The CW Superheroes just banned together to form the live-action Super Friends, after the last crossover, and now the third member is set to bow out before they’ve even begun.  As Black Lightning’s new season will be its last.

– Also, Supergirl’s series is ending next season too, and Kate Kane’s Batwoman is already kaput. So who will be left in the lineup? Martian Manhunter is part of the Supergirl cast.  So will we just have The Flash, Superman, White Canary, and possibly the new Batwoman after next year?

– And I call them the ‘Super Friends’ instead of the ‘Justice League’ because during crisis they gave us the ‘Hall Of Justice’, and a ‘Gleek’ easter egg. No disrespect intended.

Black Lightning, the CW Superhero drama, will end with the upcoming fourth season, which is set to premiere early next year.  I can’t say I’m surprised, because the show’s ratings haven’t been electrifying. (Pun intended)


But all is not lost, because the CW announced last week that it is planning a spinoff of the series titled Painkiller, starring Jordan Calloway, who will reprise his role from the show. So who knows what might happen.  Here’s the synopsis for that possible show…


“Painkiller” follows Khalil Payne (Calloway), a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City. As a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale’’ gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace. But peace never comes easy for men with pasts like his. As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrust back into action with a new mission – bring justice where he once gave out punishment – but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side.