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"Beware the Cyclotronic Man": Tobias Whale hires the Cyclotronic Man to kill Black Lightning and Superman, both of whom he lures into the open by attacking Jimmy Olsen.


Quote1.png Get away from him, Black Lightning! I heard how you attacked Jimmy last night, but I didn't think you'd be stupid enough to try it again. You'd better pray he's all right, rat-- Because if he isn't-- I'll take you apart! Quote2.png
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Black Lightning #4 is an issue of the series Black Lightning (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1977.

Synopsis for "Beware the Cyclotronic Man"

Tobias Whale hires the Cyclotronic Man to kill Black Lightning and Superman, both of whom he lures into the open by attacking Jimmy Olsen.

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Notes

  • This issue marks the first appearance of Jimmy Olsen's friend on the police force, Jim Corrigan, since Superman Family #167.
  • The Comissioner of the Metropolis Police Department, Matt Kiernan, is mentioned in this issue. Commissioner Kiernan appeared in several issues of Jack Kirby's original New Gods series.
  • The Cyclotronic Man is shown by flashback to be the same as the one-shot nemesis of Batman and Robin named Bag O'Bones. While the villain's powers decreased his life expectancy in his first appearance in Batman #195, his abilities have been enhanced by The 100's scientists to present no further threat to his health. His human physical appearance has also been restored by the process.



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