Haroun al Plassid is ruler of Baghdad, but his Grand Vizier Iznogoud is not happy with this state of affairs. Always on the lookout for ways to become Caliph instead of the Caliph, he commissions a one-way flying carpet as a gift to his liege. But the hired help is as inept as usual, and the most inconvenienced of all will be the inhabitants of - Beijing!
Rene Goscinny, also the author of Lucky LukeA" and creator of Asterix,A" is one of the most-read French writers in the world, with around 500 million sales worldwide. Jean Tabary started his career in 1956 at the French comics magazine Vaillant-later renamed Pif-for which he drew Richard et Charlie,A" TotocheA" and Corinne et JeannotA" before starting his long-lasting collaboration with Goscinny in 1962.