Black Lightning WonderCon news

#1 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

I am positive that I read that Jefferson Pierce (they refered to him by name not as Black Lightning) will be showing up in the DCnU soon. I thought that I read it in one of the transcripts from a DC panel at WonderCon, but I cannot find it now.

Does anybody else remember seeing this comment?

Can anyone provide a link?

#2 Posted by TheOptimist (713 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember seeing this as well! It was in several different locations, including the live feeds provided by Newsarama. If I can find it, I'll link up.

#3 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

On CBR they recorded it. CLICK

#4 Edited by TheOptimist (713 posts) - - Show Bio

CBR: Meet the Publishers Coverage: DiDio then told a fan who called out from the back row there will be a place for character Jefferson Pierce in the DCU “fairly soon!”

Edit: Darn so close. :-)

#5 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheOptimist: @Kallarkz:

Thank you both.

Looking forward to his arrival.

#6 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11127 posts) - - Show Bio

*prays for him to join the JLA*

#7 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: Pray that his apperance isn't only as part of the Outsiders within Batman Inc.

#8 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be happy to see him on the League... But then again, a revamped Black Lightning on the Outlaws would be badass, imo

#9 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

DC is cancelling both Static Shock and Mr Terrific, so I hope that they give him a solo ongoing series.

#10 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11127 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee: Pray that his apperance isn't only as part of the Outsiders within Batman Inc.

UUUUGGGGHHHHHH I HATE BATMAN, INC. I wouldn't mind him being in the outsiders at all though, I liked them. But preferably led by Dick, not Bruce. Bruce doesn't need to be in another title.

#11 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee: Agreed. Dick in charge of the Outsiders would be great, but DC already has so many team books that I wonder if it could happen.

#12 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11127 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth: Pre-N52 DC had so many books floating around, I'm sure they'll eventually lose their organized 52 book stage and throw in more books. And if they don't then I'm sure one or more team books will be cancelled. I'm going to guess one of the Legion books or JLI, possibly even Red Lanterns.

#13 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12561 posts) - - Show Bio

F}~>€ Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me my Outsiders back DC!!!!!!!!!!!!

#14 Posted by BlackArmor (6134 posts) - - Show Bio

There are no words to express my elation at this moment.

But they better still call him Black Lightning

#15 Edited by Captain13 (3274 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

There are no words to express my elation at this moment.

I could not agree more with this sentiment!! This news has made my week!! I'm hoping for a solo with a big name team on everything. We don't need more bad writing like with Static and Mr. Terrific. Batwing proves that even someone who's completely new has a chance, so why not Black Lightning? If he doesn't have a solo, I hope that he's the leader of a team like the Outsiders where he can get a great chance to really shine and win more fans. Keep him away from Earth-2, and give him an advertising push--and we've struck gold!

ALSO, it sounds like Jeff will be part of the magic community that seems to be gaining prominence in the DCnU. I'm inferring that from the article on CBR. Makes sense given that he's been shown to project multi-colored lightning--even Black colored.

#16 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Lightning, along with Blue Devil make their DCnU debut in October in DC Universe Presents. They will co-ster in a five issue arc written by Marc Andreyko.

Few links:

CBR

DC

#17 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

i'll check it out.

#18 Edited by _Zombie_ (10321 posts) - - Show Bio

Consider me interested.

#19 Edited by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited. Hopefully from that five-parter, we'll see a Black Lightning/Blue Devil ongoing comic. BL is one of my favorite heroes. Thanks Tony Isabella, and Marc Andreyko.

#20 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! I will have to pick up whatever title he's gonna be in.

#21 Posted by HaydrianPayne (50 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Blue Devil redesign.

Will read.

#22 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

@Captain13 said:

@BlackArmor said:

There are no words to express my elation at this moment.

I could not agree more with this sentiment!! This news has made my week!! I'm hoping for a solo with a big name team on everything. We don't need more bad writing like with Static and Mr. Terrific. Batwing proves that even someone who's completely new has a chance, so why not Black Lightning? If he doesn't have a solo, I hope that he's the leader of a team like the Outsiders where he can get a great chance to really shine and win more fans. Keep him away from Earth-2, and give him an advertising push--and we've struck gold!

ALSO, it sounds like Jeff will be part of the magic community that seems to be gaining prominence in the DCnU. I'm inferring that from the article on CBR. Makes sense given that he's been shown to project multi-colored lightning--even Black colored.

I know that your post is three months old, but I just wanted to add to your Batwing statement. Despite having what I consider the best origin of the new 52, the only reason that Batwing is successful right now is because there are so many team-ups within his book. He doesn't need Batman or Nightwing to help him out, yet DC has pushed those characters on us because they fell that if they don't, readership will plummet. Sadly, the way the industry is, they are right.

Also, I agree. Get him away from Earth-2. I want him alongside the biggest of the big names like Superman, and not Alan Scott and Jay Garrick. And I wish he was the leaders of an outsiders, or got his own ongoing as well.

#23 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure how I feel about him being younger than the pre-Flashpoint version. It will eliminate the running joke of "Are you Static's father?"

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