DC Comics will soon introduce Kid Quick, a non-binary superhero who will debut next month in a Christmas themed comic. The information is from the Gay Times.
The new character of the alternate universe is essentially a younger and more fluid version of the Flash genre and will be called by their pronouns.
Many of us are incredibly excited to see DC Comics include more modern superheroes that aren’t limited to the Golden or Silver Age. Instead, contemporary identities are being offered that the public and readers will be able to relate to, especially in the LGBTQ+ community.
The next new hero will debut as part of the Teen Justice team, which showcases new twists on classic characters, and will make his first appearance in DC’s Merry Multiverse series with a Christmas theme. Kid Quick will also later appear as The Flash in a comic series, Future State: Justice League.
Kid Quick joins the Suicide Squad character, The Aerie, a non-binary antihero, and Marvel Comics‘ two non-binary characters, Snowflake and Safespace. There was also a greater scope of diversity in the comic book world, with new characters taking on more traditional heroes, like John Ridley’s African-American Batman.
Kid Quick was created by Ivan Cohen and Eleonora Carlini, along with the rest of Teen Justice, including Aquagirl (Jacqui Hyde), Supergirl (Laurel Kent) and Robin (Talia Kane). In conversation with Screen Rant, the creator broke his thought process behind the new character, who was supposed to be a unique figure.
“I suggested that Kid Quick could be the first fluid genre character on Earth-11, and once the editors saw Eleonora Carlini’s incredible approach to character design, there was suddenly a lot of interest in them for stories beyond the Merry special. Multiverse in December. “