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Meet Kid Quick, DC Comics' Newest Nonbinary Flash

Meet Kid Quick, DC Comics' Newest Nonbinary Flash

Meet Kid Quick, DC Comics' Newest Nonbinary Flash

A new nonbinary hero is making their debut in the DC Comics universe very soon! 

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The DC Comics universe just keeps getting more and more inclusive! 

According to a report from NBC News, a new, younger, nonbinary version of beloved Justice League character The Flash — named Kid Quick — is set to make their comics debut as a member of Teen Justice in next month's DC holiday special DC’s Very Merry Multiverse! The Mary Sue is also reporting that Kid Quick, whose civilian name is Jess Chambers, will then be getting their own storyline and will be taking on the Flash mantle in the upcoming Future State: Justice League series, which is set to debut in January 2021!

When discussing the creation of Kid Quick, Very Merry Multiverse writer Ivan Cohen talked to ScreenRant about wanting to create a new Flash character that was unique and different from the many that are already out there in the DC world.

"A Titans-type team always has a super-fast member, but there are so many Flash characters in the DC Multiverse, we knew anyone we added to that category had to be really different from the rest: not just Wally West with curves," Cohen said.

He continued:

"I suggested that Kid Quick could be Earth-11’s first genderfluid character, and once editors saw Eleonora Carlini’s terrific take on the character design, there was suddenly a lot of interest in them for stories beyond the Merry Multiverse Special in December. And while Kid Quick’s the only Teen Justice character making their way into Future State that I know of, the reaction Kid Quick and the whole team’s debut story by me and Eleonora has gotten from DC Editorial (led by our editor, Michael McCalister, who put me and Eleonora together and made sure other people saw the story and the designs) gives me hope that the whole team could play a larger part in the DC Multiverse’s present and future."

The effort to create more nonbinary figures in superhero media will surely be appreciated by many LGBTQ+ geeks out there who turn to the pages of their favorite comics to see the representation they have been wanting for years, so we absolutely can't wait to see what kind of adventures Kid Quick gets into come December! 

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel