[[ epub pdf ]] Pride of Baghdad Author Brian K. Vaughan – Sisnlaw.co.uk

Pride of Baghdad 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 Iraq War In his award winning work on Y THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA one of Entertainment Weekly sTen Best Fiction titles , writer Brian K Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war torn Iraq In the spring of , 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 questions 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 unique and heartbreaking window into the nature of life during wartime, illuminating this struggle as only the graphic novel can


About the Author: Brian K. Vaughan

Brian K Vaughan is the writer and co creator of comic book series including SAGA, PAPER GIRLS, Y THE LAST MAN, RUNAWAYS, and most recently, BARRIER, a digital comic with artist Marcos Martin about immigration, available from their pay what you want site www.PanelSyndicate.comBKV s work has been recognized at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards He sometimes writes for film and television in Los Angeles, where he lives with his family and their dogs Hamburger and Milkshake.



10 thoughts on “Pride of Baghdad

  1. Jayson Jayson says:

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


  2. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely 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 allegory drained this book


  3. Cait Cait says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here EVEN THE GODDAMNED LIONESS HAD A GODDAMNED RAPE BACKSTORY.WHAT THE FUCK, COMICS INDUSTRY.


  4. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) 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 quite as well as The Lion KingAlthough I was totally crossing my fingers


  5. Diane Diane says:

    What a beautiful and sad story this is.I 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 Iraq in April 2003 We see the bombing from the point of view of th


  6. Donovan Donovan says:

    Haunting allegory I don t know whether to cry or rage.I 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 fo


  7. Calista Calista says:

    I did not know this really happened Inspired by a True Story I 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 Iraq War started The chaos in the zoo is done well in this book There is a scene in


  8. Lanica Lanica says:

    My sister is stationed in Afghanistan after having been in Iraq 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 ma


  9. Melki Melki says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s all fun and games until the giraffe loses its headWhen the Baghdad Zoo is destroyed during a bombing raid, most of the animals are thrilled at a chance for freedom Then you know what happens to a giraffe, and things go swiftl


  10. Nicolo Yu Nicolo Yu says:

    This week, the American occupation of Iraq ends as the last U.S troops withdraw and their bases are turned over to the Iraqi civilian government This event brings back to mind Brian K Vaughn and Niko Henrichon s graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad A modern fable set at the beginning of the American led invasion of Iraq,


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