Don Heck comic
World War III hit, and nobody noticed. Lost amidst the crooked politicians and corrupt corporate practices of the late 20th century, the American Dream became polluted and drowned out, replaced instead with an ever-growing chasm between the "haves" and "have-nots." No one is more aware of this than Billi Chadam. Daughter of honest industrialist Ray Chadam and heiress to the multi-billion dollar Chadam International empire, Billi finds herself in a whirlpool of murder and corporate espionage, framed for her father's death, and on the run from those who are supposed to be her allies. But Billi has a secret, one she shared with her father before he was taken from her. By night Billi dons the mask of the Sword of Toleado, a blade-wielding vigilante bringing hope to the oppressed and striking fear in the oppressors. There's more to saving her city than sword-waving heroics can accomplish, though, and before the tensions between her company's employees and the city's on-the-take police force reach a boiling point, Billi must set the balance right, no matter what the cost.
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
Seattle is coming apart, and only one hero can hold it together. Fresh from her recent miniseries (see Black Canary (1991 1st Series) #1-4), Black Canary returns in an ongoing title chronicling the exploits of a streetwise, tough-as-nails hero. Black Canary begins her monthly adventures with the 3-part story arc "Hero Worship," as Dinah Lance is forced to relive her own origin while investigating a rash of homicides. This leads her into a confrontation with an underworld mastermind whose latest scheme has gone out of control. It becomes a race against time that Black Canary must win before more people die.
New Wings Part One: Domestic Troubles. Dinah Lance figures that her life ought to be more settled by now, but keeping her business afloat is a day-to-day struggle. Making her relationship with Ollie Queen work is even tougher. Even as the costumed crimefighter Black Canary, her confidence is shaken. It's time Dinah got out on her own and spread her "New Wings!" She finds the opportunity to do that when she meets a Seattle anti-drug activist and gets the chance to prove herself as the two of them become involved in a complex and dangerous drug war in their Seattle community. Green Arrow guest-stars.