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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 04 June 2017 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ugh.  I SO would have loved if they just did the ACTUAL concept of the original comic!  There have been a lot of movies and TV shows that touched on that "teacher returns to his old school to clean things up" concept--but the super-hero twist would have been great!  And that his powers were only mechanical would have helped keep the show grounded and real.

Instead, they're going for the "second phase" of the hero--middle-aged with legacy super-powered children...a bad trend that the comics did away with five years ago.

And then they gave him Blackbolt's costume.  So.  Much.  Wrong.


Edited by Eric Jansen on 04 June 2017 at 7:30am
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 04 June 2017 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

"Welcome Back Lightning"? :)

Edited by Eric Sofer on 04 June 2017 at 9:13am
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 4:56pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sure!  That would make a great show!  That was a premise inherent to the character.  This new premise ("old super-hero comes out of retirement") is generic and could be tacked onto anybody.
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 21 July 2017 at 7:41pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ahead of their individual series panels tomorrow at SDCC, The CW has released a new promo for their DC superhero shows showing off the transition of the characters from the comic book page to TV, along with a sneak peek at Black Lightning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM8dI_-P9o

-C!
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 23 July 2017 at 6:10pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

So far the only real problem I have with this is that costume. That may be just enough to keep me away. 

Anyway, in the comics -- just before the New 52 reboot -- Black Lightning had superpowered kids. Wanna bet their TV counterparts end up with powers too? 
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