Black Canary from First Wave (DC Universe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:36185
Name:Black Canary from First Wave
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Date Added:January 23, 2012
Base Figure:Wow Girl + Indiana Jones parts
Height:4.00 inches
Black Canary from FIRST WAVE - except she never made it into the comic. She was intended to join Doc Savage, Blackhawk, Rima, and others as shown in advance sketches, but the series was canceled after five issues. (Gorgeous art, way-too convoluted plot.) First Wave was a retro-1950s predecessor to the DCU. Azzrello pictured Black Canary as a slum kid of Middle Eastern descent who took on local thugs. Here I've cobbled her at 16, just starting out. She wears a Goodwill leather jacket, Catholic school gym shorts and knee socks, steel-toed shoes held on with clothesline, and baseball blacking as a mask. And ultra-blonde hair because it's a cheap wig. The bat is wrapped in barbed wire and streaked not with blood, but car paint. So far she's just trashing cars of pimps and racket goons, with the occasional ambush knee-cap.

She's made from a Wow Girl (cheap sport-action dolls from Wal-Mart), Indiana Jones cult-priest legs, Mutt's jacket, and spare hands. The bat is from Starting Lineup. The barbed wire is blue and black thread frozen with Zap-a-Gap. Her hair is doll hair. I made her skin dusky because she's Middle Eastern. It makes a nice-odd contrast to the wig. Pretty simple, but tricky to paint. She's only 4 inches high. I tried different pens and pencils and markers for torn fishnet stockings, but got only jagged lines, so I left them off.

Intriguing character. Too bad she never got to meet Doc Savage and Rima the Jungle Girl.

User Comments
Automatauntaun -
Friday, January 27, 2012
It is a neat take on the character. Cool fig as well!
fitzjedi -
Monday, January 23, 2012
This is a pretty cool piece of work--hadn't heard of this series--you put a lot of thought into this--AWESOME! -Fitz
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