DC Comics recently announced its "Future State" event, which will take a bold look at where the future of the DC Universe, its heroes and villains are headed. Now we have a new character reveal from DC Future State: The Flash, who will be "Jess Chambers" also known as "Kid Quick," who will be a non-binary, genderfluid character, that will use they/them pronouns. According to Screen Rant's exclusive report, Jess Chambers will be introduced as Kid Quick of Earth-11's Teen Justice team, in DC's Very Merry Multiverse, by Ivan Cohen and Eleonora Carlini. Chambers will then inherit The Flash mantle in Future State: Justice League.
Here's what Ivan Cohen had to say about introducing this new version of The Flash: "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."
As you can probably tell from the character name of "Jess Chambers," this new Flash will be related to Jesse Quick, who is Jess's aunt. This Future State version of the Justice League will see the heroes in the team adopting new levels of secrecy, to the point where they don't share their secret identities with one another. Jess Chambers' story of coming from Earth-11 to the future of the main DC Universe is hinted to be part of the larger multiverse storyline at work.
You can check out official Jess Chambers/Flash concept art on Screen Rant. In case you missed it, the description of DC Future State is listed below. You can see the entire DC Future State Preview Art HERE.
"DC is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters as the publisher announced plans today for DC Future State, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January. Through February 2021, the full title lineup will feature a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as well as a monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.
DC Future State spotlights the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies and animation. In March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing story lines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.
In DC Future State, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC’s heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021) brings new life to DC’s Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC’s future!
“The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State definitely contributes to this legacy,” said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins. “When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what’s to come in 2021.”
A stellar array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner and John Timms, along with new voices such as award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, DC Super Hero Girls), Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: War for Cybertron), Alitha Martinez (REPRESENT! It’s A Bird!), L.L. McKinney (Nubia: Real One), Paula Sevenbergen (Stargirl) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), among others."
DC Future State will take place in January and February of 2021.