Review: Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4

by Shean Mohammed
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[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Tony Isabella

Artist: Clayton Henry



Where were you when terror came to Cleveland? It’s open warfare on the city streets as Black Lightning and the police form an uneasy alliance against White Thunder and his murderous flying killers. Lightning’s troubles with the cops are hardly over, and an angry Tobias Whale plots his next move.


It is a rather different opening sequence, as we get a narration from a supporting character, who would otherwise be insignificant, but the fact that he’s a child makes him important, at least in this installment. We get our first glimpse at Henry’s version of Tobias Whale, an imposing figure, at least in stature, and a ruthless kingpin; someone who will prove to be a daunting adversary. The firefight between Black Lightning and White Thunder is probably the most exciting part of this issue, as Henry adds some clever banter to the mix. Lastly, this book changes some of the canon where Anissa and Jennifer are cousins, and not sisters, providing the reader a different dynamic.


There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.



Buy, as this book feels different than everything else at DC, but in the best ways possible.


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