Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero
Publisher: DC Comics
Vol 1: November 1991 – February 1992
New Wings Part One: Domestic Troubles. Dinah Lance figures that her life ought to be more settled by now, but keeping her business afloat is a day-to-day struggle. Making her relationship with Ollie Queen work is even tougher. Even as the costumed crimefighter Black Canary, her confidence is shaken. It’s time Dinah got out on her own and spread her “New Wings!” She finds the opportunity to do that when she meets a Seattle anti-drug activist and gets the chance to prove herself as the two of them become involved in a complex and dangerous drug war in their Seattle community. Green Arrow guest-stars.
Vol 2: January 1993 – December 1993
Seattle is coming apart, and only one hero can hold it together. Fresh from her recent miniseries (see Black Canary (1991 1st Series) #1-4), Black Canary returns in an ongoing title chronicling the exploits of a streetwise, tough-as-nails hero. Black Canary begins her monthly adventures with the 3-part story arc “Hero Worship,” as Dinah Lance is forced to relive her own origin while investigating a rash of homicides. This leads her into a confrontation with an underworld mastermind whose latest scheme has gone out of control. It becomes a race against time that Black Canary must win before more people die.
Vol 3: September 2007 – October 2007
Black Canary takes flight in a 4-issue miniseries written by Tony Bedard (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Paulo Sequiera (BIRDS OF PREY, Gypsy) and Amilton Santos! The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU’s next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin’s abilities and future.
While at a fast food joint with Sin, Black Canary recounts her first meeting with the Green Arrow. She had just joined the newly formed Justice League and she and Green Arrow had been tasked with protecting the Japanese Prime Minister. He was being attacked by assassins dressed like Elvis and the whole time they were fighting, Green Arrow was trying (and mostly failing) to flirt with her. Black Canary had cleaned up most of the assassins but Green Arrow shot down an arrow flying at the Prime Minister’s head and got all the credit. The archer, Merlyn, got away, but the Prime Minister was safe. After the fight, Batman revealed that he had been watching the whole time. That was ten years ago.
Vol 4: August 2015
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!