Black Lightning (1st Series)

 BLL1   (DC, 1977-1978)

™ and ©1977 DC Comics, Inc.

Jefferson Pierce was an Olympic decathlon star, but he returned to his old neighborhood as a teacher. But the streets had gotten meaner while Pierce was gone; drug dealers even plied their trade in the high schools. Pierce stood up to them, but in retaliation, the mob known as “the 100” killed one of his students. After all, they knew that the one thing he cared about above all was his students.

He had to fight back, but he couldn’t do so as Jefferson Pierce. With the help of an old friend, he fashioned a disguise. Now as Black Lightning, he’s taking back the streets.

An inspiring hero, Black Lightning later became a member of the Outsiders.

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#1

  4/1/1977
  $0.30
  $102.00
5 copies available from $65.00
1st Appearance of Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce); Origin of Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)Tony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#2

  5/1/1977
  $0.30
  $16.00
5 copies available from $5.25
Versus MerlynTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#3

  7/1/1977
  $0.35
  $14.00
4 copies available from $13.50
1st Tobias Whale (full)Tony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#4

  9/1/1977
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  $12.50
7 copies available from $2.65
Versus Cyclotronic ManTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#5

  11/1/1977
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7 copies available from $6.85
Versus Cyclotronic ManTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#6

  1/1/1978
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  $19.00
5 copies available from $11.50
1st Appearance of Syonide ITony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#7

  3/1/1978
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  $14.50
5 copies available from $7.50
Versus Syonide; Versus Tobias WhaleTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#8

  4/1/1978
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  $8.50
15 copies available from $2.94
Versus Tobias WhaleTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#9

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $6.50
11 copies available from $1.00
Versus the Annihilist; Mike W. Barr L.O.C.Tony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#10

  7/1/1978
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6 copies available from $7.60
Versus TricksterTony IsabellaTrevor Von Eeden

#11

  9/1/1978
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9 copies available from $3.99
Final IssueDenny O’Neil, Roger McKenzie, John FullerTrevor Von Eeden, John Fuller