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So you're just going to let them take over, is that it? Maybe then they'll leave you alone but I wouldn't count on it if you don't stand up and fight for what's yours you won't have anything left worth fighting for.
~ Black Canary.

Black Canary is the name of a super heroine appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Black Canary was created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, and debuted in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947).

One of DC's earliest super heroines, the Black Canary has featured on many of the company's flagship team-up titles, including both Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has often been paired with the archer superhero Green Arrow professionally, romantically and sometime as man and wife.

History

As introduced during the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Black Canary was the alter-ego of Dinah Drake, and took part in crime-fighting adventures alongside her love interest and eventual husband, Gotham City detective Larry Lance. The Black Canary did not possess superpowers, but was a hand-to-hand fighter who frequently posed as a criminal in order to covertly take down criminal organizations.

She also featured as a member of the Justice Society of America, the first superhero team to appear in comic books. Later stories, published during the Silver Age of Comic Books, depicted the Black Canary as a world-class martial artist with a superpower — the "Canary Cry" — a high powered sonic scream that could shatter objects and incapacitate enemies.

DC Comics later adjusted its continuity to explain that Black Canary was in fact two characters, mother and daughter Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance, with stories since the Silver Age primarily focusing on the younger Black Canary and ascribing her superhuman abilities to a genetic mutation. In 2011, DC Comics relaunched its continuity, and in the process re-established Black Canary as a singular super-powered heroine, Dinah Lance (née Drake).

Quotes

Oh, I knew he'd catch up with me eventually. But a good detective needs to keep a clear head.
~ Black Canary
I'm loyal to my friends Selina.
~ Black Canary in Injustice 2
I promise it's for a good cause. How about a wager if I can get out of this hold you help me.
~ Black Canary in Justice League Unlimited
Such misplaced pride you have.
~ Black Canary

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  • Black Canary would wear a blonde wig to hide her identity until bleaching it.

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