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Day: January 22, 2018

86% Out Of 100 – Black Lightning is great, but misses out on potential Afrofuturistic greatness

Black Lightning is technically the second African American superhero from DC Comics. He first appeared in 1977, 6 years after John Stewart debúted as a Green Lantern in 1971. Marvel had aready unveiled the Black Panther in 1966 and Luke Cage in 1972. It’s probably no coincidence, that the new series premiered on CW Channel (USA) last week and comes to Netflix UK January 23rd in its 40th anniversary year. Husband and wife creators and senior writers, Salim and Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends) have brought us a tweaked live-action version of the comics and it’s a good-looking package. Black Lightning also has...

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