Friday, July 6, 2012
Well, it looks as though Black Lightning is set to make his debut in the newly revamped DCU. Apparently he and Blue Devil will be teamed together in a buddy action/comedy type tale in the pages of DC Universe Presents. His new costume doesn't look all that different from the one he had been sporting for the past few years, but he does look a bit younger. I still prefer his classic look (especially the slightly updated version that Cully Hamner illustrated in Black Lightning: Year One), but Brett Booths new design looks cool. Hopefully the stories will be allow Jefferson Pierce to shine.
Marvel seems to be gearing up to some universe redefining of its own following the Avengers vs X-Men event. From what I have seen, it is mainly to make the comics closer to the movie properties. Luke Cage hasn't shown up in the films yet, so it's unclear what the new status quo will mean for him. Hopefully he will have a proper costume again.