Here's the sixth pin-up in a new series I'm doing called The Women of the New 52. This one is of the blond bombshell Black Canary!
As the leader of the covert team known as the Birds of Prey, Black Canary is a commanding figure whose martial arts skills are near unmatched. With her Canary Cry and her brand spanking new costume, Black Canary has been busting heads for the past nine months alongside teammates Starling (apparently an old friend), Poison Ivy, Katana, and Batgirl. Though it's evident that her history has been altered, Dinah Lance's personality and "essence" has stayed the same. Duane Swierczynski is writing the character so well I almost don't care about the changes made to her biography.
Like many of the characters in DC Comics' New 52, Black Canary received a redesigned costume by Jim Lee. By and large, he did seem to want her to look stealthy and adopted a ninja meets black ops aesthetic for the design. Naturally, I wasn't too crazy about the look initially but I now love it. It's much more practical than the get-ups she's paraded around in before. It's great to see her with adequate support. I can't imagine she'd actually be able to kick butt in a strapless top and high heeled boots... and yet she did in the Pre-Flashpoint continuity. Shame on any artist who thinks that breasts magically stay inside a top without any support while doing martial arts. I had fun drawing Dinah here and went for a more "action-y" pose. Since I've been showing off powers/abilities/weapons in this series, I figure it'd be cool to show Dinah doing a stylized fight pose.
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