Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Black Lightning: Year One #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Black Lightning: Year One #1, about which I write the following sentences: "But there's just not much here. It's Jefferson Pierce, ex-Olympic athlete turned principal, coming in to a gang-infested area with intentions of cleaning it up. Reading the issue doesn't give you much more texture than you would have gotten reading a summary of it. It all seems so rote, like a by-the-numbers remake of that ghetto drama that you've seen a million times before."

Read the entire review HERE.


E said...

The thing is, at some point, Judd Frakking Winick created a character that was his daughter. He was never a family man in the Isabella comics, and if I'm not mistaken, Tony Isabella was upset by the whole thing. Of course, if he's going to have super-powered daughters, he can't be getting his powers from a belt.

It looks like this is just the opportunity to show him as a father.

Timothy Callahan said...

Of course he could still get his powers from a belt. The belt would have given his sperm electric powers that he'd pass on to his kids. Obviously.

I'm actually far more annoyed by the change from teacher to principal. It would be like changing Matt Murdock's early years from a lawyer into a judge. It's a completely different job.