Robin Comes Out As Bisexual In New Batman Comic

There’s a brand new LGBTQ superhero on the block, however DC Comics readers already know him effectively.

The newest concern of Batman: City Legends, a month-to-month anthology collection, revealed that the Caped Crusader’s longtime sidekick Robin, particularly the Tim Drake model of him, is bisexual.

The second got here on the finish of half 3 of the Sum of Our Elements story, from author Meghan Fitzmartin, artist Belén Ortega, colorist Alejandro Sánchez, and letterer Pat Brosseau.

Partly 1, which debuted in Batman: City Legends concern #4, Tim reunited together with his outdated buddy Bernard. Their dinner at Bincy’s Bar and Grill was interrupted by Chaos Monster, who knocked out Tim and kidnapped Bernard to be sacrificed.

Through the rescue mission of half 3, featured on this week’s City Legends #6, Bernard mentions to Robin that he needs he might’ve completed his date with Tim, unaware that he’s really talking to his love curiosity. A number of pages later, Tim goes to see Bernard and issues are clarified.

“Tim Drake… do you wish to go on a date with me?” Bernard asks.

“Yeah… Yeah, I feel I need that,” Tim replies.

Tim’s Robin now formally joins different canonized LGBTQ superheroes like Kate Kane (Batwoman), Bobby Drake (Iceman), Loki, Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar), Billy Kaplan (Wiccan), Hulkling, Midnighter, and Apollo. Earlier this yr, Marvel launched the primary homosexual Captain America by the use of character Aaron Fischer.

“My aim in writing has been and can all the time be to point out simply how a lot God loves you,” Fitzmartin tweeted of reveal. “You’re so extremely cherished and necessary and seen. Endlessly grateful to be trusted with Tim Drake and his story and honored to work with the amazingly proficient [Ortega] and [Sánchez].”

Followers appear fairly thrilled with the information, too. “It’s overwhelming all of the feedback and love I’m receiving from you guys,” Ortega tweeted Tuesday with the rainbow flag emoji after the difficulty dropped. “[T]hanks on your assist on my very first collection with @DCComics See you quickly Tim!” | Robin Comes Out As Bisexual In New Batman Comedian

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