Dani Din

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: School boy; adventurer

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Invading aliens, pirates, terrorists

Known Relatives: Dina Din (cousin)

Aliases: Dani-Din HaYeled HaRoe VeEino Nireh (Dani-Din the Invisible Boy)

Base of Operations: Israel

First Appearance: Dani-Din HaYeled HaRoe VeEino Nireh (novel, 1961)

Powers/Abilities: Able to turn invisible

History: Dani-Din gained his powers after he accidentally drank the violet water, an invention of genius Professor Katros designed to turn the user invisible. Subsequent to this both the Israeli secret service and the army used his powers against the Arab forces which fought Israel during the Six Days War. Since then he has battled a large variety of threats, from the mundane (terrorists and pirates) to the fantastic (aliens).

Comments: Created by Shraga Gafni under the pseudonym "On Sarig"

Thanks to Eli Eshed for informing me of this character's existence, and providing both information and images of him. Eli notes "This series (totalling 29 volumes to date) are a part of the collective memory of most Israelis the way "Superman" is for Americans. Art for it was drawn by Arye Moskovitz (who signs his works M. Arye). Moskovitz is probably the foremost illustrator in Israel both in popularity and productivity). Moskovitz has done many thousand of books over a period of more than 50 years, perhaps more than any other illustrator in history. His illustrations for Gafni's Dani Din series, and for Tamar Borenstein Lazar's two series about talking intelligent apes Kofiko and Chipopo, as well many other famous children's series and books, are considered definitive, and are again part of the collective memory of almost all Israelis." A version of Dani-Din appears in the Golem stories.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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