Black Lightning first appeared in Black Lightning #1. The character, who can can fire electric bolts from his hands and create a protective forcefield, was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.
The coming CW series debuts Tuesday, Jan. 16 starring Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Henderson, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi.
The series is a production of Berlanti Productions developed by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
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