It doesn’t get anymore deeper than the title suggests. We love #blackhistorymonth here at BlackSci-Fi.com. So for the month of February, I’m going to focus on scenes of black folks kicking all the a#! in your favorite sci-fi/ fantasy/ action tv, web, and film series.
5. Anissa Pierce- Thunder vs. Every Bad Guy In Freeland/ Black Lightning
Here at BlackSci-Fi.com, we are big fans of Black Lightning. Check out all of our reviews here. One of the best parts of the series is Nafessa Williams‘ portrayal of the hero, Anissa Pierce/ Thunder. Williams plays the role of the medical school student/ teacher/ community organizer turned superhero, while using her abilities to right the wrongs of Freeland, kicking butt on every episode.
As explained on Wikipedia, “Thunder has the ability to increase her body’s mass while preserving volume, which effectively increases her density. In this state she is near-immovable, almost completely invulnerable”. Check out this montage of Thunder kicking butt in celebration of Black History Month.
Robert Jeffrey II is an Atlanta based freelance writer who has worked for such clients as DC Comics, the Centers for Disease Control, and Nitto Tires. He is the co-writer of Radio Free Amerika, the writer of RET: CON, the creator/ writer of the Glyph Comics Award winning/ nominated Route 3: Vol 1, and the creator/writer of Mine To Avenge: The Book of Layla. He’s contributed to the Dark Universe: The Bright Empire and The Scribes of Nyota prose anthologies. He is a graduate of the 2017 DC Comics New Talent Writers Workshop. You can reach him at www.robertkjeffrey.com