Another day, another comic book character gets their own TV show. This time it’s Black Lightning, the subject of a new show on The CW.
This video looks at the comic book origins of Black Lightning, the first black superhero to get their own comic book series.
Black Lightning follows a high school principal whose alter ego fights crime using his ability to harness electricity. With some teenage angst thrown in for good measure.
There are several black comic book characters on the big and small screen now, including Black Lightning, Black Panther, and Luke Cage. Which is a positive change.