I don’t know if I have ever really read a comic in which Black Lightning was a featured character. So, I really didn’t know what to expect from this show. The trailers looked interesting to me. I like all the other DC stuff on CW, so my hopes and anticipation were high for this premiere.
This first episode had a great bit of world building in it. It had been 9 years since Jefferson Pierce had last suited up as Black Lightning. Initially he had retired because his wife (maybe?) did not want him to continue that life after he returned home one night beaten and bloody, and one of their daughters saw it. Apparently, Tobias Whale was the one that had delivered that beating, because he assumes that Black Lightning is dead. (more…)