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The New 52 iteration of the Black Canary, Dinah Drake Lance, derived character art from the cover of Black Canary #4 (September 2015).
Art by Evan Shaner.
|First appearance||Flash Comics #86 (August 1947)|
|Created by||Robert Kanigher
|Alter ego||Dinah Drake
Dinah Laurel Lance
|Team affiliations||Dinah Drake:
Justice Society of America
Dinah Laurel Lance:
Justice League International
Justice League Task Force
Birds of Prey
Justice League of America II
Starman (Ted Knight)
|Notable aliases||Siu Jerk Jai
Black Canary (also known as Sara Lance) is the name of two fictional superheroines appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics: Dinah Drake and Dinah Laurel Lance along with rebooted amalgam version within The New 52. The original version was created by the writer-artist team of Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino. The character debuted in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947).
One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has been paired with archer superhero The Green Arrow professionally and romantically.
Black Canary has been adapted into various media. In Birds of Prey she was played by Rachel Skarsten, and in Smallville she was played by Alaina Huffman. In Arrow and the Arrowverse shows the characters Dinah Laurel Lance, Sara Lance, and Dinah Drake are portrayed by Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz, and Juliana Harkavy. Dinah Lance made her cinematic debut in the DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey, portrayed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
IGN rated her its 81st-greatest all-time comic book hero.
In Spanish: Canario Negro para niños
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