Low-rent private detective Ira Avery didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he agreed to take on the case of missing photojournalist Savannah Loy. In a city like San Hannibal, however, nothing is as it seems, and everybody—from Loy’s meathead boyfriend to punk rock singer Diane Thrax—has something to hide.
Debuting in comic book stores everywhere this Wednesday, April 16, San Hannibal is a five-issue, retro-futuristic, hard-boiled crime series created by Dan Schkade, with art in the first issue by JD Faith. Featuring a look and feel unlike anything else—we like to call it “neon noir”—San Hannibal is as visually daring as it is entirely engrossing.
Critics are already raving about the debut issue. Derek Royal of the Comics Alternative Podcast says the “neon intensity” of the artwork underscores “a noir tone. It’s like a harsh light has been cast on the subject matter, distorting appearances and affecting the way that Avery sees the world surrounding his missing journalist.” Gordon Dymowski of Blog THIS, Pal! calls San Hannibal “a sharp mix of futuristic cool and hard-edged detective fiction.” And Dustin Cabeal of Comic Bastards declares, “Not only do I want to return to San Hannibal, I wish I never had to leave.”
San Hannibal #1 is only $2.99 and will be available in comic book stores as well as digital outlets on April 16. To find a comic book retailer near you, call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK or visit comicshoplocator.com.