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DC Comics Remembers Comic Book Creator Jerry Robinson

The publisher pays tribute to one of the most influential creators in comic book history.

The end of 2011 marked the death of one of comics' most influential creators. The man who gave Batman his greatest adversary, Jerry Robinson, passed away on December 7th, 2011. In memoriam to his influence and career, DC Comics held a memorial and tribute last week to the late Jerry Robinson in an effort to remember the man that created both the Joker and Robin. The event was held at the Time Warner Center in New York, according to a report.

Some of the comic industry's most influential names were present to pay their respects to the late Robinson including DC's Co-Publisher, Dan Didio who recounted the first time he ever met Robinson.

"It truly is a celebration for Jerry Robinson," DiDio said. "We have a lot of people here from DC, family members and friends who know so many wonderful stories about Jerry. And what we like to do at these celebrations is keep the mic open and keep a very free-flowing format so that we can share our stories and experiences of Jerry...I got a chance to first meet Jerry at the 'Dark Knight' premier, and in a situation that big where you're meeting somebody and you're in awe of who they are, it's overwhelming. And Jerry was just pitching me on cartoonists and fun ways to work with DC Comics. I'm sitting there in complete shock that I'm being pitched by him, first of all, and that he was still that active and aware of what the industry was about and also trying to change it."

The event also featured much of Robinson's DETECTIVE COMICS work on display and many people inspired and influenced by Robinson's work were present for the big event. And although the man behind some of the most important and iconic characters and concepts in comic books has died, his legacy and influence will continue to live on in his stead. What do you think of Jerry Robinson's influence on the comic book industry? Which of his creations has been your favorite?

Source: CBR

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Edited by All_Around_Nerd

R.I.P.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

RIP Jerry Robinson

Posted by hectorsquall
R.I.P.
Posted by KRYPTON

Always the saddest thing to hear

Posted by turoksonofstone

Wow, how nice of DC to acknowledge some of Jerry's contributions to the Industry now that he's dead. I don't recall him being credited with creating Robin and the Joker very often in the past but that was just to avoid paying him i'm sure. What a bunch of scumbags.

Posted by Superguy0009e

God Bless Jerry Robinson

Saw him at comic con....seem like he loved his job

Posted by KidSupreme

Wow makes you think when Jerry Robinson created the Joker he probably had no idea that the joker would become so iconic.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Rest dear Jerry Robinson, for all time. Your work is done, and for that true fans like I are grateful.

Edited by nszerdy

He is also the co-creator of Alfred and TweedleDee and Tweedledum.

A very understated golden age artist--you hear a lot more about Bob Kane unforunately (who had artists work as him)

ie Sheldon Moldoff (was a ghost artist for Bob Kane for years--and that is just 1 example--there are a lot!)

Bob Kane finagled a lot of legalities about the entire Batman Universe--to bend to his favor and in so doing this it took the spotlight off of Landmark creators such as Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger (who is THE CO CREATOR OF BATMAN) and Sheldon Moldoff.

Jerry Robinson was a very kind artist (in my 2 experiences with him)--loved the fans and made me realize (through the Bill Finger award) that a lot of artists never got their due credit!

Jerry you are the man!

Posted by NightFang

R.I.P.

Posted by Trodorne

Come on guys....

The man led a great life, it was his time but he did leave a legacy that would last for many years to come.

Posted by Onemoreposter

@turoksonofstone said:

Wow, how nice of DC to acknowledge some of Jerry's contributions to the Industry now that he's dead. I don't recall him being credited with creating Robin and the Joker very often in the past but that was just to avoid paying him i'm sure. What a bunch of scumbags.

Too true son of stone. Are eye pee Jerry.

Posted by PowerHerc

Goodbye to one of the pioneers of comic books.

R.I.P Jerry Robinson.

Posted by Psykhophear

RIP

Posted by Atary77

A great man with a great talent. The world will miss him.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

RIP. Thank you for everything.

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Posted by termiteone4ever

Yes plenty of respect from around the world .

Edited by maxicere

I'll never forget my meeting with him in a exposicióon in Argentina in 1997. I have your autograph and it is my most valued piece of the comic world. He was a great talent. I will always remember him.

Posted by HULKTEAMUP

I'm not a Batman comic reader but I've always enjoyed the movies. So R.I.P Mr. Robinson. "if your going to go, go with a smile"

Posted by The Impersonator

R.I.P.