Black Canary by Meg Cabot

Black Canary

Meg Cabot's first graphic novel!Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name.When a mysterious figure keeps getting in ...

Details Black Canary

TitleBlack Canary
Release DateOct 29th, 2019
PublisherDC Zoom
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Superheroes, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Black Canary

  • Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    This was so flipping cute and it's got such strong girl power vibes.GR review to come, or read it early HERE.
  • Scott
    "[Dad's] got to realize I'm not a little girl anymore. I want adventure! I want to make a difference. I'm not just an ordinary girl." -- Dinah 'Black Canary' Lance, ranting on page 21A personal 'must read' merely because it stars my favorite DC super-heroine (although Batgirl also competes for that same ranking), Ignite is a bright and uniquely illustrated graphic novel aimed at the 'tween set per the Zoom imprint. Similar to a Stephen King chara...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    A fun, quick and easy middle grade read.
  • Jim C
    I received this thru a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank the author and the publishing company for their generosity.In this one, we get to see Dinah Lance as a teenager in school as she discovers that she has the canary cry while trying to find her place in the world.I am going to give this a honest review but my review is probably not the one this book deserves. I am not the target audience (an adult male ...
  • Bookishrealm
    Update: Here's my full review! https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot....This is definitely one of my favorites that DC Zoom has put out. I loved the girl powerful and women empowerment that occurred and the artwork was marvelous. DC sent me this for review so I’ll be posting my review on here soon!
  • Bethany
    Actual Rating: 2.5 starsIn theory, I like the concept behind this middle grade backstory for Black Canary: a girl finding the power of her voice after being told she is too loud and pushing back against overprotective parents to make a difference in the world. In practice, Dinah comes off as kind of whiney and very impulsive to the detriment of everyone around her. To be fair, she's at an age where that isn't uncommon, but I would have liked to s...
  • Yursa Tahir
    Aww this was sweet and fun. Really enjoyed it.
  • Jen
    I am slowly learning more and more about the DC Universe and the various characters in it. I had heard of Black Canary before, but didn't know much about her, so when I saw this being offered on NetGalley, I hit "request" and crossed my fingers! I am very thankful I was granted it and was able to expand my knowledge of this character.I like that there are graphic novels coming out that are geared towards middle readers and up, with strong female ...
  • Darla
    The cover is pitch perfect for this Black Canary origin story. Dinah Lance is trying to get ready for the Battle of the Bands and finds that her voice seems to be out of control. Can she stay in Gotham and hone her skills or will she have to move to Florida to get away from her nemesis, Bonfire? Great match up of story and art panels. This will be a welcome addition to our JGraphic section!Thank you to DC Entertainment and NetGalley for providing...
  • Cassie-la
    While I greatly enjoyed the feminist message Meg Cabot was imparting on young readers, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass does it so much better. Sorry DC Zoom, you're a little too middle grade for my tastes; I'll be sticking to DC Ink.
  • Kayla
    Having been forced to preorder this book at Book Con so that I could meet Meg Cabot (I know, I know, such a tough problem to have), I'd nearly forgotten it was coming five months later. When I was preordering all I heard was Black Canary and Meg Cabot while I thought Well I love both of those things individually so I need to see what happens when they're combined. It's like the ultimate superhero team-up, except it's a book, and an author. Is thi...
  • Deanna (Deanna Reads Books)
    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books I am really loving the middle grade graphic novels that are coming out of DC Zoom lately. Black Canary is the second one I've read, I've previously read Raven by Kami Garcia. I was really excited to get my hands on this one because it's by my favorite author!I don't read a lot of middle grade, but I think this one does a good job of giving you that middle school experience whe...
  • & She Reads
    I was given an ARC of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Black Canary : Ignite was another fun light read for this year. The story follows 13 year old Dinah Lance in middle school so fully expect this to be a childish like read. I loved the art style in this its very vibrant and will definitely catch the eye of middle grade readers. As an adult I obviously didn't enjoy it as much as a child would, I would still rate this a 3.5 ...
  • SuperSillySerra
    Safer than the rest. Black Canary had a good start. Its definitely not as mature as some of the other Dc Zoom. At parts where I thought would be cliche, it actually surprised me... until the end. It had a good pace, it wasn't too over the top. The art was great, I really liked Dihah and her group of friends. But it seems like the team either ran out of time or just wasn't sure how to end it? Not that the ending wasnt good, but it seemed a little ...
  • Madison Terwilliger ♥
    *Thanks to Amazon Vine for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review*This was actually the first graphic novel I have ever read! I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself into the world of graphic novels with a DC superheroes one. This novel was so cute and such a fun, quick read. The art is AMAZING. The style is so adorable and fun! I love the main character, Dinah. She's spunky, feisty, and independent. She knows ...
  • Mehsi
    This was pretty awesome. Even I, who only have like no knowledge on this character (other than recognising her name), enjoyed this story immensely. I loved seeing how Dinah found out about her powers and how people tried to help her out. I do feel it was a bit odd that she started blocking her friends from telling what is going on. Come on, they know about your power, they know a lot of things, no need to cut them off. Yes, it is dangerous, but a...
  • Rod Brown
    A bit mild, clunky and generic, but this one line near the end as things became super ridiculous just made me laugh my head off for a very long time: (view spoiler)["You became a middle school teacher just to get revenge on my mother?" (hide spoiler)] Intentional or not, it made my day, so bonus star for you, Cabot.
  • Lauren Paletta
    I loved this!!!! Told through the voice of Dinah, seemingly ordinary girl who likes to sing and rock a guitar in a girl band. Little does she know her mother has secret and its gonna flip her world upside down! Face-paced, middle school story that is SUPER all the way through!! #Netgalley
  • Heather
    I was gifted this from Penguin Random House!I loved this so much! It was a super cute read and I'm loving these new comics that DC are bringing out. This was my first DC Zoom read and I really enjoyed it!
  • Kiki Z
    I can't tell if I don't like this because it's middle grade or because it's Meg Cabot. Admittedly, I haven't liked her much since I was fourteen. The main issue here is that it's basically the very beginning of a story and not much else. There aren't any character arcs or real conflicts or anything.
  • Bárbara
    The art is very cute but the stuborness that seems to be in so many Meg Cabot's teenage characters also makes an appeareance here.
  • Jen
    Good clean superhero fun!This graphic novel features the coming of age story of the next generation of the Black Canary - except she's in middle school and doesn't yet know the power of her own voice (figuratively AND literally)! McGee's art is charming and should appeal to current comics lovers, as well as readers of Raina Telgemeier and the like who are newer to the DC universe. Cabot always has a good ear for relatable dialogue and I quickly g...
  • Lexie
    Of the DC Zoom titles I've read to date, this has been my favorite by far. Possibly also the most relatable, as Dinah was a middle school kid trying to navigate living up to her parents' expectations, her friends' expectations and who she was.---To give a little more detail here - when I was younger Donna Troy was my go-to DC heroine of choice when it came to being able to relate to the characters. Dinah was, at best, a side character I knew abou...
  • Jen Appell
    I received an ARC from DC Comics for review.Honestly, I didn't have any real understanding of who Black Canary is, but when I found out Meg Cabot wrote Ignite, I knew I had to read it. Paired with Cara McGee's brilliant artwork, the story quickly won my heart.Dinah Lance is an endearing punk rocking kid with the power of her voice. Her relationship with her parents (and her parents' relationship) is such a healthy and supportive representation th...
  • Shareca
    DC has a brand-new release for the younger audience, the vigilante this time is Black Canary in Black Canary: Ignite. This novel introduces the wonderful and powerful Dinah Lance. As we are in Gotham City once again, we follow an adorably inventive coming-of-age story about how Dinah came to be Black Canary. The story is by Meg Cabot, the illustrations are by Cara McGee. It is colored by Caitlin Quirk and lettered by Clayton Cowles. Dinah wants t...
  • Sasha
    Black Canary: Ignite was a fun, fresh comic book about the one and only Dinah Lance. Whilst this book is definitely for a younger audience, I really enjoyed it! Dinah was a fun and relatable main character, with all the typical struggles of a 13-year-old girl. She's got to think of a name for her band, argue with her dad about her future career, get the principle off her back and…fight evil? Dinah was fierce and fun, and ever so entertaining to...