Clay Camel and the Ganglords

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Clay Camel and the Ganglords
(Re-released in 2014)
Start date: May 27th, 1996
End date: July 27th, 1996
# of strips: 54 (9 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The S. S. Div."
Followed by: "Alibi Algie"

"Clay Camel and the Ganglords" is the 222th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Some ganglords trying til kill Mandrake, and they hired Oswald -The Clay Camel.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Vrom, hired to find Mandrake disguised as Police chief Vrom.
  • Bozo, a thug.


Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is liftet from the plot.


  • The first week of the story starting with "For those who came in late" presenting: Mandrake, Lothar, The Clay Camel, The Mole, The Penthouse Thief, 8, Octon and Luciphor.
  • The story ending with Cont'd.

Easter Eggs

  • A ganglord has prison number 39013.

Re-released story in 2014


  • Start date: 3 February 2014 / End date: 5 April 2014


This story has been published in the following publications:

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