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Tim Drake comes out as queer

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Robin, the boy wonder, has been leaping from rooftop to rooftop with Gotham City’s Batman for decades. As the Caped Crusader’s partner, he is the definitive example of what a sidekick was.

As time progressed, so too did Robin. Many have taken the mantle, and all have become international icons and superheroes in their own right.

In DC Comics’ latest series “Batman: Urban Legends” no. 6, Tim Drake, the third Robin, technically came out as queer.

Within the pages of said comic book, without going too far into spoilers, 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. The two share a unique connection that they ultimately decide to explore later on by going on a date.

Tim has previously dated fellow hero Spoiler / Stephanie Brown on and off, but his choice to date Bernard does not necessarily mean he’s bisexual.

This is only the start for Tim Drake and his courageous trek towards individual revelation, so it can’t be defined or labeled.

Tim’s journey of emotional self discovery is only beginning and I’m so excited to see where this relationship goes.

Tim Drake was created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick in 1989 after the tragic death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. Todd was infamously murdered by the Joker.

“Batman: Urban Legends” no. 6 was written by Joshua Williamson, Meghan Fitzmartin, Matthew Rosenberg, and Chip Zdarsky and features art by Trevor Hairsine, Chris Sprouse, Marcus Toand and Eddy Barrows

Check out the comic here.

Zack Benz

Zack Benz has been a fan of the Daily Planet since he was eight years old. The Daily Planet has always been a beacon of hope for him and it’s his life’s mission to make it shine in a similar light to so many around the world. Zack graduated with a degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2019.

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