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Dinah Drake is the original Black Canary active during the Golden Age. Having become a crime-fighter using her martial arts prowess, she joined the Justice Society on Earth-Two. Her name was changed to Dinah Lance following her marriage to Larry Lance, although she migrated to join the Justice League on Earth-One when her husband died. This was later retconned to establish that her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance had been the one to join the League.

In the New 52 reboot, Black Canary is identified as Dinah Drake Lance. She was married to Kurt Lance as a member of Team 7 before his apparent death. Eventually, she and Green Arrow began dating and she joined the Birds of Prey. During the DCYou era, Dinah is established as being the daughter of the Dinah Drake I, an incredibly skilled martial artist identified after the Infinite Frontier relaunch as a member of the golden age Justice Society of America.

Dinah Drake was created by Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in Flash Comics #86 (1947).


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