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Hotell #1

Writer: John Lees Artist: Dalibor Talajic Publisher: AWA Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 11, 2020

    Overall, an excellent story that blends horror and noir into a satisfying dish that will more than have readers intrigued. The story by John Lees is eerie and well developed. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that will have readers on the edge of their seat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 27, 2020

    Hotell is a true standout of a horror comic from beginning to end. If this is what new publisher AWA Studios has in store for us, we are in for quite a treat. Hotell sets the bar high right out of the gate with unparalleled scares, brilliant artwork, and great character work. Do not miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Mar 19, 2020

    The single best horror comic I've read in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 18, 2020

    Horror fans are going to love this, and between this and all the other comics releasing this week from AWA Upshot mark this as a publisher to keep an eye on. I’m excited to read the rest of the anthology, which is from the same creative team, and discover more chilling and creepy stories unfolding in the Pierott Courts Hotel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Feb 27, 2020

    Issue one of Hotell brings us a Lynchian, Lovecraftian, Stephen King(ian), horror series from one of the best writers in the industry, featuring some excellent artwork that really brings the whole thing to life in all its chilling, twisted glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 18, 2020

    A demented and fun start to this short horror anthology series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 13, 2020

    Hotell #1 starts out strong but ends in a confusing manner. That being said, the surreal ending makes me want to read the next three issues to find out if any of the imagery at the end is explained through interconnected stories. Aside from that, I like the format the creative team is using for their story, which is a throwback to classic horror comic book series and shows like The Twilight Zone.So far there is a solid base that makes this issue worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Apr 11, 2020

    I really enjoy the whole thing. start to finish. Looking forward to see the next issue.

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Aug 20, 2020

    On the strength of Red Border, Archangel 8, and Resistance I added the entire line AWA titles too my pull list. I recently dropped several titles from my pull list and had some slots open. The cover from a distance seems innocuous but gets more bizarre the longer you look at it.

    Aside from the AWA branding, I had no idea what to expect from the comic. It appears to be an anthology series with the Pierrot Hotel acting as a backdrop. This is a one and done story so I assume each issue will cover a different horrifying event occurring at the hotel. The closest descriptor I could give would be Silent Hill blended with The Night Gallery.

    This story follows Alice, a pregnant woman on the run from her abusive husband. She d more

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Mar 24, 2020

    Want to read something disturbing? Look no further.

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Jun 20, 2020

    A great start for Lees. John Lees is an amazing horror writer, and this is surprisingly tame to what he has unleashed in comics such as Mountain-head. A horror anthology of a motel called Hotell along Route 66, containing four rooms, each housing four stories of horror infused goodness. This story was a good introduction to the concept, especially for those getting into horror, because you haven't seen shit yet. Art by Talajic was good, especially with the " baby " scenes. Ending was kind of blunt and abrupt, but was an overall nice one shot horror story wrapped up with a bow.

  • 10
    HallowsEveCat Mar 30, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 May 21, 2020

  • 8.5
    Captain Krakoa Mar 22, 2020

  • 8.0
    fandelabd May 20, 2020

  • 7.0
    DeadManSoul Sep 7, 2020

  • 5.0
    letskillrobots Jun 23, 2020

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