Did any of you help kill Jason Todd?

In the late 1980's (before i was born) Batman fans got to vote for Jason's death or his survival, the fans voted for him to be killed (5,343 to 5,271), so i was wondering if anyone on the vine voted and if so did they vote for him to be killed or to live?

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Posted by Braxxis7

my uncle called in
Posted by blade hunter
@Braxxis7 said:
" my uncle called in "
And what was his vote?
Posted by Bathory1313

I did.. it was a 95 cents call that got me in trouble.. I was 12 years old and well 1900 is close to 1800!!! 
 
I voted for him to die.... I know morbid.. but I was a 12 year old boy what did you expect!

Posted by inferiorego

I voted to kill him off.

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Posted by Donovan Montgomery

I wasn't reading Batman at the time but from the sounds of it, I would have.  I was a Marvel and JL guy. ....but iirc, us Canadians didn't have a vote anyway :(
...but if I knew they planned on bringing him back .....I wouldn't have bothered anyway.
Posted by cbishop

I was in high school at the time, and still living at home, so 1-900 numbers were forbidden.  Unlike Bathory1313, I heeded such a warning, so didn't vote.  I would have voted to kill him though - Jason Todd was a terrible Robin. 
 
On a side note: I think it stinks that DC charged fans to vote for this death, and then undid the death.  When the fans have spoken so definitively, I think it should not be undone, even if it was 20 years later. 
 
ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling.

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Posted by ComicMan24

I was a few months old when the voting happened but I would have voted to kill him probably.
Posted by Gylan Thomas

Before my time.
 
If those were the numbers though it was close.
 
@cbishop said:

ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling. "
I'm pretty sure I remember that but can you remind me when it was? 
 
Thanks
Posted by blade hunter
@Gylan Thomas said:
" Before my time.
 
If those were the numbers though it was close.
 
@cbishop said:
ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling. "
I'm pretty sure I remember that but can you remind me when it was?   Thanks "
He told Joker that he (joker) is'nt as half as crazy as he wants people to think. He wiped the smile of the Jokers face.
Posted by Gylan Thomas
@blade hunter said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" Before my time.
 
If those were the numbers though it was close.
 
@cbishop said:
ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling. "
I'm pretty sure I remember that but can you remind me when it was?   Thanks "
He told Joker that he (joker) is'nt as half as crazy as he wants people to think. He wiped the smile of the Jokers face. "
Sorry. I meant what issue?
Posted by xerox_kitty

I didn't... but I would have if I could have.  

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Posted by xscarletkittie

I was just a wee baby so I didn't have a vote.
 
I really need to read his Robin days to figure out why so many people wanted him dead. I kinda like him as the villain/anti-hero his is today. Suppose the death made him this way so I guess it wasn't bad that he died.

Posted by cbishop
@Gylan Thomas:
Hey, Gylan, really sorry, man, but I don't know exactly what issue it was.  My latest Batman issues are #649-654, 666-669, 685 and 687.  My latest Detective issues are #817-820, 850 and 852.  Jason had nabbed the Joker, had him tied to a chair, and was beatin' the snausage out of him.  Then he makes the comment that wipes the smile off of Joker's face.  I looked up the covers here on CV, but nothing rang bells.  My comics are buried in stacks of boxes, in a currently very messy room, or I would just go find it for you.  Sorry I couldn't be more help on that one.
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Posted by blade hunter
@xscarletkittie said:
" I was just a wee baby so I didn't have a vote.  I really need to read his Robin days to figure out why so many people wanted him dead. I kinda like him as the villain/anti-hero his is today. Suppose the death made him this way so I guess it wasn't bad that he died. "
Im the same, its difficult to find trades with him as robin, the only thing iv read when he's robin is "A death in the family"
Posted by Whitesycamore

  On a side note: I think it stinks that DC charged fans to vote for this death, and then undid the death.  When the fans have spoken so definitively, I think it should not be undone, even if it was 20 years later. 
 
They didn't speak that definitively; he was killed by a margin of 72 votes out of over 10000, so the fans were split nearly 50/50.

Posted by blade hunter
@Whitesycamore said:
"   On a side note: I think it stinks that DC charged fans to vote for this death, and then undid the death.  When the fans have spoken so definitively, I think it should not be undone, even if it was 20 years later. 
 
They didn't speak that definitively; he was killed by a margin of 72 votes out of over 10000, so the fans were split nearly 50/50. "
well there's a rumor that one guy gave a lote of votes for him to be killed.
Posted by cbishop

@Whitesycamore said:

"They didn't speak that definitively; he was killed by a margin of 72 votes out of over 10000, so the fans were split nearly 50/50."


Well, okay, yes, poor word choice on my part.  Point is: the "die" vote won.  If they're gonna charge fans for the vote, they should stick by the results.  But again: some of the stuff they've done with him since he's been back has been cool, so oh well.  I just wish they'd have him pick a side already.  Either be a true superhero, or be a real villain.

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Posted by xscarletkittie
@Gylan Thomas said:
" @blade hunter said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" Before my time.
 
If those were the numbers though it was close.
 
@cbishop said:
ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling. "
I'm pretty sure I remember that but can you remind me when it was?   Thanks "
He told Joker that he (joker) is'nt as half as crazy as he wants people to think. He wiped the smile of the Jokers face. "
Sorry. I meant what issue? "
Just stumbled upon the issue. It's Batman #649 if you still needed to know.
Posted by Gylan Thomas
@xscarletkittie said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" @blade hunter said:
" @Gylan Thomas said:
" Before my time.
 
If those were the numbers though it was close.
 
@cbishop said:
ALTHOUGH, I will say that I thought it was cool when Jason Todd told the Joker that he wasn't crazy and why, and the Joker stopped smiling. "
I'm pretty sure I remember that but can you remind me when it was?   Thanks "
He told Joker that he (joker) is'nt as half as crazy as he wants people to think. He wiped the smile of the Jokers face. "
Sorry. I meant what issue? "
Just stumbled upon the issue. It's Batman #649 if you still needed to know. "
Thanks. Thought it was around there somewhere :)
Posted by Grubich

Just a crazy idea but, what if someone called one of the #'s sometime now?
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Posted by ComicMan24
@Zoom said:
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LOL!!!
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This is the  infamous storyline preceding "Death in the Family" where Batman suspects Jason of murdering a man who killed his girlfriend after being released from prison. The result: Lots of hate from readers. Issues 422-424. 
@xscarletkittie:

 

 
Posted by CylonDorado

I wasn't born yet, but I think I would have voted for him to live, because I'm a big softy like that.
Posted by blade hunter
@Grubich said:
" Just a crazy idea but, what if someone called one of the #'s sometime now? "
Jason Todd would hunt you down and shoot you in the face.
Posted by NightFang

I didn't but I would have, in order to bring him back as the badass he is now.

Posted by blade hunter

bump

Posted by roxamilli

the Comic Book club (yes, we're nerds) at my school did. I think they actually formed to debate the vote, but then they all voted for Jason to die anyway.
Posted by blade hunter
@roxamilli said:
" the Comic Book club (yes, we're nerds) at my school did. I think they actually formed to debate the vote, but then they all voted for Jason to die anyway. "
Some stuff says the the same guy voted over 200 times.
Posted by CaptainCockblock

I think a better question is who voted to save Jason? That way, we know who to laugh at!

Posted by Sherlock

I wasnt around then but my best friends dad voted

Posted by the referee

I was alive back then and proudly voted NO, i was young  and felt that the death of any Hero was wrong. Had I known then how the Red Hood would have had such an effect I would have changed my vote to yes. 

Edited by velle37

No... 
 
*squints eyes* 
 
But I know someone who did.......
Posted by Blondeep

Does anyone remember the phone numbers?

Posted by ReverseNegative
@Zoom said:
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ROFL! I love the first one.
Posted by Son_of_Magnus

I would have if I was old enough back than but all my older friends who are readers killed him

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Bump

Posted by CroakerGeist

My friend did

Posted by darkbeam

@roxamilli said:

" the Comic Book club (yes, we're nerds) at my school did. I think they actually formed to debate the vote, but then they all voted for Jason to die anyway. "

Some stuff says the the same guy voted over 200 times.

I heard that's true the guy hated all Robins.

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Posted by The_AntiGeist

I wonder what it would be like if he had lived.

Posted by Grindhousefrau

@blade_hunter: I wasn't old enough, but I like the Jason Todd in the Alan Davis-illustrated run of Detective Comics.

Posted by Dernman

No but I would have.

Posted by daredevil21134

Doesn't matter anymore.He's back deal with it

Posted by JakeN7

@daredevil21134: What crawled up your butt? It's a fun little question involving comic book history.

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@jaken7 said:

@daredevil21134: What crawled up your butt? It's a fun little question involving comic book history.

Absolutely nothing.What crawled up yours?

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Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@blade_hunter:

That phone call got me a beating. I was in 5th grade at the time and back then my parents were convinced that ALL 1-900 numbers were sex lines (I tried to explain to them that it was for a Batman comic, but they weren't even trying to hear that at the time). But yeah, sore butt and all, I wanted that prick to die.

I didn't expect the Joker to bash his head in with a crowbar though. THAT was a bit excessive, even for me....

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