Batman Sidekick Robin Is Bisexual Leftist Teen in New Comic
Robin describes his feelings toward a male character
D.C Comics has gone 'woke' and transformed Batman’s trusty sidekick, Robin, into a bisexual leftist in an upcoming comic.
Tim Drake, who doubles as Robin in the brand new “Batman: Urban Legends” installment, describes his feelings toward a male character named Bernard Dowd as “a lightbulb moment,” TMZ reported.
As the outlet reported:
“The story goes … Robin had a ‘lightbulb moment’ while fighting side-by-side with Bernard.
"After coming to his rescue as Robin, Tim later hits up Bernard’s pad, and you can see the anticipation’s building ’cause he hypes himself up, saying … ‘It’s OK, Tim. You got this'.” TMZ continued.
“When Bernard opens the door he’s on the verge of asking out Tim on a date, but Tim interrupts with … ‘I’m really glad you got home okay. I was relieved. And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, about that night. And I — I don’t know what it meant to me. Not yet. But I’d like to figure it out'."
Robin and Bernard finally agree to go on a date, and readers will find out what happens in the following issue due out in December.
About the character’s role in the new comic, D.C said:
“Tim Drake is in the den of the Chaos Monsters with the other kidnapped teenagers of Gotham City."
“In order to free himself and the other teens, Tim will have to embrace help from his friend Bernard and hear something about himself he never knew. A brand-new chapter of Tim Drake’s life starts here, and you won’t want to miss it!”
I made the mistake of joining a discussion about Robin, the boy wonder, on FB. I'm reliably informed he's bisexual. I asked why he has to have a sexuality.— ☁️ Margaret Nelson ☁️ (@Flashmaggie) August 11, 2021
Anyway, there's a big difference between the Burt Ward version, from the '60s, and what he looks like now. pic.twitter.com/S9TZHsvelq
Comic writer Meghan Fitzmartin told Polygon:
“[The issue] happened because this is who Tim is.
"I love this character very much, and as I went back to reread as much as I could to do Robin justice, it became clear this is the story Tim needed to tell.”
It's SO well written, I and a lot of LGBTQ+ people can relate to having the "lightbulb moment" mentioned here pic.twitter.com/BJCMq5BbW2— Neb | 🏳️🌈 (@NebsGoodTakes) August 10, 2021
The Daily Mail reported:
Fans also highlighted that Drake was once dating a character named Stephanie and has dated female characters in the past.
The comic's writer Meghan Fitzman explained to Polygon that she's not deliberately putting a label on the character's feelings just yet, saying, 'I wanted to pay tribute to the fact that sexuality is a journey.
'To be clear, his feelings for Stephanie have been/are 100 percent real, as are his feelings for Bernard. However, Tim is still figuring himself out. I don't think he has the language for it all… yet,' she added.
In March, Neon Nettle reported Marvel comics introduced a gay Captain America to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
The new LGBT character was created by a transgender writer and will be a gay teen version of the heroic icon.
The character, named Aaron Fischer, was introduced in a new comic book series titled "The United States of Captain America."