Over the course of DC Comics' zero month, readers have had the chance to experience a number of different origin stories, including that of Tim Drake in "Teen Titans" #0. In the New 52 incarnation of Batman's third Robin, writer Scott Lobdell made a few massive changes to the character's past. Although the creator previously revealed Tim was always known as "Red Robin", never "Robin," this issue revealed new pieces of the character's past. Not only are his parents currently alive and in witness protection following a desperate bid from Tim for Batman's attention, but his last name may not even be "Drake."
To shed some light on the situation, CBR News reached out to Scott Lobdell about his take on the one-time Boy Wonder, the impact of Tim's parents' survival on the character, why he chose to bring them back for the New 52, how Tim's past will affect his future and bridging the gap between the origin story and present day events.
CBR News: Scott, this month's "Teen Titans" #0 contained a huge reveal about the New 52 Tim Drake: not only are his parents still alive, they're currently in witness protection. Obviously, this is a big change from the previous DCU status quo. How will this effect his portrayal in future appearances?