DC has announced Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands, a new six-issue mini-series written by the character's co-creator Tony Isabella with art by Clayton Henry.
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands is a slight departure from Black Lightning's pre-Flashpoint history. Jefferson Pierce is still a teacher who moonlights as a gangbusting superhero, but in Cold Dead Hands he's been de-aged to 28 years old.
And also unlike his previous continuity - and unlike CW's upcoming Black Lightning show - he is not married and does not have any daughters.
However, along with Isabella, another old name is returning to Black Lightning's world - Tobias Whale, one of his earliest foes, and a primary villain in the upcoming TV show.
Below is the full solicitation for Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1, which is due out on shelves November 1:
BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #1 (of 6)
Written by TONY ISABELLA
Art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant cover by KEN LASHLEY
All-new mini-series by original creator Tony Isabella teamed with superstar artist Clayton Henry! Black Lightning is back and things are not the same! In his home town of Cleveland, high school teacher Jefferson Pierce is a role model for his students. As Black Lightning, he’s fighting to keep them safe, even as his city’s streets are invaded by local gangs with deadly super-weapons. And wait until you see who their supplier is! Real-world issues in a super-hero world! Expect the unexpected!
On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T