This was a three-part story created by the duo of writer Ian Edginton and artist Staz Johnson which came out between December 2002 to February 2003. Batman stumbles upon an explorer’s notes mentioning about an alien wreck discovered on Antarctica in 1927. He realizes what might have escaped and then Gordon calls the Federals and the CDC while the Dark Knight takes on the Xenomorph in a subway.
Doctor Fortune lands in the city to take charge of the case, but, Oracle finds that the identity given by Fortune is forged. A battle takes place at Arkham where Batman is rendered unconscious, and when he wakes up, he finds himself on an oil rig. Fortune tells him that she had been to Antarctica on an expedition and that she is carrying an alien Queen embryo.
She produced new hybrids by merging her DNA with the DNA of the Arkham inmates such as Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and The Joker. In her spell of arrogance, Fortune also merged the xenomorph DNA with the Killer Croc’s DNA. She wasn’t able to control it, and the new hybrid destroyed Fortune as well as her base, and Batman somehow escaped before everything blew up.