On this edition of the Word Balloon Podcast, we speak with
writer Jen Van Meter. In Dc Comics Bi-Weekly Mini series Black
Lightning Year One Van Meter and artist Cully hammer flesh out the
early career of the Suicide Slum hero. Black Lightning debuted
in April 1977 by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden.
Jen goes behind the scenes,discussing how she has connected the dots
of Jefferson Pierce’s complicated continuity. How did the street fighter
of the 1970’s become the button down family man and husband seen in
today’s stories. We discuss her collaboration with Hammer, and her
writing process for the project, including layered insight in Jeff’s
We hear updates on future Van Meter creator owned series from Oni Press
including a new Hopeless Savages story.