Dare, Dan. Dan Dare is an “ace private eye” whose cases vary from cursed gems to kidnapers to racketeers to German pirate subs, mummies, and air pirates. He is hard-boiled and helped by his assistant Carol, who goes in disguise on cases for him. He appears in stories with titles like “Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Or Else,” “The Great World’s Fair Mystery,” and “Cave-In at the Bar-X Mine.”
First Appearance: Whiz Comics #2 (Fawcett), Feb. 1940. 22 appearances, 1940-1941. Created by Bill Parker and Greg Duncan.
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