Book Breakdown - Black Canary: Breaking Silence Demonstrates the Power of One's Voice (and One Voice)

Welcome to Ink Spots, a quirky little corner of devoted entirely to all of our favorite Young Adult comics and fiction. In this new Book Breakdown, Mandy Curtis visits Dinah Lance in a dystopian Gotham City.

Black Canary: Breaking Silence, written by Alexandra Monir, is the latest in the DC Icons series and tells a unique origin story for Dinah Laurel Lance, who comic fans might recognize as Black Canary. The book is set in a unique future dystopian version of Gotham City where the Court of Owls have taken control and created a patriarchal autocracy. It’s a story about finding one’s voice, both figuratively and literally.

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