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Brian Vaughan's Pride of Baghdad

Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
edited October 2006 in Graphic Violence
I guess I'll just make this the Pride of Baghdad thread.

So.

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Graphic novel by Brian Vaughan. You may have heard of him. It's "inspired" by a news story about some lions that escaped the Baghdad Zoo during the invasion of Iraq by the United States et. al. in 2003.

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User
    edited September 2006
    So, uhm. Brian Vaughan's going to be on NPR's Talk of the Nation tomorrow, talking (chiefly) about Pride of Baghdad.

    ...Discuss?

    Hey, don't look at me. Manifest told me to make a thread.
    I'm looking forward to reading this when it comes out. Also Tomorrow. BKV hasn't disappointed me yet.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    After reading the wiki, that sounds like an awesome book.

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  • jarednielsonjarednielson Registered User
    edited September 2006
    I like npr I might check this out

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  • TerrorbyteTerrorbyte __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2006
    Awesome. Talk of the Nation also had a Civil War segment a few months ago. Methinks host Neal Conan likes the funny books.

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User
    edited September 2006
    The preview of Pride on myspace also made it look really promising.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited September 2006
    Well, it looks like they're also talking about Ex Machina and Y: The Last Man.

    Nothing about Runaways or The Escapists, though.

    Edit: Wow. I knew there was going to be a Y: The Last Man movie, but I didn't realize Vaughan was writing it. One for Ex Machina too.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Vaughan also had a short interview with Whitney of usatoday.com's PopCandy.

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/2006/09/new_podcast_y_t.html

    There's a discussion about the end of Y: The Last Man with fans. Its pretty interesting, and not too long.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Vaughan also had a short interview with Whitney of usatoday.com's PopCandy.

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/2006/09/new_podcast_y_t.html

    There's a discussion about the end of Y: The Last Man with fans. Its pretty interesting, and not too long.

    That woman's voice bothers me....

    A lot.

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  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Sars_Boy wrote:
    Vaughan also had a short interview with Whitney of usatoday.com's PopCandy.

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/2006/09/new_podcast_y_t.html

    There's a discussion about the end of Y: The Last Man with fans. Its pretty interesting, and not too long.

    That woman's voice bothers me....

    A lot.

    you should hear diane rhem (who i love). her voice, like many of NPRs talent, takes a little time to get used to. she has some terrible voice-debilitating disease.
    anyway i heard this interview on NPR today. it was pretty much what you would expect. but it got me interested in this book.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    One time I was listening to Daine Rhem, and she had on the guy who was the conceptual artist for Blade Runner (among many other things.)

    She said "...people are always so surprised when I tell them Blade Runner is one of my favorite films of all time..."

    It was awesome.

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  • elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    A review of Pride of Baghdad that's pretty good, even though he compares Identity Crisis to Maus and Watchmen.

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User
    edited September 2006
    If he ordered !00 C!OP!I!E!S!, then I can definitely spare the money to buy one.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited September 2006
    I got the book this morning and read it twice.

    There are a couple things that bother me (mostly some linguistic issues)

    [spoiler:e440a30abc]Like Zill making that comment about how "you don't look a gift horse in the mouth, you eat it" and then didn't recognize horses when they ran into some[/spoiler:e440a30abc]

    But overall it's good.

    ENDING SPOILER

    [realspoiler:e440a30abc]Man, the ending was sad. I mean, I was expecting that, mostly because Neal Conan hinted at it in that interview (and Brian Vaughan made a comment to the effect of "shut up you idiot, other people haven't read it", only much more politely), but I was expecting Ali to survive if nothing else. I guess if I had read the news story I would've known better.[/realspoiler:e440a30abc]

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  • GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I've read my copy twice now, and I think it's just about the best thing Vaughan has ever written.
    Highly recommended.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Manifest wrote:
    I've read my copy twice now, and I think it's just about the best thing Vaughan has ever written.
    Highly recommended.

    I'm buying this on this word.

    You have set the bar above pretty much anything I've bought in a long while.

    If you have exaggerated in anyway I will make it my mission in life to burn everything you have ever loved and make you wish for the end long before it is gifted to you.

    But if it is that good I'll send you a very nice wedding present.

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  • Toji SuzuharaToji Suzuhara Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Bloods End wrote:
    Manifest wrote:
    I've read my copy twice now, and I think it's just about the best thing Vaughan has ever written.
    Highly recommended.

    I'm buying this on this word.

    Whoa, seriously. Amazon, here I come!

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Wow, that one review couldn't have been more certain that this is the best graphic novel double damn ever.

    I'll take ten!

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  • inthegrayinthegray Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    beautiful, and wonderful book. i highly recommend it.

    [spoiler:c306f93b6e]my girlfriend cried after reading it, and she's not that sentimental[/spoiler:c306f93b6e]

    well worth the $20

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    So I take it this is out. I'm going to have to pick up a copy.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2006
    one of the best fucking books i've ever read

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  • eryu90eryu90 Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    This is probably the best book, I have ever read this year.

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  • Ghost Rider 2099Ghost Rider 2099 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    So sad. Support our troops.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Anyone know if there are plans for a softcover edition of this? With the volume of comics I buy every month, I like to get the cheaper stuff whenver possible.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    So sad. Support our troops.

    Way to miss the fucking point.


    Also, I agree that this book was good but I don't think it was the second coming like everybody else thought it was. Still a great book though.

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  • Ghost Rider 2099Ghost Rider 2099 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    So sad. Support our troops.

    Way to miss the fucking point.


    Also, I agree that this book was good but I don't think it was the second coming like everybody else thought it was. Still a great book though.

    You need the love of human contact.

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2006
    How are you not a troll?

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2006
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    (he is graizur, duck)

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  • Ghost Rider 2099Ghost Rider 2099 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    He was mean for no reason. I suggested he take a chill pill. Chill pills are human contact. It's late. early. Have not slept. Since 7pm yesterday when I woke up.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    He was mean for no reason. I suggested he take a chill pill. Chill pills are human contact. It's late. early. Have not slept. Since 7pm yesterday when I woke up.

    So the guy who wakes up at 7pm is telling me I need human contact? Stop fucking trolling.
    I wasn't mean for no reason, you completely missed the point of the book and I informed you as such. Also, you're on the PA forums.

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  • Ghost Rider 2099Ghost Rider 2099 Registered User
    edited September 2006
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    He was mean for no reason. I suggested he take a chill pill. Chill pills are human contact. It's late. early. Have not slept. Since 7pm yesterday when I woke up.

    So the guy who wakes up at 7pm is telling me I need human contact? Stop fucking trolling.
    I wasn't mean for no reason, you completely missed the point of the book and I informed you as such. Also, you're on the PA forums.

    I didn't really read it. I never said I "got the point" I said it was sad. It was. Sad ending. I said four words and you had to jump all over me for some reason. And that reason was because I missed the point of the book.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited September 2006
    Whoa there.

    I think we all need to calm the fuck down and get back to sucking dicks.

    Come on, who wants some tasty dick?

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    He was mean for no reason. I suggested he take a chill pill. Chill pills are human contact. It's late. early. Have not slept. Since 7pm yesterday when I woke up.

    So the guy who wakes up at 7pm is telling me I need human contact? Stop fucking trolling.
    I wasn't mean for no reason, you completely missed the point of the book and I informed you as such. Also, you're on the PA forums.

    I didn't really read it. I never said I "got the point" I said it was sad. It was. Sad ending. I said four words and you had to jump all over me for some reason. And that reason was because I missed the point of the book.

    If you didn't "really read it" then you can't "really" formulate an oppinion and are therefore only in this thread to troll. For some reason I keep taking the bait.




    So anyways how about that "Pride of Baghdad" book? I hear there are lions in it.

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  • GigatonGigaton Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    With all of the great reviews I've been reading I think I'll have to pick this up.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited September 2006
    Knob wrote:
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    (he is graizur, duck)
    Which sort of just reiterates his question

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited September 2006
    oh fuck. i had thi sin my hand yesterday but didn't end up buying it.

    i guess i should have

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Knob wrote:
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    (he is graizur, duck)

    I thought Graizur was perma-banned with good reason?

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2006
    Mai-Kero wrote:
    Knob wrote:
    A duck! wrote:
    How are you not a troll?

    (he is graizur, duck)

    I thought Graizur was perma-banned with good reason?

    He was. Now that I know he's graizur it all falls into place.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited September 2006
    It turns out I don't have to buy a $200 plane ticket now, so I think I'll pick this up

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2006
    I went to Barnes & Noble but they didn't have it, so they're ordering it for me

    hopefully I can trick them into giving me the GameStop 30% discount

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    I just read this (literally, just. Stupid Amazon didn't even ship it until Saturday, and I ordered it about a week before it came out). It was absoultely amazing, and I think we should talk more about it. Definitely the best thing Vaughan's ever written. The last lines absolutely killed me.

    [realspoiler:b88ebb7615]"There were other casualties"[/realspoiler:b88ebb7615] So perfect.

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