Black Lightning porch scene

Exclusive: Black Lightning learns to be a better dad in new DVD clip

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Jun 21, 2018, 12:00 PM EDT

The principal of Garfield High has some sage advice for all the kids out there… but most especially his own.

In an exclusive clip from the upcoming DVD release of The CW's inaugural season of Black Lightning, the vigilante superhero's alterego, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), gets frank with his two daughters, about the trials and tribulations of parenting.

Instead of fighting the sinister 100 gang, the scene finds the Pierce clan camped out on a porch where Black Lightning's youngest, Jennifer (China Anne McClain), apologizes for a youthful mistake involving a guy. At which point the elder Pierce holds forth about his own paternal failings and how he can be a better father to her and older sis Anissa (Nafessa Williams).

Of course, the clip is emblematic of why Black Lightning has earned critical raves since it premiered to big ratings back in January, Black History Month natch. The DC comic adaptation not only gives TV viewers another African-American crimefighter they can root for, but it also offers up a piercing critique of race relations among other social justice issues - and through a CW-friendly lens.

Now that's a jolt to the system.

The CW's first season of Black Lightning hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD on June 26.