20Black Lightning: The Less-Than Super Costume
Black Lightning is just latest CW’s superhero show to draw from DC comics, without actually existing in the same world of its TV and film predecessors. Well received by fans, the show combines the retired cop genre with superhero beats. Cress Williams plays the titular hero, who returns to vigilantism after nine
years away to take on the criminal gang who have risen in his absence.
While there’s no doubt that Black Lightning is a credible hero, fans of the show have had to come to terms with the understanding that his suit is rubbish. Even accepting that an eye mask does not a disguise make, why on Earth-1 does Black Lightning strut around with a garish runway on his chest?