Batmite #2 continues to underwhelm me in its attempt at comic humor and cleverness. The second issue in the series feels like a Looney Tunes episode which fell flat. Where Dan Jurgens’ writing fails to impress me, artist Corin Howell gives you a reason to crack its pages and gaze upon his creative blend of realistic renderings clashing with the slightly quirky drawings of the title character within his world.
In Issue #2, Bat-Mite assists Batman on yet another case…whether the Dark Knight needs his help or not. This time, it leads the rascal to the diabolical Doctor Trauma, who has terrible plans in store for Hawkman!
Batmite #2 is rated E for Everyone, but I would question that. One of the characters talks about her lover on the second page of the book. She then continues to call him a clumsy lover with incorrect knowledge of female anatomy. Really?!?! Did that really need to be in a book that targets children well under the age of even thinking about sexuality?
After two issues of Batmite, I’ve pretty much given up on the title. It’s just not as humorous or witty as it thinks it is. I hate saying that, because I’ve always enjoyed Dan Jurgens’ other works. Where Bizarro is just a silly and rather safe all-ages book, Batmite #2 continues to head in a direction I’m not thrilled about in terms of some of its questionable content and mistaken sense of cockiness and smarts. I bid you adieu, my little intergalactic imp.
Batmite #2 is available now in print and Kindle editions.