"Every Hand Against Him": With Inspector Henderson pledging to bring in Black Lightning for his vigilantism, the hero takes on Tobias Whale himself.
- Who appointed this so-called super-hero to the dual offices of judge and executioner, Mr. Kent? Unlike Superman, he's not a legally deputized agent of the police department. You want to know why I want that vigilante so badly? Because as long as he's allowed to run free, he's spitting on something I've believed in all my life! That the law protects everybody-- And protects everybody equally! If that includes even the worst predators who infest our city, then so be it. Because if the law isn't enforced the same for every citizen, regardless of circumstance-- Then I've wasted the last thirty years of my life!
Synopsis for "Every Hand Against Him"
With Inspector Henderson pledging to bring in Black Lightning for his vigilantism, the hero takes on Tobias Whale himself.
Appearing in "Every Hand Against Him"
- Clark Kent
- Metropolis Police Department
- Peter Gambi
- Two-Bits Tanner (First appearance)
- The 100
- Intergang (Mentioned only)
- Galaxy Communications
- Paul Gambi (Mentioned only)
- Lynn Stewart (First appearance)
- Principal Chapin
- Clark Kent mentions to Inspector Bill Henderson that Morgan Edge supports Black Lightning due to having once almost been killed by Intergang. The editor's note references Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #118 as the source for that claim, but Edge was being pursued in that issue to be recaptured on behalf of his evil clone, not to be killed. The actual event being referenced, where Intergang is dispatched by the Morgan Edge clone to kill the real Edge, occurred in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #152. In any event, the circumstances surrounding Edge's past history with Intergang were meant to be suppressed by Superman and Jimmy Olsen, making it strange that Clark Kent would mention those events to Inspector Henderson so casually.