Black Lightning is a fictional superhero character in comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Tony Isabella and artist Trevor Von Eeden and first appeared in “Black Lightning #1” in April 1977. Black Lightning’s alter ego is Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal in the fictional city of Metropolis.
Jefferson Pierce is a metahuman with the ability to generate and control electricity. He uses these powers to fight crime and protect his community from various threats. As Black Lightning, he wears a black costume with lightning bolt designs and operates as a vigilante. He is often portrayed as a street-level hero who focuses on protecting his neighborhood.
Black Lightning has been a member of various superhero teams in the DC Universe, including the Justice League. He has appeared in multiple comic book series, animated adaptations, and a live-action television series titled “Black Lightning,” which aired from 2018 to 2021.