Take a look at new footage supporting the final season of the live-action DC Comics adaptation Black Lightning", premiering February 8, 2021 on The CW:
'Jefferson Pierce', aka 'Black Lightning' 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.
Pierce can easily stun or kill a man with his internal powers and on one occasion, was able to restart the heart of 'Superman', after the 'Man of Steel' had suffered a near-fatal 'Kryptonite' exposure.
Pierce can also generate a powerful electro-magnetic force field capable of stopping projectiles.
He has also has the ability to create an electro-magnetic repulsion field enabling 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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