DC Comics Welcomes Nonbinary Superhero Kid Quick

KAPOW!

KAPOW! DC Comics has added another nonbinary character to its roster.

According to Deadline, the newbie hero in question is named Kid Quick and uses they/them pronouns. Like The Flash, Kid Quick, who is from an alternate universe, moves at super-high speeds. They’re slated to make their comic-book debut in DC’s Merry Multiverse, a holiday-themed anthology due out next month. Later, they will appear as The Flash in the forthcoming series Future State: Justice League.

Kid Quick is DC’s first superhero, but they aren’t the comic book publisher’s first nonbinary character. The Suicide Squad comics feature The Aerie, a nonbinary antihero. Marvel Comics also recently introduced Snowflake and Safespace, two nonbinary characters — although their very meta names sparked some controversy.

Nonbinary representation is increasing in other geeky mediums too. As NewNowNext reported in September, CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery formally introduced its first trans characters, both of whom are played by LGBTQ actors. Blu de Barrio, a nonbinary newcomer, was cast as Adira, who is also nonbinary. And The OA breakout star Ian Alexander will play Gray, a trans Trill character.

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