The Brass Monkey

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The Brass Monkey
Start date: December 16th, 1946
End date: March 22th, 1947
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Felina"
Followed by: "HRH Cuddles"

"The Brass Monkey" is the 42th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

A mysterious master thief commits a series of spectacular robberies. The master of disguises leaves a small symbol at the crime scene, a brass monkey.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Mr. D.A. (the District Attorney)
  • Mr. Moore, head of the syndicate that owns the Kolno diamond
  • Van Kragg, a Dutch diamond cutter
  • Mr. Whitely, aka the Brass Monkey


  • New York
    • City Art Museum
    • Maxon Alley
    • Brisbane prison
  • Amsterdam, mentioned only


  • The Corona pearls.
  • The Kolno diamond.
  • The Royal Scarab.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of December 14, 1946 (Beginning Next Week: "The Brass Monkey!")
  • The Brass Monkey said her father, the Clay Camel, died of pneumonia.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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