Alan Grant and John Wagner are joined by Irv Novick and Steve Mitchell for Batman’s Invasion! crossover, in Detective 595 (Holiday 1988).
Maxwell Lord contacts Batman after the alien invasion begins, but Batman begs off, insisting he must deal with the crime in Gotham. But then Batman discovers Durlan shape-shifters running guns into the city. They make the mistake of using cuban cigar crating for their guns, unaware of the US embargo.
Batman defeats the Durlans and then heads down to Havana, where he takes on Thanagarian flyers.
And big, nasty Khund warriors.
Considering that Batman was, largely, out of his league in the Invasion! storyline, this crossover gave him a chance to show his stuff against three of the major alien races involved.
This issue also contains a Bonus Book, by Jeff O’Hare, Roderick Delgado and Jerry Acerno.
It’s a really straightforward Mr. Freeze story. He escapes from Arkham and heads to S.T.A.R. Labs, to steal a big diamond they have, to power his freeze gun.
He captures and tries to kill Batman, who escapes and captures him. Same old same old.