The GeeksverseFlash Back Review: Black Thunder #2 (1991)

Flash Back Review: Black Thunder #2 (1991)
Published on Thursday, January 20, 2011 by

Comics cannot be more independent than this 1991 self-published comic book.

Writer/Creator Ernest Gibbs Jr.
Artwork Robert Delisi and Jon Enci
Letters Maurice Hendrickx

Copyright 1991 Ernest III Entertainment Group.

Outside of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area, you might not have had the opportunity to buy Black Thunder. I cannot tell how far spread the distribution covered. I’d be happy to hear from anyone that remembers this self-published book that my mother made a point of buying me the first issue of this comic, but I never knew a second issue existed. Luckily, my wife was able to buy a copy off of the all powerful e-bay out of NYC. So I can now review, Black Thunder #2.

The same creative team comes together for the second issue to tell the tale of the Animator besieging Charlotte, NC. In true comic trope, after the hero is introduced to a city comes the villains. In this issue, we are introduced to the contemplative non-hero side of Black Thunder, before the city is rampaged by a mysterious killer. A local investigating reporter is frustrated by the lack of cooperation from the police, who are trying to cover up odd details.

While the first issue could have nearly been in any urban enviroment, the second issue firmly estab

Kitty’s Pryde is proud to be the most complete resource for remembering this independent comic from Breeze Comics. Jump to the Pryde Forum to read about issue 1, 1991 coverage of this series from the Washington Post, and to share your thoughts or memories of Ernest Gibbs Jr’s Black Thunder.

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