It seems Young Justice fans are going to have to wait just a bit longer before the reveal of Tim Drake's new superhero identity.
According to the original solicitation text for July 10's Young Justice #7, "Tim Drake is about to do something he has only done...lots of times before. He is about to announce his new alias...a new superhero name. A Young Justice name. And this time, it’s permanent. Like, forever." However, according to writer Brian Michael Bendis, the status quo shift was pushed to Issue #8.
I did tweet out a few months ago that I bumped the new Tim Drake reveal scene in #YoungJustice to issue 8. I needed those pages in 7 for the special guest artists and dimensions we surprised you with. so, what is tim's new code name??? issue 8 @johntimmsart https://t.co/OEwybD9H30— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) July 16, 2019
"I needed those pages in 7 for the special guest artists and dimensions we surprised you with," Bendis tweeted in response to a fan asking about Tim's new codename not appearing in Young Justice #7.
At the beginning of the month, Bendis posted a teaser of Tim Drake's new costume on Instagram. The image, illustrated by John Timms for Young Justice #10, includes Naomi in the forefront, who's flanked by Superboy/Conner Kent, Teen Lantern, Wonder Girl/Cassie Sandsmark, Impulse, Jinny Hex and Amethyst. At the bottom, though, we see Tim sporting a sleeker version of his classic costume, minus the iconic Robin emblem on the chest.
Young Justice #7, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by John Timms, is on sale now. Issue #8 goes on sale September 4.