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El Jefe

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Subj: Re: Minor correction
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 02:52:50 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
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> How did Johns miss the fact Thunder's childhood and relationship with Black Lightning pre-her first appearance are blank slates? How did he miss that (to my knowledge) BL's ex-wife has never made an appearance in print? She appears as if we are supposed to be as familiar with her and her backstory as we are with Lois Kent's and it's frustrating. Johns is usually the guy who makes a story out of continuity gaffes. How odd he's perpetuating one of his own...

We've actually seen Jeff's ex-wife many times before. She showed up in the first Outsiders and last Black Lightning series, among other places.

However, in all those discussions, never once was the fact mentoined that Black Lightning was a father. Hell, until Outsiders 1, there was no indication that Jeff had any children whatsoever.

Personally, I think it's an amazingly dumb recon, but not for the same reasons others do.

Some reject the idea feeling that Black Lightning, always written as uber responsible, wouldn't have gone out and fought crime as a superhero if he had children at home (most ignore the fact that writers have treated him as a fine father). I think that's dumb given that plenty of people in the military, police, among others, responsibly raise children. I don't it's especially irresponsible for a super hero to do the same.

I just think it's dumb because of how much of Black Lightning's life up until now. Logically, someone would have said something about his children long before we saw them. Kinda like your complaint with Jeff's ex ;\)

I have to disagree here. The JSA had been teaming up with the JLA for about twenty years before, out of the blue, we are told that Hector Hall, Lyta Trevor, Rick Tyler, et al were their children. Heck, we saw Rex Tyler's first meeting with Wendy in Showcase Comics. Next thing you know, the two of them have a teenage son. I just base it on this: In comic book time, we are really only seeing a minute portion of the heroes' lives. So it is understandable that children, siblings, etc might get missed in the story telling.



> > How did Johns miss the fact Thunder's childhood and relationship with Black Lightning pre-her first appearance are blank slates? How did he miss that (to my knowledge) BL's ex-wife has never made an appearance in print? She appears as if we are supposed to be as familiar with her and her backstory as we are with Lois Kent's and it's frustrating. Johns is usually the guy who makes a story out of continuity gaffes. How odd he's perpetuating one of his own...
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> We've actually seen Jeff's ex-wife many times before. She showed up in the first Outsiders and last Black Lightning series, among other places.
>
> However, in all those discussions, never once was the fact mentoined that Black Lightning was a father. Hell, until Outsiders 1, there was no indication that Jeff had any children whatsoever.
>
> Personally, I think it's an amazingly dumb recon, but not for the same reasons others do.
>
> Some reject the idea feeling that Black Lightning, always written as uber responsible, wouldn't have gone out and fought crime as a superhero if he had children at home (most ignore the fact that writers have treated him as a fine father). I think that's dumb given that plenty of people in the military, police, among others, responsibly raise children. I don't it's especially irresponsible for a super hero to do the same.
>
> I just think it's dumb because of how much of Black Lightning's life up until now. Logically, someone would have said something about his children long before we saw them. Kinda like your complaint with Jeff's ex ;\)


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