Black Canary was a character created in the 1940s with a look based on the actress Veronica Lake. In the late 40s and early 50s superheroes fell out of favor and their stories were no longer published. But like a lot of the old characters, Black Canary was revived in the 1960s. I first discovered her when I was 10 in the first DC comic I ever read which reprinted one of her 1940s adventures. I liked her right away—which probably says more about what kind of 10-year-old I was than anything else. (Did I mention that in her secret identity she was a florist?) Trivia: the character was designed by future DC Comics publisher Carmine Infantino when he was 20 years old!
Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Another post tomorrow!