It’s Official: Robin Is Gay

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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.

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.

It’s in a current comic book incarnation of the Batman chronicles called Batman: Urban Legends, and the story panels can be seen above.

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.

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.

But considering how terrible DC Comics movies have been, they ought to consider maybe giving Robin a little more action onscreen.


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  1. August 12, 2021 at 3:56 pm — Reply

    I just wanted to drop a note that Robin is bi, not gay. I think a lot of folks tend to put things into gay/straight categories, totally erasing the existence of bisexuals.

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