The large comic e book information this 7 days is that Batman’s sidekick Tim Drake — the present-day Robin, in scenario you aren’t up on the incredibly convoluted lore of Bat-buddies — is bisexual. And on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, exhibit writer Louis Virtel weighed in on that major announcement, the record of queer comic figures and the sexual orientation of a basic Bat-villain.
Initially, if you want to know more, you can study a breakdown right here. Now back again to Louis Virtel, who is also very well regarded as a comedian and a former “Jeopardy!” contestant. He talked about it all through a segment named “Virtel It Like It Is,” during visitor host Sarah Silverman’s monologue.
“Robin: Bisexual. If this rocked you to your core, I do not know what to explain to you. You’re like one of people housewives in the ‘50s who observed Liberace and believed, ‘He’s bought a cape, a feathered headdress, and when he has a Christian spouse, he’ll have anything!’” Virtel started.
“It was generally major up to this. Considering that the ‘60s, Robin hasn’t had a great deal of a temperament aside from tight clothes and shaving his thighs, and frankly I sense seen. That was the Dick Grayson Robin. Here’s a photo of Robin in his present incarnation, Tim Drake,” he ongoing. “Remember when superheroes utilized to seem like gods to us? Now they glance like any Peloton instructor named Shane.”
“OK, there are not a whole lot of gay superheroes but a great deal of superheroes are homosexual icons. Like Aquaman. You can’t tell from this photograph, but he’s assisting hundreds of homosexual tweens by puberty at this quite instant,” Virtel joked.
Virtel then outlined many homosexual superheroes, before introducing: “My favourite queer superhero is Cobweb, from the ‘Tomorrow Stories’ sequence. Here’s her only superpowers — not building this up — 1) allure, and 2) creating an entrance. Neither of those people are superpowers. That is just Beyoncé at the Soul Train Awards. And there need to be comedian publications about that!”
“Frankly, I’m happy Batman was so accepting of Robin,” Virtel explained as he wound the little bit down. “He viewed his dad and mom get murdered when holding theater tickets. That appears like the origin story for world’s gayest supervillain.”
“But Robin’s out and now there’s a likelihood we’ll get intriguing homosexual storylines from just one of the greatest comic book people of all time: Will he day tons of fellas? Get catfished on Grindr by the Penguin? Make the mistake of expending $500 to see Madonna in live performance even however she never performs ‘Lucky Star’ any longer? Only time will convey to, but Robin, welcome to the fold,” Vitel explained.
“And Riddler, baby, if you wanna discuss, I’m listed here.”
Check out the whole monologue higher than. Virtel’s little bit begins about five minutes in.