hands down Jason Todd
"kinda like that guy with the hitler cartman icon? oh wait that is you. Someone as different as you shouldn't be so judgmental "
dude the whole point is that I judge everyone. Anyways thats not the point. The point is that nobody liked the original Todd, thats why they killed him off.
The Batman comics garnered major attention in 1988 when DC Comics created a 900 number for readers to call to vote on whether Jason Todd, the second Robin, lived or died. Voters decided in favor of Jason's death by a narrow margin of 28 votes. The following year drew more attention to the character, due to the release of the feature 1989 film Batman.
In 1988, Dennis O'Neil suggested that an audience might be attracted to the comics by being afforded the opportunity to influence the creative process. Settling on the idea of telephone poll via a 1-900 number, O'Neil had decided due to discussions with DC Comics president Jenette Kahn that the poll should not be wasted on something insignificant. O'Neil settled on using the poll to determine the fate of Jason Todd. O'Neil said, "The logical candidate was Jason because we had reason to believe that he wasn't that popular anyway. It was a big enough stunt that we couldn't do it with a minor character." Even though Jason Todd was unpopular with readers, O'Neil could not decide what to do with the character, so he opted to present the choice to the readership.
The vote was set up in the four-part story "A Death in the Family" that was published in Batman #426-429 in 1988. At the end of Batman #427, Jason Todd was beaten by the Joker and left to die in an explosion. The inside back cover of the issue listed two 1-900 numbers that readers could call to vote for the character's death or survival. Within the 36 hour period alloted for voting, the poll received 10,614 votes. The verdict in favor of the character's death won by a slim margin of 5,343 votes to 5,271. The following issue of Batman, issue 428, was published featuring Jason Todd's death. Despite the poll results, O'Neil noted, "We did the deed, and we got a blast of hate mail and a blast of negative commentary in the press." A few comics creators voiced their displeasure at the event. Writer/artist Frank Miller, who had worked on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, said, "To me the whole killing of Robin of thing was probably the ugliest thing I've seen in comics, and the most cynical.", Ironically Frank Miller was the first to suggest the death of Jason Todd, in his graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. However, DC stood behind the outcome of the poll. O'Neil was quoted on the back cover of A Death in the Family trade paperback collecting the story with Todd's death as saying, "It would be a really sleazy stunt to bring him back." However, O'Neil would later regret his decision.
The Jason Todd Robin was not well-received by fans. Dennis O'Neil, who took over as Batman editor in 1986, said, "They did hate him. I don't know if it was fan craziness--maybe they saw him as usurping Dick Grayson's position. Some of the mail response indicated that this was at least on some people's minds."
Alot of ppl also thought that it was the orginal robin and this cheap rip off
So now were cutting and pasting from Wik, which is written by fans. People weren't calling up to kill Robin off, just because he wasn't going to be in the movie, thats makes no sense what so ever. They voted to kill him because they hated him, always have, always will.
no not just because they started the poll because of the idea of not having a robin around. kinda like when spider man 3 came out and the whole back in black thing. people see movies and get all pumped about the idea so then the make some changes in the comic to be similar to the movie to sell more books.
"no not just because they started the poll because of the idea of not having a robin around. kinda like when spider man 3 came out and the whole back in black thing. people see movies and get all pumped about the idea so then the make some changes in the comic to be similar to the movie to sell more books."
You cant compare the two. Robin was killed, and a year later the movie came out. Spidey 3 and Back in Black happened in the same month.
http://www.comicvine.com/comic/batman/796/30725/&i=1699 - What is the date on that?
Ok I'll explain it to you as best I can.
1. Dick is an acrobat but Jason is more of a fighter.
2. Dick won't kill but Jason will.
3. Jason is street and book smart but Dick is just book smart.
4. Jason was the best fighter of all four Robin's.
5. Jason has beter weapon's then Dick.
Considering that Dick Greyson is going to be the new batman, he would pwn Jason Todd. Not that Jason isn't a badass in his own sense, but the only real advantage he would have is he is more willing to use deadly force to get what he wants, which is only cause he was the Red Hood (Jokers Former Alias) from one of the other earths. The real Jason Todd from Earth 1 is dead so he never could have become as good as dick.