DC Comics teases new ‘trans man’ superhero named ‘Circuit Breaker’: ‘Gonna be your new favorite character!’

DC Comics recently revealed a new transgender superhero, who will debut his own comic book series this Valentine’s Day.

DC Comics editor Andrea Shea seemed confident that the new hero would be a new “favorite” among DC comic book fans.

Queer sci-fi writer and artist AJ Kaplan teased the new hero in a tweet in January ahead of the February publication date of “Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate” volume one.

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The new superhero named “Circuit Breaker” can channel the “Steel Force”, best described as the opposite of the “Speed ​​Force” that DC superhero “The Flash” channels for his bravery. offers for

Specifically, Circuit Breaker’s secret identity is Jules Jourdin, whose description Bounding in comics Trans as non-binary and goes by “he/the” pronouns.

In his teaser tweet, Kaplan wrote, “Meet Jules Jordan (he/she, aka Circuit Breaker). ‘Can a new hero channel invincible Steel Force energy to stop evil?’ – debuting in DC’s Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1, out on Valentine’s Day.”

In response to someone commenting on Circuit Breaker’s gender identity, Kaplan confirmed, “Yes! Trans, but not super in the binary.”

Adding to the excitement, DC editor Andrea Shea tweeted about the latest week addition to the pantheon of DC Comics superheroes. Predicting that people will love this transgender addition to the world of Batman and Superman, Shea said, “Circuit Breaker is going to be your new favorite character!”

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He gave Kaplan’s creation a shout-out, adding, “@alkcomics breathed life into Joule.[s] Don’t miss Jordyn’s first adventure this February, in which our new hero is blessed (or cursed?) with the terrifying Steel Force while on the planet Lazarus! 2/14!”

Praising the trans character, his artistry and the creative process that led to the concept of Circuit Breaker, Shea tweeted, “Working with @alkcomics as he created this amazing new character and we It was an unstoppable joy ride as I planned the road ahead

The comic’s official synopsis makes no mention of this inclusion milestone, choosing only to outline the central struggle its heroes will face.

It said, “New threats will arise! When the Lazarus storm hits, people from all walks of life stand to be affected. Those who are kind, those who are good… and those who who are evil. The devastating new villains and heroes created by the Lazarus event stand ready to stop them from harming…”

Circuit Breaker is just the latest in DC Comics’ push for progressive subject matter.

Last month the comic book series featured a story arc in a Joker-based comic book featuring the villainous male Joker. Getting pregnant and giving birth to his son. Critics claimed that the company was introducing a trance theme into its products.

And in 2021, DC Comics announced that Superman He had a son bisexual And a new comic book series centers on her in a relationship with a young man who takes on her father’s heroics.

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