CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

The CW is ordering their adaptation of DC Comics‘ Black Lightning to full series, Variety is reporting. The new series would join the CW’s franchise of series starring DC Comics superheroes, joining “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.” Black Lightning tells the story of Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) an electrically powered former super-hero now working as a teacher. Pierce is called back into his former life to help guide his daughter and battle…

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BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where each week I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Just over a week ago, we reported that Greg Berlanti, the producer behind such popular CW TV super-hero series as “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, will be producing a new pilot for Fox starring DC’s long-time supporting hero Black Lightning. The series, if picked…

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