Alias


Black Canary I
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Dinah Drake Lance
Occupation

Adventurer

Crime Fighter

Florist


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Gotham City
Group Affiliation
Justice Society
Base of Operations
Gotham City
Height
5' 5"
Weight
125 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black (Wears Blonde Wig)
Known Powers

Normal human with above average strength and stamina for a woman of her age.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with police training.


Superior detective skills.


Accessories
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Common Enemies

(The) Mist I

Wizard


Regularly Appearing

Flash Comics

All Star Comics


First Appearance
Flash Comics #86 (Aug. 1947)
Creator
Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino
Origin

The daughter of a Gotham City Police detective Richard Drake, Dinah was trained to become a policewoman.


When her application to the police academy was rejected Richard Drake died of a broken heart, leaving Dinah a small inheritance, which she used to open a florist shop.


Determined to fulfill her father's wishes that she be a crime fighter, she donned a blonde wig a suitable costume and became the avenger known as the Black Canary.