Batman takes on Joker while Captain America, Bucky, Nick Fury, and the Howling Commandos fight Red Skull. Wait. That’s not Nick Fury. That’s Sgt. Rock!

And then they’re suddenly together, and know each other–and their enemies are joined together too.

In this story, Captain America is just accepted as part of the Batverse. Kind of a cool way to do a team-up like this.

They swap sidekicks, with Bucky/Robin (who have the same mask!) each partnering with the other one’s counterpart. Byrne’s art is appropriately deferential to the importance of these two characters, and the story serves the team up well.

It’s a little sad that some of the most fun Marvel comics of ’96 are crossovers with DC.

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