‘Black Lightning’ Review: CW Superhero Series Uniquely Strikes Strong

The newest superhero offering from the CW is very different from its Arrowverse predecessors & a bit of lightning in a bottle says our review

Debuting the day after MLK Day, Black Lightning starts out with a quote from the Great Man and then pretty much leaves much of the standard superhero story behind, in an argute and rewarding manner.With The Flash as its lead-in, the Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams and Marvin Jones III-led show based on the DC Comics character created back in the 70s is also not just the CW’s first stand-alone African American superhero series, but the one most connected to reality, as I s...