Batmite Begins His Mission to Improve the DC Superheroes


The post - “New 52” world is upon us and several new DC comic titles have arrived. One of the books fresh out of the gate is Batmite. Issue 1 gets the six part limited series off to a rather lackluster start. I was really hoping for some fun family-friendly entertainment, but left the experience feeling underwhelmed.

In “Batmite #1,” the imp is convinced that he put Batman on the map. Now he plans to spread his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help.”

I was also shocked at some of the unnecessary adult humor and innuendos found in the book. If you’re going to make the series for everyone, then do that. An E rating is supposed to insinuate that parents shouldn’t have to worry about the content found within the issues. That’s just not the case anymore.

I wish I could say I was more impressed with Batmite #1. I went into the comic with an open mind and expected some humorous chuckles for all ages to enjoy. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to what I consider to be average anticipations. I do think Corin Howell’s artwork is perfect for the little troublemaker’s misadventures, I feel like writer Dan Jurgens has done better work. Here’s hoping that the next few issues improve upon what we’ve already witnessed.

Batmite #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.