Here is the first look, at Black Lightning provided by DC Comics. Black Lightning is the next DC Comics superhero who will be getting his own show. The African-American actor Cress Williams will be portraying CW’s first Black Superhero. I think it’s important that The CW are doing this representation in comic book superhero shows is important because seeing positive role models of your own people motivates you to become a better human being and feel proud and exemplifies Black excellence.
This is The CW’s Network first African-American superhero, who is getting a live action show, which is amazing. The Arrowverse is expanding Black Lightning is proof of this. New Superhero shows, are being developed and it is a great time, to be into comic book superheroes. With the news of this new show that is currently filming.
Jefferson Michael Pierce aka Black Lightning, is a Teacher Originally he was a high school principal and Olympic-level athlete (Decathlon) who became a vigilante to take down organised crime in Metropolis‘ Suicide Slum.
Jefferson Pierce is a vigilante superhero in this new show he has the power of electronkensis which is electrical control; Black Lightning has the power to generate and manipulate lightning, he is similar to Static Shock .
If this new Black Lightning CW show is succesful and gets the vieeweship and ratings it needs for a season 2 and even a third season. We could see future crossovers with Arrow and The Flash and even Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Black Lightning is an awesome choice for a CW superhero show, the synopsis below from imdb describes this show as:
Jefferson Pierce has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend: Black Lightning.
Black Lightning’s comic book backstory
According to Black Lightning: Year One, Jefferson Pierce is, in current continuity, a meta-human born with the ability to generate and magnify externally-localised electro-magnetic phenomena, by manipulating intense bio-electric fields generated from his body.
This is a power that he internalised and kept hidden for much of the early part of his adult life.Exactly how much electrical energy Black Lightning can generate is unknown, but he can easily stun or kill a man with his internal powers, and on one occasion, he was able to restart Superman‘s heart after the Man of Steel had suffered from a near-fatal Kryptonite exposure.
Black Lightning’s Powers and abilities
He can also generate a powerful electro-magnetic force field capable of stopping projectiles, however, this act requires considerable effort and concentration. He has demonstrated the ability to create an electro-magnetic repulsion field which grants him limited-flight capabilities. Pierce also maintains his Olympic-level physical conditioning, giving him above-average strength, speed, and stamina. Under Batman’s tutelage, he has become a highly-skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Expect more news on this awesome character and his upcoming CW live action show, Black Lightning will be on The CW Network and could come to the United Kingdom on Sky One since that is where we watch other CW shows such as:Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
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