Black Canary. Dinah Drake, who owns and runs a flower shop, is outraged by crime, so she puts on a blonde wig and a revealing costume and uses her martial skills (she knows judo) to fight the bad guys. She is a member of the Justice Society of America and is partnered with private eye Larry Lance, who sees Dinah as Just A Friend but is hot for Black Canary. She has no superpowers. Her opponents tend to be ordinary criminals, although in one case she takes on Carno and his Masked Riders, a criminal circus act, and in another her opponent is the Sacred Order of the Crimson Crystal. Black Canary appears in stories with titles like “The Package of Peril,” “Tune of Terror,” and “Corsage of Death.”
First Appearance: Flash Comics #86 (DC), Aug 1947. 79 appearances, 1947-1951. Created by Robert Kanigher, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella.
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