This week, Major Spoilerite Silvergray asks the all important question, “Who wins in a screaming match?”
One of DC’s earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company’s flagship team-up titles including Justice Society of America and Justice League of America. Since the late 1960s, the character has frequently been paired with archer superhero Green Arrow professionally and romantically.
Initially, the character was a hand-to-hand fighter without superpowers who often posed as a criminal to infiltrate criminal gangs. Later stories depicted her as a world-class martial artist with a superpower: the “Canary Cry”, a high-powered sonic scream which could shatter objects and incapacitate enemies.
Banshee (Sean Cassidy) is a fictional superhero appearing Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Werner Roth, the character first appeared in X-Men #28 (January 1967).
An Irish mutant, Banshee possesses a “sonic scream”, capable of harming enemies’ auditory systems and causing physical vibrations. He is named after the banshee, a legendary ghost from Irish mythology, said to possess a powerful cry.