Legend has it that in Baghdad the magnificent, a great and particularly dark-minded vizier, who answers to the name of Iznogoud, works on his ambition to steal the throne of Caliph Haroun al Plassid. Thus his favourite saying: 'I want to be caliph instead of the caliph!' Iznogoud, seconded by his faithful servant Wa'at Alahf, goes on vacation with the caliph...in the desert! Of course, his goal is to get rid of him by any means necessary.
Rene Goscinny (Lucky Luke, Asterix, Iznogoud, le Petit Nicolas) is one of the most-read French authors in the world. Approximately 500 million copies of his books have been sold.Jean Tabary, in more than 40 years dedicated to the graphic novel world, created a multitude of characters that includes the Grand Vizier Iznogoud, who is smarter than anyone in the world.