotel and never left. She soon has a nightmare where the victim finds her, which leaves her restless, and leads her down a tunnel where an ungodly discovery captures her. By the issue’s end, Kirsten realizes she now faces the same fate as the victim she came to look for.

Overall, a skin-crawling entry into an already spooky story. The story by John Lees is devastating. The art by the creative team of Dalibor Talajić, Lee Loughridge, and Sal Cipriano is stunning. Altogether, a story understands the power of the anthology.

Story: John Lees Art: Dalibor Talajić, Lee Loughridge, and Sal Cipriano
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Hotell #3

Hotell #3

(W) John Lees (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Keron Grant
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 in the dead of 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 the tormented make their last stand with the demons that haunt them…where many check in, but few check out.

Hotell #3

Preview: Hotell #2 (of 4)

Hotell #2 (of 4)

(W) John Lees (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Karen Andrews
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $3.99

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 in the dead of 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 the tormented make their last stand with the demons that haunt them…where many check in, but few check out.

Hotell #2 (of 4)

AWA Studios and Upshot Present “Covid Chronicles” on NBC

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AWA (Artists, Writers & Artisans) StudiosUpshot imprint has launched Covid Chronicles, a visual exploration of the men and women on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis, combining hard-hitting investigative journalism with expressive and vivid comic art. Journalist and writer Ethan Sacks tells the stories of five people in some of the hardest-hit locations. Sacks is joined by artist Dalibor Talajić and letterer Bosung Kim.

The stories include:

  • An ICU nurse in New York City struggling to cope with witnessing an ever-growing death toll, as she furiously works to keep her aging mother safe at home.
  • A covid survivor retelling her near-death experience, including a last-minute recording to her children she never expected to see again.
  • An Italian opera singer whose inspiring balcony performance went viral.·      A beat reporter who sent his family to the suburbs as he puts himself at risk every day to cover the epidemic in New York.
  • An ER doctor operating a covid testing facility forced to make potential life-or-death decisions with their limited supply of testing materials.

The first episode of Covid Chronicles is live now and is available exclusively on NBC.com.

Read AWA Studios’ Hotell #1 for Free!

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, with art by Dalibor Talajic, and a cover by Karen Andrews, you can read the debut of Hotell from AWA Studios right here for free!

Preview: Hotell #1 (of 4)

Hotell #1 (of 4)

(W) John Lees (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Karen Andrews
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

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.

Hotell #1 (of 4)

AWA Studios’ Hotell Gets a Launch Trailer

Hotell #1

Writer: John Lees
Artist: Dalibor Talajić
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Cover: Kaare Andrews
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Diamond Code: JAN201612
On-Sale: March 18, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99

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.

Review: Upshot Now #0

Upshot Now #0 kicks off AWA’s upcoming titles with black and white first issues of three series along with previews of five other comics!

Story: J. Michael Straczynski, Michael Moreci, Jason Starr, Frank Cho, John Lees, Benjamin Percy, Ollie Masters, Rob Williams
Art: Mike Deodato, Jr., C.P. Smith, Will Conrad, Dalibor Talajić, Ramon Rosanas, Laurence Campbell, Bretn Schoonover
Color: Sabine Rich
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Covers: Rahzzah, Jeff Dekal, Tim Bradstreet, Kaare Andrews

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Midtown Comics

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Review: Hit-Monkey: Bullets and Bananas

He’s a monkey. He’s a hitman. He’s an assassin. He’s Hit Monkey!

Hit Monkey: Bullets and Bananas collects Hit-Monkey #1 (2010A), Hit-Money (2010B) #1-3 and Deadpool (2008) #19-21.

Story: Daniel Way
Art: Dalibor Talajić, Carlo Barberi
Color: Matt Hollingsworth, Dalibor Talajić, José Villarrubia, Marte Gracia
Ink: Sandu Florea, Juan Vlasco
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry, Joe Sabino

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores October 29! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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