So who is Thunder?
Anissa Pierce is the daughter of Jefferson Pierce, otherwise known as Black Lighting. She made a promise to her parents that she would stay in school and graduate from college before she took on the role of fighting crime and living the life of a vigilante. On the evening of her graduation, Anissa was given her costume and was named Thunder. Initially, Anissa started off on her own, but shortly she was asked by Red Arrow to become one of the Outsiders. Anissa became one of the founding members. Anissa and fellow Outsiders member Grace Choi, found themselves to be at odds. To learn more about Thunder, read our comic girl spotlight about her here.
Nafessa Williams as her crime fighting alter-ego “Thunder” in BLACK LIGHTING. BLACK LIGHTNING premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.