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Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan

Pride of Baghdad (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon (Illustrator)

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Title:Pride of Baghdad
Authors:Brian K. Vaughan
Other authors:Niko Henrichon (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (2006), Hardcover, 136 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Graphic Novels, Private Collection, Vertigo, Comics

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Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan (2006)


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This is based on a true story, which is why it's so heartbreaking.
The sudden ending jarred me a little bit, but the story was compelling and the drawings were spot-on. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
I enjoyed the art in this book. It is an intriguing take on the Iraq War and the definition of freedom. ( )
  EllsbethB | Feb 11, 2016 |
I loved the illustrations in this graphic novel. It is based on a true story of what happened to the lions at the Baghdad Zoo after the U.S. bombing during the Iraq War. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
After a patron put this book on hold I was beyond intrigued. At first glance I just thought it was a graphic novel about the war but when I looked inside and saw their were lions, I knew I had to read it! Based on true events, this graphic novel follows four lions who escaped from a Baghdad zoo during an American bombing raid. Prowling through a city in ruins they ponder the true meaning of freedom. Can it be given or must it be earned? Without sacrifice is it as meaningful? Ground breaking and poignant, this is a fantastic read. Quick and concise and will leave readers with many questions and a new appreciation for the king of animals. ( )
  ecataldi | May 13, 2015 |
Lion's-eye view of American attack on Baghdad, 2003. ( )
  questbird | Mar 1, 2015 |
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Vaughan has created a fascinating world – even if the characters are a little two dimensional – with a story that might seem all too Disney if it wasn’t for the story-bombs Vaughan keeps detonating, mixing things up and pulling us back from cosy talking animals to remind us of the horrors of war and nature.
added by stephmo | editGrovel, Andy (Mar 14, 2008)
Some of the happenings are a bit too convenient (for example, the two surprise rescues), and the writer occasionally allows the cub too many awww-inducing moments of cuteness. This isn’t a simplistic story, though, with an obvious message.
Damn those boys for making me cry like a man. It’s always a given that any story involving animals will hit me right where it counts, and Pride of Baghdad is no exception.
added by stephmo | editPopMatters, Niko Henrichon (Oct 9, 2006)
Vaughan's heart-wrenching story is graced by some of the most stunning visuals every collected in a single volume.
added by stephmo | editIGN Comics, Hillary Goldstein (Sep 14, 2006)
A Vaughan fan might forgive the faults of Pride and enjoy the art and successes, but a first-time reader would be better served by reading his back library than this well-intended but ultimately inadequate story.

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Henrichon, NikoIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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In the Spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from 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.

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