Take our Dan Dare quiz and prove how much you know about Bri­tain’s orig­i­nal space hero. Who Dares wins!

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1 Name the man who cre­ated Dan Dare. 2 The Ea­gle launched in a) 1949 b) 1950 c) 1951? 3 How was Dan billed in The Ea­gle? 4 What global cri­sis led to Dan’s mis­sion to Venus in his first ad­ven­ture? 5 Digby was Dan’s faith­ful com­rade – but what was his first name? 6 Arch foe the Mekon ruled which alien race? 7 Name the con­troller of the In­ter­na­tional Space Fleet. 8 Dan’s ra­dio ad­ven­tures in the 1950s were broad­cast on which sta­tion? 9 What in­spired Dan’s uniquely shaped eye­brows? 1 0 What was the name of Dan’s ship – and who was it named after? 1 1 What con­nects Dan Dare with Dr Who And

The Daleks? 1 2 What did Dan some­times smoke? 1 3 What’s Dan Dare’s mid­dle name? 1 4 Which of th­ese was not a Dan Dare story: a) Op­er­a­tion Fire­ball b) The Web Of Fear c) The Se­cret Of Pluto? 1 5 What was Pri­vate Eye’s Dan Dare spoof called? 1 6 Dan Dare re­turned in is­sue one of 2000 AD – but was the artist a) Mike McMa­hon b) Dave Gib­bons c) Mas­simo Be­lar­dinelli? 1 7 How did Dan sur­vive into the far fu­ture for

his 2000 AD ad­ven­tures?

1 8 2000 AD’s Dan Dare com­manded the Le­gion of the Lost Worlds. What was the name of their ship? 1 9 Which David Bowie song men­tions Dan Dare? 20 Dan starred in the re­launched Ea­gle in 1982 – but what was dif­fer­ent about this Dare?

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