Which he does - not that Bat-Mite is paying attention after Batgirl shows up. This is the babe for him! In a bid to win the Dominoed Daredoll's heart, Bat-Mite employs all his magical wiles. He offers Batgirl her own comic, shows her there are much worse beaus around, demonstrates his skills as damsel-catcher ... but Batgirl is one kitten that ain't smitten. Finally, the imp finally turns his attentions elsewhere, to another heroine who may be perfect for him.
If there's another comic as enjoyable as this St Valentine's special in 2012, I'll be as amazed as I'll be delighted. For this is page after page of smiles and laughs as we're given homages to everything from Silver-Age Lois Lane and Wonder Woman stories to Roadrunner cartoons via Peanuts. Throw in the Fiddler, Pied Piper and Music Meister, the return of Mister Polka Dot, and giant props, and you still don't have the full picture of how brilliant this issue is (click on image to enlarge).
The only downside of this gem of an issue is, it's the last. Batman: The Brave and the Bold ends here. But don't despair - like Bat-Mite, it could pop back at any time. I hope so, because with DC's New 52 revamp it's the only comic that's been acknowledging the company's storied history, in tales that could be enjoyed as much by young kids as ancient fanboys.