YMMV: Black Lightning
- Asspull: Judd Winick's first issue of The Outsiders introduces us to Black Lightning's daughter Anissa, who ends up becoming the heroine Thunder. His 20-something year old daughter whom had never been seen or mentioned in any prior series featuring Black Lightning, despite his wife being a fairly prominent figure in many stories. Geoff Johns then took this even further in his JSA run by introducing us to another previously-unseen daughter, Jennifer.
- Jennifer had been foreshadowed in Bad Future story Kingdom Come. This still qualifies as an Ass Pull by virtue of Black Lightning having no references to children just a short time before this, and his age in The Outsiders comics previously being about Batman's age at the oldest. He'd have already had to father these women by the time of his introduction.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Before even debuting. DC originally tried to make their first headlining black superhero a character named Black Bomber, who was a white racist and described as "an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all" by comics historian Don Markstein. After his character was scrapped, Tony Isabella (who also wrote for Luke Cage, the resident black superhero at Marvel Comics) was asked to salvage the design.