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Of the modern world Now in this provocative graphic novel Vaughan examines life on the streets of war torn Ira In the spring of 2003 a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad zoo during an American bombing raid Lost and confused hungry but finally free the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives In documenting the plight of the lions PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises What a beautiful and sad story this isI found Pride of Baghdad while browsing the graphic novels at the library It was inspired by the true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during the invasion of Ira in April 2003 We see the bombing from the point of view of the lions When the war started the keepers fled the zoo and the animals who survived the bombs suddenly found themselves free But one of the older lions is worried about the dangers that lurk beyond the gates There s an old saying Freedom can t be given only earnedBut after a vicious fight with the apes in the zoo the lions decided to leave and start walking They explore part of the desert and meet a wise turtle at the Tigris River The turtle is old enough to remember the previous Ira warThere s black stuff under the earth boy Poison When the walkers fight they send it spewing into the sky and spilling into the seaThe lions see a long line of military tanks and decide to hide and go the other direction They find the rubble of a city and meet other wild animals including a group of beautiful white horses The lions are able to climb to the top of a building and look out over the city seeing the horizon for the first time since they were captured in the wild And then well this story has a sad ending as most war tales do view spoiler The animals were spotted by US soldiers and were shot and killed hide spoiler

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Pride of Baghdad

Uestions about the true meaning of liberation – can it be given or is it earned only through self determination and sacrifice And in the end is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity Based on a true story VAUGHAN and artist NIKO HENRICHON Barnum have created a uniue and heartbreaking window into the nature of life during wartime illuminating this struggle as only the graphic novel can My sister is stationed in Afghanistan after having been in Ira a couple years earlier I send her a care package about once a month and picked this one up on a whim when I was in Barnes Noble to grab a couple of my favorite books to fit in the latest package I held this graphic novel back from that mailing for a few reasons First I didn t want to send something with a political message without having read it first Second I m always on the lookout for new books for middle school boys and thought this mught be a good addition to a school library Third the art caught my attention and I wanted to read it for myself I will be sending this to my sister It has a polical message and some soldiers may disagree with the ending but guess what Soldiers are adults and should make their own choices I hope she and her friends enjoy it but even if they don t I hope they have a good discussionI am disappointed that I can t recommend it for a middle school library There are a couple of sex scenes one a rape Obviously these are cats not humans but I wouldn t feel comfortable defending it to a school board if a parent took offense I would probably put it in a high school libray but there would be discussionI personally loved it and will be buying my own copy for my keeper shelf I thought the art was spectacular It was fun to look at the lions and hear their story then look past the lions and see our story

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From one of America’s most critically acclaimed graphic novel writers – inspired by true events a startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Ira War In his award winning work on Y THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA one of Entertainment Weekly’s 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles writer Brian K Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances EVEN THE GODDAMNED LIONESS HAD A GODDAMNED RAPE BACKSTORYWHAT THE FUCK COMICS INDUSTRY


10 thoughts on “Pride of Baghdad

  1. says:

    A 83% | Very Good Notes A kind of cave allegory on liberation it has high fantasy elements reflected in war torn Baghdad’s unearthly terrain

  2. says:

    Despite the originality of the idea and the wealth of symbolism and meaning such a story might have held Vaughan did little with this book His predictable plot thoughtless characterization awkward dialogue and overpowering

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    EVEN THE GODDAMNED LIONESS HAD A GODDAMNED R

  4. says:

    Find all of my reviews at of Baghdad is the story of four lions who escaped from the Baghdad zoo after a bombing raid and was inspired by actual events It probably goes without saying it didn't end uite as well as The Lion King Alt

  5. says:

    What a beautiful and sad story this isI found Pride of Baghdad while browsing the graphic novels at the library It was inspired by the true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during the invasion of Ira in April 2003 We see the bombing from the point of view of the lions When the war started the keepers fled the zoo and the animals who survived the bombs suddenly found themselves free But one of the older lio

  6. says:

    Haunting allegory I don't know whether to cry or rageI'm going to get political for a second When I was in college the university did this public installation with little white flags planted in perfect rows in the crisp green grass The flags stretched for acres and acres one flag for each Irai civilian needlessly killed during wartime There were thousands Walking among the nameless dead was harrowing to say the least That's when

  7. says:

    I did not know this really happened Inspired by a True StoryI love the art work This is a brutal story with heart I love that the animals tell their own story A group of 4 Lions are in the Baghdad Zoo when the Ira War started The c

  8. says:

    My sister is stationed in Afghanistan after having been in Ira a couple years earlier I send her a care package about once a month and picked this one up on a whim when I was in Barnes Noble to grab a couple of my favorite books to fit in the

  9. says:

    It's all fun and games until the giraffe loses its headWhen the Baghdad Zoo is destroyed during a bombing raid

  10. says:

    This week the American occupation of Ira ends as the last US troops withdraw and their bases are turned over to the Irai civilian gov

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