Dandy Don the Valiant’s Review: HOTELL #2- Don’t Vacation Here!
Writer: John Lees
Artist: Dalibor Talajic
Cover Artist: Karen Andrews
Publisher: AWA Studios
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Oh, hey, Mom. I’m writing another review for Outright Geekery. And it’s another review about an AWA comic book. Well, yes, I guess I do like their stories. They have great writers and great artists. This time, I’m reviewing Hotell #2. You don’t ever want to check into a hotel like that. Creepy! At least I don’t treat your basement like a hotel, Mom. Really? I do? How so? Oh, because you feel like the housekeeping and room service crews put together. At least I try to help out when I can. Yes, I do! Geesh! Sorry about that, OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
Writer John Lees knows how to write a creepy and spellbinding story. His new series, Hotell, for AWA-Upshot (Artists, Writers, & Artisans, Inc.), seems to mix in a little Creepshow with a little Twilight Zone, while adding a pinch of Alfred Hitchcock, and seasoning it with some Tales From the Crypt. If you ever find yourself traveling down Route 66, do NOT stop and check into this hotel. It’s deadly!
Pierrot Courts is a strange little hotel, to say the least, that has a roadside hotel sign with only the individual lights of “h”, “e”, and “l” lit up with another “l” painted alongside those other letters (get it?). If you read Hotell #1, you already know how eerie, bizarre, and mysterious it was (if you haven’t read it, go buy it! Don’t be scared. Or maybe you should be. Insert creepy laugh here.). Hotell #2 ups the ante even more! Jack Lynch, the clerk at Pierrot Courts, starts off this issue by explaining: “Some say this whole hotel is a bad place. I don’t know if I agree. I think the bad is what you bring with you. A lot of people run here, even if they don’t know that’s what they’re doing.” And I can tell you, they definitely brought the bad, and then some, when a married couple made a run to this hotel. They stopped in while on vacation and that’s when the bad starts to bubble over like a bad infected sore. And you want to know what happens next? Well, you need to buy this issue to find out the bizarre and bloody outcome. Call your LCS today and add this to your pull list if you love this type of genre. But be forewarned, this Hotell series is definitely for mature readers and not for the faint of heart with its language and violence. So, buyer beware.
Writer John Lees has written another perfect 10 on the creepy scale. He is handing out his own brand of macabre justice with this series. Dalibor Talajic is setting up the suspense with his heart pounding art, while Lee Loughridge uses his bright colors to lift the evil images right off the page. AWA has brought the horror genre to new heights!
What’s that sound, Mom? Why do you have a bell? For housekeeping? But you don’t have anybody here to do housekeeping. Oh. Which room would you like me to vacuum first? Oh, boy.