It is a first for The Flash.
DC Comics is introducing a brand new iteration of the speedy superhero: Jess Chambers, in any other case often known as “Child Fast,” is a nonbinary, gender-fluid character who makes use of they/them pronouns.
Child Fast is the most recent addition to a small however rising group of nonbinary superheroes within the DC Comics universe. The character will be a part of the nonbinary Lee Serano, who first appeared in an installment of the Tremendous Woman comics, and authentic character Doctor Endless, who’s gender fluid. Each characters debuted in 2017.
Though LGBTQ characters in comedian books are nonetheless a rarity, there’s been a big increase in representation over the previous few a long time.
Child Fast is being ushered in as part of DC’s “Future Slate” occasion going down in January and February 2021. Throughout this time, new comedian ebook characters and story traces might be launched to develop its illustration of characters by providing new twists on a few of its iconic characters.
“The DC Universe has at all times been fertile floor for brand new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State undoubtedly contributes to this legacy,” stated Marie Javins, DC Comics’ govt editor, in a information launch obtained by Comic Book. “When the occasion begins in January, some savvy readers is not going to solely choose up on a few of the breadcrumbs which have already been tossed out in our present titles, however they can even discover new hints and clues of what is to return in 2021.”
Ivan Cohen, who created the character with Eleonara Carlini, informed Screen Rant that Child Fast will debut within the 80-page “DC’s Very Merry Multiverse,” which might be out there on December 8.
Child Fast will then be a part of Earth-11’s Teen Justice staff as The Flash in “Future State: Justice League.” Different Earth-11 characters embody a gender-swapped Robin and Aquagirl.