Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Brian K. Vaughan's Pride of Baghdad

Brian K. Vaughan's long-awaited new graphic novel has arrived. From the back cover:

In his award-winning work on Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina (one of Entertainment Weekly's 2005 Ten 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 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 freedom -- can it be given or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice?

Based on a true story, Vaughan and artist Niko Henrichon have created a unique window into the nature of life during wartime, illuminating the struggle as only the graphic novel can.

And, BTW, Marvel comics announced on Monday that Vaughan will leave Runaways, which he created (with artist Adrian Alphona). The new writer is Jsos Whedon. (Yep.)

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Anonymous Stephen J. Xanthos said...

I just got my copy last night. SO excited to read it. :-)

9/15/06, 11:43 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Dude--It's *totally* awesome. Equal doses of funny and disturbing. Certainly, his best work to date.

9/15/06, 2:08 PM  

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