There were several comics published with the name of Danger
, not counting a couple that had Danger in their name (like Danger Is Their Business
The earliest I found was by Allen Hardy Associates under the imprint of Comic Media Publications. The first five issues, Jan-Sep in 1953, had the subtitle of "Men Without Fear" and were anthologies with different non-series characters in different genres, all putting the hero into awesome situations almost
certain to cause their demise. Issue #6 was also an anthology but the subtitle changed to "Secret Agents.. Spies Espionage.. Intrigue".
It was in issue #7 that the first recurring characters appeared and both were agents. Duke Douglas and Virgil Stagg both saw their initial stories told in this magazine. The latter would have just one story in that issue and one each in #9 and #11. Douglas, though, would be in issues #7-#11 and have a couple of adventures in several of them.
Comic Media went out of business at this point and sold to Charlton Comics the rights to its titles. Charlton continued the Danger
line with #12 but it would only last only 3 issues, none of which had any recurring character.
One other company had a line of comics with the Danger
title - Super Comics had a short run of 9 issues but no recurring characters and definitely no Duke Douglas.
The actual creator of the Duke Douglas character is not known from what I can see. The artist for the first story as well as the first cover is Don Heck but the follow-up Douglas story in that issue is credited to Pete Morisi. Heck did most of the artwork for the brief series run. Writing attribution is sketchy. Only one story has a writer listed, that being the third Douglas story (found in Danger
#8) scripted by Ken Fitch. The terrific comic authority site, Jerry Bail's Who's Who
, has Fitch down as the writer for several stories. I have chosen to credit both Heck and Fitch as creators but that is speculation more than fact.