Black Canary is the name of two fictional characters from comic books published by DC Comics. Dinah Drake is a fictional character, the first Black Canary from DC Comics. She debuted in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947). The first Black Canary took part in Golden Age adventures and married Gotham City detective Larry Lance. Among the first generation of superheroes, she was a member of the Justice Society of America, the first superhero team to appear in comic books. Black Canary was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino. Dinah Drake first appeared in Flash Comics #86 (August 1947), as a supporting character in the Johnny Thunder feature written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino. Initially, she seemed to be a villain.
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