Dan Dare was the original lead strip in the comic 2000AD when it was launched in 1977.
- Dan Dare is a heroic space pilot of extraordinary ability, and an inspiring leader. He hails from the dawn of space exploration, but suffered terrible injuries and was put into suspended animation until the 22nd century when scientists could rebuild his body.
- The Mekon is a small green alien from the planet Mekonta who travels around on a levitating chair. He is Dare's arch-enemy.
- Bear is an ex-Russian cosmonaut, who was kicked out for his tendency towards extreme violence.
- Hitman is a space explorer who, after an accident in the vacuum of space, now has his gun fused to his hand. He is an expert marksman with it.
- 'Pilot' Polanski is an ace pilot recruited by Dare to fly his Space Fortress.
- Spanner McVitie is the chief engineer on the Fortress.
List of Stories
- The Biogs (Prog 1 - Prog 11)
- Hollow World (Prog 12 - Prog 23)
- Anti-Universe (2000AD Summer Special 1977)
- The Curse of Mytax (2000AD Annual 1978)
- Legion (Prog 28 - Prog 33)
- Greenworld (Prog 34 - Prog 35)
- Star Slayer (Prog 36 - Prog 51)
- Doppelganger (Prog 52 - Prog 55)
- Waterworld (Prog 56 - Prog 60)
- Nightmare (Prog 61 - Prog 63)
- Ice World (Prog 64 - Prog 66)
- Visco (2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1978)
- Garden of Eden (Prog 67 - Prog 72)
- Mutiny (Prog 73 - Prog 78)
- The Doomsday Machine (Prog 79 - Prog 85)
- Dan Dare: Untitled (2000AD Annual 1979)
- The Liberation of Boron (Dan Dare Annual 1979)
- The Invisible Death (Dan Dare Annual 1979)
- A New Beginning (Dan Dare Annual 1979)
- Servant of Evil (Prog 100 - Prog 126)
- The Planet of Frozen Fear (2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979)
- Untitled (2000AD Annual 1980)
- Untitled (Dan Dare Annual 1980)
- Dare (Finale) (Crisis 55 - Crisis 56)
- Dan Dare 3000AD (Prog 1034 - 3000AD supplement)