Hello everyone!!! Welcome to my latest review, and one that I have been DYING to dive into. Due to the popularity of her appearances of Arrow, and in light of increasing fan demand, Dinah Lance, better known to comic book readers everywhere as Black Canary, was finally getting her own solo series! (Pause for dancing and jumping).
Black Canary is one of DC’s oldest characters as well as one of its first prominent lady superheroes along with Mary Marvel and Wonder Woman. Through the years she’s had her ups and downs, but for whatever reason, she never quite got to the same level of respect as her peers. Over the last decade or so her status has climbed exponentially, and with the success of her appearances on Arrow, the time had finally arrived to let Black Canary fly on her own.
Now, this review is going to feature the entire run spread across two collections, as the title was cancelled due to the Rebirth event. However, its cancellation does not mean that the book was not good. In fact, it was a hilarious, exciting, and heart-warming story of a hero that has been down on her luck and slowly trying to rebuild her life. This is one of the best comics in recent memory, and I’m going to explain why that is, and why anyone that loves comic books, Black Canary, or just a good read should pick these collections up, pronto.