Saki, the Clay Camel

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Saki, the Clay Camel
Start date: June 17, 1935
End date: November 2, 1935
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Monster of Tanov Pass"
Followed by: "The Werewolf"

"Saki, the Clay Camel" is the 4th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake chases a thief and master of disguises, the Clay Camel.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Inspector Duffy
  • Lizzie, servant of Narda.


  • Beran, in Nothern Arabia.

Behind the scenes


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

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "Il cammello d'argilla" & "La cattura di Saki", Mandrake #29 & #30 (Comics Stars in the World 1977 or 1978) note: Italian text.

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  • "Hırsızlar Peşinde", Afacan #27 - 32 (1942) Note: strips from Sept 16, missing the 4 last strips and some strips are cencored
  • "Karşi Karşiya", Afacan #27 - 32 (1942) Note: strips from Sept 17, some strips are cencored. Probably traced from Afacan.

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