The comic book industry is no stranger to inclusivity.
DC Comics is introducing Doctor Endless, the company’s first genderfluid character in the new DC Universe, according to media news website Bleeding Cool.
The character has black spiky hair with a white streak, light skin, black-and-white suit and a psychedelic rainbow-lapelled white trench coat. Doctor Endless will be unleashed in the first issue of Suicide Squad: The Black Files comic book coming in August.
Their goal is to track down rogue U.S. governmental operative Sebastian Faust, teaming up with anti-heroes El Diablo, Gentleman Ghost and Enchantress.
They were inspired by The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. DC is asking Gaiman for approval to use Sandman references, but will release the comic either way. Gaiman himself wrote the first genderfluid character in mainstream comics, a character named Desire.
Last year, DC Comics paired up with TDW Publishing to publish a 144-page “Love is Love” comic book with proceeds going towards victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people.