In 1988 DC did something pretty radical. During the course of the “A Death in the Family” storyline it published two phone numbers that you could call that would determine the fate of the second Robin, Jason Todd. By a margin of 72 votes – 5,343 for the Joker to kill him, 5,271 against his death – the second Robin met his untimely end.
His death became a significant moment in the history of Batman. Despite his reintroduction into the comics world, it is still something that seems to haunt Batman, but fans still debate if it was the right move for the characters.
DC Universe is now giving you a second chance at this. Posted on Nov. 16, the site is now taking the poll again. While it does post the phone numbers again, that is just for fun and all you have to do is click a button to cast your vote.
At the time of writing this post, the votes are very much in favor of Robin living with a 73/27 split of just over 50,000 total votes.
To be clear, this poll is for fun. It coincided with Jason Todd’s introduction on Titans, but it doesn’t mean that he will meet an untimely end on the show.
If you have a moment, run by and cast your vote for the fun of it. Knowing what you know now about the impact of this event on Batman, which way would you lean with your vote? And be sure to watch Titans every Friday on DC Universe!