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Black Canary is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC . After joining the Justice League, Dinah meets Green Arrow ( Oliver Queen). Although she dislikes him Infinite Crisis gives Earth a new timeline, with Wonder Woman again a founding member of the Justice League. In a Week Black Canary was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Dinah Lance Green Arrow soon noticed the shapely blonde bombshell, and decided to stick around to meet her. Canary used Black Canary and Green Arrow visit Wildcat, but he does not budge. With this . Justice League Unlimited. Justice League Unlimited, “The Cat And The Canary” (season 2, episode 1; Green Arrow has had his eye on Black Canary since the first episode Their meeting shows a different side of violence in the superhero life; Black.
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 design.
She initially appeared as a villain.
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Dinah is later revealed to have been infiltrating a criminal gang. 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.
She begins a relationship with JLA colleague Green Arrow and discovers that she has developed an ultrasonic scream, the "canary cry. It was established that during the s, 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 of 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.
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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: The mind-transplant story of was discarded; in this version of the story, the present-day 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 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. 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.
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 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.
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.
After her mother's death from radiation poisoning received during her battle with Aquarius, Dinah feels that her time in the JLA is over. When Dinah belonged to the JLI during the s 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.
Birds of Prey comics When former Batgirl Barbara Gordon is seriously injured by the Jokershe reestablishes her crime-fighting career as Oracle, information broker to the superhero community. After briefly working with the Suicide Squadshe forms a covert-mission team. Since Barbara thinks that of all the superheroes Dinah has the most potential, Oracle asks Black Canary to become an operative.
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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,  deepening their friendship. In a Week 51 back-up feature of 52Black Canary is at the battle which forms the League. In the Black Canary miniseries, she and 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 limited series, most DC Universe comic books advanced one year. After this " One Year Later " jump, Dinah trades life experiences with 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 Countdownseveral series include tie-ins and run-ups to the wedding of Dinah and Ollie.
Justice League Wedding Special, and Justice League 13 deal with the bachelor and bachelorette parties. During Wildcat's match with Atomic Skull, Black Canary and Green Arrow appear on the scene to interrupt the fight, only to find themselves fighting off Roulette's goons and a whole slew of supervillains waiting to get their licks in.
Black Canary, finding herself and Green Arrow overmatched, then proposes to Roulette to have a match between herself and Wildcat; that if she wins, Roulette will ban Wildcat from cage fighting forever, and if Wildcat wins, Black Canary will never bother him again.
Roulette accepts the challenge, but Wildcat is less than pleased over the prospect of having to fight one of his former students and vocally expresses this to Roulette. She threatens Wildcat with the promise of "putting him out to pasture" if he refuses or dares to even throw a fight, which makes him pound a hole in the wall with his fist. In a dressing room, as Black Canary prepares herself to fight Wildcat, Green Arrow dares her to look him in the eye and say all that flirting she did with him wasn't a game.
As she does, Green Arrow knocks her out with a gas-tipped arrow and then tells Roulette's men that she will still get her match. Soon Roulette announces to the audience a change in the program: Wildcat was now going to fight Green Arrow instead of Black Canary.
Wildcat is even less pleased to hear that, seeing that Green Arrow is not even much of a fighter. However, as the match begins, Green Arrow taunts Wildcat to hurt him again and again, offering very little resistance. Black Canary comes to and, realizing Green Arrow has duped her, races to the cage match in order to stop the fight, only to deal with Roulette's goons. Soon an infuriated Wildcat delivers a knockout punch that leaves Green Arrow lifeless on the mat, with no pulse.
Though the crowd cheers and Roulette sees this as an opportunity to make millions, Wildcat humbly expresses that this time he's going to leave Meta-Brawl for good. Later on, alone in the center of the arena, Black Canary curses Green Arrow for doing something pigheaded and macho -- and yet very sweet -- as she leans over his face to kiss him when he awakens.
He reveals that he has used a stunner to put himself in temporary metabolic stasis, in order for Wildcat to see what it's like to kill someone with his bare fists.