Pride of Baghdad (Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon, 2009)

A Modern Day Parable
The lions had nearly forgotten what it was like in the wild. They had grown accustomed to their keepers, feeding times, conversations with other animals through the cage bars. One day the keepers ran off. There were earthshaking blasts which destroyed their cages. The pride of lions hit the streets with newfound freedom and newfound fears. PRIDE retells a real story of four lions who found short-lived freedom after a U.S. bombing raid, and serves as a parable for the plight of the Iraqi people in post-Saddam Baghdad.


Graphic Novel: PRIDE of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (Vertigo, 2009).