It’s Official: Robin Is Gay
The DC Comics canonical Batman universe has actually had several Robins over the decades. The original Robin Dick Greyson was introduced in 1940, he was replaced in the comics by a new Robin Jason Todd in 1983, then a new Robin Tim Drake in 1989. They’ve since added a fourth, and in this comic universe, Tim Drake is now the hero Red Robin. It’s complicated.
I can't believe that it took them this long to realize that the way to squash the "Batman and Robin are secretly gay and fucking" jokes was to actually make one of them canonically queer. pic.twitter.com/xjMwmU1cXI
— Famed Nazi Hunter Doris Sylvester (@surprisehotcarl) August 11, 2021
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Former Robin Tim Drake is now also out of the closet. Variety reports that Red Robin Tim Drake came out as bisexual in a new comic hitting the stands.
I just want to thank DC for making history today. DC has MANY bi well-known women (Harley, Catwoman, Wonder Woman) but the department of "bi men" has always been lacking. This is a huge step forward, I know it won't last long, but I'm glad we have it. Congratulations, Tim Drake. pic.twitter.com/HcNTqr7boc
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It’s in a current comic book incarnation of the Batman chronicles called Batman: Urban Legends, and the story panels can be seen above.
I refuse to believe Robin is gay pic.twitter.com/l8I08Dqtoa
— EagleTaint (@EagleGooch) August 10, 2021
It seems the character may be bisexual, as he had been romantically involved with a female character in recent issues. So maybe he’s working through some things, but we’re sure this will probably improve the quality of his outfit.
— Lotte (@verlangenlotte) August 11, 2021
This gayness is only in the comic books, there is no indication that anyone will be gay in the upcoming The Batman movie with Robert Pattinson. That film does not even list a Robin character in the cast.
— Bill Walko (@TheHeroBiz) August 10, 2021
But considering how terrible DC Comics movies have been, they ought to consider maybe giving Robin a little more action onscreen.