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.