Pride of Baghdad - Brian K. Vaughan

Extrapolating on the fact that in April of '03 several lions got loose from a zoo in the Iraqi capital during the latest (and hopefully last) US-Iraq war, Vaughan anthropomorphizes a group of lions and presents their reactions to having their world destroyed. It is a great idea and does have many interesting moments, although I do have my complaints. Niko Henrichon's pre-bombed Baghdad looks far too ideal with its lush woodlands and Vaughan only truly gives one of the four lions, Safa, much of a back story and depth. Perhaps it was a little rushed.