So I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent mine at Free Comic Book Day, helping customers and handing out free shwag!
I didn’t get to see the insides of any of the free comics, so it came as a shock when DCwomenkickingass.tumblr.com posted about a suspect image in DC’s contribution to our yearly “Come get free comics!” shindig.
One of the panels in the Flash portion of the Green Lantern/Flash flipbook has a group shot of all the Flashes. Barry Allen Flash, Wally West Flash, Jessie Quick, Jay Garrick Flash, little Iris West Impulse and…
And some blonde white girl.
When I saw the scan, I had no idea who it was. Not one friggin clue.
“Who the hell could that be? Did they turn Bart Allen into a girl with a new costume or something? What the crap?”
And then I read DCwomenkickingass this morning, and they informed me that the image had been edited:
That’s Jenni Ognats, codenamed XS and she’s a Legionaire in the Legion of Superheroes. She’s Barry Allen’s granddaughter.
Jenni is, and has always been, a woman of color. Always.
*facepalm* Nice going there DC comics.