DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Belen Ortega, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
7.2Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

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The breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends collected in one volume for the very first time, in time for Pride Month! Tim Drake's search for a missing friend kidnapped by the villains known as the Chaos Monsters leads Tim to realize his identity as a bisexual man. Collecting the Tim Drake stories from Batman: Urban Legends #4-6 and 10, with a brand-new story that sees Tim teaming up with his former Young Justice teammates and the Batgirls, beginning Tim Drake's 2022 path!  

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 14, 2022

    I cannot wait to see Tim's journey continue through 2022, and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jun 14, 2022

    DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1 showcases how impactful comics can be while maintaining the same level of action and momentum and brings heart and new life to a long-standing character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jun 14, 2022

    While DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1 sets the scene for Tim in 2022, it's just an easy read for anyone looking for a feel-good, no-stakes comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 14, 2022

    It's not often a special issue like this one comes along and reads so well. From cover to cover, it's as if Fitzmartin always planned to tell Tim Drake's story over three chapters that'd eventually amount to DC Pride: Tim Drake Special. The episodic nature of comics works well with Tim coming out as he must first admit it to himself, open up to family, and then finally open up to his ex. In this way, the story feels natural and important. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 14, 2022

    Overall, most of this book is reprints, but if it exposes these stories to a larger audience that's a win, and Fitzmartin continues to prove herself a solid writer for Tim's future. Looking forward to her next project. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 15, 2022

    On the whole, I went into the DC Pride: Tim Drake special wanting to love it. The idea of one of the most enduring of Batman's sidekicks being bisexual is something that feels both groundbreaking and natural all at once, but these stories don't handle it well, particularly out of context. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Jun 14, 2022

    This isn't how I wanted this review to go. I would have loved to tell you this book is great but there's no way to talk around such a weak script. Even outside the mishandling of Tim's sexual orientation, a story that unintentionally makes the title character look this bad should not have been published. All I can say to close this is that I hope the stories that follow are much better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jun 16, 2022

    As someone who grew up with Tim as my Robin, I'm excited to see this is getting spun off into a full series this fall! Condolences to the whiners

  • 6.0
    Hex Jun 21, 2022

    I really wouldn't call this the breakout story from Urban Legends. The main story with Chip Zdarsky was the breakout. This just made headlines. Is inclusion good? Absolutely. Was this a bit ham-fisted? Yeah. It was. Any character exploring their sexuality is great in my opinion. Whether or not it sticks is really up to the readers honestly. And I think more up to those who absolutely abhor LGBTQIA+ characters that only scream into an echo chamber about how they are never going to get the book (but still review it... hmmm). DC know they're pissed and will continue to put out inclusive content for those who feel underrepresented in spite of you. Because the discourse sells. Not necessarily the stories. Which is kind of the overall problem wit more

  • 5.5
    justonemore Jun 16, 2022

    I thought this would have new material, but I was wrong, all of this is just the urban legends's story. I don't dislike the story itself, but man, they could have added new pages, at least just a few! The story is just okay, nothing bad but nothing new, seeing that this writer is going to do the Tim Drake's ongoing series, I'm not interested.

  • 5.0
    Lal Jun 14, 2022

    Just.. Meh. Instead of a meaningful coming-out story exploring Tim, we got mediocre writing.
    The story doesn't show us why Tim even likes Bernard or the two of them dating. We don't see Tim actually come out to his family on-panel.
    The story just avoided every single meaningful milestone or story that could have been explored.

  • 3.5
    Dc Fan of Sorts Jun 14, 2022

    My rating has nothing to do with sexuality and all to do with a poorly written story. It is not well written! So many reviewers will use this one to virtue signal that it isn't even funny!

  • 3.5
    Batmanaholic Jun 14, 2022

    These stories where boring and uninteresting the first time they where printed. Let alone the second time for a cheap cash grab during pride month, because nobody cares about these stories when they came out originally, as seen by the fact the first issue tim came out in, sold less then the previous issue did that was the end of an arc.

  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Jun 15, 2022

    That "best day eva" is the worst line I've ever read in comic books. If you're a girl and your boyfriend leaves you for the pride squad, IT'S THE BEST DAY EVA!!! Pathetic how they're trying to write these kind of things into existence.

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jun 15, 2022

    Reprinting the story that ruined a good character? Why?

  • 1.0
    Maud Benjamin Jun 14, 2022

    Tim and Steph deserve better

  • 10
    Pachecarlos Jun 15, 2022

  • 9.0
    Bruno Mael Jun 14, 2022

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Jun 15, 2022

  • 6.0
    Watchtower022 Jun 26, 2022

  • 4.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jun 14, 2022

  • 1.0
    Robin Jun 27, 2022

  • 1.0
    S.J Jun 25, 2022

  • 1.0
    duBEARck Jun 24, 2022

  • 1.0
    Avanvolk Jun 14, 2022

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