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Jefferson Pierce is a high school teacher, and the vigilante known as Black Lightning.
At first, Black Lightning operated in Los Angeles where he developed a partnership with Blue Devil. He valued this partnership so strongly that he did not want to join the Justice League without Blue Devil.
He retired from being a vigilante and moved back to Cleveland, where he grew up, with his father so his father can spend his last years surrounded by friends and family. After his father's death, he resumed his Black Lightning identity.
- Electrokinesis: Jefferson is able to generate and manipulate electricity that is black in color.
- Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce) was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden, first appearing in Black Lightning #1. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Marc Andreyko and Robson Rocha's New 52 DC Universe Presents series.
- DC Universe Presents (Volume 1)
- Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands
- 19 Appearances of Jefferson Pierce (Prime Earth)
- 12 Images featuring Jefferson Pierce (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Jefferson Pierce (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jefferson Pierce (Prime Earth)