Below is a list of characters, locations, etc., which originally appear in the DC Comics and other media prior to the episode's airing, by appearance.


  1. Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning ("The Resurrection")
  2. Anissa Pierce/Thunder/Blackbird ("The Resurrection")
  3. Jennifer Pierce ("The Resurrection")
  4. Bill Henderson ("The Resurrection")
  5. Lynn Stewart ("The Resurrection")
  6. Tobias Whale ("The Resurrection")
  7. Peter Gambi ("The Resurrection")
  8. Syonide ("The Resurrection")
  9. Joey Toledo ("The Resurrection")
  10. Tattooed Man ("The Resurrection") *
  11. Joan Lincoln ("The Resurrection")
  12. Painkiller ("Lawanda: The Book of Hope") *
  13. Lady Eve ("Lawanda: The Book of Burial")
  14. Grace Choi ("Lawanda: The Book of Burial")
  15. Two-Bits ("Black Jesus")
  16. Alvin Pierce ("Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder")
  17. Wendy Jones/Windfall ("The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues")
  18. Helga Jace ("The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry")
  19. Emily Briggs/Looker ("The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi")
  20. Shakedown ("The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire")
  21. Earl Clifford ("The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin")
  22. Darryl/Coldsnap ("The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha")
  23. Joanne/Heatstroke ("The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha")
  24. Becky Jones/New Wave ("The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha")

Referenced characters

  1. Supergirl ("Lawanda: The Book of Burial")
  2. Christopher Smith ("Equinox: The Book of Fate")
  3. Vixen ("The Book of Little Black Lies")
  4. Viktor Markov ("The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi")


  1. Although Lala is an original creation of the show, his moniker Tattooed Man and his power set are based on a plethora of DC comics supervillains of the same nickname.
  2. Althougn in the comics Painkiller's name was never revealed in the TV series he happens to be Khalil Payne.


  1. The 100 ("The Resurrection")


  1. Meta-human ("The Resurrection")


  1. Gambi's Custom Tailoring ("The Resurrection")


  1. Garfield High School ("The Resurrection")
  2. Markovia ("The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust")


  1. Black Lightning suits ("The Resurrection")
  2. Tobias Whale's harpoon ("The Resurrection")
  3. Thunder suits ("And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light")