When Tony Isabella first brought Black Lightning to DC Comics back in 1977, the world of comic books was a vastly different place across all publishers. Black heroes were few and far between and the stories about them didn’t always render the characters as fully-realised, three-dimensional people.
Lest you think Greg Berlanti was done making superhero shows after Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, the man’s working with Mara Brock Akil (The Game and Being Mary Jane) and Salim Akil to bring Black Lightning to TV.
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