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Jarius, The Exploding Colossus

Jarius, The Exploding Colossus

JacktheRipper500

I want to know the context behind this


irish91

The US carpet bombed Baghdad Zoo. Some of the animals escaped and Pride of Baghdad follows the pride of lions through US invaded Baghdad. You see the war through their eyes.


DoubleChard

For anyone who's interested in reading it, the comic was uploaded to the [Internet Archive] (https://archive.org/details/PrideOfBaghdad/mode/2up) as public domain


KrzzyKarlo

Amazing comic.


KungWoo

This comic is definitely worth your time. Its beautiful.


KrzzyKarlo

Support your local comic shop!


AtlasUnderwater

I just bought my copy on ebay that supports a thrift store in georgia, ive been meaning to read it for years <3


KrzzyKarlo

Nice! Anything from Brian K. Is great. “Y the last man” was the first series that got me into comics.


AtlasUnderwater

Y the Last Man helped me explore a part of myself I couldnt put into words before, about how only the beginnings of stories were the best part to me. It made me realize I prefer the "Why?" to the "What", that I prefer the mystery to the solution. When i finished the series I was disappointed with the 'answer", but when I sat back and thought about what *would* have been satisfying, I couldn't come up with anything. I know its not significant or anything but it was just really cool to understand something about myself suddenly, y'know edit-oh YM GOD THIS DUDE IS ALSO ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE ***SAGA***???? AHHHHH when will the next issue come outtttttttttt?????


KrzzyKarlo

Don’t get me started on Saga! Fucking love that series.


NightStalkerXIV

I love Brian K. Vaughan!


Triktastic

This destroyed my fragile heart. Damn do I hate wars.


yourfreekindad

How the fuck do you read that shit it’s so buggy


S3erverMonkey

With my eyes mostly.


foulinbasket

I read this in high school. It's beautifully tragic


The-Insolent-Sage

Goddamn this comment is what reddit is all about.


Masked-Dedede

I don’t understand.


illepic

It's interesting and helpful, with provided links. Reddit is at its best when it's people helping each other.


ValanLucasCircus

Note, this panel was edited for an article on cracked.com by one of the writers.


gerkessin

Was it seanbaby?


devouredbyvegans

NONE OF YOU ARE SAFE!!!


AlterMyStateOfMind

Brian K. Vaughn is a legend.


usernamy

This does not explain why the giraffe is a magician


ChubbyMcHaggis

In the words of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac “Head explodey”


Razadragon

That comic haunts me tbh, the ending guts you


lets-test-some-stuff

That’s a creative premise. One that I never would have thought of, but now I’m very interested in it.


BushDidN0thingWr0ng

It's a graphic novel based on the true story of some lions escaping from the Baghdad zoo during an assault on the city and attacking US/NATO troops. I believe it's called "The Pride of Baghdad"


Literally_The_Worst-

Wild magic surge


Charty2006

With those long necks, giraffes have a bigger chance of getting electro-clapped by lightning, causing their hearts to beat themselves to death


I_Tory_I

Perils of the Warp


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popoklimt

I think it is "Pride of Baghdad" from Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon. The text is edited to make it more "funny".


Holobolt

What's the actual text tho?


popoklimt

First image,the giraffe: The heaven are opening!The old ones have heard our prayers!They're coming to.. Second image,the giraffe (for the first and last Time): Splotch. Third image,the lion: Move.


AbstractBettaFish

I have seen this image for years in the internet and I had no idea it was edited


Mr_Awes8me

What is that even supposed to mean


micktorious

The zoo is being blown up by fighter jets/military so it's just the animals misreading things and applying their beliefs of what they think is happening.


MegamanX195

My first impression based on the textless images alone was that this was some edgy comic in the vein of The Boys, but this seems actually interesting.


Dengar96

Brian K Vaughan is one of the best comic writers. Period. Saga is a masterpiece. Anything the man makes is worth anyone's time.


parkay_quartz

Did Saga ever wrap up? I read the first four volumes way back and then never caught back up. I've been reading compendium versions of finished Image series so maybe I will add it to the list if finished


Dengar96

9 out now with another 9 coming in the next few years. Might be the best comic series I've read ever. Sadly we'll never see Saga in any other medium but it's the apex of it's genre.


UhOhSparklepants

I heard they are ending the hiatus soon. Super stoked for more


pikpikcarrotmon

Well all that makes perfect sense and I definitely don't have any more questions


Aqarius90

It's an allegory for the US invasion of Iraq. It's an excellent graphic novel.


Tuvotufet02

For the opponent, it’s just cats.


Quite_Dramatic

Like the play?


Bravo_Whale

Pride of Baghdad (which takes place in 2003) is the story of four lions from the Baghdad zoo as they survive and deal with the aftermath of intense bombing by American armed forces. It is an anti-war comic, and it is very sad. Overall I'd say it's interesting enough to be a little above average, and it's short enough to easily get through in a single afternoon. Probably worth the read if you're bored and/or want to feel bad for some cartoon lions.


evermuzik

Sounds like the Iraqi version of "The Brave Little Toaster"


The_Eternal_Void

Sounds like a play I once watched called Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.


micktorious

It's based off real events apparently, when the US carpet bombed Baghdad during the 2nd gulf war and most of the animals were killed but some escaped.


Apprehensive_Duty192

I can see why Americans are hated in the middle east


demlet

Wait till I tell you about Central America...


Invisifly2

The Baghdad zoo got bombed by the US IRL and some of the animals, including lions, escaped. The comic follows the lions and you see the war from their perspective. The Pride of Bagdad is the name of the comic.


Mr_Awes8me

That makes much more sense


cptki112noobs

To add more context, this comic follows a pride of lions as they escape the Baghdad zoo during the 2nd Gulf War.


irish91

More context. Its based on a true story. The US carpet bombed city centre Baghdad which is where the cities Zoo is. Lots of the animals were killed in the bombings, lots more died of starvation and their wounds afterwards, some escaped the zoo and wandered the shelled city for a few days before being "found" by soldiers. The book follows the real life Pride of Lions that escaped. Edit: Niko Henrichon is the artist. The whole book is made beautiful with their art despite being bleak af


TreChomes

What a fascinating idea


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ttboo

If only I could be so grossly incandescent


[deleted]

Praise the sun


Cyberblood

Right, but think about it, have you actually seen the Sun god? The moon presence though, that one is real.


JBSquared

I never really put that together. The opposing Sun and Moon motifs in Dark Souls and Bloodborne


Copper857

PRAISE


puesyomero

Discard your flesh prison and behold the howling face of the Sun.


Ardent_Tapire

Why is the giraffe and lions in the same enclosure?


micktorious

They aren't, they have all escaped as the zoo has been blown up so they are running free in the chaos. Hence why the giraffe gets his head blown off, the attack is ongoing.


P00nz0r3d

It’s the assault of Baghdad in the Iraq War from the perspective of the Zoo animals


Mr_Awes8me

Must be tragic


Tomb_Brader

Yeah it’s from Pride of Baghdad


pompeiitype

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_of_Baghdad For the curious


KWAKUDATSU

Just read it and Holy fuck


popoklimt

Wooly tusk indeed.


MaltaNsee

Thanks for the name


Lousewomb

Brian K Vaughn.... ​ does not surprise me one bit! he's a fantastic writer


topwater_bassin

Amazing book!! Based on a true story, I believe. Edit: grammar


MonsieurCatsby

Read "Pride of Baghdad", but you may want to brace yourself for a harrowing experience. War is Hell.


dezararus

Found an abridged scan online. Surprisingly gutting.


MonsieurCatsby

The last panels destroy me every time, such a good book.


APComet

This is the last scene from attack on titan


negao360

Second this


A_guys

“I do not vibe with this universe” #fucking explode


parrmorgan

"WHAT THE FUCK?"


Pitifool

Yeah that one was way better, what the heck


FireFlavour

That graphic novel is fucked but kinda awesome


WeranioRacker

WHAT FUCKING GRAPHIC NOVEL??????


motorcycle_flipflops

Pride of Baghdad


WeranioRacker

Thank you


scribi0

Sorcerer be like


JacktheRipper500

When a wild magic sorcerer rolls poorly


YARGLE_IS_MY_DAD

"I cast fireball anyways"


Bluepompf

I mean, I did kill the dragon. I nearly died and half of the party too. But I did kill the dragon!


Sulfruous

Blacephalon be like


pointofgravity

Ekkusploooshuuuun!


L00pback

Don’t need a sorcerer, [lions can jump 36 feet](https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1605ro/fun_fact_lions_arent_very_good_climbers_but_they/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


Johmpa

Psykers in 40k be very much like.


Free_Beyond2978

What was the last element? Ooow now i remember EXPLOSIVE


tivialidades

Bloodwing !!!


krayhayft

Great trick. Too bad he can only do it once.


Quite_Dramatic

That's what you think


Quotzalcoatl

"Fuck!"


ThoriumOverlord

I hear that in Morse’s voice in Alien3 when the Zeno came down and snatched the guy up into the ceiling.


TheChunkle

Reminds me of that one guy with the fresca


Pandelein

That’s it. That’s the fight. It’s one of those bosses where the trick is to just do nothing at all.


spooks-420

Psykers be like


BlitzdriIl

the dead money experience


McTF0fficial

The forbidden lion king 3 movie


hammer851

This is a great book


roostwrinchains

Oh shit Melman wtf.... Cool party trick bro


Ringo_Stagg

Nice. I had this comic book. Its like the most depressing version of the lion king possible. About a zoo in bagdad that was hit in the invasion of Iraq animals run around.


BuckeyeHoss

Mind blowing


BrassBass

> A psyker attempts to impress his Imperial Guard squad mates by guessing their birthdays using the power of the warp. M41


onemempierog

I thought its r/bonehurtingjuice lmao


41cheese

It would fit so well


SheZowRaisedByWolves

My god damn bones are seizing rn


FlamingCroatan

ABRA KUDADBRA


TheGrimReality77

More like "Abre calavera".


FlamingCroatan

You pose a very good point


cringe_ooof

Must be a plane.


reddit_manorginal

Atleast they got free food


Sarknu

I just see the normal Blue Mage player in Final Fantasy XIV


AWildAndWackyBushMan

Reminds me of a video where this ostrich pulls off his own head


ducktor-strange

I’m not sure if this would make any more sense with the context and right captions….


DammitDan

Vagus nerve be like:


PyzzaPastaMandolyn0

Basically creeper


fa2003

That's a 31 minutos reference!


negao360

This is like the animal kingdom’s rendition of Gantz. I’m pretty sure something like this happened.


Alarid

I remember when that happened in Gantz when they were fighting dinosaur.


imanAholebutimfunny

I laughed way too hard at this. Is something wrong with me? It was the Lions facial expression that made me lose it. May have to blow this up for larger picture. No pun intended.


ShroudTrina

The giraffe looks so fucking high


Addicted2Rage

I was expecting the cub to say "do it again!" Lol


voldyCSSM19

excuse me what the fuck


BrickmasterBen

Leaked footage of the boys season 3


life_npc

Morgan Freeman: "that evening the lion family did not eat giraffe for supper"


Salut_To_Lemon_Juice

Plot twist He actually can regrow his body


King_chromosome113

The animal brutality on this reminds me of the Plague of Madness (or mad plague??) From Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal


Octoseptuagintillion

Don't want to be that guy, but shouldn't this maybe have a NSFW flair, per animal gore? Great artwork by the way.


Morova31

Someone actually drew this..I love it


-CapyV-

Wait what?


Cosmos_Cat9

To quote Danny Devito “I want it!”


huggles7

It’s funny because giraffes aren’t real


MechanicalMelonz

Oh hey, I remember this comic.


Veneer47

Omg!


Swifty_e

Holy shit lol. What is the context behind this?


Predator829CH

Simba


ImYourNostalgia

*cries in Toys'R'Us*


shmoseph

Gives me gantz vibes.


dark_knight59222

That's melman


BobTheCoolRock

This is why we banished them from the boilong isles


YALLREADYFORACRUSADE

Kaku be like, "they underestimated the destructive power of a giraffe"


The_Tavern

He looks so goddamn smug


Paradoxic_Mouse

Ah pride of baghdad, definitely a good read


sentientfartcloud

Oh my fuck....Pride of Baghdad.


EmeraldXRun

Y-you think he’ll come back?


David_Apollonius

Is it a coincident that his name is so similar to Marius, the 2 year old giraffe who was fed to lions in a zoo in Denmark?


AuckLnd

i am not ok with this


meexley2

What the fuck even is this


Alien-of-Man

He is, indeed, a magician


Isaacamis123

It's very different if you read it in reverse. They become an actual magician.


Kr8n8s

Easy boss fight, I guess? At least if he’s not too close


NichS144

Pride of Baghdad, cool book.


doctorlight01

Colossus ?! This is now a Protoss thread. My life for Aiur !


Esproth

Ah, wild life with wild magic...shit I just thought of a fun d&d encounter.


MrMcgilicutty

That is my mind right now! I am overwhelmed… I feel like I’m under attack and just want to… Sometimes…


Torture-Dancer

Source?


Suspicious-Art-5434

What da dog doin


RunawayDev

That's what you get for warp-fuckery!


GloomyViper

The entire psyker division: "Relatable."


MCMiracle1206

Bite za dusto


catinore

Fun fact: giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as you and me (and most other mammals) — seven.


Mamboo07

Is that the comic about lions trying to survive a war?


irish91

They don't even know its a war. Thats the point. They're just animals looking for safety while fire rains from the sky.


dp5520

Taaaaa-daaaaaah


Electricayde

All giraffes have the ability to do this. This is why you should be very careful not to spook them if you ever come across one. Ones in zoos are often disarmed before moving into their enclosure, but it's a difficult process and will, on a rare occasion, make them even more volatile instead. So, be careful and kind around giraffes at the zoo as well.


nouille07

Vikings are way too op against colossus


Little-Tin-Goddess

rrrRRED CLOTHES!


Excellent_Issue_3445

Lol


ven845

Bet he can only do that trick once.


Luke_Likes_Silk

"oh shit, i forgot the inmunity to explosions spell"


Crazycukumbers

Oh


Comarbukenus2

Creeper! AW MAN...


123hi1239

Now they feast


IBelongHere

r/outofcontextcomics


temtem7

I no longer vibe with this universe


_Funsyze_

Oh god I remember this book at my school, I couldn’t believe they even had it in the library…


Poptart_13

the original is better


Titanus-De_Raptor

what was it


cydude1234

r/giraffesdontexist


NeedleworkerHot7662

I saw this happen with the president of USA once