Ah, the chilling intensity of Batman 133 (Aug. 60) is clear from this disturbing and dark cover.
The issue opens by introducing the Kite-Man, a notably one gimmick villain, in a story by Finger, Sprang and Paris.
As one might guess, the Kite-Man uses kites for his crimes. Big ones, little ones, strap-on ones. If there is a kite, he’ll use it.
Batman even gets in on the fun, making a bat-kite of his own. Kite-Man would probably have fallen into obscurity, if not for this story being reprinted in an early issue of Batman Family. This prompted the return of Kite-Man is the late 70s.
Batwoman joins forces with Mat-Mite in this Finger and Moldoff tale.
While Batman is on a case with Robin and Batwoman, Bat-Mite shows up to use his magic and take down the bad guys. Bat-Mite publicly reveals himself, so Batman no longer has to make up explanations about his magic. Batwoman agrees to take on Bat-Mite as her partner.
This goes well at first. Bat-Mite is restrained in his use of magic, actively helping Batwoman, rather than trying to make thing more exciting.
Bat-Mite even recruits Bat-Hound for assistance, using him to track the bad guys.
But when the action gets heated in a relatively empty warehouse, Bat-Mite shrinks the heroes and villains, so the normal sized items are suddenly giant props, and Bat-Hound appears to be a giant as well. After the heroes defeat the bad guys, Batwoman ends her partnership with Bat-Mite. Pure tragedy.