COMICS: BATMAN And ROBIN #19 To Introduce Carrie Kelley

Many fans speculated that such would be the case based on the portion of the gatefold cover revealed prior to today and now, DC Comics has confirmed that The Dark Knight Returns character is officially joining the New 52.

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By Mark Julian - 4/5/2013



Carrie Kelly is joining Batman and Robin Batman and Red Robin in issue #19 but will she be the new Robin following Damian Wayne's death? What does this mean for Harper Row? Following issue #19, the title features Batman team-ups with Red Hood, Batgirl, Catwoman and then Nightwing over the next four issues. But what about issue #24, which would hit LCS shelves in September, a month where DC Comics does something extravagant to celebrate the anniversary of the New 52 which launched in September 2011. Nothing would set social media afire like the introduction of a new Robin and if it's Carrie Kelley, that fire would turn into a raging inferno.

On this version of Kelley, writer Peter J. Tomasi shared the following with the NY Post, "She's a college kid who's got spunk and speaks her mind. This is not an alternate-earth Robin, this is simply a girl named Carrie Kelley, who we learn knew Damian, which in turn weaves her into the fabric of the DC Universe for the first time in 25 years. What you'll find out once you crack the book, is that she's not exactly the ‘new Robin,’ but I don't want to spoil the story and her introduction into Bruce Wayne/Batman's life.

In regards to how long she'll be around, let's just say that it's a helluva lot longer than ‘one issue.’ I've got plans for Carrie that play well into the future. It's all in continuity. It's all part of the Batman universe in the here and now. Carrie Kelley has found her way into The New 52 and she's here to stay - in what capacity is anybody's guess - except mine of course."





As I mentioned above, after all the guest stars in Batman and Robin, the title will theoretically revert back to it's original name and that means we'll need an actual Robin to appear in the book. Snyder has stated that he 'never intended for Harper Row' to become Robin, which is not the same as saying she won't don a variation of the familiar red, green and gold costume when the time comes. Add in a character like Carrie Kelley and the picture becomes much less clear but is this a smoke screen or will Kelley really fight side-by-side with Batman in The New 52 just as she did in The Dark Knight Returns? We should find out by September at the very latest.

Batman and (Red) Robin #19
On the darkest of nights, who is the one person Batman meets that could change his life forever?

(w) Peter Tomasi
(a) Pat Gleason
release date: April 10th
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Source: NY Post
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kevberg - 4/5/2013, 6:02 AM
Oh God no.....

That is to say, I love the character, but its not time. and That hair on the splash page of her opening the door is atrocious .
SuperSomething616 - 4/5/2013, 6:05 AM
This will be a ruse....
HavocPrime - 4/5/2013, 6:09 AM
So we need another Robin? Kinda like the idea where he teams up with another member of the Bat family.
duncboy - 4/5/2013, 6:12 AM
FFS just bring Damian back!
LordOfTheZegaRealm - 4/5/2013, 6:12 AM
I gotta say I'm looking forward to this.
DRMidNite - 4/5/2013, 6:13 AM
Gotta go with dunc on this one. Bring back Damian already.
RorMachine - 4/5/2013, 6:19 AM
Cool..my favorite Robin:)
thatdylhooper - 4/5/2013, 6:25 AM
This is bullcrap, they've gone to far. They're distroying my childhood.
campblood - 4/5/2013, 6:25 AM
crimainals must love getting their teeth kicked on grif
GAC - 4/5/2013, 6:28 AM
@ Grif LOL!!!
InfiniteMonkey - 4/5/2013, 6:31 AM
This is Bullshit.

Robin is so last decade. Batman should have a new partner named: BATMAN and ...
Blue Jay
Red Wing
Sparrow
Hummingbird
Eagle
Oriole
Grosbeak
Waxwing
Blackbird
Thrasher. Any one of these but no more Robin please.
imnotwearinghockeypants - 4/5/2013, 6:32 AM
DC and Marvel love beating dead horses. Awful.
blackagar94 - 4/5/2013, 6:36 AM
They should change her suit for starters, if she becomes Robin.
arsonjack - 4/5/2013, 6:40 AM
batman doesnt need a son.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/5/2013, 6:42 AM
@Gusto LOL!
ComradeGrey - 4/5/2013, 6:53 AM
But Carrie Kelley wouldn't even have been born yet...
HeadPool420 - 4/5/2013, 7:05 AM
@ComradeGrey I was just about to say that! If I didn't see the preview I would have expected to see a sperm not a collage kid! Lazy writers!!!!!
Darth258 - 4/5/2013, 7:10 AM
Some people seem to not grasp the concept of alternate timeline... The Dark Knight Returns is just another Elseworld, a good one, but just that.. Not actual continuity.
Darth258 - 4/5/2013, 7:12 AM
Though i think Batman should go solo for once.. enaugh kid Robins already, maybe make him team up with Nightwing instead.
shadearts - 4/5/2013, 7:14 AM
Hell it seems like we get more Robins then we get Dc movies
DangerDuck83 - 4/5/2013, 7:15 AM
Come on DC!!!! How the hell is she gonna fill Damian's shoes?!
DangerDuck83 - 4/5/2013, 7:17 AM
Agreed with @Darth258 cause both of them are pretty messed up right now. They should stick together!
DangerDuck83 - 4/5/2013, 7:26 AM
Finally! A man who beats Clooney at nipples! Haha
InfiniteMonkey - 4/5/2013, 7:37 AM
@Gusto, LOL! Fanatic, nah, just a cynic. LMAO!
JohnnyKrypton - 4/5/2013, 7:46 AM
Wasn't the point of the reboot was to de-age the caharcaters and make the universe/timeline LESS cluttered- now they're adding yet ANOTHER 'Robin'? For a whole 'new' DCU, they sure do keep going back to the old well a hell of a lot.

dezdigi - 4/5/2013, 8:05 AM
Interesting ...
jasonicus - 4/5/2013, 8:07 AM
Why set up Harper, which the clearly are, and then not use her? Absolutely retarded.
SigmaCenturion - 4/5/2013, 8:11 AM
For What reason? DC has totally [frick]ed with the roster of Robins so much in the new 52 and bumped people out of place.
ManCalledSting - 4/5/2013, 8:37 AM
Idk, I still hope Damien will return in a year or so via Lazarus pit. I can't imagine his mom or grandpa would allow him to stay dead. I think he'll be back as a villian, and either find redemption eventually with the help of his father, or simply stay a bad guy. Either way works for me.
AC1 - 4/5/2013, 8:57 AM
How is it that Batman can get over his sidekicks' deaths so fast? He moved on from Jason Todd to Tim Drake within a year, and now his own son has died and he'll have a replacement in like a month! Batman you emotionless wretch!
Brady1138 - 4/5/2013, 9:11 AM
Wait, wait, wait. Isn't this DC's WTF month (seriously, guys?)? I'll bet this is just for shock value, but she just makes a cameo at a party or something like it shows in the picture.

Harper Row has practically been set up for Robin, how could she not be?!
OtakuPapi - 4/5/2013, 9:27 AM
Don't believe this for anything! Harper wouldn't make a good robin anyway, maybe a Bat related character under his wing. She seems to independent and strong a character, more like a pupil than a robin. I can't see Carrie being Robin in the New 52 sorry
Minato - 4/5/2013, 10:16 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO They Kill off Damian to bring back Carrie? She is not even conceived yet plus she wasn't even a good Robin. She did just good enough to let Batman "die".
comicb00kguy - 4/5/2013, 10:19 AM
Glad to see Damien gone. Hopefully he stays dead for a long, long time. Forever is a good start, throughout all multiverses. Most annoying character ever.

But isn't this a bit soon to be rushing in a new Robin? And this one specifically? I have nothing against Kelly as a character, but I just don't see how she fits into regular continuity without messing up Dark Knight REturns, which is one of those stories that shouldn't be tinkered with. And the art on that splash page is awful! My bet is this is just another cheap stunt to get the internet buzzing and try to dredge up some sales.
Hobgobby8821 - 4/5/2013, 10:31 AM
I just hope they dont make her into "Catgirl" like in 2001's The Dark Knight Strikes Back. I hated that costume with the whiskers...
Jhuntdaprodigy - 4/5/2013, 11:36 AM
I don't know if I love this idea, it's a cool nod to TDKR but I don't think her as a Robin should be the status quo. I like Harper Row, and I was looking forward to her becoming Batman's new partner. Not even a Robin, give her her own original moniker.
Tevii - 4/5/2013, 11:37 AM
I have a feeling this wont be more than a few issues with her.
they are capitalizing on the batman and robin theme by having Batman team up with ALL his Robins including carrie. but NONE will stay.
its just for the WTF stuff they are doing
reverendjonnynemo - 4/5/2013, 11:41 AM
Isn't it waaaay to early to introduce CK yet? She'd at the very least be a toddler, unless they pull a Smallville Jimmy Olsen.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/5/2013, 12:41 PM
why
BatmanFTW - 4/5/2013, 12:47 PM
1) This is a totally different world, they can make her however old they wanted to, it has no connection to The Dark Knight Returns
2) You don't know exactly how much time has passed in the comics
3) Harper Row isnt gonna be Robin, she'll be Oracle or something new
4)It's dumb everyone always complains when they bring characters back to life now you all want them to bring Damien back
5) It doesn't even say she'll for sure be Robin, it could be a one time thing (for the moment) that she does it even though Bruce doesnt want her to
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