Black Lightning

Black Lightning – “The Resurrection”

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.

Black Lightning

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…)

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Black Lightning trailer

Honestly, I had forgotten that this was in development.  But now that I’ve seen the trailer, I am greatly looking forward to this.  At first, I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t want to make this a part of the larger Arrowverse, but now I get it.  They have a contained story that they want to tell, and putting it in the larger universe will muddy the waters a bit.  Besides, they’ve established the Multiverse.  It would be incredibly easy if they ever wanted to in the future to just say that Black Lightning is on another Earth.