Black Canary

Dinah Drake Black Canary

Real Name
Dinah Laurel Lance
First Appearance
Flash Comics #86 (August, 1947)
Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino
Team Affliations
Justice Society of America, Birds of Prey, Justice League of America
Base of Operations
Star City, Gotham City
Canary Cry
Skills and Abilities
Expert in hand-to-hand combat, peak level of athleticism; exceptional martial artist, expert motorcycle rider.
Tools and Weapons

Black Canary is the name of a superheroine in the DC Universe.


Trained by her father at a young age at police skills, Dinah Drake attempted to join the police force, only to be rejected. Deciding she still wanted to fight crime, she did so in the guise of The Black Canary.


Golden AgeEdit

The youth and parentage of the original Dinah Drake remain largely unknown. Dinah Drake was a florist who secretly fought crime by night as the Black Canary. Before Black Canary made a name for himself as a hero, she attempted to infiltrate a gang as a criminal with the name Black Canary when she was interrupted by hapless hero Johnny Thunder. Soon, she became the Black Canary and cultivated a successful crime fighting career, even joining the Justice Society of America. She also eventually married Larry Lance, a Gotham City Police Officer she was romantically interested in for a long time.

Later, she and the other members of the Justice Society end up having adventures with the Justice League of America, a superhero team from an alternate reality to her own.

The Justice Society eventually faced the villain Aquarius, an entity powerful enough to nearly destroy the world, with only the Justice Society (and Larry Lance) protected by the magic of Justice Society member Doctor Fate.

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