Black Lightning - The TV series


#12

…why does he need a suit? its almost like they took static shock and gave him arthritis. plot walks way too similar a line as static. has black lightening always been that way and i just didnt know?


#13

That’s Static’s fault. Black Lightning did the Black Electricity Man thing first.


#14

So…I’m guessing the suit/gear helps him control the power…? I thought his powers were natural, and it appears to still be the case, but it also seems like the suit has some special tech built into it as well.

Since it is CW, I am sure they will deliver on the hotness/eye-candy front as well. The daughters look good so far, and I’m sure they’ll have some gorgeous friends too. This network always comes through for us when it comes to that.


#15

Some kevlar, carbon fiber panels, metal panels or even numerous thick layers of linen would of been better than no protection.
Difference between Luke Cage and Black Lighting is that Cage’s super power is to be piratically immune from hard while Black Lighting as electrical like powers.

You want some sort of body protection of you are going to go off playing super powered vigilante.

Also the numerous thick layers of linen as armor is a thing, it’s called a Gambeson it was worn as armor during the medieval ages ether alone as is, under chain mail or a thinner version called an arming doublet under plate armor.


#16

in the hood?

never learned to have a forcefield?


#17

Suicide Slum, the hood of Metropolis, yes.


#18

Yeah, he did it first but one can argue who did it better. Either way, I will give it a shot, although I feel icky about it. There are too many super hero shoes out there and Iron Fist can’t be the only one to fuck up after a quality string of successes ranging from serviceable to very good.


#19


Interesting choice…


#20

#21

lol this show just tryin to outblack blackish and luke cage


#22

Concept is solid so i’ll give it a try. It’s just that suit looks helluva stupid!


#23

It’s kinda hard to make comic book superhero costumes to look alright on a budget.


#24

They made the Flash look decent, and that guy has the silliest costume ever.


#25

The costume he wore during his younger years actually looks good. They should have stuck with it instead of the stupid looking armor one.


#26

flash looks like they had a decent budget…this not so much.


#27

Like I can see LEDs installed into someone’s cosplay, but obvious LEDs in a TV Show’s Super suit is stupid.
Even if the Superhero’s powers is electrical.

If the Suit honestly called for LEDs its one thing, but there nothing in Black Lighting that needed that many LEDs in a suit.
Even if the suit had tech, it maybe needed a few indicator lights, not to be more LEDs than Daff Punk.

Also the suit obviously foam rubber

Why is it this Fan Film has a better Black Lighting than CW does?

https://youtu.be/rmfi6sMQRKQ


#28

probably cause this feels more like someone owed someone a favor. this was really a random ass pick for a show. legends and black lightening are weird properties for cw to do. plenty of sure fire money makers they coulda used. i mean…WHERE THE FUCK IS CONSTANTINE??


#29

Should’ve did a Static show instead runs away


#30

they wanna introduce him if the show does well.


#31

Tried it on NBC…didn’t work out.
I really enjoyed Constantine though…I was hoping it would continue on the CW.
At least the existing episodes are on the CW seed.