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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.