The writer of the “Batman” graphic novel series explains why it’s time for Robin, the hero’s crime-fighting companion, to turn out to be bisexual.
Robin first teamed up with the superhero in 1940 to help keep the streets of Gotham City safe.
And now in the series’ latest installment, Batman: Urban Legends, Robin, aka Tim Drake, has revealed his sexual orientation.
Writer Megan Fitzmartin told the BBC that the revelation of his bisexuality was the “missing piece” of his story.
She added, “We were looking at what we could do with Tim and what stories we wanted to tell with Tim. It’s been a while since he’s had his own story.”
And she continued, “I went back and read a bunch of graphic novels that I grew up with, and I really spent some time with that character to learn the stories I wanted to tell, and parts began to heal together, without seeming context in the absence of this last part in which he realizes his sexual orientation, and that this is part of it.” As a person and as a person.
“I felt like this was a missing piece in understanding this character, so I went (writing) in that direction,” she said.
Over the years, Robin’s alternate character has switched between several characters in the novel, from Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne, and Jason Todd to Tim Drake.
In one transformation, Drake’s girlfriend, Stephanie Brown, dressed up as the character and served as Batman’s trusted aide, but was fired for not obeying his orders.
In the last issue of the series, Drake, now back in the role, accepts a date with another man.
Fitzmartin says it took a lot of time and prayed to make sure that the moment and the way Robin revealed his sexual orientation was just right.
hotels”[كنت] I want to make sure it’s the right decision but in the end it was all about character and letting Tim talk about how he felt.”
For many people, the scene of Robin revealing his sexual orientation was a long-awaited thing, after all these years of the character appearing fiction and on both the big and small screens.
American radio critic Glenn Weldon wrote, “For decades, homophobes, who yearn for cheap jokes, and homosexuals, who yearn to see themselves in the comics they love, have engaged in one goal: exposing Robin’s homosexuality. “.
The author hopes to reveal Batman’s sexual orientation “with the greatest respect”.
She confirmed that the character will continue on his own journey of self-discovery, in parallel with focusing on his day-to-day crime-fighting job.
Fitzmartin added that Batman would be absolutely adorable with his friend revealing his sexual orientation, noting that their relationship has always been like that of a father and son.
“I think Batman is incredibly open. He would be very receptive to Robin.”
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