Bat-Mite #1
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Bat-Mite #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Corin Howell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 7
6.6Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe - one hero at a time! Convinced that he's the imp that put Batman on the map, he's spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his "help." Don't miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jimmy Cupp Jun 9, 2015

    This story starts as Bat-mite angers three creepy, but enthusiastic, people in hoods from his dimension and is banished to live amongst the full size heroes. He calls Batman his sidekick, which we know isnt a smart thing. In this adventure Bat-mites adversary is Doc Trauma who creeps me out thoroughly! The whole thing reads like an episode of Animaniacs, so quite obviously.. I love it. If youre looking for a light, easy, fun read, this is it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jun 29, 2015

    Corin Howell and Andres Ponce make a good art team. Howell's storytelling strikes the right tone because she maximizes physical comedy, especially facial expressions. Howell makes Bat-Mite a character with believable motivation, attitude, and personality. That is not necessarily easy. Bat-Mite is always on the edge of being nothing more than a plush toy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jun 4, 2015

    Overall this was a great book and a nice departure from the doom and gloom of the other bat-books. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jun 4, 2015

    Bizarro #1 starts strong. The writer captures Bizarro's charm perfectly, and the decision to pair the guy with Jimmy Olsen is a great one. The jokes are funny, and the style is even better. Reading the book is like watching a great cartoon, and I can't help it but to flip the page on after another. My only problem is to read Bizarro's reverse language from time to time, as it's really hard to tell what the guy is trying to say. If Bit-Mite above has an art of 90s cartoon, Bizarro has the style of present day cartoons. Not to say one style is better than the other, but Bizarro's style is definitely perfect for the sense of atmosphere the creators are trying to portray. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jun 5, 2015

    Pick it up and share it with younger siblings or if you are like me with a limited maturity level, enjoy it all by yourself. This is a cute read that I'm glad to see DC trying. Is this the best move they could do? Probably not (rather they need to look at Lumberjanes) but it shows a concentrated effort and effort rather than apathy is better than nothing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 4, 2015

    Bat-Mite is here and while it wasn't the laugh riot I expected it to be, it was funny enough and made me want to continue the Bat-Mite experience.  The cartoony style of art really worked in telling this story and the promise of more hero cameos in the future gets me really excited about how Bat-Mite is going to make his mark in this world.  Definitely a book you should pick up for a nice break from the norm....... don't worry, you've earned it. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 3, 2015

    A humor title has to above all be funny, and this is where this issue fails to deliver. Although it is whimsical in outlook, there are not really any moments that will cause the reader to laugh out loud. At the same time although there are not any real hilarious moments, the story is held together a lot better than one might think, with the structure of a decent plot to drive the action in this series forward. This first issue ends up being defined by those two facts, as the humor is mostly missing, even while the zany plot holds this together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jun 3, 2015

    It's terrific to see DC taking aim at younger readers with their new line-up, and there is a definite charm to Bat-Mite. Some of the references ("Trickle down economics at work!") will undoubtedly go sailing right over the heads of the younger readers, but there's enough one-liners to keep at least the smiles coming. It's a fine start for a limited series, although as yet shows no reason to be an ongoing. The real test will be to see how this performs with the younger audiences. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 5, 2015

    "Bat-Mite" #1 is a far cry from anything the New 52 once offered, trading in grim, gritty and CW-marketable for a wider potential audience and more expansive product possibilities. Jurgens and Howell clearly have fun with this book, and the wacky, anything-goes nature of the character is starting to define the possibilities of this series. Now, it's up to the creative crew to make it all exceptional. This is a decent start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jun 4, 2015

    Jurgens has created what feels very much like a Tiny Toon or Animaniacs style cartoon. There's certainly a charm to his Batmite as well as an appropriate level of zaniness. However, the biggest problem here is that most of the jokes simply don't land very well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Jun 6, 2015

    If you find yourself wanting to introduce a younger reader to comic books, you can do no better than with Bat-Mite #1. Unfortunately, because of that, older readers might find it to be a little much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Dec 31, 1969

    Entertaining enough and maybe hardcore Bat-Mite fans will enjoy it (I know they're out there, I just don't "get" them), but for my part I was very luke-warm to the whole thing. While the art was very enjoyable and the end reveal made me curious, I don't see myself bothering to read another issue of a comic where I would love to see slow, painful death come to the lead character. My respect for Bat-Man always goes up every time I see Bat-Mite in general (and this incarnation more so) and see that Bats has not found a way to lock him in a hole forever or just end him " you're a bigger/better man than me Bruce. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 7, 2015

    What we do get in this first issue is a story that's setting up Bat-Mite to have interactions with DC characters and villains that aren't Batman, making Bat-Mite the star rather than the supporting character. This is a character that plays well against the straight-man and no nonsense Batman, and how he stands on his own remains to be seen, but Jurgens did pick a character for next issue that can potentially play that role. I'll be interested to see if this all ages book set in the main DCU can work, but so far I'm not confident it can. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 13, 2015

    I've always had a soft spot for Bat-Mite who I remember fondly co-starring on The New Adventures of Batman when I was younger (a show that hasn't aged as well as I'd like). I have no problem with the character getting his own mini-series but this toned down version without his abilities feels like a shadow of his former self. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2015

    Not quite as ebullient as Bizarro, but still has it's moments, with delightfully goofy art. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 8, 2015

    "Bat-Mite" #1 is a comic that doesn't leave an incredibly lasting impression. While the presentation and design are impressive, the content of the comic itself does little to back it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 5, 2015

    This book isn't for me. That's not say I don't like Bat-Mite. Back in the 70's I never gave him much thought and as one of the few adults that likes the feel of the Brave and the Bold cartoon, he appearances didn't bother me that much either. With Bizzaro having a more immediate hook, the saying the reverse of what he means, allowing for a more immediate type of humour, Bat-Mite suffers due to the necessityfor Batman to be his foil. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jun 4, 2015

    Pencils and inks are handed by Cornin Howell and Andres Ponce with colors from Mike Atiyeh. Their artwork is good, invoking an appropriate Looney Tunes appeal. Bat-Mite stands out amides the crowd as everyone else has normal proportions, he looks like a goofy bobble head come to life. He's expressive and rich with personality thanks to body language. There's some quality character injected into the two evil plastic surgeons which saves them from becoming semi-stock characters. That goes double for the lesser henchwoman. The backgrounds and settings are basic but do shine when needed to. It's appropriate for a children's book. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jun 3, 2015

    The humor element of this first issue, which should be the primary focus of a "Funny Book", is rather sparse. While there are a few jokes strewn about, I never really had that laugh out loud moment that I was hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jun 4, 2015

    All in all, the best character in Bat-Mite so far is Batman, and since he only shows up for a couple of pages, that's fairly indicative of how Bat-Mite will survive on his own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    the green death Jun 3, 2015

    I love that there's a kids book set in the DCU. That said it isn't laugh out loud funny enough for this adult to buy more than one issue of. Hope the kids love it though!

  • 6.0
    Slayer666 Jun 5, 2015

    meh. Dan Jurgens would not have been my first choice for this type of book. Good premise, week execution.

  • 2.0
    RumBlossom Jun 4, 2015

    Every single "joke" (if you can call them that) fell completely flat. I had high hopes for Bat-mite and expected sillier humor and funnier jokes. He just came off as annoying and I did not laugh even once. The villains had more humor and interest than the main character. I would pick up the next issue to see how it turns out, but Bat-Mite would have to be completely gone from the issue. Artwork was forgettable. I wish Bat-Mite was even more cartoonish than everyone else, but the book was fairly bland throughout and not very exciting. I would generally buy 2 or 3 issues to give it a chance, but this is only a few issues anyway so I might just skip this altogether.

  • 7.0
    SteveO Jun 23, 2015

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    matmene Jan 24, 2016

  • 6.0
    James Yates Jul 25, 2015

  • 3.0
    Juanpk26 Jun 6, 2015

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