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.
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: