- “Let’s say you’ve been given the position of writing Green Arrow from scratch, clean slate. You might say, ‘Okay, I’m going to write this new character,’ and when someone says, ‘Well, what about Black Canary,’ you might say… ‘nope.’ That means you completely misunderstand these characters”
- — Geoff Johns, on the importance of Black Canary to the character of Green Arrow
Starting in 1969 with the comics run by Neal Adams and Dennis O'Neill, for the first time Black Canary became a love interest for Green Arrow. The Relationship continued in later runs culminating in the marriage of the couple. However Dinah dumps Oliver after he murdered the super villain Prometheus.
After neither being a couple nor working together in the new 52, Green Arrow and Black Canary meet for the first time in the 2016 Volume One of the Green Arrow Rebirth run. While working together on a case of human trafficking the two fall in love and later start dating.
Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance again are a couple and member of Batmans Resurgence against Superman. After Green Arrow is killed by Superman it is revealed, that Dinah is pregnant with Oliver's child. After the birth of their son Connor, Black Canary is mortally wounded while fighting against Superman but is then saved by Dr. Fate and brought to another Earth. That Earths Oliver Queen is still alive, but lost his Dinah Lance years ago.
Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006)
Green Arrow first sees Black Canary in the Pilot Episode on Justice League Base, after it was offered to him to join the League, which he previously denied. It is hinted, that it was his first glimpse at Black Canary, that makes Green Arrow stay and join the League. In the first Episode of the second season she asks him for help in finding her Mentor Wild Cat, who was forced to join an Underground Fight Club. Later that Season both are assigned to protect Mob Boss Mandragora from the Huntress. They become closer during the Mission and share a kiss.
Young Justice (2011–2013; since 2017)
As Senior Members of the Justice League Green Arrow and Black Canary are both recurring xharacters and a couple.
DC Showcase:Green Arrow (2010)
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Voiced by Neal McDonogh) and Black Canary (Voiced by Grey DeLisle) are a xouple. Toward the end of the Showcase he proposes to her, after she saves him from Count Vertigo.
Although the characters are less known to the general public, the couple is considered in Comic Book fan circles to be one of the most iconic Superhero Couples in Comic Book History.
Even though the couple never had biological children in the main storylines, they do have some in alternate realities.
- Oliver/Dinah tag on FanFiction.Net
- Dinah/Oliver tag on FanFiction.Net
- Oliver Q./Dinah L. tag on FanFiction.Net
- Dinah/Oliver tag on AO3
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