As the mercenary forces of Carthage move to halt an ever-expanding Roman Empire, only one man has the audacity and talent to command the charge. One man, unlike any other before or since in history, is capable of dismantling the Roman machine. One man alone is bold enough to bring elephants over the Alps. That man is Hannibal Barca, and this is his story condensed into a sardonic comic unworthy of his name. With gleeful humor, Hannibal Goes to Rome humanizes the inhumane actions that indelibly altered the course of civilization. More force than man, Hannibal pitted himself against Roman society, and very nearly swept it from history. Despite commanding over the mightiest slaughters in Ancient warfare, he strove to maintain a measure of human dignity and respect against an enemy that perfected fascism. Writer Brendan McGinley, artist Mauro Vargas, and colorist Andres Carranza bring you the historical, hysterical account of a man with big dreams, and the big elephants he rode to pursue them. Hannibal is at the gates.
After the bloody, bitter First Punic War, Hanno Barca consecrates his son Hannibal to destroy Rome. Now grown, Hannibal Barca makes preparations to engineer war on his own terms, even if he has to bring elephants over the Alps in winter to do it.
Hannibal descends from the Alps into Italy and proceeds to outflank Rome at every turn — often literally. The early years of the war go well. But while he knows how to win a victory, does he know how to use it?
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