[Ed. – No different really than a shape shifter, right?]
It has created some of the most iconic superheroes – and heroines – in history, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Now DC Comics has introduced the first non-binary character in its hugely popular comic book series The Flash.
‘Kid Quick’ will debut next month as part of an ‘alternate-universe’ version of ‘DC’s Merry Multiverse’, a holiday-themed comic book anthology. The character, which can move at hypersonic speed, will use they/them pronouns.
Kid Quick joins the ranks of other non-binary characters in the superhero and sci-fi universe. Last year, ‘Suicide Squad’ introduced The Aerie, a non-binary antihero, while TV show Star Trek: Discovery welcomed Adira, played by non-binary actor Blu del Barrio.
Marvel Comics introduced two non-binary characters called ‘Snowflake’ and ‘Safespace’ but the names were criticised as offensive.