In my social circles, there’s a lot of fans of both Marvel and DC’s TV universe. The fans of Agent Carter, The Flash, Supergirl (and the rest) are legion. But no-one seems to be all that interested in Black Lightning. I’d like to talk a little about why I think this show is worth your time.
My discussion here is limited to the modern/current TV shows of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes. If something below is contradicted by something in a comment: don’t care, I’m not talking about the comics. Likewise for a show from 30 years ago.
[There will be spoilers in this essay, as I refer to episodes up to and including Season 1, Episode 9, “The Book of Little Black Lies”. Heads up.]