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Black Canary
Black Canary
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, the character debuted in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947). One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America
Justice Society of America
and Justice League
Justice League
of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has been paired with archer superhero the Green Arrow
Green Arrow
professionally and romantically. At her Golden Age debut, Black Canary
Black Canary
was the alter ego of Dinah Drake and participated in crime-fighting adventures with her love interest (and eventual husband), Gotham City
Gotham City
detective Larry Lance. Initially, the character was a hand-to-hand fighter without superpowers who often posed as a criminal to infiltrate criminal gangs. Later stories depicted her as a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the "Canary Cry", a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate enemies (even ones powerful enough to kill Kryptonians
Kryptonians
such as Superman). When DC Comics
DC Comics
adjusted its continuity, Black Canary
Black Canary
was established as two separate entities: mother and daughter, Dinah Drake-Lance and Dinah Laurel Lance. Stories since the Silver Age have focused on the younger Black Canary, ascribing her superhuman abilities to a genetic mutation. Black Canary
Black Canary
has been adapted into various media, including direct-to-video animated films, video games, and both live-action and animated television series, featuring as a main or recurring character in the shows Birds of Prey, Justice League
Justice League
Unlimited, Smallville, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice
Young Justice
and Arrow. The character is ranked the 71st-greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard,[1] and IGN
IGN
rated her its 81st-greatest all-time comic book hero.[2] She was number 26 on Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list.[3]

Contents

1 Publication history

1.1 Dinah Drake 1.2 Dinah Laurel Lance 1.3 Birds of Prey 1.4 Bloodspell 1.5 The New 52 1.6 DC Rebirth

2 Powers, abilities and equipment 3 Other versions 4 In other media

4.1 Live action 4.2 Animation 4.3 Video games 4.4 Music

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Publication history[edit] Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino
Carmine Infantino
created the character in 1947 to be featured in Flash Comics
Flash Comics
as a supporting character. Appearing first as a clandestine crime-fighter who infiltrates criminal organizations to break them from the inside, Black Canary
Black Canary
was drawn with fishnet stockings and a black leather jacket to connote images of a sexualized yet strong female character.[4] She appeared as a character in a back-up story featuring "Johnny Thunder":

I was drawing Johnny Thunder, which was not much of a character. I suppose he could have been better because his 'Thunderbolt' was interesting, but the situations they were in were pretty juvenile. Bob Kanigher wrote those stories, and he had no respect for the characters. These stories were nowhere near as good as 'The Flash' stories. DC knew it—they knew 'Johnny Thunder' was a loser, so Kanigher and I brought the Black Canary
Black Canary
into the series. Immediately she got a good response, and it was, 'Bye, bye, Johnny Thunder.' Nobody missed him."[5] — Carmine Infantino

According to Amash & Nolen-Weathington (2010), Black Canary
Black Canary
is "really" Carmine Infantino's "first character."[5] According to the artist: "When Kanigher gave me the script, I said, 'How do you want me to draw her?' He said, 'What's your fantasy of a good-looking girl? That's what I want.' Isn't that a great line? So that's what I did. I made her strong in character and sexy in form. The funny part is that years later, while in Korea on a National Cartoonists trip, I met a dancer who was the exact image of the Black Canary. And I went out with her for three years. Bob didn't ask me for a character sketch [for the Black Canary]. He had a lot of respect for me, I must say that. He always trusted my work... Bob loved my Black Canary
Black Canary
design."[5] Dinah Drake[edit]

Cover of Flash Comics
Flash Comics
#92 (February 1948); art by Carmine Infantino

Dinah Drake made her debut in Flash Comics
Flash Comics
#86 (August 1947) as a supporting character in the "Johnny Thunder" feature, written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino. Initially appearing as a villain;[6] Johnny is instantly infatuated with her, and is reproached by his Thunderbolt. Dinah is later revealed to have been infiltrating a criminal gang. In Flash Comics
Flash Comics
#92 (February 1948) she has her own anthology feature, "Black Canary", replacing "Johnny Thunder".[7] The new series fleshed out Black Canary's backstory: Dinah Drake was a black-haired florist in love with Larry Lance,[8] a Gotham City
Gotham City
Police Department detective. She first meets the Justice Society of America
Justice Society of America
in All Star Comics #38 (December 1947-January 1948),[9] joining them in All Star Comics #41 (June–July 1948).[10] Black Canary
Black Canary
was revived with the other Golden Age characters during the 1960s. In these stories, it is retroactively established she lives on the parallel world of Earth-2 (home of DC's Golden Age versions of its characters). Married to Larry Lance
Larry Lance
since the 1950s, Dinah participates in annual team-ups between the Justice Society and Earth-1's Justice League
Justice League
of America.[8] In a 1969 JLA/JSA team-up against the rogue star-creature Aquarius, who banished Earth-2's inhabitants (except the JSA) to another dimension, Larry Lance
Larry Lance
is killed saving Dinah's life and Aquarius is defeated.[11] Grief-stricken, Canary moves to Earth-1
Earth-1
and joins the Justice League. She begins a relationship with JLA colleague Green Arrow and discovers that she has developed an ultrasonic scream, the Canary Cry.[12] Black Canary
Black Canary
teams with Batman
Batman
five times in The Brave and the Bold[13][14][15][16][17] and once with Superman
Superman
in DC Comics Presents.[18] Appearing frequently as a guest in the "Green Arrow" backup feature of Action Comics,[19] she was a backup feature in World's Finest Comics
World's Finest Comics
#244 (April–May 1977) to #256 (April–May 1979) (when the title was in Dollar Comics format).[20] Black Canary's backstory was featured in DC Special Series
DC Special Series
#10 (April 1978).[21] After the "Black Canary" feature in World's Finest Comics, she appears as a guest in its "Green Arrow" feature and in Detective Comics.[19] A story in Justice League
Justice League
of America #219-220 (October and November 1983) served to explain the origin of Black Canary's new sonic scream powers, and further, why she continued to appear youthful despite being active since the late 1940s (thereby making her nearly 60 years old). It was established that during the 1950s, she and Larry had a daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance, who was cursed by the Wizard with a devastating sonic scream. Her mother hoped that Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt could cure her, but the Thunderbolt was only able to keep the younger Dinah in suspended animation in his own dimension. To ease their pain, the Thunderbolt altered the memories of the tragedy, leaving all to believe Dinah's daughter had simply died. Following the battle with Aquarius, Dinah discovered she was dying from radiation exposure, and she asked to see her daughter's grave one last time. Shown the body of her daughter—still in suspended animation, but now grown to adulthood—Dinah wished that she could somehow be her successor. The Superman
Superman
of Earth-1
Earth-1
and the Thunderbolt conceived a solution, and transferred Dinah's memories into her daughter's body so that she could continue fighting as the Black Canary.[8][22][23] A Black Canary
Black Canary
miniseries by writer Greg Weisman
Greg Weisman
and artist Mike Sekowsky was planned in 1984. Although its first issue was pencilled, the project was shelved due to the character's use in writer-artist Mike Grell's high-profile Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters series. Elements of the project were used in Weisman's short film, DC Showcase: Green Arrow.[24] Dinah Drake assumed the mantle of Black Canary
Black Canary
again in 2011, when DC rebooted it's continuity with The New 52.[25] Dinah Laurel Lance[edit]

Dinah sparring with Rabbit of the Twelve Brothers in Silk; Birds of Prey #82 (July 2005), with art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson

Following the universe-altering events of Crisis on Infinite Earths (concluding in March 1986), Black Canary's history was revised again. The mind-transplant story of 1983 was discarded; in this version of the story, the present-day Black Canary
Black Canary
is Dinah Laurel Lance, who inherits the identity from her mother, Dinah Drake Lance. Although some references (for example, those in James Robinson's Starman series) tried to distinguish the two Canaries by calling the first "Diana", recent accounts have confirmed Dinah as the mother's given name. The two Canaries' origin stories were told in full in Secret Origins #50 (August 1990). In this story, Dinah Drake is trained by her father, detective Richard Drake, intending to follow him on the Gotham City police force. When she is turned down, her disillusioned father dies shortly afterwards. Determined to honor his memory, Dinah fights crime and corruption by any possible means. She becomes a costumed vigilante, using her inheritance to open a flower shop as her day job.[26] Dinah marries her lover, private eye Larry Lance, and several years later their daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance, is born (Birds of Prey #66 (June 2004) would establish that they took the name "Laurel" from a librarian Dinah befriended during a case[27]). The younger Dinah has her own "Canary Cry"—in this version, the result of a metagene absent from both her parents—which (unlike the Silver Age Black Canary) she can control.[26] Growing up surrounded by her mother's friends in the disbanded JSA (seeing them as uncles and aunts), she wishes to be a costumed hero like her mother, but the elder Dinah discourages her, feeling that the world has become too dangerous for her daughter to succeed. Regardless, Dinah finds fighters (including former JSA member Wildcat) who help her hone her skills, and after years of dedication and training, she assumes the mantle of Black Canary
Black Canary
despite her mother's opposition. Like her mother, Dinah operates out of Gotham, with a day job in the family floral business. In an early Birds of Prey issue, writer Chuck Dixon has Dinah briefly married and divorced at a young age. Although ex-husband Craig Windrow seems to need her help, he actually wants to reconcile after he embezzles from the mob.[28] Dinah's early marriage and ex-husband are not mentioned again until the 2007 Black Canary
Black Canary
limited series. After joining the Justice League, Dinah meets Green Arrow
Green Arrow
(Oliver Queen). Although she dislikes him at first, they become romantically involved despite their age difference; opposite the earlier depiction, in the Modern Age stories Oliver is considerably older than Dinah. Dinah is a League member for about six years, including a brief stint with Justice League
Justice League
International (JLI, which she helps found). After her mother's death from radiation poisoning received during her battle with Aquarius, Dinah feels that her time in the JLA is over. She moves to Seattle with Green Arrow
Green Arrow
and opens a flower shop, Sherwood Florist. When Dinah belonged to the JLI during the 1980s she wore a new costume, a blue-and-black full-body jumpsuit with a bird motif and a slightly looser fit instead of her traditional, skin-tight black outfit with fishnet stockings. The change was poorly received and short-lived, and later artists restored her original look.[19] Birds of Prey[edit] Main article: Birds of Prey (comics) When former Batgirl
Batgirl
Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon
is seriously injured by the Joker, she reestablishes her crime-fighting career as Oracle, information broker to the superhero community. After briefly working with the Suicide Squad, she forms a covert-mission team. Since Barbara thinks that of all the superheroes Dinah has the most potential, Oracle asks Black Canary
Black Canary
to become an operative.[26][29] Black Canary
Black Canary
reinvents herself, trading her blonde wig for bleached blonde hair. Her relationship with Oracle is rocky at first, since her impulsiveness clashes with Oracle's organization. Gradually, they learn to work together and became friends. When Oracle flees from Blockbuster Dinah rescues her and meets Barbara Gordon,[30] deepening their friendship. Infinite Crisis
Infinite Crisis
gives Earth a new timeline, with Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
again a founding member of the Justice League. In a Week 51 back-up feature of 52, Black Canary
Black Canary
is at the battle which forms the League. Its core is Black Canary, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), the Martian Manhunter, the Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman, Superman, Batman
Batman
and Wonder Woman. In the 2007 Black Canary
Black Canary
miniseries, she and Green Arrow
Green Arrow
join the Justice League after its founding and are tested by founding member Batman early in their membership. During publication of the Infinite Crisis
Infinite Crisis
limited series, most DC Universe comic books advanced one year. After this "One Year Later" jump, Dinah trades life experiences with Lady Shiva
Lady Shiva
to soften the warrior and begins a harsh training regimen in an unidentified Vietnamese shanty town. The regimen replicates Shiva's early life and training, and Shiva assumes Dinah's role in Oracle's group. During Countdown, several series include tie-ins and run-ups to the wedding of Dinah and Ollie.[31] The Black Canary
Black Canary
Wedding Planner details the preparations; in Birds of Prey #109, Dinah and Barbara discuss the wedding (and Ollie). Countdown: Justice League
Justice League
Wedding Special, and Justice League
Justice League
#13 deal with the bachelor and bachelorette parties. A plot thread throughout is a plan by the Injustice League
Injustice League
to attack the wedding. Dinah resigns as JLA chairwoman after the team's confrontation with the Shadow Cabinet. After learning that Ollie began his own Justice League with Hal Jordan, she confronts him when he arrives at the Watchtower to warn her of an attack on the world's superheroes.[32] Prometheus arrives and attacks the team, severing Red Arrow's arm and maneuvering Dinah into the path of an energy bolt fired by Mikaal Tomas.[33] After Prometheus is defeated, he destroys Star City with a teleportation device.[34] In their search for survivors, Dinah and Ollie discover the bloody body of Roy's daughter, Lian.[35] Dinah goes to Roy's hospital bedside with Donna Troy
Donna Troy
to break the news about his daughter when he emerges from his coma.[36] In Blackest Night, Dinah travels to Coast City to fight Nekron's army of Black Lanterns. According to Nekron, he can control the heroes (including Ollie) who have died and been resurrected.[37] Dinah fights her husband, now a Black Lantern, with Mia and Connor. Ollie regains control of his body long enough to miss his wife with a shot which severs a hose containing liquid nitrogen. Dinah orders Connor to use the hose on Ollie, freezing him solid, and the three join the rest of the heroes in battle.[38] When Ollie returns to normal, it is discovered that he secretly murdered Prometheus and left his body to rot at his headquarters. After Barry Allen and Hal Jordan
Hal Jordan
confront Ollie and Dinah with the news, Ollie escapes. Dinah, Hal and Barry search the ruins of Star City for him, finding him looking for one of the men who worked for Prometheus. Ollie overpowers them, leaving Dinah in a restraining fluid.[39] After Green Arrow
Green Arrow
surrenders for Prometheus' murder, Dinah visits him in jail and realizes that he wants to be left alone. She removes her wedding ring, leaving it with him, and does not attend his trial.[40] In Brightest Day, Dinah returns to Gotham in a relaunch of Birds of Prey with Gail Simone. In Birds of Prey #1 (July 2010), she is sent to save a child with Lady Blackhawk. After receiving a call from Oracle, the team (including Huntress) is reunited. They are confronted by a new villainess, White Canary, who has a grudge against Dinah and exposes her civilian identity.[41] After capturing White Canary (the vengeful sister of the Twelve Brothers in Silk), Dinah learns that Lady Shiva
Lady Shiva
is behind the attack on the Birds.[42] Dinah and White Canary travel to Bangkok; when the Birds arrive a short time later, Dinah attacks them dressed as White Canary.[43] Later, Dinah reveals that Sin and her foster parents are being held hostage, their lives threatened unless Dinah challenges Lady Shiva
Lady Shiva
to a fight to the death. Huntress offers to take Dinah's place instead, reasoning that she has too many people who love her. However, this gives Dinah the opportunity to rescue Sin with the help of one of White Canary's students, Terry, and race back to halt the duel between Helena and Shiva. While the duel is understood to be a matter of duty and honor, Dinah brings to their attention that there was no time mentioned and for now the fight must end, and to be resumed at a later time. While White Canary is displeased, Shiva sides with Black Canary
Black Canary
and the Birds and the fight is over.[44] Bloodspell[edit] Although the Black Canary– Zatanna
Zatanna
graphic novel Bloodspell, written by Paul Dini
Paul Dini
and drawn by Joe Quinones, was scheduled for a 2012 release, it was delayed until May 2014.[45] The story centers around the meeting of 16-year-old Dinah and Zatanna.[46] The New 52[edit] Main article: The New 52 In September 2011, The New 52
The New 52
rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, Dinah Drake is Black Canary
Black Canary
(she later marries Kurt Lance).[25] Dinah founds the Birds of Prey and recruits the team beginning with her friend Ev Crawford, known as Starling. Eventually Katana and Poison Ivy also join the team. Initially reluctant to join, Batgirl
Batgirl
becomes a regular addition to the cast by the fourth issue of the series.[47] Dinah joins Team 7
Team 7
in a flashback,[48] and is drafted into the Justice League
Justice League
to assist in the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover, and after which she remains a reserve member.[49] Post-Flashpoint, Dinah Drake was born the child of a teenage single mother, handed into foster care at the age of four. Considered a troublemaker, she moved from foster home to foster home, and finally ran away at the age of ten. Taking to the streets of Gotham, she was caught dumpster diving by Desmond Lamar, an ex- Special
Special
Forces agent and martial arts sensei who took her in, offering her a job to clean his dojo after classes, and in return he would provide her with food and a safe place to sleep. At her request, Lamar took to teaching her the same teaching he provided his students, and she became his regular. When Lamar contracted fatal brain cancer, he left her his dojo. Unfortunately, he was the only one who could keep the local gangs from getting protection money out of them. Dinah's martial arts prowess could only keep them at bay for so long. Eventually she began losing students who feared the possibility of their retaliation. Flashbacks show that during Zero Year, Dinah's dojo was destroyed in a fire. It was at this point, John Lynch, impressed by her martial arts prowess in taking down several ninjas during an attack, recruited her into Team 7.[50][51] During her tenure with Team 7, Dinah works as a covert ops agent in charge of infiltration.[52] She is given the codename Operative Canary. It is during this time that Dinah secretly marries her longtime partner, Kurt Lance. Her powers are subsequently awakened after being tested metagene-positive.[53] Toward the end of the Team 7 run during a mission to retrieve Pandora's Box, Dinah's sonic scream surfaces and are amplified by Kurt's, the after-effect of which ultimately destroyed the island of Gamorra. In the aftermath, Kurt is presumed dead and Team 7
Team 7
is mothballed, leaving Dinah a fugitive on the run from authorities and an outlaw codenaming herself Black Canary.[54] After Team 7, Black Canary
Black Canary
continues freelance covert operations hunting the terrorist network known as Basilisk,[55] and later attempts to form a team recruiting Starling, Katana, Poison Ivy, and later Batgirl. The team is ambushed by treachery from Poison Ivy[56] and eventually Starling,[57] pressuring Dinah to question her leadership. As the team roster progresses and evolves following the departure of Katana[58] to include Strix and Condor, Dinah's questioning reaches its peak to erupt trust issues and notably with Batgirl
Batgirl
when she discovers her powers are being manipulated by an apparently alive Kurt Lance.[59] Throughout her missions with the Birds, Dinah encounters and protects an elderly woman, Miss Ettie, later revealed to be known as Mother Eve, a centuries-old woman hunted by Ra's al Ghul
Ra's al Ghul
for her immortality which takes place in the form of her metamorphosis into her youth after every life. She claims that in nearly every life, she was a mother and outlived her children, some of whom have developed unique abilities genetically, and believes that Dinah might have gained her abilities through a genetic link to her.[60] When Dinah's husband Kurt is found to have no memory of his past life with her, and she realizes Amanda Waller
Amanda Waller
is involved, she summons Waller to seek for answers during a mission against the Suicide Squad.[61] Confronting Waller, she is informed that Kurt was revived by a Samsara Serum, and the resurrection process damaged his memory. With the truth of Dinah's past and her setting up of this meeting with Waller shared with the Birds, Batgirl
Batgirl
confronts Dinah on her leadership and angrily disapproves of Dinah's actions in keeping it from the team. As a result, the Birds of Prey part ways.[62] After a long rift, Dinah returns to apologize to Barbara, and is forced to move in with her when her dojo is burned down (which was partially Barbara's fault).[63] It is later revealed that Dinah has become the lead singer of a band called Ashes on Sunday.[64] Black Canary's appearances on Batgirl
Batgirl
lead to the spin-off Black Canary, which focuses on Dinah's attempts to balance a musical career with the difficult life she leads as a vigilante. After her stint with Ashes on Sunday, Dinah received an offer from A&B Records for an album and go on tour,[65] and joins a rock band she named Black Canary.[66] As the lead singer of Black Canary, Dinah attempts to leave her past life behind and takes to the stage name D.D., joining the likes of drummer Lord Byron, keyboardist Paloma Terrific and mute guitarist Ditto—all of whom are accompanied by the band's tour manager, Heathcliff Ray. However, when her friends' lives are threatened, Dinah dedicates herself to training them in battle.[67] Over the course of the title, Dinah learns more about her powers, which derive from an alien girl named Ditto, and finds that the frontwoman she replaced, Maeve, has been given identical powers by a criminal syndicate. The series ends with issue 12. DC Rebirth[edit]

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In Geoff Johns' DC Rebirth #1, Wally West
Wally West
reflects, from outside the universe, on how Black Canary
Black Canary
and Green Arrow
Green Arrow
hardly know each other any more, when they should be husband and wife, as a result of sinister alterations to the timeline. The comic shows the pair briefly meeting, by chance, and then separately staying up at night, contemplating what is missing from their lives. They meet again in Green Arrow
Green Arrow
Rebirth #1, and instantly hit it off. In the ensuing Green Arrow series, Dinah is the first to notice something awry with Oliver's apparent suicide (in fact, an attempted assassination by Shado) and disappearance. She is also a current member of the Birds of Prey, as well as the Justice League
Justice League
of America. In Birds of Prey: Rebirth, it is revealed that Dinah and Barbara (Batgirl) have been good friends for a few years now, while just meeting Helena Bertinelli (Huntress). In Justice League
Justice League
of America, she is seen fighting Caitlin Snow (Killer Frost), and is later recruited by Batman
Batman
due to the skills she possesses. Powers, abilities and equipment[edit] Although depictions of Black Canary
Black Canary
have varied over the years, she is often portrayed as a prodigious hand-to-hand combatant, having mastered styles such as Boxing, Capoeira, Hapkido, Judo,[68] Jujutsu, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Shuri-Te,[68] Taekwondo, and Wing Chun[69]. She has been trained by other top-tier fighters, such as Wildcat, Lady Shiva, Cassandra Cain
Cassandra Cain
and Wonder Woman. In addition to her martial arts skills, Black Canary
Black Canary
has been depicted as an expert motorcyclist, gymnast, covert operative and investigator. She is also an excellent leader and tactician, having served as the field commander of the Birds of Prey and the leader of the Justice League for a time. Her superpower, the Canary Cry,[70] allows her to create ultrasonic vibrations whenever she screams, allowing her to severely damage both organic and inorganic objects. Her Canary Cry has been depicted as having ten-fold the capabilities of most sonic weapons and has even been depicted as breaking metals and having the resonance to affect and shatter the Earth.[41] In the New 52, her Canary Cry now grants her the ability to glide and propel herself across long distances in by screaming downwards.[71] Despite its power, Black Canary
Black Canary
often relies on her martial arts skills instead, preferring to use her Canary Cry only during urgent situations such as against super-powered opponents. The origin of Black Canary’s Canary Cry has been retconned over the course of her character history, with it being originally depicted as magical in origin due to being cursed by the Wizard. Later, the cry is depicted as an inborn metahuman ability. As of the New 52, her ability is result of human experimentation by the executive leaders of Team 7 involving her being treated with genes from an alien girl named Ditto.[72] Other versions[edit] Main article: Alternative versions of Black Canary In other media[edit] Main article: Black Canary
Black Canary
in other media Although she has a lower profile than DC flagship characters Superman, Batman
Batman
and Wonder Woman, Black Canary
Black Canary
has appeared in live-action and animated adaptations of DC properties and in video games based on the comic books. Live action[edit] Black Canary's first live-action appearance was Danulta Wesley's 1979 portrayal in NBC's two Legends of the Superheroes
Legends of the Superheroes
specials. The character appeared in the short-lived 2002 television series Birds of Prey, an adaptation of the comic book. Dinah Lance became Dinah Redmond (played by Rachel Skarsten), a teenage runaway with psychic powers. Her mother Carolyn Lance (played by Lori Loughlin) was Black Canary with a supersonic Canary Cry. In 2008, Smallville
Smallville
introduced Black Canary
Black Canary
(played by Alaina Huffman) as an assassin who is recruited for Green Arrow's team of superheroes. She appears in a number of episodes, including several season premieres and finales.

Caity Lotz
Caity Lotz
as Sara Lance / The Canary in Arrow.

Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy
as Dinah Laurel Lance / Black Canary
Black Canary
in Arrow.

Juliana Harkavy
Juliana Harkavy
as Dinah Drake / Black Canary
Black Canary
in Arrow.

In the TV show Arrow (2012- ), and other shows in its fictional universe, Dinah Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) is an attorney who commonly goes by the name Laurel. Her sister, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) returns in Season Two after a six-year absence as a trained assassin for the League of Assassins
League of Assassins
who works alongside the Arrow (Stephen Amell) to protect Starling City as the Canary. When she dies, Laurel trains to honor her, operating as the Black Canary
Black Canary
until her own murder in Season Four. In the spin-off show Legends of Tomorrow (2016-), a resurrected Sara Lance resumes heroism under the moniker White Canary as prompted by Laurel. Cassidy also portrays Laurel's villainous Earth-Two
Earth-Two
metahuman doppelgänger, Black Siren, on The Flash, and also in the fifth season of Arrow. Cassidy reprises her role as Black Siren on Season Six of Arrow as a series regular.[73] In Season Five, Arrow introduced a new Black Canary
Black Canary
in Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy), a former Central City undercover cop with the alias of Tina Boland and possessing a metahuman Canary Cry, who continues the Canary legacy.[74] Harkavy was promoted to series regular for Season Six.[75] Animation[edit] The Dinah Drake version of the character is the basis of the character Donna Nance, the Black Siren (voiced by Jennifer Hale), in the Justice League animated series episode "Legends" (2002). The Dinah Laurel Lance version (voiced by Morena Baccarin) appears in the sequel series Justice League
Justice League
Unlimited (2004–2006), where she is a member of the Justice League, develops a romantic relationship with Green Arrow
Green Arrow
and a partnership with Huntress during the series. Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Brave and the Bold
(2008-2011) featured Black Canary (voiced by Grey DeLisle) in a number of episodes. In one, she forms the Birds of Prey with Catwoman
Catwoman
and Huntress.[76] In another, her Canary Cry is used to break a spell done by the Music Meister. Grey DeLisle reprises her role in Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Young Justice
Young Justice
(2010-2013) features Black Canary
Black Canary
(voiced by Vanessa Marshall) as a member of the Justice League
Justice League
and combat trainer for the show's team of teenage superheroes. Her relationship with Green Arrow links her to his family of superheroes. Classic and modern versions of the character appear in several DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Kari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren
voices Black Canary in the Green Arrow
Green Arrow
series of DC Nation Shorts.[77] The Dinah Drake version of Black Canary
Black Canary
makes a cameo in DC Super Hero Girls, graduating from Super Hero High. Video games[edit] Jennifer Hale
Jennifer Hale
and Grey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle
reprise the character in video games, appearing in Justice League
Justice League
Heroes for PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable
and Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Brave and the Bold
– The Videogame respectively. In DC Universe Online, Black Canary
Black Canary
is a non-playable character voiced by Kelley Huston. The character appears in Lego Batman
Batman
2: DC Super Heroes and in Lego Batman
Batman
3: Beyond Gotham voiced by Kari Wahlgren. She's also included in Young Justice: Legacy. Black Canary
Black Canary
made her debut as a playable character in the 2017 game Injustice 2, with Vanessa Marshall having reprised her role from Young Justice. Music[edit] In 2016, DC Comics
DC Comics
released a three-track musical album called EP 1 to promote the comic book, in which Black Canary
Black Canary
becomes the lead singer of a band that shares her name. Caveboy lead singer, Michelle Bensimon provided Dinah's singing voice.[78] A followup three-track album called EP 2 followed in August 2017.[79] See also[edit]

Black Canary
Black Canary
(comic book) Woman warrior

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Presents: 100 Sexiest Women in Comics. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 24. ISBN 1-4402-2988-0.  ^ Madrid, Mike (2009). The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines. Exterminating Angel Press. pp. 27–28. ISBN 978-1935259039.  ^ a b c Amash, Jim; Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2010). Carmine Infantino: Penciler, Publisher, Provocateur. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 30–32. ISBN 978-1605490250.  ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics
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Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Debuting as a supporting character in a six-page Johnny Thunder
Johnny Thunder
feature written by Robert Kanigher and penciled by Carmine Infantino, Dinah Drake [the Black Canary] was originally presented as a villain. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Daniels, Les (1995). "The Also-Rans: Trapped in the Back of the Book". DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. New York, New York: Bulfinch Press. p. 86. ISBN 0821220764. [Carmine] Infantino and writer Robert Kanigher were evidently tired of Johnny Thunder's comical antics and eager to promote the Black Canary, who in February 1948 bumped Johnny from both Flash Comics
Flash Comics
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Black Canary
made her first appearance outside of Flash Comics
Flash Comics
in a feature by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Alex Toth... By the story's end, Black Canary
Black Canary
was considered for JSA membership but wouldn't officially join until All Star Comics
All Star Comics
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Justice League
of America 74 (September 1969) ^ McAvennie, Michael "1960s" in Dolan, p. 135: "November [1969] saw Black Canary
Black Canary
both relocate and develop her 'canary cry'...The crime-fighting beauty at the behest of writer Denny O'Neil and artist Dick Dillin, left the JSA on Earth-2 to join the JLA on Earth-1." ^ Haney, Bob (w), Cardy, Nick (p), Cardy, Nick (i). "A Cold Corpse for the Collector" The Brave and the Bold 91 (August–September 1970) ^ Haney, Bob (w), Aparo, Jim (p), Aparo, Jim (i). "The Warrior in a Wheel-Chair" The Brave and the Bold 100 (February–March 1972) ^ Haney, Bob (w), Aparo, Jim (p), Aparo, Jim (i). "The 3-Million Dollar Sky" The Brave and the Bold 107 (June–July 1973) ^ Haney, Bob (w), Aparo, Jim (p), Aparo, Jim (i). "Pay -- or Die!" The Brave and the Bold 141 (May–June 1978) ^ Fleisher, Michael (w), Giordano, Dick (p), Austin, Terry (i). "Requiem for 4 Canaries!" The Brave and the Bold 166 (September 1980) ^ Conway, Gerry (w), Swan, Curt (p), Colletta, Vince (i). "A Dream of Demons!" DC Comics
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Justice League
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Green Arrow
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Black Canary
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Special
- or so it seemed." ^ Robinson, James (w), Cascioli, Mauro (p), Cascioli, Mauro (i). "The Beginning" Justice League: Cry for Justice 1 (September 2009) ^ Robinson, James (w), Cascioli, Mauro; Clark, Scott (p), Cascioli, Mauro; Clark, Scott (i). "The Lie" Justice League: Cry for Justice 5 (January 2010) ^ Robinson, James (w), Clark, Scott (p), Clark, Scott (i). "The Game" Justice League: Cry for Justice 6 (March 2010) ^ Robinson, James (w), Cascioli, Mauro; Clark, Scott; Roberson, Ibraim (p), Cascioli, Mauro; Clark, Scott; Roberson, Ibraim (i). "Justice" Justice League: Cry for Justice 7 (April 2010) ^ Robinson, James (w), Bagley, Mark (p), Hunter, Rob; Alquiza, Marlo; Wong, Walden (i). "Team History" Justice League
Justice League
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Green Arrow
v4, 31 (May 2010) ^ Krul, J. T. (w), Dallocchio, Federico (p), Dallocchio, Federico (i). "The Fall of Green Arrow, Part II" Green Arrow
Green Arrow
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Team 7
v2, 0 (November 2012) ^ Johns, Geoff (w), Reis, Ivan (p), Prado, Joe (i). " Throne of Atlantis
Throne of Atlantis
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Justice League
v2, 16 (March 2013) ^ Walker, Landry Q.; Fawkes, Ray; Marx, Christy (w), Hepburn, Scott; Isanove, Richard; Burchett, Rick (p), Hepburn, Scott; Isanove, Richard; Burchett, Rick (i). "Red Roots; John Constantine; Code Black" Secret Origins v3, 11 (May 2015) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Molenaar, Romano; Sampere, Daniel; McDaniel, Scott (p), Glapion, Jonathan; Cifuentes, Vicente (i). "Sunrise" Birds of Prey v3, 25 (January 2014) ^ Jordan, Justin (w), Merino, Jesús; Frenz, Ron (p), Merino, Jesús; Alquiza, Marlo; Geraci, Drew; Marzan Jr., José (i). "Black Diamond Probability, Mission One: Black Ops" Team 7
Team 7
v2, 1 (December 2012) ^ Jordan, Justin; Bedard, Tony (w), Merino, Jesús; Alixe, Pascal (p), Merino, Jesús; Alixe, Pascal (i). "Mission 2.3: Majestic" Team 7
Team 7
v2, 7 (June 2013) ^ Jordan, Justin; Bedard, Tony (w), Merino, Jesús (p), Merino, Jesús (i). "Mission 2.4: The Doom that Came to Kaizen" Team 7
Team 7
v2, 8 (July 2013) ^ Swierczynski, Duane (w), Molenaar, Romano (p), Cifuentes, Vicente (i). "First Flight" Birds of Prey v3, 0 (November 2012) ^ Swierczynski, Duane (w), Foreman, Travel; Green II, Timothy (p), Huet, Jeff; Silver, Joseph (i). "Tangled Up Inside" Birds of Prey v3, 11 (September 2012) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Molenaar, Romano (p), Glapion, Jonathan (i). "The Cruelest Cut" Birds of Prey v3, 20 (July 2013) ^ Swierczynski, Duane (w), Ryp, Juan Jose (p), Cifuentes, Vicente (i). "Sayonara, Katana" Birds of Prey v3, 15 (February 2013) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Molenaar, Romano; McDaniel, Scott (p), Glapion, Jonathan (i). "Torn Apart" Birds of Prey v3, 26 (February 2014) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Sampere, Daniel; Rocha, Robson; McDaniel, Scott (p), Glapion, Jonathan (i). "Loose Ends" Birds of Prey v3, 27 (March 2014) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Rocha, Robson; McDaniel, Scott (p), Oclair, Albert (i). "Pretty Lies and Ugly Truths" Birds of Prey v3, 33 (September 2014) ^ Marx, Christy (w), Rocha, Robson; McDaniel, Scott (p), Oclair, Albert (i). "Things Fall Apart" Birds of Prey v3, 34 (October 2014) ^ Fletcher, Brenden; Stewart, Cameron (w), Tarr, Babs; Stewart, Cameron (p), Tarr, Babs (i). "Tomorrow Cries Danger" Batgirl
Batgirl
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Batgirl
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Batgirl
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Black Canary
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Black Canary
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Justice League
and sends her on a tour of the U.S. as the lead singer of a band that shares her name — and to promote the release of the series' first collected edition, DC has bent reality to release a 3-track EP recorded by the band.  ^ "EP2, by Black Canary". Black Canary. Retrieved 2017-09-20. 

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Bucky Barnes

Captain America Citizen V The Destroyer Dynamic Man Father Time Ferret Fin Golden Girl The Human Torch Jack Frost Laughing Mask Marvel Boy Miss America Mercury Namor Namora The Patriot Red Raven Sun Girl Toro Thin Man Thunderer Venus The Vision The Whizzer

Misc.

Bell Features

Johnny Canuck Nelvana of the Northern Lights The Brain

Cardal Publishing

Streamline

Columbia Comics

The Face Skyman

Crestwood Publications

Atomic-Man Black Owl Green Lama

David McKay Publications

Vulcan

Dell Comics

Owl

Dynamic Publications

Dynamic Man Yankee Girl

EC Comics

Moon Girl

Elliot Publishing Company

Kismet, Man of Fate

Eastern Color Printing

Hydroman

Frew Publications

The Phantom Mandrake the Magician

Harvey Comics

Black Cat Captain Freedom Shock Gibson Spirit of '76

Holyoke Publishing

Cat-Man and Kitten Miss Victory

Lev Gleason Publications

Captain Battle Crimebuster Daredevil Silver Streak

Maple Leaf Publishing

Iron Man Brok Windsor

Novelty Press

Target Comics

Target and the Targeteers

Blue Bolt Dick Cole, The Wonder Boy Twister

Rural Home Publications

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