Monday, September 18, 2017

Black Lightning and The Falcon


It's going to be a good year for Black Lightning.  Not only is he getting his own self-titled TV show on The CW, he's coming back to comics as well.  A new series is in the works written by none other than his creator (and Patron of this blog, to boot) Tony Isabella. Artist Clayton Henry will be joining Isabella for Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands, a 6-issue mini series.   it's been a decades-long wait for Jefferson Pierce to finally get his proper exposure and I hope that the show and series only lead to bigger things.

8 comments:

Cary Comic said...

I remember this issue! It's when everybody's least-favorite Quistian split himself in two--or, rather, implanted his psionic essence in two separate Earth-bodies (one of them, Aries of Zodiac)--to try and get the better of Cap and Falcon.

A move that turned out to be ill-adivsed.

Cary Comic said...

Sorry. That should read "...ill-advised."

I need more caffeine.

Simreeve said...

"Ill-advised"?
Does anybody else here remember a 'Lucifer' from DC, a human villain, who appeared in one of the later issues of Blue Devil's series? He could probably have been beaten by Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys...

^_^

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: Doesn't he have his own series on Fox, now?

Bob Greenwade said...

Black Lightning getting his own show on The CW? That'll be extremely cool! (This is the first I've heard the news.) Will he be in the Arrowverse's Earth-1, or the Earth-38 of Supergirl (which I mistakenly called Earth-34 last week)? Most likely the former, which means he can have crossover interactions with that world's other African-American heroes (Flash II, Mister Terrific, Firestorm 1.5, Hawkgirl, either or both of the Vixens, etc.).

Ross said...

He will be on his own Earth. I'm sure the Arrowverse will have a Crisis down the line where all the CW shows are merged into one Earth though.

Bob Greenwade said...

Oh, no doubt there'll be a Crisis. That's been pretty explicitly foreshadowed since the first episode of The Flash.

BL on his own Earth will still be good; with the way that the producers like to do crossovers, you can bet that he'll get involved with the others at least once or twice a year.

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"@Simreeve: Doesn't he have his own series on Fox, now?"

That's a different 'Lucifer', who probably wasn't very impressed by the n00bish namesake.
That's why I specifically mentioned that the one in 'Blue Devil' was a human villain...

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