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

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

Date: 2009-08-04 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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]
Black Vulcan and Static maybe ?

Date: 2009-08-04 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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]
There's a dozen of those. I've had this conversation before.

"All black superheroes have lightning powers!"


"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."


"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]
Angle and Hawkman both have wings but are VERY different characters.

Date: 2009-08-05 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
New Black Lightning? Do you mean Static over in Teen Titans?

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

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

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

Date: 2009-08-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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

Date: 2009-08-04 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2009-08-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, of course, lampshading ( [warning: TVTropes]

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

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


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