Black Lightning (vol. 1) #2 (May 1977):
“Merlyn Means Murder”
by Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden, Frank Springer

Black Lightning (vol. 1) #2

Title: “Merlyn Means Murder”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 1977

Publisher: DC
Written by: Tony Isabella
Art by: Trevor Von Eeden, Frank Springer

11 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Black Lightning Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: S Northern Baptist (ABC/USA)
black; The Justice League...  DC 353
The 100 The 100 villain group
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
[] DC 28
Talia Talia (Talia al Ghul) villain
CBR Scale: U fundamentalist
Environmentalist (lapsed?)
Secret Society of Super Villains; The League of Assassins DC 185
Merlyn (Arthur King) villain
  Injustice League; Killer Elite...  DC 51
Peter Gambi Peter Gambi supporting character
CBR Scale: S repentant
[former hit man; tailor who made Black Lightning's uniform] DC 8
Joey Toledo villain
  The 100 DC 3
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne)
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
Batman family; Quinntets...  DC 11,112
Aquaman Aquaman (Arthur Curry)
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; human...  DC 2,384
Green Arrow Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
CBR Scale: M agnostic; Liberal Marxist
Green Arrows of the World; Justice League Elite...  DC 2,507
Earl Clifford
supporting character
  [1st app: Black Lightning (vol. 1) #1 (Apr. 1977)] DC 2
The League of Assassins The League of Assassins
villain group
  [assassin] DC 60