Black Lightning (2nd Series)

 BLL2   (DC, 1995-1996)

™ and ©1995 DC Comics, Inc.

The second Black Lightning series comes almost two decades after the first. As presented by original writer Tony Isabella, this series finds Jeff Pierce still fighting crime as a super-powered avenger, only now armed with strange electrical powers instead of mere athletic ability. This is fortunate, since the neighborhood has gotten much worse in the past twenty years.

Brick City, as the slums are called, is the very picture of urban blight. Crack cocaine has devastated the city, children “play doctor” with the syringes that litter doorways, and gangs like the B.W.R. (“Brothers Who Rule”) terrify law-abiding residents. High school teacher-turned-super-hero Jefferson Pierce has returned to his old neighborhood, and is determined to make the city safe again. But what can one person do against a city so far in decay—especially when the mayor and police stand against him?

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#1

  2/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell

#2

  3/1/1995
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1st appearance PainkillerTony IsabellaEddy Newell

#3

  4/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell

#4

  5/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell

#5

  6/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell

#6

  7/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell

#7

  8/1/1995
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 Tony IsabellaEddy Newell, Chris Batista, Chip Wallace, Sergio Cariello

#8

  9/1/1995
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Versus Tobias Whale; Versus Ishmael; Versus QueequeqTony IsabellaOctavio Cariello, David Zimmerman, Eddy Newell

#9

  10/1/1995
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 Dave DeVries, Lane ShiroMike Huddleston

#10

  11/1/1995
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 Dave DeVriesOctavio Cariello

#11

  12/1/1995
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 Dave DeVriesOctavio Cariello

#12

  1/1/1996
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 Dave DeVriesEddy Newell, Octavio Cariello

#13

  2/1/1996
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Final IssueDave DeVriesEddy Newell, N. Steven Harris

Ashcan #1

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8-page preview of issue 1; B&WTony IsabellaEddy Newell