If you know me, one thing you know is that I love comic books. The fact that more are becoming TV shows makes me go into geek mode! Tonight is the long awaited premiere of Black Lightning on the CB at 9pm. What draws me to this comic book character and show is the fact that it is an African American superhero. Yes you heard me right, and we do exist. A little history of the comic and character, Black Lightning is a part of the D.C. Universe that was created in April 1977. This is their 1st black superhero! (Worth mentioning again). The modern version is that Black Lightning was born Jefferson Pierce from the Southside of Metropolis, also known as Suicide Slum. He moved to Metropolis with his wife and two daughters. Jefferson is the principle of Garfield High School by day and a crime fighter by night against a local gang called the 100.
Another great reason to watch, especially if your from Philly is because there is a young lady by the name of @nafessawilliams who stars in the show! My sources tell me she is from West Philly (so am I)! She portrays on the of Pierce daughters, Anissa Pierce (Thunder). So shout to her!
I am looking forward to this new series and hope that like the other D.C. shows, will have me wanting more! #blackgirlmagic#blackmagic#mypeoplerock#blacklightning#cw#D.C.comics #comics#comicbooks#comicseries#season1#philly#westphilly