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TV’s Robin, Burt Ward, Comments on Current Robin Events

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!Burt Ward.

Well, I can certainly understand Ward’s distress over the fate of a fictional character that he’s close to, even more when he’s responsible for embodying one of the most iconic versions of that character. Although it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time this has happened, nor is the current Robin even the same character as the one he played in the television show -

Wait, did he say in a state of primal ecstasy?

(TMZ via MTV.)

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  • Anonymous

    I doubt Burt Ward knows that they killed Damian Wayne (or who Damian Wayne is).

  • Kathryn

    And how it’s a good thing because he was an insufferable brat.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still expecting it to be some fakeout or at least not what it seems. The kid’s the friggin grandson of Ra’s al Ghul, who has come back from the dead how many times now?
    That and the last time a comic company hyped up a death like this, it was the Human Torch. And then despite all that press coverage it turned out to be a fake out.

  • xtine

    um, hello SPOILERS. sigh, I need to catch up in my comics.

  • Anonymous

    …in a state of primal ecstasy…
    This is why Adam West and Burt Ward will always be the BEST Batman and Robin. Maybe not the ones I most want to watch on the big screen. But the BEST.

  • Captain ZADL

    The way the cover of the comic in question looked, I thought he was becoming Dr Fate.

  • Ashley Sue

    He’s ten-years-old; I think primal ecstasy might be a bit much…

  • Dara Crawley

    A lot of people liked him though.
    The whole Death of the Family thing was odd to me

  • Anonymous

    Damian Wayne was the Lori Grimes of Batman. I don’t care how they died, their respective franchises are simply much improved by their death.

    Now, if someone can just guarantee that Batman isn’t going to start seeing his ghostly son in a white Robin costume from now on, I’d appreciate it.

  • Anonymous

    Terrible move by DC. Damien’s version of Robin was very popular. Rumor the PC police are bringing a new female Robin to the comics. How stupid. Talk about driving the readers away. No thanks DC, you screwed up big time.

  • Kathryn

    A new female Robin? Oh, you mean like the two they’ve already had that are basically cult figures? That’s hardly the “PC police”, is it?

  • Anonymous

    Yes he does. He mentioned Damian by name tonight at a screening of The ’66 Batman movie here in Seattle at the Cinerama (he and Adam West are here for Emerald City Comicon this weekend).

  • Anonymous

    “Wait, did he say in a state of primal ecstasy?”

    You do know what Burt Ward has done since playing Robin, don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Grant Morrison said it on the Kevin Smith podcast, Fatman on Batman, that Damien was supposed to die 4 issues into his run but because of the fans he stuck around. His growth into a fan favourate and the longevity he did have should be celebrated not whined about like it is now.
    So called “DC Comic book fans” need to stop all the constant bitching and moaning about everything and grow up a little.
    Also these Burt Ward comments are old and have to do with the death of Jason Todd NOT Damien

  • Anonymous

    See this is what I believe too. I think this is either a Batman ploy to defeat Talia or one of Robin’s and he’s taking a play out the Bat/al Ghul-playbook in order to defeat his mother. Either way we’ll find out at the end of issue 12 of Batman Inc.

  • Anonymous

    My big thing is, if Damien is the only Robin ever, why replace him at all? It makes since with everyone else. But there has not been anyone before him and he’s Bruce’s son. And the supposed new Robin ( I forget her name) was there when Damien dead. It’s going to be weird.