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Scott Snyder on New BATMAN Character, Harper Row [Minor Spoiler]

Minor spoiler, there's a new character appearing in BATMAN #7. Who is she and what's her connection to the Bat-Universe?

If you've been reading Scott Snyder's BATMAN run you know you can't and shouldn't take anything for granted. If you've read and re-read past issues, you know we're constantly seeing big clues right out in the open. After reading the later issues, you practically kick yourself for not having noticed it earlier.

Batman has recently undergone a helluva ordeal against Talon and the Court of Owls. With today's issue #7 (you can read the review here), a new character appears.

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Who the heck is Harper? From these panels, you get the impression that they have some sort of history already. Rather than sit around and speculate who she might be, we went straight to Scott to get some answers:

Harper Row is her name and she's a character I've been thinking about for some time. I don't want to give too much away, but you'll be seeing more of her in Gotham soon - she has an important role to play in upcoming stories.

The way things leave off and based on what Scott says, this won't be the last we see of her. We'll have to keep our eyes peeled to see where she turns up next.

If you didn't already have a reason to pick up BATMAN #7 today, this should give you one.

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Posted By etamogrey77
@TheMess1428: ha! maybe idk just hope she gets more character dvelopment after that i don't care wht she becomes
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Posted By Mercy_

She strikes me as more Misfit-y than anything.

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Posted By TheMess1428

@etamogrey77: Making her Oracle is a complete bitchslap to what Barbara Gordon has been over the years. I'm sure it won't be that. Maybe the next Harold.

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Posted By etamogrey77
@TheMess1428: oops thoght you meant the dark knight rises cause yeah i haven't been following tdk its just a mess and i honestly don't think scotts gonna make her alfreds daughter but maybe she can be the next oracle
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Posted By TheMess1428

@etamogrey77 said:

@TheMess1428: true but thats tdk and i mean if he was gonna die cause of old age he would have by now plus does anyone know how old he is

What do you mean by "but that's tdk"? Batman: The Dark Knight is a comic out right now and is still part of continuity. And due to Flashpoint changes, Alfred is most likely younger than he was before Flashpoint but he is still probably in his 50's or 60's. I have a feeling that Scott Snyder will make Harper into Alfred's daughter that he never knew about.

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Posted By etamogrey77
@TheMess1428: true but thats tdk and i mean if he was gonna die cause of old age he would have by now plus does anyone know how old he is
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Posted By TheMess1428

@etamogrey77 said:

@TheMess1428: alfred will never die pretty mch every bat writer and bat character have made it clear that alfred is the one constant batman allie besides batman and this harper row chic seems interesting enough hope she gets some character development

I'm pretty sure there are rumors of him getting sick and dying in Batman TDK. I could be mistaken though. Also, Alfred is old. He can't live forever.

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Posted By etamogrey77
@TheMess1428: alfred will never die pretty mch every bat writer and bat character have made it clear that alfred is the one constant batman allie besides batman and this harper row chic seems interesting enough hope she gets some character development
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Posted By TheMess1428

I claim that Harper Row will be Alfred's replacement. There, I called it first.

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Posted By Crash_Recovery

My brain can't help but transpose "Harper Row" into "Roy Harper". Doesn't mean anything, just had to say it.

I'm seriously doubtful she'll be a "Bat-fam" member. Morrison enjoyed some minor supporting characters like "Roxy", as have many other writers. It's just Snyder stirring the pot.

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Posted By Sammo21

@DarthShap: I wouldn't go as far as calling Stephanie Brown "classic".

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Posted By AtlanticRock

@Funrush:

That's a girl. She's the Robin from the future in Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns". Carrie Kelly is her name.

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Posted By fodigg

@tanders04 said:

@J_Saintssaid:

@fodigg said:

I'd rather they just form a super-team full-time:

Although "Nightwing & the Robins" sounds a bit too much like a band.

It looks like Dick Grayson appears here twice, once as a Robin and once as Nightwing. Just wondering if anyone else caught that? lol.

Forgetting about Jason?:

Everybody forgets about Jason.

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Posted By Funrush

@tanders04: Who's that one guy, who's cape is above Nightwing? He doesn't look familiar.

This Harper Row seems interesting. I hope to see some character development for her in an upcoming arc.

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Posted By ImperiousRix

@tanders04:

Yeah, I actually own that comic. The male Robins are Tim, Jason, and Damien and Dick is Nightwing.

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Posted By tanders04

@J_Saintssaid:

@fodigg said:

I'd rather they just form a super-team full-time:

Although "Nightwing & the Robins" sounds a bit too much like a band.

It looks like Dick Grayson appears here twice, once as a Robin and once as Nightwing. Just wondering if anyone else caught that? lol.

Forgetting about Jason?:

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Posted By Kal'smahboi

Oh good, this is the first time we've seen her? I thought that she'd come up before and I had completely forgotten.

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Posted By InnerVenom123

@LaserLambert said:

@LiquidSwords said:

"Epic Bat-Fail"

Not going to read. Ever.

"Holy crap, someone used internet slang in real life? THAT NEVER HAPPENS. EVER. BURN THE BOOKS, KILL THE AUTHOR."

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Posted By Joygirl

I love her. I must have her. *caresses*

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Posted By RedRider1

court of owls is one of the best batman stories we have seen in a while

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Posted By gridlock464

…I Miss Cassandra, I don't miss Stephanie

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Posted By LordRequiem

Must say, I find this whole court of Owls thing pretty daft.

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Posted By feargalr

@PsychoKnights: That ab line would have been a lot funnier in real life, with my witty sarcastic tone...

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Posted By J_Saints

@fodigg said:

I'd rather they just form a super-team full-time:

Although "Nightwing & the Robins" sounds a bit too much like a band.

It looks like Dick Grayson appears here twice, once as a Robin and once as Nightwing. Just wondering if anyone else caught that? lol.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

This is just dumb,at the end of RIP Bruce meets a prostitute whom he gives a job,now he meets a similar looking chick,ugh come on some subtlety please.

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Posted By GothamRed

so how long till she's batgirl, cause unless I'm missing someone, every teenage girl batman finds around becomes batgirl, or maybe she'll be catgirl. Just not Robin

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Posted By Eyz

@The Dark Huntress said:

@NightFang

@fodigg said:

Looks interesting. I miss Stephanie and Cass.

Don't we all?

Yes.

Ditto!

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Edited By viin

who knows maybe a new oracle...or information network of somesort......she kinda reminds me of an Abbey from NCIS character

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Posted By LaserLambert

@LiquidSwords said:

"Epic Bat-Fail"

Not going to read. Ever.

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Posted By Mercy_
@NightFang

@fodigg said:

Looks interesting. I miss Stephanie and Cass.

Don't we all?

Yes.
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Posted By JPWolf5

Maybe she will be the next Oracle since those shoe a empty

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Posted By JonesDeini

Murderers Row...Murder of Crows...Raven haired...Owls...birds? Meh, I've got jumbles right now. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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Posted By BatWatch

@feargalr: (chuckles) I can't say I've ever paid too much attention to his abs.

I'm sure I'll get around to Batman and Robin one of these days. I'm trying to get all the tie-ins to Tim's stories at the moment, so I'll probably be spending the next couple of years just working on that.

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Posted By Daywing

Possibly new Oracle? I know it's too soon to speculate but who knows.
 
Btw she's cute, totally my type of girl ;D

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Posted By Batmandemon23

@mbembet: no way he seems like a humble guy who is loyal to his fanbase, but then again you never really know for sure

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Posted By Batmandemon23

what's Lisabeth salander doing in a comic book (points for anyone who knows where i got this from)

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Posted By mbembet

it won't be long until snyder turn into asshole like geoff johns

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Harper Row...perhaps a distraction that Talon and the Court puts forth to draw out Bruce Wayne's vulnerability. That's my vote.

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Posted By LiquidSwords

"Epic Bat-Fail"

Not going to read. Ever.

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Posted By The Impersonator

@Outside_85 said:

Harper Row...Roy Harper, connection?

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Posted By rav4

interesting... I don't think she'll be a new Robin, though, but perhaps a new bat family identity?

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Posted By umbrafeline

isnt harper row a publishing company?

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Posted By thebluedragon07

I pray that they bring back Steph and Cass, for those two are still special, but to also bring in this new character, would be interesting to see what her connection with Batman turns out to be.

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Posted By Dedpool

New Spoiler? Present version of Carrie Kelly? Female equivalent to Tim?

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Posted By KidSupreme

@fodigg: League of Robins lol seriously they dont need another Robin he should just call Tim back or someone geez!

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Posted By DIOMJK

Who says we only need on sidekick for Batman, one whose not necessarily a Robin? Might be interesting to see her in later stories, maybe move her as a supporter in Batman and Robin.

Then again, I get memories of Stephanie Brown when I wrote this, so I don't know what to think now. Hopefully Snyder won't treat this one like shit for no good reason.

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Edited By feargalr

@PsychoKnights: Very true.... Plus he's got those rocking abs. You should check out the new Batman and Robin though, Im really liking it.

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Posted By BatWatch

@feargalr: Yeah, I enjoy Damian too. I read all the pre-DCNU Batman and Robin titles. Haven't had a chance to see him operate with Bruce though.

I've always been able to relate to Tim; he is the kind of hero I would want to be. I guess that's why he's my favorite.

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Posted By ReVamp

@AlKusanagi said:

So the eventual new Robin?

LOL.

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Posted By fodigg

@pahphoenix said:

@fodigg: Lets have a Robin Battle Royale!!! Hell Yeah.

I'd rather they just form a super-team full-time:

Although "Nightwing & the Robins" sounds a bit too much like a band.

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