Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 BY TONY ISABELLA AND CLAYTON HENRY Art Characterization Plot Summary 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! 100 % Thunderous Applause! This is it, the final installment of this six-part miniseries written by the legendary creator of Black Lightning, Tony Isabella. Black Lightning faces off against his nemesis, Tobias Whale, in a climactic showdown for the ages. Who will come out on top? Hold on tight, because BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 is full of twists and turns! Warning, potential spoilers can be found below! Thunderous Applause for BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #5 The Shocking Story of BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 So in BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6, Black Lightning and Tobias Whale are head-to-head in the cage match of the century. I won’t sugar coat, things aren’t looking good for our hero. Whale paints a nightmarish picture of his plans if he succeeds, of Cleveland overtaken by gangs using superpowered weaponry. The battle is brutal. Tobias Whale’s movements, every punch and kick, are so ruthless and merciless. This just speaks to how savage his character is. With Clayton Henry‘s dynamic art style, fists are flying right off the page. BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 page 1. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment. So after Black Lightning’s brawl with Tobias Whale, Jefferson Pierce talks to his deceased father’s photo about the events that follow. With an even-tempered voice, there’s a nice narration of the ending. This balances well with the high-energy scenes from the beginning of the issue. It was heartwarming to see the citizens of Cleveland come together and start to rise from the ashes. Black Lightning’s determination to keep his city safe shines through in this issue’s conclusion of BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6. Black Lightning Versus Tobias Whale At the center of BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 is the conflict of Black Lightning and Tobias Whale. What I love most about their relationship is how perfectly they contradict each other. It’s interesting to read about characters that are so different from one another. Black Lightning is a symbol of honor and justice. In both sides of his life, he’s a force for change in his community, like with his students and law enforcement. On the other hand, there’s Whale, who’s brutal and malicious. He wants to light a flame of corruption and watch the world burn. With this clash of morality between the two characters, there’s an added level of depth to the overall plot of BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6. Is Tobias Whale the Perfect Villain for BLACK LIGHTNING? Guest Appearance From The Justice League!? I told you this comic was full of surprises. A couple of familiar Leaguers stop by in BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6. Cyborg and the Flash lend the Cleveland Police a hand in disarming the high tech weapons distributed by Whale. So in this issue, Black Lightning has friends in high places, which is cool. Also, this reminds the reader of Black Lightning’s connection to the Justice League. Trust me, there are more plot twists in this issue where that came from. Tony Isabella’s story will keep you guessing until the very last page. A Dynamic Art Style Have you ever witnessed a fight scene so violent and graphics that it makes you cringe as if you’ve just been sucker punched? Clayton Henry’s artwork during Black Lightning and Tobias Whale’s epic battle felt like that, in a great way. His art style featured in BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 is pulsing with electricity and action. The details of the characters’ movements capture that deep-seeded animosity between Black Lighting and Whale. How his thunderbolts illuminate off the page, it’s visually stunning. BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 page 3. Image Courtesy of DC Entertainment. BLACK LIGHTING Is Relevant To Today What is so incredible about this series is how relevant it is to today’s social issues, especially after the nationwide March For Our Lives. BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 has a strong, compelling statement about gun violence and police brutality.Since Jefferson has witnessed firsthand the injustice in Cleveland, heavy topics like these cannot be avoided in a story like this. While some may dislike politics being mixed into their comics, his perspective on how gun violence affects people’s lives and impacts a city is what drives him to be a force for good. Regardless of what your political views are or where you stand, the powerful message embedded in this comic is worth reading. A Thunderous Ending in BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 So BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 has everything that makes Black Lightning awesome rolled into one fantastic finale. From the original creator of Black Lightning, Tony Isabella, you can tell this miniseries was a labor of love. His amazing writing really does justice to these iconic characters. Clayton Henry’s art style jumps off the page of this action-packed issue. By incorporating serious social issues into the plot, the comic becomes relevant to today’s political climate. Overall, BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #6 is, by far, a must read!