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Alvin Pierce is a character in Black Lightning.

Early LifeEdit

Thirty years prior to the start of the series, Alvin worked at the Freeland Gazette. He uncovered a story on what happened to the nine children who were experimented on in Freeland and exposed Tobias Whale of being a corrupt politician. A week later, he was murdered by Tobias.

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

In The Resurrection, Alvin was mentioned by Jefferson to Gambi. Jefferson talked about how Alvin's death at the hands of Tobias is what drove him to become Black Lightning.[1]

Physical AppearanceEdit







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Season 1
Episode Status
The Resurrection Mentioned
LaWanda: The Book of Hope Absent
LaWanda: The Book of Burial Absent
Black Jesus Absent
And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light Mentioned
Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder Mentioned
Equinox: The Book of Fate Appears
The Book of Revelations Appears
The Book of Little Black Lies N/A
Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption N/A
Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion N/A
The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain N/A
Shadow of Death N/A


References Edit

  1. The Resurrection
  2. Alvin Pierce on DC Database