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    Default Golden Age Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance) Appreciation (2019)

    NOTE: This thread is to serve as continuation of the previous Golden Age Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance) Appreciation 2018 thread, which can be found at
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ciation-Thread

    And while there is also currently the Black Canary Appreciation 2019 (https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019), once again that seems to focus more on the current version of Black Canary, the one with the sonic canary-cry powers.

    from the previous version (originally created 05-16-2018):
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    . . . the original version of the character, who first appeared in the Johnny Thunder feature in Flash Comics #86 (cover-date August 1947).


    She appeared again with Johnny in the following two issues (#87 and #88), and when she next appeared in issue #90, she was sharing the lead in that feature with Johnny.


    That arrangement didn't last very long; by issue #92 (cover-date February 1948), Black Canary had taken over the spot and poor Johnny was quickly forgotten.

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    Also from the previous version of this thread:

    from Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Vol. II (April 1985)


    from Green Arrow Annual #2 (1989)

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    From Black Canary's first solo-outing in her own feature
    (Flash Comics #92 , cover-dated February 1948)
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    You can learn a little more about it from the "Flowers & Fishnets" Black Canary fan BlogSpot (http://blackcanaryfan.blogspot.com/2...comics-92.html).

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    I read her first story here recently and really enjoyed it.
    "There's magic in the sound of analog audio." - CNET.

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    Originally from Flash Comics #93 (March 1948):




    You can learn a little more about this episode from
    http://blackcanaryfan.blogspot.com/2...comics-93.html.
    Or you can find a copy of World's Finest Comics #225 from 1974 where it was reprinted?
    It supposedly also was included in the Black Canary Archives #1 back in 2001.

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    If anything here’s hoping that DC restores this unique legacy superheroine to their Golden Age history in the near future.

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    Love her and Wildcat, pretty much a pugilist and hand to hand brawler with costumes, they hang with the most "super" alien, supernatural, magic, mythical or super-weapon-tech "powered" beings in the universe, and mostly use their knuckles to fighting right along side the first superhero team.


    golden age Atom not withstanding.

    And although later abandoned I love the domino-mask on her.
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    As a kid, I really enjoyed those Golden Age reprints -- mostly in 100-Page Spectaculars of Detective Comics or Batman. Very stylish series that I think would make a great TV series or movie -- but it would have to be set in 40s. I like modern day Canary, but I think she works best in this Golden Age -- very ahead of her time in owning a business and fighting crime mano a mano. And Larry Lance was a great supporting character/love interest.

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    In the previous version of this thread (Golden Age Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance) Appreciation 2018 = https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ciation-Thread) I posted some pages from the version of Black Canary's origin from Secret Origins #50 (August 1990).

    The following are from the original version, as told in DC Special Series #10 (1978).
    NOTE: This was before DC retconned things so that there was a mother and a daughter who were "Black Canary".




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