|Black Canary I|
|Dinah Drake Lance|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Black (Wears Blonde Wig)|
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.
All Star Comics
|Flash Comics #86 (Aug. 1947)|
|Robert Kanigher & Carmine Infantino|
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.