Machine Gun Kelly Preps ‘Hotel Diablo’ Graphic Novel

Jon Blistein
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Machine Gun Kelly is prepping a new graphic novel based on his 2019 album, Hotel Diablo, which will be released in July via Z2 Comics.

Machine Gun Kelly co-wrote the comic with Eliot Rahal and Ryan Cady, while Martin Morazzo, Amilcar Pinna, Victor Ibañez, and Nelson Blake II handled the art (additional illustrators will be announced soon).

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The story is set at the titular “Hotel Diablo,” which is described in a release as “a waystation for the soul — a place where your deeds in life are the keys to your eternity in the afterlife.” It continues, “And it’s Lidia Lopez’s first night behind the front desk. Every guest has a story to tell and a lesson to learn.”

Rahal, one of the co-writers, said of Hotel Diablo, “This project has me feeling incredibly lucky. Colson [Machine Gun Kelly] is an incredibly intense and passionate artist. It’s the kind of energy I respond to. He’s someone who wants to do something special, and, as a result, we have.”

Cady added, “Horror anthologies are like catnip for me, so when Colson presented the Hotel Diablo concept to us, I couldn’t help but latch on… The raw intensity of the album, this idea of a vacation to visit the darkest corner of your soul — hell yeah, y’all, sign me up.”

Hotel Diablo is available to preorder now. It will be released to stores in a standard softcover edition, although deluxe and super deluxe editions will be available through Z2 and come with an exclusive vinyl edition of Hotel Diablo.

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