Return of the Clay Camel (1955 story)

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Return of the Clay Camel
Start date: May 23rd, 1955
End date: July 16th, 1955
# of strips: 48 (8 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Inventor"
Followed by: "U-Hunt"

"Return of the Clay Camel" is the 82nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The Clay Camel, the world's cleverest thief and a master of quick perfect disguise, has decided to steal Princess Narda's crown jewels. Soon Mandrake and the Clay Camel find themselves in thrilling cat and mouse hunt. Where the Clay Camel tries to steal the crown jewels while Mandrake tries to catch him.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Higgins, a police detective.
  • Tim, a police man.
  • The ambassador of Cockaigne.


  • New York
    • Tenth and Pine.
    • Pine and Market.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of May 23, 1955 (Beginning: Return of the Clay Camel).
  • Narda returns her crown jewels to the Royal Museum in Cockaigne.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Мандрак и глинена камила" (romanized as "Mandrak i glinena kamila"), Politikin Zabavnik #987 (1970)