René Goscinny (1926-1977) : Iznogoud est le dernier personnage créé par le célèbre scénariste, déjà auteur d'Astérix avec Uderzo, Lucky Luke avec Morris, du Petit Nicolas avec Sempé… Il est l'un des auteurs français les plus lus dans le monde.
<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; ">The story of Robin Hood has made a strong impression on Jesse James, and he would like to become a bandit with a big heart, like his hero. With the help of his brother Frank and his cousin Cole Younger, he decides to steal from the rich and redistribute the loot to the poor… But soon the trio is keeping the stolen money and spreading terror wherever they go. At Nothing Gulch, Lucky Luke is more than ready for them. But will he be able to rid the town of these desperados, when the population, terrorized, does nothing to help him?</span></p>
<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; ">Titusville, August 27, 1859: Colonel Drake discovers a deposit of oil—black gold! Immediately, the Oil Rush is on. The mayor of Titusville calls on Lucky Luke to help maintain order. When Lucky Luke arrives, everyone—from the sheriff to the undertaker—is drilling. As soon as a well is opened, the fight begins. In comes Barry Blunt, a rich prospector who buys up, one by one, all the oil shafts from their owners. But his more-than-suspicious methods draw the wrath of Lucky Luke...</span></p>
Patronimo’s Apache tribe is still waging war against the white settlers. The damage on both sides is getting heavier and heavier. Lucky Luke is called in to restore the peace between Patronimo’s tribe and Colonel O’Nollan. But, while negotiating with both sides, Lucky Luke is perceived as a traitor. Only a wild twist of fate will enable him to come out of this tricky situation unscathed.
On 22 April 1889, the American government opened the new Oklahoma territories to settlement. In this volume, Lucky Luke acts as a government agent and ensures that every candidate for settlement is treated fairly. He has to deal with jealousy, corruption and greed.As in other “Lucky Luke” volumes, readers discover different aspects of the United States’ conquest of the Wild West.
A general amnesty puts the Daltons back on the streets, something Lucky Luke isn’t happy about. And, to make it worse, they seem to have become model citizens. It’s all an act, though, and it doesn’t take long for the stupidest quartet in the West to be back behind bars. Luke is already riding off into the sunset… But he’s not counting on a riled-up Apache tribe that attacks the penitentiary where the Daltons are locked up…
When a huge bounty is posted on a Cheyenne man for the apparent theft of a pedigree horse, the bounty hunter Elliot Belt will stop at nothing to pocket it–not even at triggering a new Indian war if he has to. Lucky Luke must juggle keeping him in check, appeasing the irate Cheyenne, and trying to save the suspected thief from Old West-style summary justice. A cheerful homage to the golden age of Hollywood westerns.
<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; ">At the end of the Civil War, many former soldiers turn to a life of crime to survive. Joss Jamon and his gang are among the worst of such men. After sacking the town of Los Palitos, they arrange for Lucky Luke to be arrested for their crimes. The lonesome cowboy, a rope already around his neck, is forced to make a deal with the angry citizens: Bring the real bandits back within six months or hang.</span></p>
The Cheyenne are convinced that newly-arrived settlers have been killing the buffalo they traditionally depend on. When the Native Americans surround the 20th Cavalry’s fort, Lucky Luke realises that someone who bears a grudge against Colonel McStraggle has conveniently provided them with firearms. Worse, the traitor also knows the layout of the fort. Lucky Luke does his best to try and break the deadlock before the soldiers starve. As in other “Lucky Luke” volumes, readers discover different aspects of the United States’ conquest of the Wild West.
<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; ">Bob, Grat, Bill and Emmett Dalton were fearsome bandits; terrors of the Old West; legends in their own time. Until Lucky Luke put a final end to their reign of evil.</span><br/><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; "></span><br/><span style="font-family:arial; font-size:12px; color:#0B333C; ">Joe, Jack, William and Averell Dalton, on the other hand, aren’t even footnotes in the back pages of newspapers. Bumbling, blundering and hapless, they nonetheless vow to emulate—and avenge—their prestigious relatives. But if their cousins couldn’t best the Lonesome Cowboy, do they really stand a chance?</span></p>
Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper arrive in Grass Town and make the acquaintance of Smith I, Emperor of the United States! A local rancher gone a bit looney after getting rich, he’s given his cowboys fancy uniforms and replaced their Colts with sabres, and he believes he’s the true ruler of the country. The citizens of Grass Town think he’s great fun, write him letters in the names of European monarchs, and publish his harmless proclamations in the newspaper. But is he truly harmless? And what will Luke do if something upsets the relationship between the Emperor and his not-so-loyal subjects?