Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands has been hands down one of my favorite monthly items to pull when I visit my local comic book store. Tony Isabella’s return to his classic creation shows that its possible to breathe new life into one of the classics and make it just as timely today as it was back in the day. The issue four of the six-issue miniseries, which I’m hoping gets upgraded to an ongoing, continues to follow the Cleveland hero as he attempts to figure out who is releasing science fiction level weapons onto the streets of his hometown.
Listen up ladies and gentlemen take to the streets and tell everyone you know Black Lightning is back better than ever. Today marks the series premiere of what in my not so humble opinion is going to be the CW’s best entry into their superhero catalog. Created in July of 1972 by the talented Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, Jefferson Pierce doubles as a teacher and sometimes principal of Garfield Highschool and the superhero Black Lightning.
“You know its the constant lack of respect that you show me and this family that pisses me off. Do you have any idea how important today is? Lack of judgment! Respect! You have not FUCKING honor!”. His words set the stage for a dramatic display of family dysfunction between himself, his sister, and his sister’s lover which collides and results in two unforgivable acts.
Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians is based on the book series by The Guardians of Childhood by Williams Joyce which centers around the icons of our childhood such as Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, The Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and many others. The film is set 300 years after the book series for which it is based upon and it features the Guardians of Childhood coming together with the help of Jack Frost to defeat none other than the Boogeyman himself, Pitch Black.
In the age of the Cinematic Universe where superheroes and supervillains alive criss-cross between films, why not add one more to the mix? Milestone Media was founded in 1993 by a group of Black Artists and writers, which consisted of Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dinklage.
This weeks episode of the Flash is quite possibly one of my favorite episodes of the show since season 1. This episode reminds me of what made me fall in love with this show, to begin with, the mystery, the interesting villain backstory, and the shocking end of episode reveal were fantastic. Tonight’s episode was really well written and acted.