TV's original Robin accuses DC Comics of making a 'terrible choice'

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Feb 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

Burt Ward just heard what happened to Robin, and he is none too pleased.

[Spoilers ahead!]

In the latter half of the 1960s, Batman and Robin were the campiest, weirdest and most fun characters on television. Burt Ward played the plucky Robin to Adam West's batusi-dancing Batman. In that time, Ward became pretty attached to the character he played, and, decades later, it's absolutely the role he's best known for.

So, as you might imagine, when current Robin Demian Wayne died this week in Batman Inc. #8, Ward was shocked and hurt. One thing he wasn't, however, was at a loss for words.

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!

State of primal what now? Does he mean Robin should perish whilst in the throes of passion? That's ... that's real weird, Burt Ward. Still, we get it. Robin is such a big part of the Bat universe that, no matter which version is killed, there's going to be a huge impact and likely backlash to killing him off.

Of course, this isn't the first Robin to die. In fact, people voted in favor of Jason Todd's death. What we're saying is -- chill, Burt. Robins come and Robins go, but Nightwing is forever.

Unless Bruce dies again, of course.

(via The Mary Sue)