View Poll Results: How're you feeling?

Voters
44. You may not vote on this poll
  • yes sir, black it up!

    23 52.27%
  • no sir, I don't like that

    11 25.00%
  • I don't care, his lightning color (like life) doesnt matter

    9 20.45%
  • I do care, but I have a different color in mind

    1 2.27%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
  1. #1
    Uncanny King-Kamalu lemonpeace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Brooklyn's WiFi
    Posts
    3,283

    Default Should Black Lightning's lightning be black?

    pretty straight forward, should Black Lightning's lightning be black regularly? I'm very firmly in the camp that it should, I like quirks like that that distinguish a character. another reason I loved Static on Static Shock was because of his purple lightning, it was so visually interesting to me and made him stick out more than other electric heroes i saw in just about any medium growing up; Jeff should get something similar to set him apart.

    SIGNAL/Duke Thomas' fandom wikia
    I support militant Professor X
    Manga: One Piece, My Hero, Mashle, Tokyo Revengers, Jujutsu Kaisen, GoH, Black Clover
    DC: Far Sector, Other History of the DC
    Marvel: Immortal Hulk, Miles Morales: Spiderman, Black Panther, X-books, Venom, Shang-Chi
    Anticipated titles: The Next Batman, Dark Multiverse: METAL, Future State: Green Lantern, FS: Aquaman, FS: Wonder Woman, Immortal Wonder Woman
    "power does not corrupt, power always reveals."

  2. #2
    Extraordinary Member Robotman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    8,476

    Default

    No, I don’t think so. In my opinion they did that as a way to cover up the fact that so many black characters have “Black” in their code names. It’s like, “see it’s not about his race. It’s about the actual black electricity.” I prefer they just own it like the show does.

    Truthfully it just seemed kind of forced and reminded me of Chris Rock’s old SNL character Nat X. His intro was very blacksploitation-y and one of the lines said “a man so black he pees oil!”

  3. #3
    Extraordinary Member sifighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    5,301

    Default

    .....wait you mean he doesn’t already? I know I’m not the biggest black Lightning fan (I do really like him though), but I thought he could shoot various types of electricity.
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
    Words to live by.

  4. #4
    Extraordinary Member Lightning Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,720

    Default

    I don't hate it, but it adds kind of a thematically dark vibe that distracts from the electric aesthetic. Blue is cool, it looks good with his costume as well. I like the right image a lot.

  5. #5
    Extraordinary Member Restingvoice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    5,887

    Default

    No coz I like the contrast of his predominantly dark appearance with the white lightning
    I'd like it if he has a white/light costume

  6. #6
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    57,140

    Default

    I think it'd be neat as a nod to the show but I don't think it's absolutely necessary.

  7. #7
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,522

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpeace View Post
    pretty straight forward, should Black Lightning's lightning be black regularly? I'm very firmly in the camp that it should, I like quirks like that that distinguish a character. another reason I loved Static on Static Shock was because of his purple lightning, it was so visually interesting to me and made him stick out more than other electric heroes i saw in just about any medium growing up; Jeff should get something similar to set him apart.

    I could go either way really as I have seen it a number of colors. But in my head the black color I always assumed was the uberhadoooooooken version and I think affords the writer to deviate from regular physics of they wanted. I think there is opportunity for development there regarding effects.

  8. #8
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    7,613

    Default

    Could see literal black electricity being a striking effect, but I guess I don't care that much.

  9. #9
    Astonishing Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    2,640

    Default

    Black Lightning having black-colored lightning is beautiful, visually unique enough to work as his signature, and thematically appropriate on more than one level.

  10. #10
    Astonishing Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    2,131

    Default

    It would definitely be cool, but (take this with a grain of salt) not very realistic, so probably not.

  11. #11

    Default

    i want Black Lightning's Lightning to look like lightning not something that is going to confuse a newbie reader. Call me a traditionalist, but i like the stats quo, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    25,230

    Default

    It doesn't even look like electricity in the left image. No to literal black lightning.

  13. #13
    Astonishing Member Robanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    3,304

    Default

    We've had this discussion before and I think it should be a tool in his arsenal, or use it to denote when he's really channeling some juice... But it's too cool a visual not to use to his advantage and makes him a little more unique. Jefferson should be the final word on lightning at DC so I kind of want him to have something uniquely his own.

  14. #14
    Mighty Member Iconic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Only on special occasions. Like a blast to level Darkseid or something.

  15. #15
    Moderator Frontier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    57,140

    Default

    I never thought of the black lightning as a stronger attack. That would be cool .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •