In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place-melting Djinn, invisibility spell, cursed diamond, voodoo doll - But no amount of cunning or obstinacy can make up for sheer, hilariously bad luck.
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. 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.