Carrie Kelley is set to make her debut not only in the New 52 but in the main Batman continuity next week in Batman and Red Robin #19. In what now seems like the norm, the second half of the folded cover was revealed early in an article by The New York Post which also includes comments from Batman and Robin writer Peter Tomasi. Tomasi goes on to say that Carrie is a college student who's got spunk and speaks her mind, she will also be a little older than she was in The Dark Knight Returns and it's sequel and she knew Damian when he was alive.
"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.”
He then talks about whether or not she is the next Robin and how long she'll be around.
“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.”
And finally, Tomasi says that this is no joke or alternate reality or what-if story.
“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.”
Batman and Red Robin will be hitting the shelves on April 10th 2013.
Posted by Dane Haji