Watch: The 7 essential Black Canary stories

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Sep 4, 2017, 1:24 PM EDT (Updated)

She's known for her sonic scream, leather jacket, and fishnets. You've seen not one, not two, but three different versions grace TV in the last five years – and that’s just on Arrow! We're talking about Black Canary, Dinah Lance, and a mainstay in DC Comics since the first version of her character debuted in 1947's Flash Comics #86.

Yes, it's true, this blond bombshell is 70 years young this year, and she's still going strong, rocking her way through multiple ongoing series and renewing her friendship with Barbara Gordon and her relationship with Oliver Queen (for the first time all over again -- universal resets wreak havoc on a relationship).

With Arrow's return on the way and some great new Black Canary stories being told in the comics, here are seven must-read Black Canary stories.

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