The newest DC Comics-inspired has been highly-anticipated for quite some time, with fans eagerly waiting to see Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) return to the world of superheroics.
Black Lightning's premiere episode has already earned quite a critical response, with the show currently holding a 100-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And judging by the response online, fans are having a pretty positive reaction as well.
"You guys are the legitimacy of doing a comic book show in the sense that the people who read comics and love that kind of material, it matters to us what they think," Christine Adams, who plays Lynn Pierce, told ComicBook.com. "We know that this is an environment where there's a lot of superhero shows, so the fact that it's resonating with you is really exciting."
Here's a roundup of some of our favorite reactions to Black Lightning's series premiere.
You a special kinda fool if you see dude shooting lightning out his hands and still wanna run up on him. #BlackLightning— Jay Smilez (@JayJustSmilez) January 17, 2018
Finally a hero who's first adventure is just him kicking ass and not needing any training. #BlackLightning— Rod (@rodimusprime) January 17, 2018
"Jeff, where are you going."January 17, 2018
#BlackLightning isn’t a superhero that just happens to be black. He’s a black superhero. It’s about damn time.— Poppy Ascencion (@PoppyAscencion) January 17, 2018