One of the most under-rated DC characters in my opinion is the beautiful Black Canary. Yes she's a gorgeous blond woman wearing basically a one-piece black leather swimsuit, fishnet hose, high heeled boots and a black leather jacket. But she is also one of the best hand to hand fighters in the DC Universe, (Oracle once suggested she might even be BETTER than Batman....let that sink in) and she has a superpower that can stun Wonder Woman....but she doesn’t use it because she prefers to go mano a mano with supervillians.
Of course since the New 52 revamp the Canary now is not the one I grew up with. The original Black Canary was created in 1947 by Robert Kanigher and Carmine Infantino and first appeared in Flash Comics #86. That BC was Dinah Drake, the mother of "my" Black Canary Dinah Laurel Lance.
Besides being a literally kick ass hand to hand fighter, Canary has the "Canary Cry". This sonic scream can render normal humans unconscious and do a lot of damage to the upper-level heroes like WW, Superman, Martian Manhunter etc.
So here is a lady that can probably take you out in a fight if you are a normal human, and if you are a superhuman, she still might be able to take you.
Black Canary has a pretty big following and she is a HUGE favorite of cosplayers
|Canary takes Cheshire out in two moves....|