Date: 2009-08-04 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] omgwtflolbbqbye.insanejournal.com
And a goatee!

Date: 2009-08-05 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
Look for his epic battle with White-Fish in issue #7!

Date: 2009-08-04 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hybrid2.insanejournal.com
except Black Lignthing.he's he supose to refer to something else?

Date: 2009-08-04 10:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stolisomancer.insanejournal.com
Static and Storm.

Out of A-list black superheroes (A-list here being defined as characters who you've heard of), lightning-based powers are disproportionately represented.

Date: 2009-08-04 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Black Vulcan and Static maybe ?

Date: 2009-08-04 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comicoz.insanejournal.com
Black Vulcan being the "we couldn't get the rights" version of Black Lightning.

Date: 2009-08-04 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Well his powers were differnt, he could become lightning and travel that way. For that matter you could add the black Vulcan rip they used in the JLI cartoon as well.

Date: 2009-08-04 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batcookies.insanejournal.com
There's a dozen of those. I've had this conversation before.

"All black superheroes have lightning powers!"

"Like?"

"Black Lightning, Static, and Storm!"

"Storm is pushing it, but okay, the first 2. Who else?"

"Black Vulcan!"

"That's... really just Black Lightning with a different name."

"Soul Power!"

"Okay, again, they wanted Black Lightning, but they couldn't get the rights. They said so. So they did the closest thing they could without getting sued."

"Supervolt!"

"That's Black Vulcan again, just with a different name. And Black Vulcan is just a Black Lightning repaint."

"Juice, of the Ultimen!"

"Okay, the Ultimen were a parody of the Superfriends, and Juice was the group's Black Vulcan, who, like I said, is just a ripoff of Black Lightning."

And so on.

Date: 2009-08-04 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Angle and Hawkman both have wings but are VERY different characters.

Date: 2009-08-05 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batcookies.insanejournal.com
I don't see your point. When I say that "most Black heroes that have lightning powers are just Black Lightning with another name" I'm not being insulting. I mean it literally. I mean there is a large number of characters that are LITERALLY "we either couldn't or didn't feel like paying the money to get Black Lightning, here's a character that's blatantly him in a different costume."

Date: 2009-08-05 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
TV Tropes calls is "Captain Ersatz," and yes, Black Lightning has a huge entry, under Western Animation for some reason. I won't provide a direct link, 'cause it's TV Tropes and IT WILL CONSUME YOUR SOUL it tends to suck up time.

Date: 2009-08-05 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kd_the_movie.insanejournal.com
There's also Thunder (Jeff's daughter but her power isn't electric, Lightning (alex ross's creation jeff's other daughther whose power is electric) and JJ Thunder (who has a 5th dimensional imp, but because their apeing his Kingdom Come design, has him seemingly manifesting electric powers on every JSA cover he's on)

Date: 2009-08-05 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] batcookies.insanejournal.com
But come on, you're talking about Black Lightning's daughters. Of course their powers are going to be all "lightning" themed. Like how Wally West's kids have speedforce powers.

Date: 2009-08-05 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comicoz.insanejournal.com
Lol, I wasn't aware of all those variations!

I'm really enjoying the new Black Lightning too. He's smart, doesn't rush in over his head, and has a consistant behavior pattern.

I've just doomed the poor boy, haven't I?

Date: 2009-08-05 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
New Black Lightning? Do you mean Static over in Teen Titans?

Date: 2009-08-05 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comicoz.insanejournal.com
No, I mean the latest interation of him.

Date: 2009-08-04 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freezer818.insanejournal.com
Didn't Savage Dragon's baby mama also have electrical powers?

Date: 2009-08-05 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulf_boehnke.insanejournal.com
Her name is Rapture. Yes, she did.

Date: 2009-08-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mugiwara.insanejournal.com
As usual, the preview made me smile (in a good way).
Every issue makes me feel that Waid is trying to have a Plutodickery entry in superdickery.com.

Date: 2009-08-04 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
TRYING TOO HARD (http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Trying_too_hard)

Date: 2009-08-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
Also, of course, lampshading (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LampshadeHanging). [warning: TVTropes]

Date: 2009-08-05 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverzeo.insanejournal.com
Mark Waid :D

Date: 2009-08-05 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
Grimjack's best friend's girlfriend named "Goddess"--who was, in fact, an ancient goddess--did lightning zaps.

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