The Joker: Vote for death

July 25, 2012 | 5:53 p.m.

In 1988, DC Comics set up a poll to determine the fate of Jason Todd, the newest Robin in Gotham City. It was close (5,343 votes to 5,271) but the readers put a crowbar in the Joker's hand. Frank Miller later said he was repulsed. "To me the whole killing of Robin thing was probably the ugliest thing I've seen in comics and the most cynical." (DC Comics)

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