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'Batman' Star Burt Ward

Hey DC Comics ...


2/27/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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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Guys, it's not Dick Grayson, it's Damien Wayne, Batman's illegitimate child, and he's a murderous, spoiled brat. Few people who know the character will miss him.

Although, it is kinda stupid to kill off yet another Robin. If Batman even considers another sidekick after this, I'll gag. It's not very realistic at all.

567 days ago


worst Idea EVER!!! I was a teen when they killed off jason todd and I remember spending a fortune of my parents phone bill to vote NO on killing him off. Now, they wanna do the same thing to Damien? It feels like such a CHEAP publicity ploy. DC sucks nowadays and it feels like its run by mean little 14 year old idiots.

566 days ago


'Holy Cow' did Robin get fat!..

566 days ago


I completely agree with Burt - the whole idea of the Batman concept is a team process between an older mentoring crime fighter and a youthful energetic protege. This formula is successful and kids can really appreciate the modelling of a good relationship between an adult and a young person. This is a rare example of good social development and should be treasured.

395 days ago
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