It’s a Claudia Aguirre kind of day. Earlier we learned of Aguirre’s new Oni Press comic with Magdalene Visaggio, Morning in America, and here’s a first look at Aguirre and writer Terry Blas’s Hotel Dare, also heading to stores in 2019, from explosive comic book publisher BOOM! Studios’ similarly explosive all-ages imprint, KaBOOM!. A press release provides the details:
This world-hopping fantasy follows Olive Dare and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, as they spend the summer with their estranged grandmother, Mama Lupè, at her creepy hotel in Mexico. When their boring chores lead them to discover secrets hiding behind every door of the hotel —thanks to a mysterious ancient mask —the kids are transported to three magical worlds filled with space pirates, bearded wizards, and cotton-candied kingdoms. But if they’re gonna save these three worlds from certain jeopardy, they’ll need to embrace the love and acceptance of family…before they tear themselves apart!
While BOOM! editor Whitney Leopard was tapped to provide the trademark BOOM! editorial press release quote:
What if you could open a door that would lead you to an all-new adventure that was so extraordinary that it surpassed the limits of imagination? For Olive, Darwin, and Charlotte, this is only the beginning of their summer with their abuela. Terry and Claudia’s HOTEL DARE explores how we relate to new places, new cultures, and new families. This is an amazingly beautiful story filled with action, adventure, and the cutest and yet most terrifying creatures you’ve ever seen.
Well done. Look for Hotel Dare in stores in April. Check out the15-page preview below: