Martial Arts A * Botany
The Justice Society of America * Larry Lance, P.I.
Trained form infancy by her police detective father to the height of physical perfection, Dinah Drake had one goal in life: to become Gotham City's foremost policewoman. When his daughter's application to the Police Academy was rejected, Richard Drake died of a broken heart, leaving Dinah a small inheritance with which she opened a florist shop.
Still determined to follow in her father's crime-fighting footsteps, Dinah took the inspiration of other masked mystery men to become a costumed avenger herself. Donning a blonde wig and suitable wardrobe, Dinah Drake dubbed herself the Black Canary, and set out to fulfill her father's dream.
At first, the Black Canary seemed to be a criminal who robbed other criminals, but this was merely a ruse to learn more about Gotham's criminal underground. Ultimately, she crossed paths with Johnny Thunder, a member of the famed Justice Society, and revealed herself to be a true heroine.
As the years passed, the Black Canary joined the JSA while continuing to fight crime at the side of private detective Larry Lance. When the Justice Society disbanded, Dinah and Larry were wed, and the Black Canary went into retirement.