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Black Lightning (DCUC wave 5)
Black Lightning (DCUC wave 5)
Figure (and number): Wave 5 Figure 5
Description: Black Lightning
Basis: modern design
First Released DCUC wave 5
Buck/Body Type: basic
Points of Articulation: 23
Character Type hero

Official Bio[]

As a multiple olympic gold medalist, Jefferson Pierce could easily have turned his fame into fortune. Instead, he chose to return to his old crime-ridden neighborhood as a high school teacher - and Black Lightning, hero of the streets and protector of ordinary people threatened by criminals and their activities.

Other Details[]

Size: 16cm
Accessories: none
Includes: Metallo's left leg
Sculpted by: The Four Horsemen



Prototype shows translucent goggles.



As with most figures in this Wal-Mart exclusive wave, Black Lightning is made entirely from a blank body with the exception of a new headsculpt. He is depicted in his bald look with the Big 13 JLoA suit. The lines are clearly made between colors. One minor complaint for some though is that his goggles are molded in opaque plastic as opposed to the clear yellow previously seen in pre-sales photos. It is likely that it is due to this particular wave being a budget wave, thus the need to cut some corners. The same was done to a previous Black Lightning figure, released by DC Direct for the 2nd wave of the ‘Justice League of America’ line. Many however have embraced the look and have made it clear that it’s not as much of a bother as the treatment made for Eradicator’s visor, also molded in opaque plastic, coming in the same wave.