Black Canary
Black Canary Dinah Drake Lance-1
General Information
Real name: Dinah Drake Lance
First Appearance: Flash Comics #86 (August, 1947)
Created by: Robert Kanigher
Carmine Infantino
Affiliations: Black Lantern Corps
Formerly Justice Society
Abilities: Skilled Combatant
Portrayed by: Alex Kingston
Juliana Harkavy



Dinah was trained by her father since she was a small girl in the martial arts and athletics. Her father dreamed she would follow in his footsteps and join the police, but when her application was rejected he died of a broken heart. Dinah used her inheritance to open a florist shop. She still yearned to fight crime so she became the mysterywoman Black Canary. She pretended to be a criminal who robbed other criminals in order to gain underworld contacts and information. She eventually dropped this ruse and joined the JSA.


When the JSA disbanded she married her detective friend Larry Lance and gave birth to a daughter she named Dinah. The elder and junior Dinahs worked together in a floral shop until the younger Dinah donned the mantle of Black Canary II and joined the JLA. In Black Canary I's last case she helped the JLA defeat Aquarius, but the battle left Larry Lance dead and Canary infected with cancer. Black Canary and her daughter spent time at odds, but they had a deathbed reunion when Canary finally succumbed to cancer.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


  • None Known


  • Skilled Combatant: Expert hand-to-hand combatant.


  • Coming Soon


  • None Known



  • Motorcycle



  • Coming Soon


  • Originally posed as a criminal to take them down covertly.

See AlsoEdit


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