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ISBN13: 9781401203146
ISBN10: 1401203140
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Awards

The Rooster 2007 Morning News Tournament of Books Nominee

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From one of America's most acclaimed comics writers — a startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events. Based on a true story, Vaughan and Henrichon have created a unique and heartbreaking window into the nature of life during wartime, illuminating this struggle as only the graphic novel can.

Review:

"Vaughan's heart-wrenching story is graced by some of the most stunning visuals every collected in a single volume. Henrichon shows the majesty of nature, the desolation of a city lost to war, and the true, bloody cost of freedom. As quickly as Henrichon fills the page with beauty and wonder, he tears it down with the ugly machines of war. Henrichon is blessed with talent and is able to show complex emotions on the faces of animals without betraying their natural look. This is as perfect as illustration comes to perfection." Hilary Goldstein, ign.com

Review:

Pride of Baghdad really is one of the most important graphic novels of the last few years. It will silence the sequential art naysayers; this is a book for the curious to see what really can be done in comics. Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon wield the medium with ease and use it to craft not only a good comic book, but a great read in general. Matt Wiggins, Relevant Magazine

Synopsis:

In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid, roaming the streets in a desperate struggle for their lives. 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?

About the Author

Brian K. Vaughan is an American comic book author best known for writing the critically acclaimed series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina and Runaways.

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Doug Dorr, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Doug Dorr)
This is a fabulous book. It is a multi-layered book about Iraq and the Iraq war. A Heart wrenching must read.
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C, September 12, 2006 (view all comments by C)
This is a very timely real-life story, but especially intriguing for non-comic fans. One of the best thought-provoking graphic novels on par with Morrison's "We3".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401203146
Author:
Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
Publisher:
Vertigo
Illustrator:
Henrichon, Niko
Editor:
Dennis, Will
Author:
Vaughan, Brian K.
Author:
Henrichon, Niko
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Lions
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 13, 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10.52x6.86x.59 in. 1.18 lbs.

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Product details 136 pages Vertigo - English 9781401203146 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Vaughan's heart-wrenching story is graced by some of the most stunning visuals every collected in a single volume. Henrichon shows the majesty of nature, the desolation of a city lost to war, and the true, bloody cost of freedom. As quickly as Henrichon fills the page with beauty and wonder, he tears it down with the ugly machines of war. Henrichon is blessed with talent and is able to show complex emotions on the faces of animals without betraying their natural look. This is as perfect as illustration comes to perfection."
"Review" by , Pride of Baghdad really is one of the most important graphic novels of the last few years. It will silence the sequential art naysayers; this is a book for the curious to see what really can be done in comics. Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon wield the medium with ease and use it to craft not only a good comic book, but a great read in general.
"Synopsis" by , In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid, roaming the streets in a desperate struggle for their lives. 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?
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