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: 23
7.2Critic Rating
3.4User 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

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