Bronze Age Black Lightning circa 1977

Black Lightning!

Black Lightning, aka Jefferson Pierce, is a superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. The character, created by writer Tony Isabella and artist Trevor Von Eeden, first appeared in Black Lightning #1 (April 1977). Something that fascinated me was that his mask was connected to the “afro” hairpiece that he would don in a helmet style, his secret identity hairstyle was actually short. I am still disappointed that this character wasn’t featured in the Super Friends Saturday morning cartoon program. We had Black Vulcan, but it just wasn’t the same, lack of pants not withstanding.

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