DC Comics Unveils New Gender Fluid Superhero Named Kid Quick Who Moves With Hypersonic Speed And Uses Pronouns
- DC created the first non-binary character in the hit comic book series The Flash
- The character ‘Kid Quick’ will debut next month and use them / those pronouns
- Will take over The Flash’s mantle in the upcoming Future State: Justice League series
It has created some of the most iconic superheroes – and heroines – in history, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Now DC Comics has introduced the first non-binary character in its hugely popular comic book series The Flash.
‘Kid Quick’ will debut next month as part of an ‘alternate universe’ version of ‘DC’s Merry Multiverse’, a Christmas themed comic book bundle. The character, who can move at hypersonic speed, will use these pronouns.
Kid Quick ‘will debut next month as part of an’ alternate universe ‘version of’ DC’s Merry Multiverse ‘
Created in 1939, The Flash is based on a college student who gains ‘super speed’ after being doused with chemicals hit by lightning.
After appearing in the holiday special, Kid Quick, whose ‘Earth name’ is Jess Chambers, will take on the mantle of The Flash in an upcoming comic book series called Future State: Justice League.
Writer Ivan Cohen said, “There are so many Flash characters in the DC Multiverse and we knew that everyone we added to that category really had to be different from the rest. We have this super fast character, Kid Quick, and I thought Kid could really be any gender. ‘
The newest character will join other classic DC Comics creations like Wonder Woman (pictured), Superman and Batman
Kid Quick joins the other non-binary characters in the superhero and sci-fi universe. Last year, ‘Suicide Squad’ introduced The Aerie, a non-binary antihero, while TV show Star Trek: Discovery welcomed Adira, played by non-binary actor Blu del Barrio.
Marvel Comics introduced two non-binary characters called ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’, but the names were criticized as offensive.
Spencer Harvey, of LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD, welcomed the arrival of Kid Quick, who he said would “ help reach new audiences not normally exposed to these identities ” and accelerate “ acceptance and understanding. ”