It looks like Carrie Kelley, the female Robin to Grumpy Old Batman in Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns, is joining the DC universe proper. She's on the gatefold cover of Batman and Robin #19 (which comes out next Wednesday) in a Robin costume. Does this mean she'll actually be the next Robin? Maaaaybe.
When a Green Lantern Corpsman passes away, Morro — the Green Lantern's crypt keeper — conducts an elaborate ceremony with hammers, holograms, and heart-rending incantations. It's like the Led Zeppelin laser show at your local planetarium, only way more somber.
One of the newer cast members in the Batman comics is Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul's semi-sociopathic offspring. Since his birth, Damian has been trained in the art of murder by the League of Assassins. Damian's mellowed considerably since taking up the mantle of Robin, but he's still a pint-sized rebel.