Inclusivity and visibility is important, even in comic books. Batman’s famous sidekick Robin is coming out as bisexual in the latest installment of “Batman: Urban Legends,” according to TMZ.
For those not familiar with the comic series, Tim Drake is the DC character who fights crime as Robin, and when the sixth installment of the comic book dropped today, the story ended with Tim saying yes to going on a date with a guy named Bernard Dowd.
The devil is in the details with this story. After coming to rescue Bernard as Robin, Tim later visits Bernard’s place, and you can see the anticipation is building ’cause he hypes himself up, saying … “It’s OK, Tim. You got this.”
In the story, 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.”
Bernard responds, “I was hoping you would. Tim Drake … Do you want to go on a date with me?”
The whole thing ends with Robin saying “yes,” and that’s the cliffhanger until fans can get their hands on the next issue, which drops in December.
Again, if you’re a fan of the comic, then you know there have been speculations about Robin’s sexuality.
One fan wrote, “Crazy thing, I saw Tim DRAKE coming out, years ago.. congrats to DC for making it a reality.”
This isn’t the only series to get an LGBTQ-friendly upgrade. Earlier this year, we reported that “Rugrats” character Betty DeVille would be reimagined as a lesbian raising her two twins–Phil and Lil–for the new series.
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