Comic Cards Project: Day 54 • Bat-Mite

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Bat-Mite was a magical imp from another dimension who claimed to be Batman’s biggest fan. He wore a suit inspired by his idol and loved to visit Gotham City to see the Caped Crusader in action. And the more action the better. If he thought Batman and Robin were succeeding too easily in their fight against crime, he used his powers to throw up some obstacles to prolong the adventure. You know, just for “fun”.

Batman didn’t appreciate this and was always threatening to spank the little pixie. In spite of all this, he didn’t intend to cause any real problems and, sometimes, his powers came in handy helping the Dynamic Duo.

Bat-Mite pestered Batman from 1959 to 1964 when an editorial change resulted in the imp (along with Bat Woman, the Bat-Hound, and the original Bat-Girl) being shown the door. FUN FACT: Bat-Mite appeared in four episodes of the Cartoon Network’s “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” in 2009-2011 and was voiced by Paul (Pee Wee Herman) Reubens!

Check out the rest of the cards in the series.

Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Tomorrow: the last post of the series—the back design!

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