Black Canary is an ally of Batman that is noted for her martial-arts skills and her "Canary Cry" – a high powered, sonic scream with the ability to shatter objects and incapacitate villains. Among the first generation of superheroes, she was a member of the Justice Society of America, the first superhero team to appear in comic books.
In the 1980s, the character's history was rewritten to make her two entities: Dinah Drake Lance, who took part in Golden Age adventures and married Gotham City detective Larry Lance, and their daughter Dinah Laurel Lance, who has appeared in modern stories.
The combination of the Black Canary's courage, fighting prowess, and her sex appeal (accentuated by her characteristic fishnet stockings) has resulted in her being referred to as "The Blonde Bombshell."
In other media
In 1979, the character appeared in two television specials Legends of the Superheroes, where she was portrayed by Danuta Wesley. In the TV series Birds of Prey, Lori Loughlin played Carolyn Lance the mother of Dinah Redmond (played by Rachel Skarsten) who acted as the shows Canaries. In Smallville Dinah Lance is portrayed by Alaina Huffman. In a recently premiered show airing on Cartoon Network known as Young Justice (a spinoff of the original Young Justice, The Justice League, and Teen Titans) Black Canary is assigned by Batman to be the team's trainer. Black Canary is portrayed by Kelly Huston in DC Universe Online. Dinah Lance appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold voiced by Grey DeLisle.
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