SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Black Canary
Black Canary-1
Real name: Dinah Lance
Species: Metahuman
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Formerly Earth-Two-A[1]
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Base: Her home in Star City
Affiliations: Justice League of America
Abilities: Generate Sound Waves

Justice League of America Team Member


Black Canary[2]

Black Canary is a superhero and a member of the JLA.

Background Information

Dinah Lance from Earth-Two[3] is married to Larry Lance and a member of the Justice Society.[4] In 1969 Larry is killed trying to save Dinah's life from an attack. Out of grief, Canary decides to move to Earth-One to create a fresh start, where she joins the Justice League. Not long after her arrival, she discovers that she has somehow (possibly due to exposure to radiation) gained the ultrasonic scream later dubbed the Canary Cry. After she establishes herself as a JLA member, she begins dating her JLA colleague Green Arrow.[5]

Continuity from Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #147 (October, 1977)

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Continuity from Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #148 (November, 1977)

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Continuity from SuperFriends Comic Book (November 1977)

In this issue, she teamed up with Thunderlord in Taiwan to help defuse one of Grax's bombs.

Continuity from Legends of the Superheroes (January 1979)

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Powers and Abilities


Canary Cry: possesses a metagene that gives her a potent sonic attack, able to damage and stun foes or objects. Her scream is able to shatter metal. Possesses a incredible level over her vocal cords. This enables her to mimic sounds and generate any sound she desires, even developing several abilities.

  • Disruption: causes a incredible amount damage to non-living targets, and a remarkable amount of damage to living targets, stuns people in a entire area.
  • Sound Disruption: Remarkable ability to disrupt sound and sonic powers.
  • Induce Sleep


Martial Arts Master: Making her one of the most skilled martial artists on the planet. She has also been trained by Wildcat, who is formerly the Heavyweight Champion of the World, in the art of Boxing.
Master Tactician and Strategist: Dinah is also considered a strong leader and strategic thinker.

Strength level

Black Canary possesses the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engages in intensive regular exercise. Dinah can therefore press (lift) at least her own bodyweight. The Canary Cry has been able to reach 300 decibels, which is enough to make a person's ears start bleeding even if they're not the attack target. It's possible the scream can reach far higher levels.



SuperFriends Team Members

SuperFriends Founding Members:

SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima

Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado

Junior SuperFriends:
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

GleekWonder Dog

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury


SuperFriends Comic Book:

Legends of the Superheroes (1979):


  • The Black Canary never appeared on the series. She only appeared in the comic book and the live action specials.
  • The Black Canary first appeared in Flash Comics, Vol. 1 #86 (August 1947).[6] (August 1947).
  • She was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino.
  • She is on the cover of Flash Comics vol. 1, #92 (February, 1948).[7]
  • In her live-action, Legends of the Superheroes appearance, she was portrayed by Danuta Wesley.

External Links

Appearances in Other Media

BlackCanary DCAU Black Canary Dinah Lance, also known as Black Canary was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Dinah Lance was one of the many JL members trained by Wildcat. This training combined with her "Canary Cry" make her one of the League's best melee fighters. After seeing Black Canary, Green Arrow decided to stay in the Justice League. Soon after she and Green Arrow began dating.

This version of Black Canary is based on the Justice League Unlimited animated series produced for the Cartoon Network from 2004-2006.
- For more on Black Canary see article at 'DCAU'
DinahLance SV Dinah Lance Dinah Lance is the alter-ego of the superheroine Black Canary. Dinah was a conservative talk show host who worked at the Daily Planet, before joining Oliver Queen's hero team. That team disbanded after Black Canary's and Aquaman's identities were discovered by LuthorCorp but has since re-formed. Dinah has short blonde hair and wears fishnet stockings as the Black Canary. She wears a dark wig while undercover as Dinah. Black Canary has a subsonic scream which generates a powerful sound wave, which can disintegrate arrows, shatter glass and Clark Kent's ears to bleed.

This version of Black Canary is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on the Dinah Lance


  1. As revealed in Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #147 (October, 1977).
  2. As seen in the Legends of the Superheroes episode, The Challenge.
  3. Go to the DC Database for more on Earth-Two
  4. Go to the DC Database for more on the Justice Society
  5. Background Information is from Earth-One continuity.
  6. Go to the DC Database for more on Flash Comics vol. 1, #86
  7. Go to the DC Database for more on Flash Comics, Vol. 1 #92 (February, 1948).

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