Black Lightning’s original creator, Tony Isabella, returns to the character with artist Clayton Henry in a brand new six-issue miniseries, Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands.
However, this is a different Jefferson Pierce. He might still b e a teacher and a positive influence on his students both in and out of the classroom, but he’s a millennial! He’s now 28 years old. He’s not married. And he doesn’t have any kids. It’s a departure from the upcoming The CW show starring Black Lightning.
However, the shows main villain Tobias Whale will make his presence felt in this upcoming miniseries. But like Pierce, Whale has undergone some changes too. He’s lost weight. He’s built like a brick house now. He’s also no longer an albino. However, he’s still as ruthless and powerful as ever.
Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning must fight to keep his students safe in his home town of Cleveland. However, while he is a role model for his students inside the classroom, the city is being taken over by local gangs with deadly super-weapons. Black Lightning must ensure the safety of Cleveland. He’ll be faced with real-world issues in a super-hero world. Black Lightning looks to be in a world of hurt. Will he be able to overcome?
Take a look at Clayton Henry’s art for Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands. You can see Tobias Whale’s new look below as well!
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands goes on sale November 1, 2017. It will run you $3.99.
What do you think of Tobias Whale’s new redesign? Do you like a younger Black Lightning?