John Lees says “The response from readers to the first volume of HOTELL was incredible. All the people who bought this comic and talked about it, and who messaged asking if there would be more…it’s thanks to you that we get to make a return visit to Pierrot Courts! I’m so happy to reunite with such talented team for another volume of scary tales. And now that we’re all more familiar with each other and have built up a rapport, we’ve been more emboldened to try some out-there, ambitious stuff!”
In fact, artist Dalibor Talajic stated, “HOTELL is quite demanding artistically. But it's a familiar world, a world we created. And, I'm much braver now than when we started it all a few years ago. I hope the fans will feel our mutual love for Pierrot Courts...while we scare the living daylight out of them.”
For AWA Studios’ CCO Axel Alonso, “It was important to us, as a publisher of creator-owned comics, to give our talent the freedom to focus on the creative while our experienced team focuses on bringing these amazing stories to the world in and beyond comics.”
Though readers have seen various iterations of THE TWILIGHT ZONE over the years, Lees added that “With HOTELL VOL. 2, I didn’t want to do just more of the same. This second volume is bigger, bolder and scarier. There are new threats to be confronted, and more to be learned about this mysterious hotel and its inhabitants.”
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HOTELL VOL. 2 #1 debuts on December 1st, 2021. Below, Keron Grant and Mike Deodato Jr.’s Covers for issue #1, as well as preview pages by Dalibor Talajic, Lee Loughridge, and Sal Cipriano and official solicitation.
Artists: Dalibor Talajic
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Page Count: 32
Retail Price: $3.99
Cover Artist: Keron Grant
Variant Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Solicitation: Five more interconnected stories chronicle another harrowing week at Pierrot Courts, the mysterious roadside motel where lost souls make their last stand with the demons that haunt them. A family, desperate and destitute after being evicted from their home. A struggling artist, yearning for inspiration. A lonely bachelor, tending to his beloved, ailing dog. A brutal motorcycle gang, hunting for a runaway initiated... when all these haunted souls check into Pierrot Courts, who will survive to check out?