Return of the Clay Camel (2000 story)

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Return of the Clay Camel
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(Re-released in 2017)
Start date: April 17th, 2000
End date: August 19th, 2000
# of strips: 108 (18 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Lost Chord"
Followed by: "Kingdom of the Old"

"Return of the Clay Camel" is the 235th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Returning from overseas the chief welcomes Mandrake at the airport. But it is not a friendly welcome, the chief warning Mandrake to stay out of all police business. He was sick of Mandrake making the police force look like incompetent fools, and he obtained a court order directing Mandrake to ceast and desist. Is there somthing wrong with the chief ?

Appearances

Recurring characters

  • Mandrake
  • Narda
  • Lothar
  • The Police Chief
  • The Clay Camel, a criminal
    • The Clay Camel, disguised as the Police Chief
    • The Clay Camel, disguised as Big Marty
    • The Clay Camel, disguised as Ted
    • The Clay Camel, disguised as Mandrake
    • The Clay Camel, disguised as an old clergyman

One-time characters

  • Purse snapper #1, at the airport
  • Purse snapper #2, at the airport
  • Mandrake's lawyer
  • Ted, a police man at the station
  • Big Marty, king of the rackets

Locations

  • New York City
  • A town, out west


Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of April 17, 2000 (Beginning: Return of the Clay Camel !).
  • Prisoner 39013 Clay Camel

Re-released story in 2017

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  • Start date: 25 September 2017 / End date:

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications: