It's Official – Drake No More, Just Call Him Robin (Young Justice #18)

Yesterday we got the word that Tim Drake was to no longer be known by the superhero name Drake, but going by Robin instead, like he used to before the New 52 took all that away. Simultaenously in the Teen Titans Annual #2,  Damian Wayne has rejected the Robin logo, all-but-literally throwing it in the Batman's face (handing it to him instead) so it seems an opportune time for this sort of thing to go down. We just didn't know the Drake part would happen quite so quickly. In the new Young Justice #18 published today, people such as Spoiler are happy to call him Drake (it is still his surname after all)…but maybe only in this context.

It's Official - Drake No More, Just Call Him Robin (Teen Titans #18)
It's Official – Drake No More, Just Call Him Robin (Teen Titans #18)

But kissing aside, it seems that both Batman and Spoiler have persuaded Tim Drake to go by Robin again.

It's Official - Drake No More, Just Call Him Robin (Teen Titans #18)
It's Official – Drake No More, Just Call Him Robin (Teen Titans #18)

Maybe Batman told him to go to Google and see if a Drake is actually one of the world's most dangerous birds, justifying his name, and not just a male duck, so everyone just laughed at him. And if Btman couldn't persuade him, it seems that Stephanie Brown, Spoiler, may have a few tricks up her sleeve for getting Tim to… play ball. I am sure that she is very good like that.

YOUNG JUSTICE #18
DC COMICS
JUL200483
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) John Timms
At last, the coolest couple in the DCU gets the spotlight! Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown have sacrificed so much. For each other. For their families. For Young Justice. Now, Tim and Stephanie must take control of their destinies as Young Justice gathers together to help overcome their criminal pasts! In Shops: Sep 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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