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'Batman' Star Burt Ward

Hey DC Comics ...

DON'T KILL ROBIN!!!

2/27/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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DC Comics is making a huge mistake by killing off Batman's iconic sidekick Robin in the newest issue ... so says the most famous Robin ever, who tells TMZ, the future of the Batman franchise DEPENDS on the Boy Wonder.

DC is slated to kill off Robin in the next issue of the "Batman Incorporated" series -- but Burt Ward (who played Robin in the 60s TV show) has one thing to say ... "Holy self-inflicted wound! Not good for corporate profits!”

Ward tells us, "It’s a terrible choice to kill off Robin. Why bite the hand that feeds you? ... Robin should only die in people's imaginations! Or in a state of primal ecstasy!"

FYI  -- It's not the first time Robin's been killed off in the comics ... DC previously did him in back in 1988 when fans voted to off the character. 

Nevertheless, Burt adds, "Every youngster realizes that he or she is too young to drive and they are not big like Batman. So, they all yearn to be Robin who gets to RIDE WITH BATMAN AND FIGHT WITH BATMAN!"

He's got a point.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

511 days ago
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Lucky_130    

The Joker killed him years ago, i remember I was in the sixth grade when I heard the news. It was hilarious!

511 days ago
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sistaelle    

I couldn't care less about the Batman franchise- the comics and movies. The only Batman & Robin for me is Adam West & Burt Ward.

511 days ago
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Kaaka    

5 seconds of the video is missing when he finally said " HOLD ME BATMAN".

511 days ago
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DaveT    

Why the f-ck would they kill off Robin?
That'd be like changing Richie Rich from a nice kid into some kinda physically aggressive super hero...

511 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

How can you kill a fictional character that's already dead???

511 days ago
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jabberjaws    

Wish they would kill off lohan.

511 days ago
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jabberjaws    

They should kill of lohan.

511 days ago
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Batman123    

Legendary series I saw when I was little.
The best were the snacks! Smash! Pow! Always saw her at noon.
Hopefully the remitieran, had full here: http://anunnak.blogspot.com

511 days ago
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CrimsonLove81    

Robin killed off...still better than AquaMan.

511 days ago
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Truth    

ROBIN WAS ALWAYS THE GAY SIDEKICK BFF WHO WAS FEMME TO THE MAX. NO WONDER THEY KNOCKED HIM OFF... #TRUTH!!

511 days ago
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Bob    

DC Comics should add a touch of reality to the strip ad have Robin write a tell-all book of "Life in the Bat Cave & Under the Cowl".

511 days ago
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Justsay Nohan    

Not buying it. They killed off Jason Todd - Robin II- but brought him back. Are they killing off Dick Grayson now? It won't last. Marvel "killed" Peter Parker but he's still around and will eventually be brought back as Spidey. No one ever stays dead in comics. Batman and Superman have both "died".

511 days ago
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TehLivingDeath    

He looks like he ate robin.

511 days ago
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DownSouth    

Any body remember that story floating around in the 80s about Burt Ward committing suicide by running a hose pipe from his exhaust to the interior of his car. The rumor was he was found dead, wearing the Robin costume, sitting in the passenger seat of the car, locked inside his garage.

511 days ago
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