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"Black Lightning" The Resurrection (TV Episode 2018) Poster

(TV Series)

(2018)

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The window above the door to Paul Gambi's shop says "Since 1977." The character of Black Lightning debuted in DC Comics' "Black Lightning" #1 in April of 1977.
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Black Lightning's friend and mentor, Peter Gambi, is a tailor. In the comics, Peter's brother Paul Gambi is also a tailor, who designed the costumes for most of the Flash's super villains.
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At 47 years old, Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning) is the second oldest actor to make his debut appearance as a superhero in a live-action production. The oldest is Ron Perlman, who was 54 when he played the title character in Hellboy (2004).
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This episode was dedicated to Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis, who passed away before the episode aired.
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Tobias Whale is a reference to Moby Dick. Tobias Whale is an albino African American i.e. White Whale. He's an antagonist who is the bane of the main character's existence, what drives Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning's character to the brink of madness, always slipping out of the grip of the protagonist.
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A reporter can be heard mentioning the existence of superheroes in other cities. While no crossovers with the Arrowverse are planned, this mention leaves open the possibility.
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