Black Lightning (2018– )
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Shadow of Death: The Book of War 

The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling; Tobias gathers his forces.


Salim Akil


Tony Isabella (based on characters created for DC by), Trevor Von Eeden (based on characters created for DC by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cress Williams ... Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
China Anne McClain ... Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams ... Anissa Pierce / Thunder
Christine Adams ... Lynn Pierce
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ... Tobias Whale
Damon Gupton ... Bill Henderson
James Remar ... Peter Gambi
Gregg Henry ... Martin Proctor
Jordan Calloway ... Khalil Payne
William Catlett ... Lala (as Will Catlett)
Charlbi Dean Kriek ... Syonide (as Charlbi Dean)
Keith Arthur Bolden ... Alvin Pierce
Crystal Lee Brown ... Desk Sergeant
Josh Henry ... Man in Lab Coat
Derrick LeMont ... Mr. Lewis


The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling; Tobias gathers his forces.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

17 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Tobias opens the briefcase at the end and its contents shine on his face is similar to Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »


In the opening scene of the funeral, when they zoom in on young Jeff, the woman behind him on the left side of the screen grins broadly despite being at a funeral. See more »


[Jennifer is alone on the front porch. Gambi comes out]
Peter Gambi: Hey. Are you alright?
Jennifer Pierce: Sure. I'm a freak from a family of freaks and my Dad's got one foot in the grave. I'm fine.
Peter Gambi: Oh. When you say it like that. All right, not funny. I'm sorry.
Jennifer Pierce: Who were those people with Khalil? Are they like us? Metahumans?
Peter Gambi: Not exactly. Metahumans have organic powers, which means they come from within. Theirs are artificial. That albino man? He's their leader. His name is Tobias Whale. He takes a kind of a serum which is ...
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" I Wanna Make America Great Again.. "
18 April 2018 | by BatmanFunReviews2018See all my reviews

The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling; Tobias gathers his forces. Except a few good Black Lightning action scenes 'The Book of War' ends the Season to a low point with terrible dialogue like 'let's make America great again' and 'Bye Felicia' to even a terrible lack of even using Tobias and La La and pretty much all the villains of the show plus the pop music needs to go i feel like watching 'Fast and Furious' and Jefferson's past was kinda weird that had to be used in the Finale except in the Premiere. Overall a TV Series that started well and went downhill faster than a "bullet" i do hope that Season 2 is better tho and more focused on the hero stuff except the political agenda of the channel. (3/10)

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