Carrie Kelley Is Coming To The New 52 In Batman And Red Robin #19
Peter Tomasi had said that the death of Damian Wayne wouldn’t be the end of his Batman and Robin comic. The writer will have other members of the Bat Family teaming up with Batman over the next several issues, and then one would assume he finds his new Robin and the comic would go back to its original name. The first of the team-up issues, Batman and Red Robin #19, may give a clue as to who Batman will choose. Tomasi revealed to the NY Post that Carrie Kelley will be introduced to the DC universe proper.
Carrie, the Robin to Frank Miller‘s old Batman in The Dark Knight Returns/The Dark Knight Strikes Again, will be introduced as a college kid who knew Damian. Said Tomasi “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.” While Carrie may or may not be the new Robin when all is said and done, Tomasi says this is more than just a “stunt.” She’s going to be around for a while:
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 real. 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.
The gatefold cover revealing Carrie‘s introduction into Batman continuity was rolled out with the interview. You can read Tomasi‘s comments in full by clicking here. So while it won’t completely be The Dark Knight Rises‘ Carrie Kelley, the female Robin is being introduced into the New 52. What do you think about that? Do you think she’ll end up being Robin?
Source : NY Post