Private detective Ira Avery didn’t know what he was getting into when he agreed to take on the case of missing photojournalist Savannah Loy. The boyfriend he tussled with has also gone missing, each lead he follows only raises more questions, and in the midst of this all is the aloof Diane Thrax, who seems to be much more than just your average punk rock singer.
Written and drawn by Dan Schkade with colors and letters by Jesse Snavlin, San Hannibal is a retro-futuristic, hard-boiled crime graphic novel told in five parts. Featuring a look and feel unlike anything else on the market — call it “neon noir” — San Hannibal is as visually daring as it is entirely engrossing. It follows Avery through his dealings with thugs, a makeshift rock star and pagan ritualists as he uncovers a conspiracy that reaches all the way up to San Hannibal’s political elite.