When approached about writing for “Women’s History Month Warriors”, I knew I had quite the arsenal of comic book, ass kicking superheroines to choose from, but Black Canary, to me, exemplifies what it truly means to be a warrior. Since her first appearance in August 1947 in Flash Comics #86, Canary has definitely earned her spot in the ranks of these women warriors. Dinah Drake first took up the mantle of Black Canary (in one of her ever-changing origin stories, however, this is the one that makes the most sense) because she wanted to become a police woman. Naturally, back in the day, this was frowned upon, and she was essentially told to get back in the kitchen and make a sandwich. But Dinah wouldn’t take that as an answer, and decided to set out to make a difference, police force or not. Oh, yeah, and she does it all while wearing heels and fishnets, and with the metahuman ability to deliver a powerful super sonic scream. If that doesn’t scream (hah, see what I did there?) bad bitch, I don’t know what does.
Hey There Evil Geeks!
Another week in Starling and the universe of Arrow is opening up! At the end of the last episode we found out that The Canary had some ties to Ra’s Al Ghul and that he was on the lookout for her. She on the other hand wants to stay off the radar so much that she would kill for it. Sound odd to you and a little out of character for Black Canary? Actually, Canary is one of the most skilled and dangerous fighters in the DCU and has even walked away from battles with Lady Shiva, so I can see how the League would be a place for her to train in the Arrow-verse. Anyway, this episode had some big reveals about our newest crime fighter so settle in and lets go back to Starling City…
Hey There Evil Geeks!
We’re back in Starling City and this weeks episode picks up directly after last week’s “Identity.” If you recall, Oliver was in the DA’s office and the police had the drop on him, Batman Year One style. When all seems dire for our hero The Black Canary drops on the scene (literally, through a skylight) and gets our hero out of there. Canary’s power in the DCU is her super-sonic Canary Call and in the more-realistic world of Arrow she uses a sonic device that has the cops grabbing for their ears and her and Ollie hightail it out of there. He tells her she has a nice mask and wants to know why she’s helping him, but she disappears.