In this provocative graphic novel, superstar comics writer Brian K. Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. 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 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? This moving graphic novel is inspired by true events.
“Deeply moving.”— Los Angeles Times Book Review, starred
“Lavishly drawn, and devastating…Vaughan has his marvelously imagined characters debate the concept of freedom versus desire for safety…the total effect is memorable.”— Publishers Weekly, starred
136 page full color paperback