Sneak Peek more new footage, plus an image of 'Thunder' from the "Black Lightning" live-action TV series, adapting the DC Comics' superhero characters, debuting January 16, 2018 on The CW:
'Jefferson Pierce', aka 'Black Lighhtning' debuted in DC Comics' "Black Lightning" #1 (April 1977), created by writer Tony Isabella and illustrator Trevor Von Eeden, as a 'metahuman' born with the ability to generate and magnify externally-localized electro-magnetic phenomena by manipulating intense bio-electric fields generated from his body.
He can easily stun or kill a man with his internal powers, and on one occasion, able to restart the heart of 'Superman', after the 'Man of Steel' had suffered from a near-fatal 'Kryptonite' exposure.
He can generate a powerful electro-magnetic force field capable of stopping projectiles, however, this act requires considerable effort and concentration.
He has also demonstrated the ability to create an electro-magnetic repulsion field which grants him limited-flight capabilities.
Pierce also maintains his Olympic-level physical conditioning, giving him above-average strength, speed, and stamina and under the tutelage of 'Batman', developed highly-skilled hand-to-hand combat skills.
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