Batman’s iconic right-hand man Robin has gone bisexual.
The revelation was presented to readers in the new issue, Batman: Urban Legends # 6, as a “light bulb moment” in which Tim Drake, the third person to take over Robin’s mantle, suddenly realizes his attraction to his friend, Bernard Dowd, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Have you ever had a blistering moment?” Tim wonders in the comic, written by Meghan Fitzmartin. “As if something in the ether is taunting you, teasing you.” As you know, you are supposed to be on the same page as your brain, but it just doesn’t make sense. People keep asking me what I want. But I couldn’t grasp it. It didn’t matter what it was. It always seemed out of reach. Until now. Until now.
Young Robin then meets Bernard at home to discuss his new feelings, during which an accepting Bernard offers him a date.
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“I thought a lot about that night and I don’t know what it meant to me,” Tim said in the discussion. “But I would like to know that.”
Bernard replies, “I was hoping you would. Tim Drake… do you want to date me?
“Yeah Yeah. I think I want that,” Tim replies.
During an interview with Polygon, Fitzmartin said the comic was not going to put a specific gender label on Robin, who has not expressed any non-traditional relationship views since its inception in 1940.
“I wanted to pay tribute to the fact that sexuality is a journey,” said Fitzmartin. “To be clear, his feelings for Stephanie were / are 100% real, as were his feelings for Bernard. However, Tim is still figuring out himself. I don’t think he has the tongue for everything… for the moment.
Fitzmartin has confirmed, however, that the comic features a coming out story for the hero.
“I sat completely on the floor of my apartment for a good two minutes of bliss as he sank down. Ultimately this wouldn’t have happened without DC champions like Dave and James Tynion IV and I hope it’s as meaningful to others as it has been to me, ”he said. she declared.
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The character joins Kate Kane, or Batwoman, as an LGBT member of the Batman family, as Kane was introduced in 2006 as canonically queer.
The comic book inclusion push was also preceded by the reveal of a gay Captain America earlier this year.
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