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Electric Black Guy
A Black Guy with Electric Powers.
(permanent link) added: 2011-10-21 14:28:05 sponsor: JusticeMan edited by: IchigoMontoya (last reply: 2014-04-30 22:33:32)

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In 1977, DC Comics revealed their first headlining African-American superhero with Black Lightning. However, due to numerous controversies and licensing disputes, in the many many adaptations of the DCU he has often been used via Captain Ersatz. This eventually developed into a consistent pattern in which Black male superheroes had electricity-themed powers.



  • Black Vulcan from Superfriends, created as an Captain Ersatz of Black Lightling to save on licensing fees.
  • Juice in Justice League Unlimited (whose whole team consists of Expies of the Superfriends).
  • Soul Power, a retro funk character from the Static Shock animated series. He was originally going to be Black Lighting, until lawyers got involved.


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