CANARY

Real Name: Dinah Barton

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) altered human

Occupation: super heroine

Affiliations: (currently) the Judgment League: Avengers, Angelhawk (Warren Hall), Captain Marvel (Billy Mar-Vell), Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Goliath (Oliver Queen), Hawkeye (Clint Archer), Red Vision, Super-Soldier (Clark Kent); (formerly) JLA: The New Blood (now known as the JLX); Apollo (Ray Summers), Firebird (Beatriz Grey), Mariner (Arthur McKenzie), Mercury (Pietro "Pete" Allen), Nightcreeper (Kurt Ryder), Runaway, Wraith (Todd LeBeau)

Enemies: Will Magnus; Sinistron

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: none

Base of Operations: JLA Headquarters

First Appearance: JLX#1 (April, 1996); Judgment League: Avengers#1 (in Amalgam continuity)

Powers/Abilities: Canary possesses a sonic cry.

History:

(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. I)#1) - Canary, whose sonic cry developed during a cross-dimensional trip on a mis-wired time platform, made her first on-panel appearance.
 

(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. I)#4) - Along with fellow heroes Angelhawk (Warren Hall) and Goliath (Oliver Queen), Canary discovered the body of the World War II hero known as Super-Soldier (Clark Kent) in suspended animation -- frozen in an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.  The shocked heroes carefully defrosted Super-Soldier's body, discovering to their delight that he was still alive after all these years.  Finally back in action, Super-Soldier joined forces with Canary and the other assembled heroes and formed the Judgment League: Avengers.
 

(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. I) (bts)) - When Canary first met fellow Judgment League: Avenger member Hawkeye (Clint Archer), Cupid's arrows flew -- although she found herself torn between the emerald bowman and Goliath.
 

(Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour) - Along with the other members of the JLA, Canary was transported to Apokolips by Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier) in order to fight the forces of Thanoseid during the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour.
 

(Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour#7) - Near the close of the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour, Canary was among those heroes present as American Girl (Carol Barnes), the former sidekick of Super-Soldier, heroically sacrificed her life to further the heroes' cause.
 

(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. II)#122) - "Trial of Mariner" - The metamutant member of the Judgment League: Avengers known as Aqua-Mariner (Arthur McKenzie) was framed for the destruction of three Roxxon oil freighters, a heinous criminal act which was actually perpetrated by the metamutant-hating madman known as Will Magnus.  Given Aqua-Mariner's longtime personal war against surface dwellers who would harm his undersea habitat, the United States government automatically labeled him an "eco-terrorist" and sent in an army of troops to apprehend him without so much as an investigation.  Canary and her fellow non-metamutant members of the JLA eventually captured Aqua-Mariner and imprisoned him without trial.

Outraged by the manner in which their fellow metamutant was imprisoned without trial, most of the metamutant members of the JLA, under the guidance of the mysterious New Gotham power broker known only as Mr. X (Marco Xavier), freed Aqua-Mariner from JLA custody and set out to find the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary city of Homo Superior, under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.  But the Canary and her fellow non-metamutant members of the Judgment League: Avengers were not about to give up Aqua-Mariner without a fight . . .
 

 (JLX #1) - "A League of Their Own" - On the stormy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, Canary and the Judgment League: Avengers engaged their former teammates -- the band of renegade metamutants now known as the JLX -- in an attempt to capture the metamutant Aqua-Mariner, who was wanted for torching Roxxon oil tankers. Sitting atop the shoulder of fellow JLA member Goliath, Canary boarded the JLX Wavecruiser, but was soon temporarily disabled by JLX member Wraith's (Todd LeBeau) shadow powers while Goliath was preoccupied with JLX member Runaway. After Angelhawk (the JLA member who was secretly a metamutant in league with Mr. X) feigned a broken back, Super-Soldier instructed the Judgment League: Avengers to retreat so that they could seek medical treatment for Angelhawk, vowing to bring Aqua-Mariner to justice another day.
 


Comments: created by Gerard Jones, Mark Waid, Howard Porter, and John Dell; "JLX-Press" letter column created by Brian Augustyn

Key:
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
 

In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.

Amalgam Universe

Earth-Amalgam
 

JUDGMENT LEAGUE: AVENGERS #1 is an amalgam of Marvel's AVENGERS (Marvel's Mockingbird
made his first Avengers appearance in AVENGERS (vol. I)#239) and DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.
 

Special thanks to penciler Matthew Haley for identifying Canary (Dinah Barton) as one of the characters present at the death of American Girl (Carol Barnes) in SECRET CRISIS OF THE INFINITY HOUR #7.
 

Special thanks to Ivan Schablotski for providing me with the Amalgam Comics Trading Cards that I didn't already have!


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CLARIFICATIONS:

Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.

Canary is an amalgam of:

           Mockingbird of Earth-616, Barbara "Bobbi" (Morse) Barton, @ Astonishing Tales (vol. I)#6

           Black Canary of the mainstream DC Universe, Dinah Laurel Lance, @ Justice League of America (vol. I)
                #75
 


Last updated07/09/03

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