It only took a year, but DC have finally moved beyond their Blue Beatle posable action figures and Jonah Hex cuddly horses (so adorbs), and spotted a forelorn, unused toy sat in the playbox.
And it’s Black Lightning, one of the best DC characters of all time. Yes! After months of silence, DC have finally remembered that they should be using Black Lightning all the time, and he will make his return as writer Marc Andreyko takes over for a run on DC Universe Presents in October, with a spotlight story for the character.
Oh, and somebody called Blue Devil is in it too.
No artist is confirmed as of the moment, but Brett Booth has drawn some sketches of how the characters will appear.
But Black Lightning, you guys! First created by Tony Isabella back in the 70s (around the same time he created his other most enduring and popular character, Marvel’s Russian hero Darkstar) with artist Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning has been delighting the world with decent stories for decades now. And he’s back, you guys! Totally back! And it’s not the result of time travel or anything!
A five-part storyline introducing the characters as already being relatively famous and heroic, Andreyko sees this as essentially a pitch for an ongoing series starring BLACK LIGHTNING! and blue devil. And who can blame him? As has been established repeatedly and certainly not annoyingly in this article, Black Lightning is amazeballs.
Have I missed the boat on ‘amazeballs’? I just thought I’d try it out and see if people are diggin’ it as a catchphrase.
Also, do people still say ‘diggin’ it’?