Pride of Baghdad - Brian K. Vaughan, Niko Henrichon I remember reading an article in National Geographic about Baghdad just before America took its "War on Terror" to its doorstep. It spoke of the people and their everyday lives and how they understood the world's views of Saddam Hussein's reign, but for them, it was different. Their lives were not horrible. They were not entirely oppressed by the evil dictator. And they did not ask for the world to step in to liberate them.

This is what came to mind as I read this anthropomorphic story of a pride of lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during a military attack. Based on a true story, it follows Zill, Noor, Safa and little Ali as they come to terms with their world turned upside down. Is leaving their cage to fight for survival in a crumbling city truly freedom? Is freedom worth the cost?