‘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.

Spencer Harvey, from LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD, welcomed the arrival of Kid Quick, who he said would ‘help to reach new audiences that may not normally be exposed to these identities’ and would help accelerate ‘acceptance and understanding’.