Black. Lightning. Aquatone It had become necessary for the CIA and the USAF to reevaluate their relative positions in collecting intelligence. The methods of WWII, while tried and true, had been overtaken by the fierceness of the Soviet ...
Author: Jeannette Remak
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds Revised edition of The Archangel and the Oxcart Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds—brings to life the unique and mesmerizing story of Kelly Johnson’s Lockheed Blackbirds; The A-12 Cygnus, M-21/D-21 mother daughter reconnaissance drone, the YF-12 Interceptor and of course, the magnificent SR-71. As the Cold War became more deadly, the United States needed to find answers to the Soviet Union and their dangerous games. As the USSR progressed in technology, the United States had a need to know what was happening on the other side of the Iron Curtain. The "spy on the ground" was not viable anymore. The CIA had to find an answer to replace that spy. Aerial Reconnaissance in the U.S. was in trouble. The USAF was recycling its WWII methods of aerial reconnaissance. The "Silent Warriors", those who took those reconnaissance missions unbeknowest to family and many in the military itself, were crews that were becoming casualties of the USSR MiGs faster than anyone thought possible. A new answer was needed and that answer was speed. Lockheed and the CIA came up with the speed, Mach 3 speed for the first time in aerial reconnaissance and aviation history. Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds tells the story of the men and aircraft that covered enemy territory, alone, and unarmed. These CIA pilots and their speed hungry aircraft returned the "photographic material" for the U.S. faster than ever before. Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds documents the history of the fastest aircraft ever known and the men that flew them.
... Black Lightning, and Henry. The reality of the matter is that these last people already had her counsel. All that they would have to provide her with was the actual performing of the tasks before them. CHAPTER FIFTY-NINE Pairing Up ...
Author: Christopher A. Salvo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
17-year-old Henry Wilson Worthington is an average teenager who could never guess what girls are thinking or convince his mother he is not ready for college... Not yet, anyway. But when Henry discovers he has the uncanny ability to read minds and induce thoughts, his plans for any conceivable future-- college or otherwise-- are swept aside: government agents from Area 51 recruit him into a Top Secret organization based in a quiet Westchester County, New York community. A simple suburban home is where Henry secretly meets mythical creatures, other "gifted" people and even an extra-terrestrial cat-dog creature who closely mentors him in the Arts of Magical and Mystical Science. But when a coven of evil witches seek vengeance and begin destroying the entire nation, Henry must overcome his fears and doubts to quickly master his mental might in the ultimate adventurous battle of science, magic and mayhem!
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Author: Tony Isabella
Publisher: DC Comics
Painkiller and King have laid a deadly trap for Black Lightning. The police have the vigilante in their sights. Unless Black Lightning takes the heat, the Royal Family gang will be slaughtered in the crossfire.
control and black middle-class anxieties over economic empowerment and racial authenticity. Black Lightning symbolized a critique of black Americans that had joined the American middle class in the wake of the civil rights and Black ...
Author: Adilifu Nama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
“A welcome overview of black superheroes and Afrocentric treatments of black-white relations in US superhero comics since the 1960s.” –ImageTexT Journal Winner, American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation Super Black places the appearance of black superheroes alongside broad and sweeping cultural trends in American politics and pop culture, which reveals how black superheroes are not disposable pop products, but rather a fascinating racial phenomenon through which futuristic expressions and fantastic visions of black racial identity and symbolic political meaning are presented. Adilifu Nama sees the value—and finds new avenues for exploring racial identity—in black superheroes who are often dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts. Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice. “A refreshingly nuanced approach . . . Nama complicates the black superhero by also seeing the ways that they put issues of post-colonialism, race, poverty, and identity struggles front and center.” –Rain Taxi
Remember the story that was supposed to appear in Black Lightning #12? The comic-buying public was finally able to read it in World's Finest Comics #260 (Dec. 1979–Jan. 1980). The story was written by O'Neil, with art supplied by Nasser ...
Author: Michael Eury
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Back Issue #114 is busting loose with Black Superheroes of the 1970s, featuring the Bronze Age history of Luke Cage, Hero for Hire! Plus: a retrospective of artist BILLY GRAHAM, Black Panther censorship in the UK, Black Goliath, a TONY ISABELLA interview, Black Lightning After Isabella, the Teen Titans’ Mal Duncan, DON McGREGOR and PAUL GULACY’s Sabre, and… Black Bomber (who?). Featuring CHRIS CLAREMONT, J. M. DeMATTEIS, STEVE ENGLEHART, ROY THOMAS, TREVOR VON EEDEN, and more, under a classic Luke Cage cover by the Irreverent Billy Graham. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.
B BLACK LIGHTNING The Outsiders DEBUT Black Lightning #1 (Apr. 1977) REAL NAME Jefferson Pierce BASE Gotham City and Metropolis HEIGHT 6ft 1in WEIGHT 200 lbs EYES Brown HAIR Black POWERS/ABILITIES Olympic-level athlete; creation and ...
Author: Matthew K. Manning
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The definitive e-guide to the characters of the DC Multiverse Iconic Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash have been transformed in recent years, along with many other DC characters. This new edition of the most comprehensive A-Z e-guide to DC's pantheon of Super Heroes and Super-Villains includes the latest earth-shaking developments in the DC Multiverse, with profiles of more than 1,200 characters. Created in full collaboration with DC, the encyclopedia features characters and art from every key crossover event, including Dark Nights: Metal and its sequel Dark Nights: Death Metal. With a foreword by DC legend Jim Lee, a brand-new cover design, and thrilling comic artwork, the fun and excitement of more than 80 years of comics history explodes off every page. Experience the DC Multiverse like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition. Copyright ©2021 DC Comics. All DC characters and elements © & TM DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)
Fortunately, Isabella persuaded DC to drop the concept and accept his character, Black Lightning, instead. The electricity-wielding Black Lightning was actually Jefferson Pierce, an ex-Olympian turned inner-city schoolteacher with a ...
Author: Jeffrey A. Brown
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond “tights and capes,” an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way. This history of Milestone, a “creator-owned” publishing company, tells how success came to these mavericks in the 1990s and how comics culture was expanded and enriched as fans were captivated by this new genre. Milestone focused on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Quite soon these black action comics took a firm position in the controversies of race, gender, and corporate identity in contemporary America. Characters battled supervillains and sometimes even clashed with more widely known superheroes. Front covers of Milestone comics often bore confrontational slogans like “Hardware: A Cog in the Corporate Machine is About to Strip Some Gears.” Milestone's creators aimed for exceptional stories that addressed racial issues without alienating readers. Some competitors, however, accused their comics of not being black enough or of merely marketing Superman in black face. Some felt that the stories were too black, but a large cluster of readers applauded these new superheroes for fostering African American pride and identity. Milestone came to represent an alternative model of black heroism and, for a host of admirers, the ideal of masculinity. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives details about the founding of Milestone and reports on the secure niche its work and its image achieved in the marketplace. Tracing the company's history and discussing its creators, their works, and the fans, this book gauges Milestone alongside other black comic book publishers, mainstream publishers, and the history of costumed characters.
Author: Jean Flanagan
Poetry. BLACK LIGHTNING is about the Great Irish Hunger and immigration to America. Jean Flanagan teaches literature and writing at Pine Manor College and Middlesex Community College. She also teaches in the Changing Lives Through Literature Program at Roxbury District Court. The author has also written Ibbetson Street (Garden Street Press, 1993).
Black Lightning 2, no. 4. DC Comics, May 1995. ———. “Return of the Warlord.” Black Lightning 2, no. 6. DC Comics, July 1995. ———. “Students.” Black Lightning 2, no. 3. DC Comics, April 1995. ———. “Teachers.” Black Lightning 2, no. 2.
Author: Allan W. Austin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Taking a multifaceted approach to attitudes toward race through popular culture and the American superhero, All New, All Different? explores a topic that until now has only received more discrete examination. Considering Marvel, DC, and lesser-known texts and heroes, this illuminating work charts eighty years of evolution in the portrayal of race in comics as well as in film and on television. Beginning with World War II, the authors trace the vexed depictions in early superhero stories, considering both Asian villains and nonwhite sidekicks. While the emergence of Black Panther, Black Lightning, Luke Cage, Storm, and other heroes in the 1960s and 1970s reflected a cultural revolution, the book reveals how nonwhite superheroes nonetheless remained grounded in outdated assumptions. Multiculturalism encouraged further diversity, with 1980s superteams, the minority-run company Milestone’s new characters in the 1990s, and the arrival of Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American heroine, and a new Latinx Spider-Man in the 2000s. Concluding with contemporary efforts to make both a profit and a positive impact on society, All New, All Different? enriches our understanding of the complex issues of racial representation in American popular culture.
As the end of the 1970s approached, DC Comics introduced a new black superhero that loosely represented a continuation of the superhero social relevancy tradition established by O'Neil and Adams. Black Lightning was the first black ...
Author: Charles Hatfield
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
A full exploration of the history, politics, and aesthetics of the superhero genre