Genderfluid Flash Joining DC Universe Event | Comic Years
Comic Years Logo

Genderfluid Flash Joining the DC Universe Future State Event!

author img
BY February 25, 2021

The whole Future State event coming this January is more than a little confusing. It’s hard to tell what exactly DC’s angle is for this. They keep saying they aren’t going to do another reboot, but this stinks of reboot setup. DC fans are far too familiar with that pungent odor. But even if it might be an inevitable mess, there are bound to be some great new characters and stories coming out of it. After all, X-Men: The Twelve was one of the worst X-Men events in modern comics, but it did give us the amazing arc of Wolverine as the Horseman of Death. For Future State, the most promising new character is Jessica Chambers, a genderfluid Flash from the Future.

A Genderfluid Flash is Just What We Needed from DC Future State

Non-Binary, LGBTQ+, Justice League Merry Multiverse Special, Jessica Chambers, Non-Binary, Queer Superheroes, Non-white superheroes (Image: DC Comics)

When it comes to diversifying characters, both DC and Marvel are always a little hesitant, but thankfully, this Non-Binary Flash, Kid Quick, had a champion working for them. In an interview with Screen Rant, writer Ivan Cohen said:

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 getting their debut in a Christmas-themed Multiverse special? Well, it’s about the most Flash-centric thing they could do.

Why The Flash is perfect for a Non-Binary Character

Genderfluid Flash, Future State, Non-Binary, LGBTQ+, Justice League Merry Multiverse Special, Jessica Chambers, Non-Binary, Queer Superheroes, Non-white superheroes (Image: DC Comics)

Genderfluidity is about moving between genders. A genderfluid character might identify as male, female, or non-binary at different points throughout the series. Since enhanced movement is literally what the Flash’s powers are, a genderfluid version of the character is spot on. Having a genderfluid, non-white Flash make their debut during Future State is a great message. DC is looking ahead. DC embracing Cohen’s take on Kid Quick gives us a little hope that we’ll see an even bigger push for diversity over legacy.

(Featured Image: DC Comics)

 

COMICSDC ComicsPop Culture

Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.

DC ComicsFlashFuture StateLGBTQ

Leave a comment

Related

Marvel
Great News Marvel® Fans: CGC Comics Announces Special Marvel Labels

Marvel Entertainment, LLC the owners of Marvel Comics®, recently licensed Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) with rights to create certification labels that will feature some of the most iconic characters of Marvel. Marvel legend characters that […]

BY Randy Brooks March 12, 2019
Marvel
Serial Box: Partnering with Marvel to Tell New Serialized Stories of your Comic Book Superheroes

Image Credits to Jose Maria Miñarro Vivanco Serial Box is a publishing firm that has managed to gain the public’s attention by telling stories in several new ways. The firm is now focusing on telling […]

BY Randy Brooks March 11, 2019
Marvel Fans, Celebrate! CGC comics has announced Special Marvel Labels

Certified Guaranty Company, i.e, CGC is a grading company for comics. They announced that Marvel Entertainment LLC has granted it rights to create a lineup of certification labels featuring the most iconic Marvel characters – […]

BY Randy Brooks March 13, 2019

Rail Ad Editorial Content

Rail Ad