“Time for the history books”: Robin, Batman’s sidekick, turns out to be bisexual in new comic
DC Comics has revealed that the Tim Drake version of Batman’s sidekick Robin is bisexual. Robin’s sexuality was revealed in the latest installment of a monthly anthology series titled Batman: urban legends, according to Weekly entertainment.
In the story, Drake reunites with his friend Bernard, who is then kidnapped by a villain. As Robin saves him, Bernard reveals that he wishes he could end his date with Drake.
A few pages later, Bernard asks, “Tim Drake… do you want to go out with me?” Drake responds, “Yeah, I think I want that,” as quoted by the outlet.
Today’s MLM Bonus Character is Tim Drake / Red Robin from DC Comics!
He’s bisexual! pic.twitter.com/N5upQvf7iA
– MLM character of the day! (@MLMcharOTD) August 10, 2021
Writer Meghan Fitzmartin said Polygon in an interview, “When Dave [Wielgosz] (my editor for Batman: Urban Legends) asked to do another story of Tim, I was delighted. We talked about how Tim Drake was compared to where he was at the time and came to the conclusion that it has to be a story about identity and discovery. What was the next step for Boy Wonder? “
Tim Drake, however, is not the first queer superhero. Some of the other LGBTQ superheroes are Kate Kane (Batwoman), Loki, Bobby Drake (Iceman) and more.
Sharing a preview of Tim Drake’s comic, the writer tweeted, “My goal in writing has been and always will be to show how much God loves you. You are incredibly loved, important and seen.
My goal in writing has been and always will be to show how much God loves you. You are incredibly loved, important and seen. Forever grateful to have trusted Tim Drake and his story and honored to work with the talented @BelenOrtega_ and @loquesunalex ?? pic.twitter.com/h2BMotX0Iq
– Meghan Fitzmartin (@ megfitz89) August 10, 2021
Here is how internet users reacted:
Before I was a Green Arrow Stan, I was a Robin Stan, I lived and breathed Tim Drake.
I’ve always loved the character and have been pushing them to be bisexual for YEARS. And now I think it’s a good time to go out on my own and say I’m bisexual too. pic.twitter.com/vGCFw6BUtI
– Ollie Patrol🏹 (@NegativeArrow_) August 10, 2021
– Croc (@Croc_Block) August 10, 2021
Well it’s officially – Tim Drake / Robin is CANON BISEXUAL! ??
Kudos to the writers for bringing this chapter so finely and tastefully into the Batman mythos – by a longtime Tim Drake fan 😎👍❤ pic.twitter.com/YVE7EDj22h
– WriterGuyKai (Kai) ✒ (@ WriterGuyKai1) August 10, 2021
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