Pride of Baghdad- FFR

Pride of Baghdad (2006)- Brian K. Vaughan

Verdict: Try it.

Comic book creator Brian K Vaughan, set out to tell a story—partially based on true events—about a small pride of lions that escaped from Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid in 2003. The result was Pride of Baghdad. Niko Henrichon’s art is gorgeous. He captures the spirit of The Lion King—an adults only version—and a survival story where war-torn human civilization is the “wild jungle” for lions. This is perfect for Vaughn, since his story depends on lions that constantly physically struggle, speak, and emote. Vaughan, as usual, develops great characters and a story that will rip your heart out—that’s a good thing in this case.

I would love to say Pride of Baghdad is for everyone, but it isn’t. Out of all the Brian K. Vaughn comics that I have read, Pride of Baghdad is easily his most political work. So while it is excellently crafted, it’s bound to make some angry. In the end, I’d still say, try it. It takes 30 minutes to read and Vaughn is one of the very best in the comic book industry.

QOL: humanbeauty, meaning and truth

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