History ComicBook / BlackCanary

24th Jun '16 10:53:59 AM Doug86
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In the early days of UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, Black Canary began dating fellow JLA member Oliver Queen a.k.a. ComicBook/GreenArrow. She was a regular part of his adventures with Comicbook/GreenLantern and was developed by writer Dennis O'Neil into a more proactive, feminist character -- one who ran her own business, had her own solo adventures and chided Green Arrow for his possessive attitude and referring to her as "his girl". Indeed, she was so much a part of Green Arrow's life that she became a foster mother to his sidekick, Roy Harper a.k.a. Speedy, and it was she who got Roy treatment for his heroin addiction during the infamous "My ward is a junkie?!" incident.

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In the early days of UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, Black Canary began dating fellow JLA member Oliver Queen a.k.a. ComicBook/GreenArrow. She was a regular part of his adventures with Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern and was developed by writer Dennis O'Neil into a more proactive, feminist character -- one who ran her own business, had her own solo adventures and chided Green Arrow for his possessive attitude and referring to her as "his girl". Indeed, she was so much a part of Green Arrow's life that she became a foster mother to his sidekick, Roy Harper a.k.a. Speedy, and it was she who got Roy treatment for his heroin addiction during the infamous "My ward is a junkie?!" incident.
8th Jun '16 1:46:27 PM WillKeaton
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As UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks opened, Dinah was still a member of the Justice League, now Justice League International. She briefly adopted a new "[[TheEighties modern]]" costume which was quickly abandoned and is widely regard as being an embarrassment -- both by the character ''and'' by [[http://stephendestefano.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html the artist who designed the costume]]!

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As UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks opened, Dinah was still a member of the Justice League, now Justice League International. She briefly adopted a new "[[TheEighties modern]]" costume which was quickly abandoned and is widely regard as being an embarrassment -- both by the character ''and'' by [[http://stephendestefano.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html the artist who designed the costume]]!
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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz [[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two]][[/note]], in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.

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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz [[note]]played Creator/CaityLotz,[[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two]][[/note]], two,]][[/note]] in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.
5th Jun '16 12:47:55 PM moloch
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''Black Canary'' was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. She first appeared as a supporting character in ''Flash Comics #86'' (August 1947) where she was seemingly a villain plotting against Johnny Thunder. However, it was quickly revealed that [[ReverseMole she was actually a hero working undercover]] to expose criminals. Black Canary became something of a sidekick to Johnny Thunder for several stories, using her superior fighting skills to save the [[ComedicHero well-meaning but bumbling hero]] from danger.

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''Black Canary'' was created by writer Robert Kanigher Creator/RobertKanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. She first appeared as a supporting character in ''Flash Comics #86'' (August 1947) where she was seemingly a villain plotting against Johnny Thunder. However, it was quickly revealed that [[ReverseMole she was actually a hero working undercover]] to expose criminals. Black Canary became something of a sidekick to Johnny Thunder for several stories, using her superior fighting skills to save the [[ComedicHero well-meaning but bumbling hero]] from danger.
29th Apr '16 3:42:26 PM ablackraptor
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** Marvel's ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} is often assumed to be one, but in actuality its a bit more complicated[[note]]to make a long story short, Mockingbird was originally a minor SHIELD agent character who was merged with an unused Spider-Woman villain concept. Beyond the superficial elements of being a blonde heroine named after a bird and dating a male archer, the two have little in common[[/note]].

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** Marvel's ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} is often assumed to be one, but in actuality its a bit more complicated[[note]]to make a long story short, Mockingbird was originally a minor SHIELD agent character who was merged with an unused Spider-Woman villain concept. Beyond the superficial elements of being a blonde heroine named after a bird and dating a male archer, archer and a similar personality, the two have little in common[[/note]].


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* CivvieSpandex: In her post-Flashpoint solo ongoing, she began wearing just her regular clothing and stage outfits to fight, rather than a costume. It still retains her classic look though, thanks to the fact her 'regular clothing' is exclusively made up of leather jackets, leather short-shorts and/or pants, fishnets, and boots. It works surprisingly well as a means to justify the Stripperific nature of her attire.
20th Feb '16 6:50:15 PM ablackraptor
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** Marvel's ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} was developed into one and set-up as a love interest for ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} as a direct response to the popularity of the romance between ComicBook/GreenArrow and Black Canary.

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** Marvel's ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} is often assumed to be one, but in actuality its a bit more complicated[[note]]to make a long story short, Mockingbird was developed into one originally a minor SHIELD agent character who was merged with an unused Spider-Woman villain concept. Beyond the superficial elements of being a blonde heroine named after a bird and set-up as dating a love interest for ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} as a direct response to male archer, the popularity of the romance between ComicBook/GreenArrow and Black Canary. two have little in common[[/note]].
14th Feb '16 4:11:57 AM eroock
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Black Canary was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. She first appeared as a supporting character in ''Flash Comics #86'' (August 1947) where she was seemingly a villain plotting against Johnny Thunder. However, it was quickly revealed that [[ReverseMole she was actually a hero working undercover]] to expose criminals. Black Canary became something of a sidekick to Johnny Thunder for several stories, using her superior fighting skills to save the [[ComedicHero well-meaning but bumbling hero]] from danger.

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Black Canary ''Black Canary'' was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. She first appeared as a supporting character in ''Flash Comics #86'' (August 1947) where she was seemingly a villain plotting against Johnny Thunder. However, it was quickly revealed that [[ReverseMole she was actually a hero working undercover]] to expose criminals. Black Canary became something of a sidekick to Johnny Thunder for several stories, using her superior fighting skills to save the [[ComedicHero well-meaning but bumbling hero]] from danger.
22nd Jan '16 2:03:45 AM foxley
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* InstrumentOfMurder: In #6 of the 2015 series, Bonfire - the guitarist in Bo M - attempts to barbecue Dinah with a flamethrower hidden in her guitar during a battle of the bands.
26th Dec '15 7:21:36 PM nombretomado
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Toward the end of UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, in an effort to explain why Dinah Drake didn't appear to be a day over 30 despite being well into her 60s, a {{Retcon}} in Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica revealed that the Black Canary we'd been seeing since the end of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] wasn't Dinah Drake but was actually her daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance!

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Toward the end of UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks, in an effort to explain why Dinah Drake didn't appear to be a day over 30 despite being well into her 60s, a {{Retcon}} in Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica revealed that the Black Canary we'd been seeing since the end of the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] wasn't Dinah Drake but was actually her daughter, Dinah Laurel Lance!
2nd Dec '15 10:02:22 PM pepsimax
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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Katie Cassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz [[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two]][[/note]], in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.

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* TheCW produced ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' series ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the character, given her long association with the character of Oliver Queen. Played by Katie Cassidy, Creator/KatieCassidy, she is a lawyer who goes by the name ''[[AdaptationNameChange Laurel Lance]]''. Her mother is Dinah Drake Lance, played by Creator/AlexKingston and her father is a police detective in the show, Quentin Lance played by Paul Blackthorne. In this series Oliver and Laurel are childhood sweethearts, but Oliver cheated on her with her sister Sara Lance played by Creator/CaityLotz [[note]]played by Jacqueline [=MacInness=] Wood in the pilot before [[TheOtherDarrin becoming a regular in season two]][[/note]], in the shipwreck that factors into his origin. Sara was presumed killed like Oliver, but was instead found and recruited into the League of Assassins, going by the name of "[[DecompositeCharacter The Canary]]" and using sonic-based weaponry. By season three, Laurel is inspired by Sara to [[TookALevelInBadass start training to become a vigilante crimefighter]] herself and adopted the name [[LegacyCharacter Black Canary]], using a modified version of her sister's sonic technology on a choker to develop the "Canary Cry" as seen in the comics.
25th Nov '15 2:30:45 PM Anicomicgeek
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* DyeHard:[[invoked]] Since the start of ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', Dinah has dyed her hair blonde rather than use a wig. Adaptations and the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' have made her a natural blonde, though.
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