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Action Comics has its first annual in 1987, as Byrne is joined by Arthur Adams and Dick Giordano as he re-unites Superman and Batman.

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The story deals with a young woman who lives in a shack in the bayou in the deep south, along withe the mummified corpses of her parents, which seems to not be completely uncommon in the south.

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Batman comes to the town, on the trail of a murderer who drains the victims of their blood.   Of course, he is mistaken as a killer when he is found near a body.

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Batman contacts Clark Kent, getting him to reach Superman.  The code word is Magpie, a reference to the Man of Steel miniseries, the story in which Batman and Superman meet.

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Batman is lead from the town by Skeeter, who has a degree of psychic powers, as well as being a scary vampire when she wants to be.  She tries to bite Sueprman.

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But Batman impales her and saves the day.

It’s not a bad story, but there is little in the way of characterization, or contrast between the heroes.  Sadly, forgettable.

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