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Today in Nerd History | January 4

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on January 4th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

BLACK LIGHTNING | 1977

In 1977, Black Lightning first appeared in Black Lightning #1. Black Lightning is an electricity-based superhero created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, who was DC Comics’ first African-American superhero to headline his own series.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • He was trained by Batman in martial arts and boxing.
  • He has no real weakness, except for human limitations, however he can heal himself faster than normal humans by using his electric powers.
  • He founded a team of superheroes called the Outsiders with Batman.




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