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Black Canary
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Black Canary I

Dinah Drake Lance


Black Canary II

Dinah Laurel Lance


Occupation

Adventurer

Crime Fighter

Florist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Gotham City
Group Affiliation

Black Canary I

Justice Society


Black Canary II

Arrow Family

Batman Family

Birds of Prey

Justice League

Justice Society


Base of Operations

Black Canary I

Gotham City


Black Canary II

Gotham City

Seattle, Washington


Height

Black Canary I

5' 4"


Black Canary II

5' 5"


Weight

Black Canary I

125 lbs.


Black Canary II

115 lbs.


Eye Color

Black Canary I

Blue


Black Canary II

Blue-Grey


Hair Color

Black Canary I

Black (Wears Blond Wig)


Black Canary II

Black, dyed Blond


Known Powers

Black Canary I

Normal human with above average strength and stamina for a woman of her age.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with police training.


Superior detective skills.


Black Canary II

Normal human with above average strength and stamina for a woman of her age.


Possesses a sonic scream as the result of a curse inflicted by the villain known as the Wizard when she was an infant.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant trained in the martial arts.


Superior detective skills.


Accessories

Black Canary II

Utility Belt: Vast array of offensive and defensive weapons and tools, including gas pellets and sonic screamers, high-frequency sonic disruptors.


Common Enemies

Black Canary I

(The) Mist I

Wizard


Black Canary II

Blockbuster

Braun

Cormorant

Gorilla Grodd

Iron Brigade

Joker

Killer Moth

King Kobra

Lady Shiva

Lashina

Lynx

Ravens

Savant

Spellbinder

Wizard


Regularly Appearing

Black Canary I

Flash Comics Vol. 1

All Star Comics Vol. 1


Black Canary II

Birds of Prey Vol. 1

Black Canary Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4

Green Arrow Vol. 2

GreenArrow/Black Canary Vol. 1

Justice League of America Vol. 1

JSA Vol. 1


First Appearance

Black Canary I

Flash Comics Vol. 1 #86 (Aug. 1947)


Black Canary II

Justice League of America Vol.1 #75 (Nov. 1969)


Creator

Black Canary I

Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino


Black Canary II

Don Newton & Dick Giordano


Origin

Black Canary I

The daughter of a Gotham City Police detective Richard Drake, Dinah was trained to become a policewoman.


When her application to the police academy was rejected Richard Drake died of a broken heart, leaving Dinah a small inheritance, which she used to open a florist shop.


Determined to fulfill her father's wishes that she be a crime fighter, she donned a Blond wig a suitable costume and became the avenger known as the Black Canary.


Black Canary II

The daughter of the first Black Canary, Diana grew up hearing of her mother's exploits, and she too wanted to be a hero. Against her mother's wishes, during her teens, Diana trained at night with help from her "uncle" Ted Grant (Wildcat I). Eventually she donned her mother's former persona of the Black Canary.


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