Sneak Peek new footage from the "Black Lightning" live-action TV series, adapting the DC Comics' superhero character, premiering Season 2, October 9, 2018 on The CW:
"...'Jefferson Pierce' is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante 'Black Lightning'.
"However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his superhero days behind.
"Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.
"But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the 'soul' of his community..."
DC Comics' "Black Lightning" #1 (April 1977), created by writer Tony Isabella and illustrator Trevor Von Eeden, showcased 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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