The Return of the Clay Camel

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The Return of the Clay Camel
Start date: March 2nd, 1936
End date: July 18th, 1936
# of strips: 120 (20 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Werewolf"
Followed by: "The Slave Traders of Tygandi"

"The Return of the Clay Camel" is the 6th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Once again the world's cleverst thief and the world's greatest master of disguise has left his clay camel at a crime scene.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Jane, daughter of Sir Oswald.
  • Ronald, fiancé of Jane.
  • Charles, chauffeur of Sir Oswald.
  • Inspector Duffy
  • Joe, jailer working for Inspector Duffy.


  • Europe
  • Shropshire

Behind the scenes


  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of March 21 1936 (Monday - Return of the Clay Camel).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  • "L'enigmatico sir Oswald" & "Mandrake contro Saki", Mandrake #33 & #34 (Comics Stars in the World 1978) note: Italian text.

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