Black Lightning: Dc Universe new Super Hero
Black Lightning: The Latest Super Hero To Join The Dc Universe

Black Lightning is a DC Comics superhero created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. He is a metahuman with the power to generate and control electricity. He is also the father of two daughters: Anissa and Jennifer Pierce.

With the release of the new Black Lightning TV show, it seems like it's time to review the Black Lightning comics. If you haven't read any, here are five comics that will get you up to speed on all you need to know about Black Lightning.

Black Lightning is finally making his debut in the DC Universe. For those who don’t know, Black Lightning is a DC superhero who first appeared in 1977. He’s the first African American superhero to have his own comic book. 

The show’s executive producers, Salim and Mara Brock Akil, say that the show is not just a “black superhero” show. They say it’s a family show that will have something for everyone.

It’s not often that we get a new superhero. Black Lightning is probably one of the most underrated heroes in the DC Universe, but he was given a shot to shine in the season 2 finale of The CW’s ‘The Flash’. 

Cress Williams, who plays Jefferson Pierce, the superhero also known as Black Lightning, is set to have his own TV show on The CW, premiering January 16, 2018. Here’s a little background on the character, plus my favorite Black Lightning comic books.

The Brief History of Black Lightning

The Brief History of Black Lightning
The Brief History of Black Lightning

After discovering his birth parents were corrupt police officers in Freeland, Black Lightning took his family out of the city and lived in a small town Metropolitan in Pennsylvania. He's since been kept busy fighting the gang called the 100. 

The gang has the power to drain electrical powers from other people. [With a] degree in Engineering, [Pierce] serves as principal of a high school for special needs students and is the owner of the Pierce Electric company. 

The comic debuted in December 1977 as a spinoff from the Batman series and was a popular series. The Rise of Black Lightning In 2002, writer Tony Isabella, and artist Trevor Von Eeden launched Black Lightning: Lightning Strike in issue #9, which became the first issue to feature an African-American lead character. It lasted 18 issues.

Black Lightning's Powers

He is able to generate lightning by flexing his fist. He also controls his superpowers so they can change at any given time. He can also manipulate magnetism. The superpower has been extremely useful during many situations. 

He fights for the people The upcoming show Black Lightning will also delve into Pierce's own personal life. According to ShowBuzzDaily, Pierce is played by Cress Williams and will be introduced to the world as Jefferson Pierce. 

He will help the community and work in the justice department. Cress Williams According to IGN, Williams has appeared in ER, Murder, She Wrote, Wings, Raising Hope and Grey's Anatomy. Other superhero shows After the cancellation of their first superhero television show, CW decided to follow it up with another one, Riverdale.

Black Lightning's Suit

Black Lightning's Suit
Black Lightning's Suit

The famous DC character was originally an electrical engineer with superpowers who worked at a power company in Freeland, a fictional city that's based in Pennsylvania, USA. This Black Lightning outfit is based on that of Black Lightning's suit in the comics. 

The suit features a gold-coloured lightning bolt. Black Lightning has the power of generating, focusing and channeling electricity. The electrical powers he derives are immense and can move heavy objects. He can also fly using his superpowers. 

When Black Lightning gets angry, his suit shimmers with an electric glow. This is one of his most powerful suits. In the trailer, Black Lightning gives the viewers a glimpse of what the next superhero of The CW will be like.

Black Lightning's Fighting Style

With his new weapon: The Lightning Force super-computer, Jefferson Pierce uses a modified version of the One-Armed Wonder's fighting style. The computer can give Pierce super-human strength and super-speed, which the superhero uses in order to fight crime. 

Black Lightning’s Weapon Code is lightning. With his new weapon: The Lightning Force super-computer, Jefferson Pierce uses a modified version of the One-Armed Wonder's fighting style. The computer can give Pierce super-human strength and super-speed, which the superhero uses in order to fight crime.

Black Lightning's Abilities

Jefferson Pierce was a retired superhero, because of his fears for his family he has decided to come back to work as a superhero. Jefferson is a teacher in his daughter's school. If we take a look at his powers, he has got the strength of a 300 year old man and the speed of superman. 

He can also go at lightning speed and he has got the ability to fly which is also a must have power. His greatest power is that he has got the ability to control his body and that he can become anyone, with just a thought, from himself to his alter ego, Black Lightning. Black Lightning's History He was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden and first appeared in print in 1977.

Black Lightning's Origin Story

Titled "Black Lightning: The Beginning," Black Lightning's origin story starts long before he was Black Lightning. The short preview starts with Jefferson Pierce, a father and husband who left his home city of Freeland to protect the people he loves from gang violence and corruption. 

The teaser trailer also introduced Black Lightning's estranged family, daughter Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and son Tobias (Marvin Jones III), who are also made into superheroes. The Rise Of Black Lightning Black Lightning's origin story starts long before he was Black Lightning. 

The short preview starts with Jefferson Pierce, a father and husband who left his home city of Freeland to protect the people he loves from gang violence and corruption.

Conclusion

If these facts mean nothing to you, you still need to know that Black Lightning is the very first black superhero and his character seems very intriguing and I am super excited for him to come on-board the Dc Universe. Black Lightning will arrive on the 22nd January 2019 on the CW network and we wish to meet him soon.