Updated: August 12, 2021 10:52:58 am
DC Comics has revealed that the Tim Drake version of Batman’s sidekick Robin is bisexual. Robin’s sexuality was disclosed in the latest installment of a monthly anthology series called Batman: Urban Legends, according to Entertainment Weekly.
In the story, Drake reunited with his friend Bernard, who is then kidnapped by a villain. As Robin rescues him, Bernard reveals he wishes he could complete his date with Drake.
A few pages later, Bernard asks, “Tim Drake… do you want to go on a date with me?” Drake replies, “Yeah, I think I want that,” as quoted by the outlet.
Today’s Bonus MLM character is Tim Drake / Red Robin from DC Comics!
He is Bisexual! pic.twitter.com/N5upQvf7iA
— MLM Character of the Day! (@MLMcharOTD) August 10, 2021
Writer Meghan Fitzmartin told Polygon in an interview, “When Dave [Wielgosz] (my editor for Batman: Urban Legends) reached out about doing another Tim story, I was thrilled. We talked about where Tim Drake has been versus where he was at the time and came to the conclusion that it needed to be a story about identity and discovery. What was next 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 glimpse of the Tim Drake comic, the writer tweeted, “My goal in writing has been and will always be to show just how much God loves you. You are so incredibly loved and important and seen.”
My goal in writing has been and will always be to show just how much God loves you. You are so incredibly loved and important and seen. Forever grateful to be trusted with Tim Drake and his story and honored to work with the amazingly talented @BelenOrtega_ and @loquesunalex 💗 pic.twitter.com/h2BMotX0Iq
— Meghan Fitzmartin (@megfitz89) August 10, 2021
Here’s how netizens 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 for them to be bisexual for YEARS. And now I think is a good time to come out myself and say I’m also bisexual. 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 weaving this chapter so greatly and tastefully into the Batman Mythos – from a longtime Tim Drake fan 😎👍❤ pic.twitter.com/YVE7EDj22h
— WriterGuyKai (Kai)✒ (@WriterGuyKai1) August 10, 2021
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