11 August 2021, 12:08 | Updated: 11 August 2021, 12:16
Is Tim Drake bi? Here’s what went down in the latest Batman: Urban Legends comic.
Batman’s faithful sidekick Robin is bisexual in the DC Comics, it has been revealed.
In the most recent issue of Batman: Urban Legends, Tim Drake (Robin’s civilian name) agrees to go on a romantic date with a male character named Bernard Dowd.
In part 1 of the ‘Sum of Our Parts’ story, Tim meets up with Bernard for dinner but the drama kicks off when Bernard is kidnapped by Chaos Monsters. Luckily, Robin manages to rescue Bernard and suddenly he has a “lightbulb moment” while fighting off the Chaos Monsters.
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Later, Tim knocks on Bernard’s door. “Tim Drake… do you want to go on a date with me?” Bernard asks. Tim then replies: “Yeah… Yeah, I think I want that.”
‘Sum of Our Parts’ was written by Meghan Fitzmartin artist Belén Ortega and colourist Alejandro Sánchez. Speaking about the emotional moment Robin came out on Twitter, Megan wrote: “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.” In a separate tweet announcing that the comic’s last chapter had been released, Belén added the Pride flag to the post.
Although Tim Drake/Robin isn’t the first LGBTQ+ superhero, fans were thrilled he had come out having actually speculated that he might be gay or bisexual for years.
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
Congrats Robin/Tim! 🏳️🌈