Robin has finally shared a kiss with his boyfriend, Bernard, on the cover for the upcoming Tim Drake: Robin issue.
Back in 2021, DC Comics surprised fans when Tim Drake, aka the third Robin, was introduced as bisexual in Batman: Urban Legends #6.
In the issue, which was written by Meghan Fitzmartin and illustrated by Belén Ortega, Drake wrestles with his sexuality while attempting to rescue his old friend Bernard Dowd – who was unexpectedly kidnapped by villains before their planned dinner.
After a tense fight and brief soul-searching monologue, the young hero concludes that he is, in fact, bisexual – which results in the two setting up of an official date.
“Tim Drake… do you want to go on a date with me?” Bernard asks, to which Tim responds: “Yeah… yeah, I think I want that.”
Over the last few months, DC has continued to explore the young hero’s sexuality and his relationship with Benard throughout his own series Tim Drake: Robin.
Now it looks like the two lovebirds are reaching a new relationship milestone with their first on-page kiss.
For the series’ upcoming cover, which Ricardo Lopez Ortiz illustrated – the Boy Wonder is shown embracing Bernard as they passionately kiss one another amidst the Gotham City rooftops. Can you say epic and romantic or what?
TIMBER KISS!!?%’/& MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED pic.twitter.com/YqTUuWnYZd
— rayray (@sapphicrobin_) November 19, 2022
As of this writing, it is still unconfirmed whether the two will share a kiss within the issue.
Shortly after the image was released, fans headed to social media to express excitement over the monumental moment.
One user wrote: “Good morning to Timber and only Timber because they finally kissed.”
Another person tweeted: “Last time a robin has ever kissed someone else this intensely was back in the 80s with Dickkory, so you know that Timber is SERIOUS.”
The new cover isn’t the only entertainment medium in which Tim and Bernard have shared a passionate kiss.
In the fifth episode of HBO’s Titans season four, the two characters – who are played by Jay Lycurgo and James Scully, respectively – lock lips after they escape an attack from one of Mother Mayhem’s cursed serpents.
Before their kiss, the two shared an array of flirtatious moments across the season’s first four episodes.
Tim Drake: Robin #6 is set to be released on 23 February.