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The Newest Flash in DC Comics Is Nonbinary

Kid Quick

In an interview with Screenrant, writer Ivan Cohen introduced the lineup for an all new version of Teen Justice, a teen superhero group, which includes the new speedster Kid Quick, the first nonbinary member of the Flash family!

Cohen is writing a Teen Justice story in DC Comics’ upcoming DC’s Very Merry Multiverse, a holiday special comic featuring characters from multiple DC uniververses. Cohen’s story focuses on a team of young superheroes from Earth-11, which has gender-swapped versions of traditional superheroes. So instead of Superman and Wonder Woman, you have Superwoman and Wonder Man.

Kid Quick, who’s secret identity is Jess Chambers, will be introduced in the story alongside Aquagirl, Supergirl (the daughter of Superwoman), a female Robin (daughter of Batwoman), Donald Troy, and Klarienne the Witch Girl. Most of these characters will only appear in the Multiverse special, but Chambers will be making the leap to the mainstream DC universe in the upcoming Future State lineup of books.

In Earth-11 where Chambers comes from, the main speedster isn’t Barry Allen, it’s Jesse Quick, who is Chambers’ aunt, and the one responsible for their powers. While Chambers was originally created for this one-shot Multiverse comic, they quickly became a favorite among editors.

“A Titans-type team always has a super-fast member, but there are so many Flash characters in the DC Multiverse,” Cohen said in the interview. “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.” According to a NBC News report, the character's gender is not expected to be a large plot point.

Kid Quick can first be seen in DC’s Very Merry Multiverse on December 9, and then will join DC Future State in early 2021.

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