The Different Historical past of the DC Universe Revisits 80’s Black Lightning
Within the upcoming miniseries The Different Historical past of the DC Universe set a long time previously, Black Lightning will return to his iconic 80’s apparel.
In screenwriter John Ridley’s upcoming miniseries The Different Historical past of the DC Universe set a long time previously, Black Lightning will return to his immediately recognizable iconic 80’s costume.
The Different Historical past is written by Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime) and will probably be illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli (Hellblazer, The Superb Spider-Man) together with Andrea Cucchi. The Different Historical past of the DC Universe was impressed by a collection of an analogous title, printed in 1986 known as Historical past of the DC Universe which adopted a wide array of widespread Justice League members. With The Different Historical past, Ridley will carry to mild the oft-neglected views of DC’s minority superheroes, reminiscent of Bumblebee, Herald, and Renee Montoya’s the Query amongst just a few others.
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In a current interview with Leisure Weekly, Ridley mentioned what readers can count on within the miniseries, citing his personal expertise as a black man. He additionally revealed The Different Historical past’s first official preview, which depicts Black Lightning taking up street-level crime, wearing his memorable 80’s costume which was trendy for the instances. Whereas on the job and gaining reputation in newspaper headlines, Superman takes discover and visits Black Lightning. The preview might be seen beneath:
Evidently Black Lightning’s superhero profession will probably be contrasted with Superman, who has all the time represented American beliefs, particularly on this time interval because the Christopher Reeves motion pictures had been going robust. Now that Black Lightning has crossed paths with the Man of Tomorrow, it raises just a few questions as to how their relationship may be depicted. As Superman hovers over and Black Lightning appears up, the dynamic comes throughout as probably tense. Superman recognizing the hero might both be an endorsement of his crime-fighting, or it may very well be establishing a thread of distrust and division which might develop all through the miniseries. This potential dynamic hints that it may be in the identical continuity because the 1986 collection that Ridley had referenced, which opens up a whole vary of prospects because the 5 points have been stated to deal with memorable DC occasions.
Since the miniseries is being printed by DC Black Label, recognized for extra mature content material set exterior mainstream continuity, readers can count on an sincere and uncensored strategy to the fabric. With the present political season, The Different Historical past of the DC Universe will certainly supply commentary to problems with humanity that aren’t sometimes explored by the writer. So far as Black Label goes, that is the primary guide taking critical benefit of the chance to depict issues of race and is unlikely to be the final. After being within the works for the previous two years, the five-issue miniseries starring Black Lightning will lastly debut later this month on November 24.
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Supply: Leisure Weekly
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