Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Black Lightning is Coming to the CW!



I was always a little lukewarm on Black Lightning as a superhero character until, I guess around 2002 or so, someone came up with the idea that Jefferson Pierce was a little older and had daughters who were manifesting powers (and, of course, wanted to be heroes, too).

Not only did it mean Black Lightning was suddenly anchored a lot more as a character - no longer just "that black guy with lightning powers" which he'd become after the early appearances, it gave him a robust supporting cast.

Unfortunately, The New 52 wiped away the take on the Pierce family I'd come to like quite a bit, following the characters across a few DC books.  Needless to say, I'm thrilled this is the angle they're taking on for a new DC show on the CW.  Those writers do family well, and - when given the chance - also do people of multiple generations pretty well.

Looking forward to tuning in and seeing how they pull this off.

3 comments:

Simon MacDonald said...

CW super hero shoes are batting .500 for me. This looks really interesting though.

Ryan Steans said...

I'm same on the CW superhero shows, but I'm a "Flash"/ "Supergirl" viewer. Couldn't take "Legends" anymore when Season 2 seemed to abandon any purpose, and never got into "Arrow".

High hopes this isn't terrible.

Simon MacDonald said...

No surprise that your tastes align with mine. I love Flash & Supergirl too. The last Arrow I saw was from the big cross over this year and I could not for the life of me figure out what was going on.