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According to Burt Ward, an actor who once played Robin in the '60s Batman TV series, DC Comics is making the biggest mistake by killing Robin in the next issue of the Batman Incorporated comic.
Ward said that the future Batman franchise depends on the Batman's longtime sidekick, and his death was not good for corporate profit, TMZ reported.
"It’s a terrible choice to kill off Robin. Why bite the hand that feeds you?" he said. "Robin should only die in people's imaginations! Or in a state of primal ecstasy!"
Even though the character was already killed off back in 1988, Robin went his way through to win the hearts of millions of Batman's fans, again.
According to Ward, a lot of young people want to be like Robin. He said, "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."
DC Comics writer Grant Morrison told The New York Post that Robin would be killed in the next Batman Incorporated issue.
Morrison said that Robin a.k.a Bruce Wayne's 10-year-old son Damian Wayne, died as an absolute hero. "He saves the world. He does his job as Robin," he said.
Morrison added that the aftermath of Robin's death would ripple in the DC Comics universe.