Friday, December 28, 2007

One More Mite

SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers for Batman #672 below!


I don't know why anybody is talking about that prodigal Spider-book, when the big news is over in Batman #672. Shot in the chest, heart failing, and a rogue sleeper Batman looming, a dying Batman scratches out a message in luminous paint: ZUR EN ARRH. An old friend/nusiance re-emerges from his strange, shrouded world. The roly-poly cartoon bufoon of yesteryear is gone, replaced with something new and altogether weirder:

BAT-MITE is back, baby. In case I havent made it clear, I am loving Grant Morrison's methodical and relentless reinvention and re-integration of the crazy '50s era Batman stuff, and the return of Bat-Mite is the latest twist. Apparently, Batman knows how to summon his unearthly ally, and brings him in for emergencies like imminent unexpected death. If anyone can make Bat-Mite work today, its Grant Morrison, and I can't wait to see his take on the Dark Mite.


5 comments:

Chawunky said...

Whoa.

sir jorge said...

rad!

Chawunky said...

What strikes me is how logical it is. Anatomically speaking it's not even a drastic redesign; if you compare the original Bat-Mite to Batman himself in the same panel. Mr. Wayne's hardly photorealistic himself.

Chupa said...

WHY??? WHY??? Why do you hate the funny? WHY DO YOU HATE COMIC BOOKS? Somebody shoot me, they've got a "serious" BAT-MITE. He should have a mini-series with a "serious" Tawky Tawny now. Kill me.

ASK said...

Was I the only one who read this issue and actually thought it was Bat Mite who wrote out his name? The fingers look a little dainty to be Bruce's.