Dan Dare was a successful private detective in the 1940s.

He owned his own airplane, and could afford, on a whim, to donate a $5,000 retainer fee to charity.


  • Aviation Daniel Dare owned an airplane, and piloted it himself.
  • Investigation
  • Extreme Strength: Dan Dare could wrench apart a pair of steel bars, swim thru the ocean for three miles including 100 yards submerged, and scale the side of a ship.[1]
  • Safecracking: Dare could open the combination lock on a bank vault door.[2]


Private airplane.

  • This version of Daniel Dare (Earth-S), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Dan Dare's secretary Carol Clews was perpetually frustrated by her inability to persuade him to take a vacation.



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