Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #6

Writer: Tony Isabella Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Cleveland and the nation! Alien weapons! Flying killers! Police under fire! And the surprises keep coming right through the very last page of this story! Black Lightning's back... but will he survive this ultimate showdown?

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Apr 4, 2018

    Written by the original creator of Black Lightning, Tony Isabella has brought us a fantastic finale to this special six-part miniseries. With Clayton Henry's amazing artwork that flies right off the page, BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Apr 7, 2018

    This book wraps up an excellent story that will have readers wondering why Isabella and Henry are not already working on an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Apr 4, 2018

    Ive enjoyed this comic and it was refreshing from start to finish. Id love to see Jefferson in a more long-form context, but these creators set out to tell a story that works within this window and that still manages to touch on realities faced by black and brown bodies, as well as how these could believably intersect with super-heroics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 4, 2018

    Bryan Hill will be featuring Black Lightning on his Detective Comics run. While Im excited about that I also hope this mini-series sparked enough interest at DC for an ongoing solo series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 4, 2018

    They didn't lie, the surprises kept coming right through the very last page of this story. I was satisfied by the way Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #6 concluded this story. This was a story worth telling and following, and I'm glad that DC was bold enough to let it be told. Some publishers would have mishandled a title like this to make it an ongoing and then pull the plug without allowing a genuine story to start and finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Apr 5, 2018

    Hopefully the quality of this short run and the popularity of the CW television series will result in an ongoing series with a new writer [if Tony isn't doing it himself]. Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for this trade so I can add it to my bookshelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Apr 3, 2018

    The adventure may be over for now but there are plenty of lessons that Jefferson can still teach as he paves the way towards a brighter future in his city. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2018

    Tony Isabella returning to his groundbreaking creation just as Black Lightning gets his biggest spotlight on the small screen was one of the most unexpected and welcome surprises of 2017, and Black Lightning: Cold, Dead Hands #6 sticks the landing as the miniseries comes to a satisfying close. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Judah Churchill Apr 10, 2018

    The story is not for hero story traditionalists. If you thought the lack of diversity in comics was not a problem then this book is not for you. Guns sweeping the streets, and not just any guns but alien rifles that are way too powerful for your average Cleveland citizen. Cops are reaching through to the people that felt suspicious of their motives and methods of operandi. One strange issue of the book is the male Asian character that seems out of place in this intersectional minded world. Having an older male character with a completely non threatening sexual persona that nevertheless is creepy and mysterious is a flat note on an otherwise fun and interesting book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Apr 4, 2018

    This series ends pretty much how we'd have guessed, and then it finds itself in the position of having several pages to fill. This is simply one or two issues worth of story expanded into six issues. In other words: a rip-off. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 4, 2018

    This is a textbook example of how not to tell a superhero story at almost any level. When you throw hamfisted social commentary on top, it becomes an undeniable disaster. Keep it. Read Full Review

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