The Other History of the DC Universe Spotlights the Daughter of Black Lightning!

The Other History of the DC Universe Spotlights the...

By DC Publicity Friday, June 25th, 2021


The Other History of the DC Universe Book Five

The Groundbreaking Limited Series from Award-Winning Writer John Ridley and Artists Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi Spotlights Thunder in its Final Issue!

Since its 2020 debut, the five-issue limited series The Other History of the DC Universe has received critical and fan acclaim for its examination of the DC Universe through the eyes of super heroes outside the prevailing culture, and against the backdrop of real-world events.

The first issue of this unique series focused on Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning as he finds his path to heroism as Olympic gold medalist, teacher, neighborhood activist and finally, super hero. It’s only fitting that The Other History of the DC Universe conclude with a spotlight of his super-powered offspring, Thunder.

Being a superhero runs in Anissa Pierce’s family. It’s been a part of her life in one way or another since her father, Jefferson Pierce, first started to fight crime as Black Lightning. Despite what her parents tell her, despite what the world tells her, Anissa knows that she has the same calling as her father. But as Anissa takes on the mantle of Thunder, she must grapple with a very different world than the one that her father first patrolled.

Written by JOHN RIDLEY



Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

48 Pages/$6.99

The final issue of this one-of-a-kind series arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The complete five-issue series will also be available as a hardcover collected edition on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

For the latest information on The Other History of the DC Universe and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, check out the website at and follow @dccomics and @thedcnation on social media. Book One of the series (Black Lightning) is available to read for free for DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers. For more information and to subscribe, visit the website at