Friday, April 5, 2013

Comics: Does Batman Get Carrie Kelley as New Robin?!

This month was marketed early as being a WTF moment heavy and than those labels disappeared. I think its safe to say that this book was meant to have one of those labels. I'm sorry if I'm going to spoil what happened to Damian Wayne in Batman Incorporated #8, you are just slow at reading, but he died and Batman needs the other half of the dynamic duo. Speculation has run afar trying to piece who will take up the bird mantle, with guesses ranging from Harper Row (my guess) to a random return of Stephanie Brown (we all wish). Well maybe we found one! and I didn't see it coming at all. 

NY Post did an article on the new Batman and Red Robin #19 and they reveal that the ginger girl in tights on the cover is exactly that! Carrie Kelley! Is she the new robin or is it a dream? Writer Peter Tomasi gives us answers sort of. 

“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. Said writer Peter Tomasi. 

“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.”

I know everyone is thinking this is just a dream or a big stunt by DC to get that WTF Moment, but Peter says nope. 

“It's all real,” he said. “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.”

What are your thoughts on the introduction of Carrie Kelley into New 52 continuity? She hasn't been in any other universe besides Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and it's sequel. 

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