Black Canary's costume is made of a Nomex fire-resistant Kevlar material that also contains many hidden pouches.
Her earrings include a built-in radio transmitter/receiver that links directly to Oracle.
Black Canary's greatest weapon is the Canary Cry, a high-pitched sonic scream which she can deploy to shatter objects and incapacitate her opponents.
Real Name: Dinah Laurel Lance
Occupation: Crimefighter
Base of Operations: Metropolis
Current Status: Active
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Eyes Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Created by: Robert Kanigher
First Appearance: Justice League Of America #75 (November, 1969)
History: The Black Canary wasn't the first so-called Bird of Prey employed by Oracle. That distinction is held by the adventuress known as Power Girl, who dissolved her partnership-in-crimefighting with Barbara Gordon after an unavoidably disastrous mission.

Choosing the Canary as Power Girl's successor was a logical choice for Oracle.

In her teens, Barbara thrilled to the exploits of Gotham City's newest homegrown heroine, who wore the familiar fishnets-and-leather costume of her mother, a member of the legendary Justice Society of America.

And Dinah Lance was her mother's namesake in more ways than one.

Like the original Black Canary, Dinah is an expert at judo as well as being schooled in other fighting skills by her heroic "uncles" in the JSA. The younger Dinah, however, was unique in possessing her own metagene-activated superpower: a hypersonic "Canary Cry" capable of staggering opponents and rending steel.

Dinah briefly lost this ability following injuries sustained in a horrible personal attack, but found her vocal cords miraculously healed after Oracle submerged her in one of eco-terrorist Ra's al Ghul's rejuvenating "Lazarus Pits" in order to save Dinah's life.

Today, Dinah is one of the hardest-working costumed heroines on the planet. As the modern Black Canary, she co-founded the Justice League of America, and currently serves as a member of the reconstituted Justice Society, though that role remains secondary to her position as Oracle's primary undercover field operative.

At first more strangers than partners, Dinah and Barbara Gordon are now fast friends, a relationship that continues to grow as these Birds of Prey work to make the world a better, safer place.

Last Update: January 11, 2014
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