With the new Black Lighting series on the CW, the general public is getting a taste of a character who’s been one of my favorites for years.
A while back I found issue #5 of the 1990’s Black Lightning series in the 50 cent bin of a comic shop. I picked it up and was entranced. This comic has become one of my all-time favorites. Jefferson Pierce, better known as Black Lightning, struggles what it means to be a hero, and how that definition doesn’t always include powers and costumes. This issue also has a unique art style, with current day images in a black and white charcoal, and the past in color. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Black Lightning #5 with other great Black Lightning stories: DCU Holiday Bash II, Justice League #27, and Outsiders Annual #1
l’ve also collected some great Black Lightning figures as well over the years.
Back row: Total Justice Black Lightning, Infinite Heroes Black Lightning
Front row: Heroclix Black Lightning, Custom Heroclix Jefferson Pierce, Custom Heroclix Black Lightning, Heroclix LE Jefferson Pierce, and Brave and Bold Action League Black Lightning