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Everything We Know About Tim Drake’s New Identity

I’ve put off writing this article for a long time. It’s a tough moment, but one that has been coming for years of fits and starts.

Tim Drake will soon finally graduate from being a Robin.

Tim Drake New Name 03

Thanks, I hate it

This has been a very long time coming. Damian Wayne, the current Robin, debuted all the way back in 2006. It was a tough pill to swallow at the time, but I think 13 years is enough time to accept that Tim Drake isn’t Robin anymore. It didn’t help that Tim “graduated” into being “Red” Robin for those past 13 years, while reverting to just Robin again only recently (maybe?).

What can I say? Tim Drake is the best Robin and my favorite Robin. He arrived on the scene in that cool new costume just as I was really getting into comics on my own. And with a love for the character already brewing from the old TV shows and the 90s cartoons, Tim was my Robin.

I’ll be OK.

Tim’s new name is going to be “Drake”. He gets it from an alternate dimension version of himself in Young Justice #8, out this week.

Tim Drake New Name 01

Respect the mighty male duck

Obviously it’s his last name, but a drake is a male duck, and ducks are not to be messed with (I guess? Are we sure Bendis isn’t thinking of geese?). So I suppose it’s fine. It’s still a bird name, which is OK. Batman has a lot of bird allies these days.

Tim Drake New Name 02

And at least he can keep the cool name icon

I will make my peace with this over time. I think that new costume is pretty ugly, all browns and grays and unnecessary lines.

It’ll be OK. The only constant is change. Hopefully this will all work out for the best.

Now if only we could get a new Robin to replace Damian…

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on September 12, 2019, in Batman, Comics, DC, Robin and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Well, what a bitter universe, where Damian continues to be Robin…
    But I’ll give Bendis some trust, hoping that it pays out with good character development, to give Drake (sic) some uniqueness in skills and personality in this new alias. The detective stuff and drive to do good that always gave identity to Tim has been missing for a while. I hate the costume, though. Sloppy brown ninja, to do this, at least bring Shiva back.
    In another note… the thing about Bendis is how grounded the stories and relationships feel. I’m a couple of issues late, but the stories in young justice seem crazy and big in every level, as any other DC book. I mean… Scott Snyder is everywhere with his crazy and big, the justice league is even putting crazy and big in another level, refunding the myth of the DC cosmos.
    I mean… put this teenagers to grab a burger, you know…
    The grounded scenes in DC were always wonderfull highlights, hence some great stories of the most powerful – superman – just talking to people, like in All star superman and in Hitman. Come on Bendis, this is your thing!!

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