([March] 2018)

DC, 2016 Series
Volume
2
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
188
On-sale Date
2018-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7546-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401275464 51999
Editing
Jack C. Harris (credited) (editor - original series); Ross Andru (credited) (editor - original series); Julius Schwartz (credited) (editor - original series); Paul Levitz (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Paul Santos (credited) (editor - collected edition)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
Allen Passalaqua (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover composed of elements from the Black Lightning profile page from Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #3.

Black Lightning: The In-Between Years (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-934
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Lar-On; Sandy Terry; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Arrow; Black Lightning; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Encounter with a Dark Avenger! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Dick Dillin (credited)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-5635
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Tobias Whale
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-966
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Green Arrow; Maudy; Black Lightning; Captain Marvel; Hawkman; Hawkgirl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Death Ransom! (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Shelly Leferman (credited)

Job Number
J-5900
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Tobias Whale (villain); The 100 (villain); Tabitha Katt (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (credited, signed); Dick Giordano (credited, signed); Joe Staton (back cover layout)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited, signed); Dick Giordano (credited, signed)
Colors
Neal Adams
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Superman; Hawkman; Green Arrow; Captain Marvel, Jr.; Captain Nazi; Black Lightning
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover with the art divided between Adams (front) and Giordano (back).

The Blood of the Lamb! (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited)

Job Number
J-6009
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tobias Whale (villain); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; The 100; Tabitha Katt
Reprints

The Last Hideout (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Marshall Rogers (credited) (layouts); Michael Netzer (credited as Michael Nasser) (pencils)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Shelly Leferman (credited)

Job Number
J-6202
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning; Big Bart Toohey; Mohawk Shuck; Jerry Haslip; Benny Zaff
Reprints

Return of the River Rat! (Table of Contents: 9)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
Doug Klein (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-6295
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Black Lightning; Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (credited, signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (sourced)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Black Lightning
Reprints

The De-volver! (Table of Contents: 11)

Black Lightning; Superman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited)
Pencils
Joe Staton (credited)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Trina (introduction, death); Hugh Bryant (introduction, origin, villain)
Synopsis
Black Lightning stops a robbery on a subway train as it travels through Suicide Slum but causes one of the robbers to inadvertently shoot and kill another passenger, Trina. This angers Trina's boyfriend, Hugh Bryant, who is also one of Jefferson Pierce's students. Hugh, actually an alien trapped on earth for millions of years, "devolves" into his true form as an energy creature. Black Lightning and Superman subdue the creature and help him finally leave the planet.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin (credited, signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-196
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Primak; Human Starburst; Swashbuckler
Reprints

Testing of a Hero! (Table of Contents: 13)

Justice League / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Dick Dillin (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Zatanna; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (guest star); The Regulator [Barnabas Boulton] (villain); Inspector Henderson
Synopsis
Green Arrow wants the League to admit Black Lightning, but the others are unconvinced, so they devise a test in which Leaguers will pretend to be supervillains that Black Lightning must defeat. Black Lightning passes the test but refuses the offer of admission.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin (credited, signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-225
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]]; The Regulator
Reprints

A Plague of Monsters (Table of Contents: 15)

Justice League / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited)
Pencils
Dick Dillin (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Jerry Serpe (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Job Number
J-6138
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Zatanna; The Atom [Ray Palmer] (cameo); Red Tornado [John Smith] (cameo); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (cameo); Black Canary [Dinah Lance] (cameo)]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (guest star); The Regulator [Barnabas Boulter] (villain); Inspector Henderson; Traya (cameo); Jean Loring Palmer (cameo)
Synopsis
Black Lightning continues to help the League against the Regulator, but again refuses their offer of membership.
Reprints

Lightning Strikes Out! (Table of Contents: 16)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko (credited)
Pencils
Pat Broderick (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Bob LeRose (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-6494
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]
Reprints

Short-Circuit (Table of Contents: 17)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko (credited)
Pencils
Pat Broderick (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Colors
Bob LeRose (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn (credited as Milton Snapinn)

Job Number
C-284
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lincoln Trask; Leon (villain); Jacques Cravin (villain); Mama Mambu
Synopsis
Black Lightning saves Lincoln Trask and himself from the burning building and manages to stop Jacques Cravin from escaping. During the battle Lightning discovers that his powers no longer work. Jacques confesses that he tried to burn Lightning's body in the fire in able to trick the mob into thinking that it was he who perished in the fire so they would stop coming after him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman; Black Lightning / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (sourced)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-324
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Black Lightning
Reprints

Oil, Oil... Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman; Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Dick Giordano (credited)
Inks
Dick Giordano (credited)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Commissioner James Gordon; Senator Hargrave; Simon Nast; Willie Tyler
Reprints

The Crime Doctor Prescribes Death! (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (sourced)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-403
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Wayne [Batman]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (head shot); Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (head shot)
Reprints

Explosion of the Soul! (Table of Contents: 21)

Black Lightning / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis (credited)
Pencils
Gérald Forton (credited)
Inks
Gérald Forton (credited)
Colors
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)

Job Number
J-6718
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Jonathan Davis (introduction); Slime Killer [Mr. Davis] (introduction, villain); Willie Carroll (introduction; villain); "Fatboy" Carter (introduction; villain); The Steel Warriors (introduction)
Synopsis
Black Lightning stops the Slime Killer, a masked vigilante killing criminals in Suicide Slum who happens to be the father of one of his students, Jonathan Davis.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (sourced)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-429
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sterling Silversmith; Robin [Dick Grayson] (head shot); Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (head shot); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (head shot)
Reprints

Animals (Table of Contents: 23)

Black Lightning / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis (credited)
Pencils
Gérald Forton (credited)
Inks
Gérald Forton (credited)
Colors
Bob LeRose (credited)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman (credited as Albert De Guzman)

Job Number
J-6806
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lynn Stewart; Jimmy Olsen; Inspector William Henderson; "Ice" (introduction, villain); Duke Street Kings (introduction, villains)
Synopsis
During the Suicide Slum Olympics, "Ice" and his Duke Street Kings gang take hostages for a $1 million ransom. Black Lightning saves the hostages and keeps the gang members from being shot by the police.
Reprints

Black Lightning (Table of Contents: 24)

Black Lightning / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning; Tobias Whale (background)
Reprints

Black Lightning (Table of Contents: 25)

Black Lightning / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Greenberger
Pencils
M. D. Bright (credited as Mark Bright)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning
  2. 1. Black Lightning: The In-Between Years
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  4. 3. Encounter with a Dark Avenger!
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  6. 5. Death Ransom!
    Black Lightning
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. The Blood of the Lamb!
    Black Lightning
  9. 8. The Last Hideout
    Black Lightning
  10. 9. Return of the River Rat!
    Black Lightning
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning; Superman
  12. 11. The De-volver!
    Black Lightning; Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Justice League
  14. 13. Testing of a Hero!
    Justice League
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Justice League
  16. 15. A Plague of Monsters
    Justice League
  17. 16. Lightning Strikes Out!
    Black Lightning
  18. 17. Short-Circuit
    Black Lightning
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Black Lightning
  20. 19. Oil, Oil... Nowhere!
    Batman; Black Lightning
  21. 20. The Crime Doctor Prescribes Death!
    Batman
  22. 21. Explosion of the Soul!
    Black Lightning
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  24. 23. Animals
    Black Lightning
  25. 24. Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
  26. 25. Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
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  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Gary Henderson
  • Jim Van Dore