The latest issue of Batman: Urban Legends, a monthly anthology series, revealed that the Caped Crusader’s longtime sidekick Robin, specifically the Tim Drake version of him, is bisexual.
Tim came to this realisation in today’s Batman: Urban Legends #6, the latest installment of DC Comics’ ongoing Batman Family anthology series
The moment came at the end of Part 3 of the Sum of Our Parts story from writer Meghan Fitzmartin, artist Belén Ortega, colorist Alejandro Sánchez, and letterer Pat Brosseau.
In Part 1, which debuted in Batman: Urban Legends #4, Tim reunited with his old friend Bernard. Their dinner at Bincy’s Bar and Grill was interrupted by Chaos Monster, who knocked out Tim and kidnapped Bernard to be sacrificed.
During the rescue mission, featured in this week’s Urban Legends #6, Bernard mentions to Robin that he wishes he could’ve finished his date with Tim, unaware that he’s actually speaking to his love interest. A few pages later, Tim goes to see Bernard and things are clarified.
That’s not the end of Tim’s story. His journey continues in Batman: Urban Legends #10, releasing in December.
Tim’s Robin now officially joins other canonised LGBTQ superheroes like Kate Kane (Batwoman), Bobby Drake (Iceman), Loki, Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar), Billy Kaplan (Wiccan) and Hulkling, and Midnighter and Apollo.
Earlier this year, Marvel introduced the first gay Captain America by way of character Aaron Fischer.
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